Fall 2016 Teaching Workshop Series Schedule
Faculty Center (MLIB 1705)
Have you ever attempted to lead a class discussion only to find yourself answering your own questions or having a conversation with only one or two students while everyone else just sits back and listens? Come to this session to learn approaches to facilitating discussions and really getting students involved.
Preston Tanner, Graduate Assist., Dept. of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism/Graduate Fellow, CTLE
Jolyn Schleiffarth, Fellowships & Benefits Coordinator, Graduate School
Howard Lehman, Professor, Political ScienceFriday, Nov. 18 | Canvas as a Pedagogical Platform
The architecture of Canvas opens opportunities to teachers and students to interact with the platform in the same ways they interact with the rest of the Internet: creatively, socially, dynamically. Canvas is a pedagogical tool that has an eye toward open adaptation — and toward learning out in the world, rather than only behind computer screens or inside brick-and-mortar classrooms. Canvas is not the course: it’s the launching pad for the course.
We will discuss how Canvas can support your teaching, and how using Modules, Quizzes, Rubrics and Collaborations can improve your assessment, feedback and communication with students. The Teaching and Learning Technology team will spend the last hour assisting and setting up appointments to address additional Canvas questions.
Jon Thomas, Director, Teaching & Learning TechnologiesFriday, Dec. 2 | Making Research Relevant and Understandable
This workshop includes discussion, writing and speaking activities designed to bring attention to the academy’s need to make our research more approachable across disciplines and communities. We will examine methods for making descriptions of our research more useful by focusing on its relevance, validity and accessibility, and borrowing techniques from #lolmythesis and Three Minute Thesis.
Jennifer Seagrave, Associate Instructor, Undergraduate StudiesFriday, Oct. 7 |Slideology
Holly K. Johnson, HEI Consultant, CTLE / Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art & Art History