Upcoming CTL Workshops
|FRIDAY, 9/22||MONDAY, 9/25||TUESDAY, 9/26||WEDNESDAY, 9/27||THURSDAY, 9/28|
5:30pm Facilitating Discussions 101 ||
12:00pm Not Another Test! Beyond High Stakes Testing ||
9:30am Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)|
11:00am Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
1:00pm Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
2:30pm Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
11:00am The Active Learning Lecture |
|FRIDAY, 9/29||MONDAY, 10/2||TUESDAY, 10/3||WEDNESDAY, 10/4||THURSDAY, 10/5|
12:30pm Implementing Best Practices for Technology-Assisted Peer Reviews of Student Papers||
9:00am Communicate Like a Pro---Think Like a Radio Host: Find Your Voice|
Facilitating Discussions 101
Teaching through discussion rather than lecture presents unique set of opportunities and challenges for instructors. This workshop explores the power of discussion as a teaching tool and offers advice on strategies for incorporating discussion into in small, medium or large course environments.
Not Another Test! Beyond High Stakes Testing
This session will demonstrate how no-stakes assessment used in class or as a low-stakes assignment can facilitate student self-regulation, retention of information and inform your instruction in real time. Many of us wonder just how much our students know or have retained from our lectures or the assigned work that is often necessary to understand the new information you are about to teach. We will explore some simple evidence-based teaching and student engagement strategies that will help you understand what you need to do differently in an upcoming class session and right on the spot as you are teaching. This can be particularly helpful in large classes but is also a valuable technique in any learning environment. A sampling of technologies will be discussed for this purpose including Nearpod, VoiceThread and Collaborate Ultra.
Timely Tech Trainings: iCE (interactive Curricula Experience)
A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience. Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.
Timely Tech Trainings: Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn is the course management system of the entire Jefferson campus. Explore the basic tools used to build a course in Blackboard Learn. This session is recommended for all faculty and organizational leaders new to Blackboard.
Timely Tech Trainings: NearPod
This session will explore NearPod, an Audience Response System that allows you to easily upload an existing PowerPoint presentation and add activities slides (polls, quizzes, drawings). The presenter dashboard is web-based and no special software needs to be installed.
Timely Tech Trainings: Collaborate
Collaborate is Blackboard’s virtual learning environment for courses, office hours, or conference calls. With a variety of audio and video communication tools, faculty and learners easily can join a session from almost any device with a wireless connection. Learn how to share content, demo an application or collaborate in real-time. Faculty can also establish virtual breakout rooms for learners to engage in small groups.
The Active Learning Lecture
The large lecture presents a number of challenges to experienced and novice instructors alike. This workshop explores some of the challenges (and assumptions we make about what can or cannot happen in a large lecture) and describes a number of techniques to assist faculty transition from the “sage on the stage” to a “guide on the side.”
Implementing Best Practices for Technology-Assisted Peer Reviews of Student Papers
This project examined whether technology-assisted peer review enhanced active learning and student performance in more traditional classroom settings. Using direct (student papers) and indirect (student surveys) forms of assessment, we found that technology-assisted peer review was an effective means to improve student performance on papers, relative to peer review using hardcopies. Our findings also point towards the beneficial effects of anonymous peer review and of providing students with appropriate incentives and motivation to undertake the review.
Communicate Like a Pro---Think Like a Radio Host: Find Your Voice
Created as a series, but designed as discrete workshops, this eight part series focuses improving communication and presentation skills. Each workshop will focus on a finite skill required for effective communication. Each workshop begins with a mini-lecture on a specific communication or public speaking skill and then guides participants through a series of activities designed to highlight the skill while also providing strategies for later use.