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Center for Teaching and Learning Fall 2015 Events

 

Blackboard Walk-Ins

Drop in any time during the scheduled hours for personal assistance with your Blackboard site.  Bring a copy of your course outline and/or documents you’d like to post. No need to sign up for this event.

Tues. Aug 18 and Wed. Aug. 19, 10:00 to 2:00, Light refreshments Admin 212

Facilitators:  Terry Peak and Jessica Martinez

 

Quality Feedback with a Clever App: Socrative

Socrative is a free app that allows students to use any digital device as a clicker.   It supports several types of questions and gives students graded or ungraded feedback on their performance. Participants will participate in a demo quiz and then explore how to create Socrative questions. Limit 10, please bring a laptop.

Wed. Aug. 26, 8-9am, Breakfast, Admin 212

Presenter: Pat Burr

 

Quality Feedback with a Clever App: Kahoot! 

Kahoot! is a free app that allows students to use any digital device as a clicker.   It uses multiple-choice questions in a game format and gives students graded or ungraded feedback on their performance. Participants will participate in a demo quiz and then learn to create Kahoot! questions of their own. Limit 10, please bring digital devices of your choice.

Wed. Sept 2, 4:30-5:30pm, Wine & cheese, Admin 212

Presenter: Susan Hall

 

Managing the Interactive Classroom

Including group work or interactive activities in a class session also involves sharing control of the classroom with students—and sometimes that results in wasted time or confusion.  In a fast-paced and interactive session, participants will try out simple classroom management strategies that can make it less risky to step away from the podium.

Mon Sept. 14, 12-1pm, Lunch and Tues. Sept 15, 8-9am, Breakfast

Admin 212           

Presenter: Susan Hall

 

Using the Blackboard Blogging Function

Participants in this hands-on session will learn to use the Journal/Blog function of Blackboard and will consider the advantages and disadvantages of including student blogging in a course. Limit 10, please bring a laptop.

Tues. Sept. 22, 12-1pm, Lunch

Admin 212

Presenter: Scott Roberts

 

Getting Started with Service Learning

Well-designed service learning projects address community needs and help students meet course outcomes—while being practical for a busy faculty member to implement.  Participants will learn efficient strategies for planning and implementing service learning.

Wed. Sept. 30, 12-1pm, Lunch and Fri. Oct. 2, 12-1pm, Lunch

Admin 212

Presenter: Chris Edelman

 

Minimizing Plagiarism

Decades of surveys suggest that plagiarism is fairly common; however, it is possible to minimize this problem in our own courses without becoming “the cop in the classroom.” Participants will explore ways—mostly non-technological—to shape a course environment less conducive to cheating.

$100 WLC stipend to the first 10 full time faculty teaching undergrads.

Thurs. Oct. 1, 4:30-5:30pm, Wine & cheese and Tues. Oct. 6, 12-1pm, Lunch

Admin 212

Presenter: Amanda Johnston

 

Learning and Low-Stakes Quizzes

Research into “the testing effect” suggests that answering questions about material is one of the most effective ways to study it.  Participants will discuss ways to apply this promising research and explore efficient ways to incorporate frequent low-stakes quizzes into their courses.

Wed. Oct 7, 12-1pm, Lunch and Mon. Oct. 12, 12-1pm, Lunch

Admin 212

Presenters: Teresa Partridge and Susan Hall

 

Want Better Papers? Provide Earlier Feedback

It’s a bedrock principle of effective writing instruction that students benefit from a limited amount of specific feedback on their writing—delivered when they can actually use it for improvement.  Participants will explore ways to provide useful comments on early drafts without doubling their workload.

$100 WLC stipend to the first 10 full time faculty teaching undergrads.

Mon. Oct. 26, 12-1pm, Lunch and Tues. Oct. 27, 8-9am, Breakfast

Admin 212

Presenter: Amanda Johnston

 

Informal Writing

Also called writing-to-learn, informal writing involves short activities designed to help students grapple with new material. Informal writing is typically done during class and is lightly graded, if it’s graded at all. Participants will experience several informal writing activities and create one for their class.                                                               

$100 WLC stipend to the first 10 full time faculty teaching undergrads.

Tues. Nov 3, 12-1pm, Lunch and Wed. Nov 4, 4:30-5:30pm, Wine & cheese

Admin 212

Presenter: Amanda Johnston

 

Writing Your Teaching Statement

Describing your philosophy of teaching helps us consider what we value most in teaching and how to make that apparent to students. UIW also requires a teaching statement as part of the annual faculty self-inventory and promotion packets.  Barbara Millis, who has published widely in this area, will help participants get started on their teaching statements. 

Mon. Nov. 9, 12-1pm

Lunch will begin at 11:30

Library Special Collections Room

Presenter: Barbara Millis

 

To register for any session click the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BY23FQH-CTLFall2015

 

  For more information, contact Dr. Susan Hall (hall@uiwtx.edu or 283-5030) or Kathy Allwein (kallwein@uiwtx.edu or 283-6359).