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Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL)

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Email: ctel@washburn.edu, location: Mabee Library 206A, phone: 785.670.2835 (CTEL), hours: 9-4 Mon-Fri

Workshops, Webinars and Symposia

We are pleased to announce our 2014-2015 Workshop, Webinar and Symposia Schedule!!  At C-TEL each month's programming is organized around a central theme and our Workshops and Webinars complement that theme.  Both workshops and webinars are designed to be interactive and engaging.  Participation in many events is limited because of space constraints.  So please register well in advance to insure your place!  

Workshops 2014-2015

Workshops are 1-2 hour face-to-face presentations/discussions/activities that are designed to help faculty and staff learn more about teaching and learning.  Our workshops are often collaborative endeavors carried out in association with the Faculty Development Committee, Assessment Committee, Diversity Initiative, High Impact Practices Committee and other campus partners.


February:  Teaching Technologies

Social Media Monday: Voice and Tone

February 2, 2:00 pm, 205 Mabee

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In this session you will set the tone for successful audience engagement on social media. You will leave this session understanding your mission and how best to speak to your audience. This session has been organized by the Digital Media Taskforce and will be presented by Travis Perry, Grace Hildenbrand, Michaela Saunders and Ernie Webb.


Streaming Protocol Videos Improve Student Proficiency in Biology Lab Techniques

February 3, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Washburn B

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Laboratory courses require students to comprehend follow precise step-wise procedures to achieve meaningful results. For undergraduates, who often have little to no prior laboratory experience, the chance for experimental error is high. Pre-laboratory reading assignments are limited in conveying to students the logistics of a given laboratory exercise and are generally lacking in images to support visual learners. We augmented pre-laboratory reading assignments with streaming protocol videos (produced in-house) that guided students through experimental procedures in a “cooking show” style. Students who were provided these video resources achieved double the yield and quality of results in a DNA extraction exercise compared to students provided only with the laboratory manual (p<0.0003). We will discuss the production, implementation and end-use analysis of streaming videos for our laboratory classes.


Class Activities that Promote Deep Learning 

February 6, 12:00-1:30 pm, Shawnee Room (buffet lunch)

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Guest presenter Dr. Michael Wesh from Kansas State University (2008 US Professor of the Year) will meet with a small number of faculty for intimate discussion and workshop on activities that promote deep learning.


Social Media Monday: Time Management

February 9, 2:00 pm, 205 Mabee

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Time management is one of the biggest concerns for people who run or are thinking about starting professional social media accounts. This session will give you tips and tricks to maximize the time you have by introducing you to third party applications that can help you schedule and monitor posts. This session has been organized by the Digital Media Taskforce and will be presented by Sarah Towle, Collin Billau, Michaela Saunders and Ernie Webb.


Social Media Monday: Facebook 30/30

February 16, 2:00 pm, 205 Mabee

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Facebook is the most used social media platform on the planet. This session will be broken into two parts. The first will introduce you to Facebook and its potential and is designed for those who aren't using it now or have started recently. The second half will explore practical applications for audience engagement, including analytics and advertising. Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions. This session has been organized by the Digital Media Taskforce and will be presented by Grace Hildenbrand, Jeremy Wangler, Michaela Saunders and Ernie Webb.


Teaching Technologies Workshop: Screencasting

February 19, 3:00- 4:30 pm, 206B Mabee

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In this workshop you will learn what screencasting is and be briefly introduced to various software tools that can be used for screencasting. 


Social Media Monday: Twitter

February 23, 2:00 pm, 205 Mabee

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Twitter can put the world at your fingertips. This session will help you understand how to connect to colleagues, research topics, students and current events. We will explore the basics and the advantages of having an official account for your department, group or organization. This session has been organized by the Digital Media Taskforce and will be presented by Sarah Towle, Ernie Webb and Michaela Saunders.


Flip Your Class

February 26, 3:00-4:30 pm Vogel

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By using "flipped classroom" model you use technology to convey content outside of the classroom, freeing up more time for meaningful, interactive activities during class time.  Come learn about some of the basic principles of flipping and learn about how several faculty around campus are utilizing the flipped classroom model.  We will save plenty of time for discussion.


 

March: On-line and Hybrid Teaching

Social Media Monday: Instagram and Photography

March 2, 2:00 pm, 205 Mabee

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This session will give you tips and tricks to take better photos and free apps you can use to enhance your photos. We'll discuss the basics of Instagram and help you turn your photos into engagement on social media. This session has been organized by the Digital Media Taskforce and will be presented by Michaela Saunders and Jennifer Somers (We are also checking to see if Peggy Clark and MaryDorsey can help on this one).


Social Media Monday: SoundCloud

March 9, 2:00 pm, 205 Mabee

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This session will present SoundCloud, a social platform that allows you to share audio clips on other social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. The session will explore uses for this audio tool in the classroom. This session has been organized by the Digital Media Taskforce and will be presented by Michaela Saunders, Shane Bartley and Travis Perry.


A Different Creature All Together:  Effective Course Design For the On-Line Classes

March 12, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Vogel

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Many of us are asked to teach on-line classes but few of us have ever been shown how to organize and structure our classes effectively for the on-line learning environment.  This workshop will talk about the practical challenges of teaching on-line and will offer concrete tips, hints, and guides for creating an effective on-line class.


Teaching Technology Workshop:  Using VoiceThread to Create Engaging On-line Discussions

March 26, 3:00-4:00 pm, 206B Mabee

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VoiceThread is an app that allows students to easily record a short video comment that can be posted to the LMS.  Bringing faces and voices into on-line discussions creates a more personal and engaging way for students to learn to interact, discuss, and participate in the important debates in which you hope they will engage.  In this workshop you will be introduced to VoiceThread and will be shown how to create and post VT content.


April: Diversity

CTEL Players Present: Diversity Matters

April 9, 3:00-4:00 pm, TBA

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Dr. Sharon Sullivan directs the CTEL players in a series of short sketches highlighting issues of diversity that are encountered by faculty, staff, and students across campus.  Skits highlight teaching related challenges and classroom practice.  Designed to be fun and interactive.


The Art of Lecture

April 15, 3:00-4:00 pm, TBA

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A well crafted lecture is essential to teaching practice.  Dr. Tony Silvestri (History) and Dr. Kim Morse (History) will share their insights and practical advice on creating and delivering lectures that work.


 

Teaching Technologies Workshop: Podcasting

April 16, 3:00-4:00 pm, 206B Mabee

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Students learn in many ways and instructors who use a variety of teaching tools are more likely to engage a larger number of students.  Podcasting could be another arrow in your teaching quiver.  You can create podcasts of course content or assign students a podcasting assignment.  In this workshop you will learn about the tools you will need for podcasting, the elements of an effective podcast, and the steps you need to follow to post a podcast to D2L. 

Streaming Protocol Videos Improve Student Proficiency in Biology Lab Techniques

Webinars 2014-2015

Webinars are scheduled on two Wednesdays of each month so we are calling these events  Wednesday Webinars.  Webinars vary in length from 20 to 90 minutes, but most are on the shorter end of the spectrum, allowing time for discussion and interaction.  Webinars are organized around the monthly theme.  Participation in Wednesday Webinars is limited to 15 so please register well in advance!

Click here for instructions to access the webinars on your own computer.


Jan/Feb:  Teaching Technologies

How Do I Use VoiceThread?

February 4, 3:00-4:00 pm, Cottonwood

(20 min. + discussion)

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Learner Centered Technology:  Aligning Technology and Learning Goals

February 18, 12:00-2:00 pm, Cottonwood

(90 min. + discussion)

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March: On-line and Hybrid Teaching

Teaching On-line Next Semester:  What Do I Need to Know?

March 4, 3:00-4:00 pm, Cottonwood

(20 min. + discussion)

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5 Ways to Improve Interaction in Your On-line Class

March 25, 12:00-1:00 pm, Cottonwood

(60 min.)

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April: Diversity

How Flexible Should I Be with Non-Trad Students?

April 1, 3:00-4:00 pm, Cottonwood

(20 min. + discussion)

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4 Ways to Engage the Multicultural Classroom

April 15, 12:00-1:30 pm, Cottonwood

(90 min.)

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May: Pedagogy and Practice

How Can Rubrics Make Grading Easier and Faster?

May 6, 3:00-4:00 pm, Cottonwood

(20 min. + discussion)

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How Can I Make My Multiple-Choice Exams More Effective?

May 20, 12:00-1:00 pm, Cottonwood

(20 min. + discussion)

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June:  Freeform For Summer

Communication Musts for an On-line Class?

June 3, 3:00-4:00 pm, Cottonwood

(20 min. + discussion)

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Use Technology to Create Custom Feedback

June 24, 12:00-1:00 pm, Cottonwood

(20 min. + discussion)

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