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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Winter Teaching Enrichment Series

The Center for Educational Innovation is hosting a series of workshops January 10-11, 2018 on topics related to technology, assessment, syllabus design and more.

Small Changes with Big Impact

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
10:00-10:50 a.m
Bruininks 131A
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It can be difficult to make major changes to your teaching when there are so many demands on your time. This workshop is designed to introduce quick and simple teaching techniques that are effective for improving student learning and/or satisfaction but which require little preparation or class time. Most examples are from science & engineering courses, but the strategies apply to any discipline!. Presenter: Kris Gorman

New Techniques For Your Slide Design Toolkit

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
10:00-10:50 a.m
Bruininks 131B
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You've been using the topic-subtopic, outline-like slide design for years. But did you know that this practice violates the principles of multimedia learning theory? What can you do instead? It's all about learning to think more visually and less textually. In this interactive presentation, you'll learn five types of visual designs you can use on slides instead of the traditional method. We'll dive deep into the mechanics and research behind multimodal learning. We'll examine a number of makeovers that show the proven assertion-evidence technique in action. This workshop isn't just about making your slides more visually pleasing to students--it's about making them more functional as teaching and learning materials. Bruininks 131B. Presenter: Ann Fandrey

Connecting with Your Students Through Your Syllabus

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
11:00-11:50 a.m
Bruininks 131A
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What really are the purposes of a syllabus? In this session, you'll learn strategies for moving beyond the fossilized tradition that frames the syllabus as a contractual document primarily written to satisfy administrative requirements in order to develop a syllabus that is learning-oriented document shaped by teachers for learners in their courses. Added bonuses in learning this approach - research says that students actually read and return to a learning syllabus, and the shift in meta-communication practices shapes a more positive first impression of the course. Presenter: Ilene Alexander


Teaching Critical Thinking

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
11:00-11:50 a.m
Bruininks 131B
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Students from all disciplines are asked to "think critically" about their subjects, but do they know what instructors are seeking? Although critical thinking is highly regarded in academia and the workplace, how do instructors design learning activities and assess this elusive goal? In this workshop, participants will define critical thinking within the context of their respective disciplines, map learning activities that cultivate critical thinking, and consider methods to assess critical thinking. Participants should come to this workshop with a syllabus for a course they are or will be teaching (or an outline or an idea for such a course). Presenter: Anita Gonazalez


Quick, Ungraded Activities that Assess and Promote Learning

Thursday, January 11, 2018
10:00-10:50 a.m
Bruininks 131A
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Drawing largely from Learning Assessment Techniques (Barclay and Major, 2016), this session will provide you with low-prep, quick-to-implement ways to assess how well students are achieving your course learning outcomes. You’ll use the results of these periodic ungraded assessments to inform your instruction. Students get the benefits of metacognition through immediate feedback on how well they are learning in your course. Presenter: Kate Martin


Creating Effective Team Projects

Thursday, January 11, 2018
10:00-10:50 a.m
Bruininks 131B
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You want your student teams to succeed on their course-based group projects while simultaneously developing teamwork skills. In this session, the presenters will share to evidence-based resources and strategies to help you design effective team projects as well as support your students through them. Presenters: Mary Jetter, Yuliya Kartoshkina, Christina Petersen


What the Best College Teachers Do

Thursday, January 11, 2018
11:00-11:500 a.m
Bruininks 131B
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What do we know about how our best college teachers prepare for and conduct their classes? This seminar outlines key assertions from a host of recent resources and points to teacher behaviors that can be acquired by any instructor. We’ll look at the ways in which teachers actively engage students, develop compelling examples, use cognitive science to help students retain information, and other findings from both research and practice that can guide instructional efforts. Presenter: David Langley


Discussions That Go Somewhere


Thursday, January 11, 2018
11:00-11:500 a.m
Bruininks 131A
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Both new and experienced teachers have faced their share of long, uncomfortable silences punctuated by meandering monologues from overzealous students. After reviewing the meaning and purpose of a classroom discussion, this workshop will provide strategies to both start and sustain focused and coherent discussions. Presenter: Paul Ching

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