Teaching Workshop Series: Canvas as a Pedagogical Tool

 

Fall 2017 Friday Workshops
Faculty Center, MLIB 1705
9:30 - 11:30 am
Workshops are free to all University instructors,
but we ask that you register in advance so we can plan accordingly.

 

This is your chance for some quality time with the Instructional Designers in the Teaching & Learning Technologies department. We'll explore basic functions in Canvas that are often overlooked, as well as dive into new features and how you can take advantage of them.

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Facilitator: Preston Tanner, Instructor, Parks, Recreation & Tourism

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How do we help to create and sustain an authentically-inclusive environment so that everyone feels connected? Creating this environment means that the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives are treated with respect and value. Intentionally examining our implicit biases with compassion and empathy helps to put the concept of authentic inclusion into practice and policy. In this interactive workshop, we will examine the influence of implicit bias. We will look at ways to reduce the bias effect in order to create and sustain an inclusive environment for learning.

Facilitator: David Parker, Adjunct Professor, College of Social Work

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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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As instructors, we are all experts in what our students need to learn but not necessarily experts in how our students learn. Come to this workshop for demonstrations and discussion of research study findings on learning and memory, and walk away with some tools and a deeper understanding of how to facilitate learning in your classroom.

Facilitator: Alyson Froehlich, Higher Education Instructional Consultant, CTLE

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Online courses can feel anonymous and automated to students, which is an attitude that fosters disconnect between students and instructors. This presentation covers Canvas features and strategies instructors can use to increase student engagement by developing their teaching presence in the virtual classroom – including tools that will make communication and interaction more convenient for both students and instructors.

Facilitator: Cecile Paskett, Instructional Designer, Teaching & Learning Technologies

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Facilitator: Andy Thompson, Social Media Manager, University Marketing & Communications

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PowerPoint is a dynamic tool instructors can use to relay valuable course information to help students retain knowledge long after the final exam. In this workshop, you will learn how to create impactful PowerPoint presentations using five basic tools: Layout, Type, Color, Icons, and Photos/Video.

Facilitator: Holly K. Johnson, HEI Consultant, CTLE

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During this session, we will discuss what is a rubric, why rubrics should be used, and how to develop an effective rubric using 8 simple steps. You will leave this session with all the resources you need to construct, develop, and create effective evaluation rubrics to use with students in your classes.

Check back in January 2018 for the date of this workshop.

 

General Education Teaching Awards

Friday, September 8 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Faculty Center (MLIB 1705)

This event will celebrate the winners of General Education Teaching Awards. Each year these awards are given to individuals who have developed a strong record of accomplishment in their general education teaching. The award for Excellence in General Education Teaching acknowledges individuals with a long successful career in general education teaching or whose portfolio of teaching is largely located in the general education curriculum. The award for Innovation in General Education recognizes individuals who use or have developed creative approaches to teaching and learning in their general education courses.

This year’s recipients include:

Excellence in General Education Teaching: Kelly MacArthur, Department of Mathematics

Innovation in General Education Teaching: Adrienne Cachelin, Environmental & Sustainability Studies

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Graduate students writing dissertations and theses, and those preparing to do so, are invited to attend a special CTLE session regarding how to make the dissertation-to-degree process a smooth and successful endeavor. Thesis Editors will present basic formatting guidelines for dissertations and theses, reducing the time to publication, and will be on hand for Q & A. They will also present the new Word template and Shirley Zhao will discuss the LaTeX template.

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Spring 2017 Teaching Workshop Series

Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 am in the Faculty Center (MLIB 1705)

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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

Feb. 3 | Teaching Dossier: Curriculum Vitae & Teaching Philosophy

This workshop focuses on creating a teaching portfolio that highlights your teaching practice as part of your scholarly credentials. Essentials for an effective curriculum vitae (CV) as well as research-grounded approaches to developing or sharpening your teaching philosophy statement will be discussed. Registrants are encouraged to bring their current CV and teaching philosophy statement for peer feedback opportunities.

Facilitator: Alyson Froehlich, Higher Education Instructional Consultant, CTLE / Assistant Professor, Psychology

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CANCELLED -  Feb. 10 | Learning Outcomes

 

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Last Updated: 9/13/17