Faculty Professional Development – Spring Schedule

Blended Learning Toolkit: Design, Deliver, Assess

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM

Location: ITS Conference Room – Nicarry 210

This webinar will provide critical insights on blended learning, delivered by one of higher education’s leading authorities on the subject so you can make a smooth entry into the blended classroom.

In a content-rich 60 minute webinar, the Dr. Thomas B. Cavanagh will:

  • Address perennial questions about what—and how much—should be online
  • Provide strategies for course design and delivery
  • Share course models in algebra and composition
  • Examine assessment and data collection protocols
  • Introduce you to an online Blended Learning Toolkit to help you throughout the course creation process

You’ll come away with the tools — and the confidence — to begin integrating online elements into your coursework. Don’t miss this important look at best practices in blended learning. The webinar will be followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion among E-Town faculty in attendance so that we can apply what is presented to what we do here at E-Town.

Do Rubrics Enhance the Learning Experience?

 

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Time:  12:00-1:00 PM

Location: Nicarry – 210

Rubrics have been the standard in assessment for several years now and are widely used by educators in higher education. The rubrics webcast, presented by Heidi Andrade, an Associate Professor of educational psychology and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Education, University at Albany—State University of New York, Renee Swensen, a Professor of English at Saddleback College, and Jason Chu, the Senior Education Manager at Turnitin, will explore whether rubrics really work to improve student success. The webinar will be followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion among E-Town faculty in attendance so that we can apply what is presented to what we do here at E-Town.

Turnitin – Using this Tool in Blackboard to Promote Academic Integrity

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time: 11:00-12:00

Location: Nicarry – 210

Built into Blackboard is an assignment tool called Turnitin that allows students to submit their written work and have it checked for issues with plagiarism.  This tool does more than enforce academic integrity, however.  With Turnitin, you can also grade student papers online, provide written and verbal feedback electronically, and also check for plagiarism. This lunch and learn will go over key features of Turnitin and provide instruction on how to use this in your courses to promote academic integrity.

 

Prezi – An Alternative to PowerPoint for Presentations

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:00

Location: Nicarry – 210

Looking for a web-based, free tool for presentations?  Prezi is a useful tool for presentations that allows the user to organize and visualize information and key content.  Learn more here: http://www.prezi.com.

This lunch and learn will go over key features of Prezi and provide instruction on how to use this in your courses effectively.

 

The Complete Assessment Package

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Time: 1:00-2:00 PM

Location: ITS Conference Room, Nicarry 210

The Complete Assessment Package, presented by Dr. Antonia Levi, a mentor and curriculum developer in the Southbank Writer’s Program at Simon Fraser University, Renee Swensen, and Jason Chu, is an innovative new concept that mixes traditional elements of assessment such as rubrics and norming into an easy-to-implement assessment program that can increase student learning and success. The webinar will be followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion among E-Town faculty in attendance so that we can apply what is presented to what we do here at E-Town.

Clickers for Interactive Learning

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM

Location: Nicarry 108

Irene Knokh from University of Michigan will discuss the educational use of clickers in several programs run by the Department of Professional Development and Education in the University of Michigan Hospital System.  The consistent feedback the PDE team received from clients is that there should be MORE interactivity during the sessions. To address the concerns of the learners, the Orientation Team purchase clickers through a grant program. The presenter will share how clickers were integrated into various programs at the Department of Professional Development and Education as well as future plans for integrating clickers as part of an enhanced learning experience. The webinar will be followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion among E-Town faculty in attendance so that we can apply what is presented to what we do here at E-Town.

 

iClicker Feature and Teacher Workshop: Using and Teaching with Self-Paced Polling

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Time: 3:00-4:30 PM

Location: ITS Conference Room, Nicarry 210

In this workshop, we will showcase our newest software feature, Self-Paced Polling (SPP). SPP allows for students to complete graded assignments at their own pace and submit responses with an iClicker2 remote. Dr. Matt Evans, from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire will also discuss ways he has implemented SPP into his classes as well as the benefits and risks associated with using this type of feature for exams. The webinar will be followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion among E-Town faculty in attendance so that we can apply what is presented to what we do here at E-Town.

 

iPads – Using Apps for Grading and Feedback

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:00

Location: Nicarry – 210

Tired of lugging papers back and forth to campus? Do you find that students can’t or don’t read the extensive feedback you provide on their work? This session will demonstrate how the iPad and both free and paid apps can be used to streamline the grading and feedback process to include written and audio feedback.

 

Technology Tools for Educators Webinar

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM

Location: ITS Conference Room, Nicarry 210

The fast pace of technological change has many of feeling left behind. Our day-to-day work leaves us feeling too busy to seek out tech tools that may help us be more efficient. What are the newest technologies that you can use right now? Sue Frantz from Highline Community College will lead this webinar. The webinar will be followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion among E-Town faculty in attendance so that we can apply what is presented to what we do here at E-Town.

 

Please RSVP to macaulayl@etown.edu with the name of the workshop(s) or complete the form below for each workshop you would like to attend.

Can’t attend in person, but still want to know more?  Contact Linda at X1554 or macaulayl@etown.edu.

 

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS
Posted in Home Page, Training Tagged with:

Subscribe to the ITS Blog Now