Teaching Workshop Series: Canvas as a Pedagogical Tool

 

Fall 2016 Teaching Workshop Series Schedule

Faculty Center (MLIB 1705)

Awardees:

Beth Clement - for her many years of teaching general education courses that were deemed exceptionally demanding and rewarding by her students, by using a variety of sources and methods for students to learn history and American Institutions.

Matt Haber - for the rich use of innovative technology used in his classes, and his professionalizing of students taking his classes.

Alf Seegert - for the provocative and innovative content and structure of his general education classes, focusing on topics and issues that excite students across campus.

Jeff Statler - because he teaches over 1,000 students per year instilling enthusiasm for chemistry and the sciences, and building students’ interest and confidence.

Facilitator:

Ann Darling, Assistant Vice President, Undergraduate Studies

Students who attend this event will have the opportunity to learn best practices for creating memorable and successful GRFP proposal. Many principles will be applicable to other fellowships, but the focus will be most helpful to STEM students. Seniors, first-, and second-year grad students are eligible to apply for an NSF-GRFP (see this site for details as well as info on eligible disciplines https://nsf-grfp.utah.edu/eligibility). Even if you don’t plan to apply this year, however, this would provide a useful preview and you are welcome to attend!

Facilitators:

Tony Butterfield, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Francine Mahak, ‎Career Counselor to Graduate Students, Colleges of Science & Engineering

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 & Learning Technology team will spend the last hour assisting and setting up appointments to address additional Canvas questions.

Facilitators:

Holly K. Johnson, HEI Consultant, CTLE / Adjunct Professor, Art & Art History

Nathan Sanders, Senior Instructional Designer, Teaching & Learning Technologies

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Integrated learning – or the ability of a student to connect, synthesize, and transfer their learning across the curriculum and into new situations – should be central to the student experience. This workshop, open to grad students, postdocs, and faculty members, will explore ways to facilitate experiences that promote integrated learning, primarily through the use of learning portfolios (also known as ePortfolios). Through documentation of their learning, students make meaning of their own academic experiences, reflecting on those experiences, and triggering “aha!” moments. We will closely examine what integrated learning, as facilitated by learning portfolios, looks like in practice. We will share classroom experiences, examine best practices, and imagine ways to move forward with our work. We hope to foster partnerships across campus, and hope you will join us for this workshop.

Facilitator:

Ann Darling, Assistant Vice President, Undergraduate Studies

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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.

Facilitator:

Jennifer Seagrave, Associate Instructor, Undergraduate Studies

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For most faculty at a major research university such as the University of Utah, the mentor relationship with graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows is a very important form of teaching. The majority of faculty are not taught how to be good mentors. This workshop will be a panel discussion of University of Utah faculty members who have been recognized for their outstanding mentoring of graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows. They will discuss their own approach to the mentoring process, as well as provide suggestions to help faculty who want to enhance or who may be struggling with their role as mentor.

Facilitator:

Jennifer Mabey, Assistant for Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate School

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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.

Facilitator:

Preston Tanner, Graduate Assist., Dept. of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism/Graduate Fellow, CTLE

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Friday,  Oct. 28 | Information for Prospective Fulbright Students

Facilitators:

Jolyn Schleiffarth, Fellowships & Benefits Coordinator, Graduate School

Howard Lehman, Professor, Political Science

Friday,  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.

Facilitator:

Jon Thomas, Director, Teaching & Learning Technologies

Friday,  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.

Facilitator:

Jennifer Seagrave, Associate Instructor, Undergraduate Studies

Friday,  Oct. 7 |Slideology

Facilitator:

Holly K. Johnson, HEI Consultant, CTLE / Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art & Art History

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Last Updated: 9/13/16