We are pleased to announce our 2014-2015 Workshop Schedule!! 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. Participation in many events is limited because of space constraints so please, register well in advance to ensure your place!
March 2, 2:00 pm, 205 Mabee
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).
March 6, 2:00-3:30, Kansas Room
So, you’ve been using Desire2Learn for a little while now, are you ready to learn about some features to optimize your use of the system? Sue Taylor-Owens and Marc Routsong along with guest demonstrations by Jane Brown (SON) and Beck Dodge (SAS) will introduce you to adding your own videos, tracking which course materials students are viewing (or not viewing), groups, and automatically sending emails based on student actions. This demonstration is meant for anyone who uses or will begin using Desire2Learn for posting course materials.
March 9, 2:00 pm, 205 Mabee
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.
March 12, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Vogel
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.
March 26, 3:00-4:00 pm, 206B Mabee
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 9, 3:00-4:00 pm, TBA
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.
April 15, 3:00-4:00 pm, 207 Henderson
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.
April 16, 3:00-4:00 pm, 206B Mabee
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 needed for podcasting, the elements of an effective podcast, and the steps to follow to post a podcast to D2L.