Center for Teaching and Learning

Events

3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, September 24: Dr. Todd Davis’s “Developing Dynamic, Engaging, and Visually Creative Research Posters”

Many organizations and associations encourage and promote research posters at conferences, workshops, and symposiums. In some cases, research poster sessions award presenters monetarily. This workshop will share ideas and strategies using Microsoft PowerPoint to build and construct vivid and creative research posters.

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12-1 p.m. Monday, September 30: Darla Sisney’s “Redirect Advising: Identifying and Helping Students Who Need to Change Majors”

Do you have students who are underperforming in gateway courses to the major? Are you concerned those students might accumulate too many credits that won’t transfer to a new major, dry up their financial aid, and be forced to drop out before obtaining a degree? This presentation will address strategies for how to redirect underperforming students to majors that capitalize on their strengths. Pizza will be provided.

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12-1 p.m. Tuesday, September 30: Darla Sisney’s “Redirect Advising: Identifying and Helping Students Who Need to Change Majors”

Do you have students who are underperforming in gateway courses to the major? Are you concerned those students might accumulate too many credits that won’t transfer to a new major, dry up their financial aid, and be forced to drop out before obtaining a degree? This presentation will address strategies for how to redirect underperforming students to majors that capitalize on their strengths. Pizza will be provided.

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12-1 p.m. Friday, October 25: Guest Speaker Lisa Westman’s presentation, “Differentiated Instruction”

Transform teaching and learning with student-driven differentiation. Educators commonly use the terms personalization, differentiation, and individualization, but struggle to implement these approaches successfully. This is due to a variety of perceived obstacles (standardized testing, initiative overload, today’s learning environment), fallacies about what differentiation is and is not, and overlooking the most powerful tool we have: student voice. Let’s demystify differentiation and harmonize learning in our classrooms with student-driven differentiation.

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3:30-5 p.m. Friday, October 25: Guest Speaker Lisa Westman’s workshop, “Differentiated Instruction”

Participate in walking through the student-driven differentiation planning process to plan instruction for students that best meets their needs in ways that are sustainable and doable for teachers in these 8 steps:

  1. Define learning intentions and success criteria with grade-level and/or department colleagues
  2. Hook the students to promote authentic engagement
  3. Assess students formatively and analyze results
  4. Group students and choose instructional strategies
  5. Set a goal with students
  6. Differentiate the content, process, product, and/or learning environment
  7. Monitor progress
  8. Assess again to determine the effectiveness of strategies

Participants will receive a free copy of Ms. Westman’s Student-Driven Differentiation.

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12-1 p.m. Tuesday, October 15: “How to Design an Online Course”

Are you designing or thinking about designing an online course? Are you unsure how to structure the course so that students not only don’t get lost in the course shell, but also learn as much as they would in a face-to-face course? This workshop addresses how to design an online course that keeps students on track and getting the most out of the experience. Pizza will be provided.

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12-1 p.m. Monday, October 28: “Teaching Writing-Enhanced Courses”

Will you be teaching a writing-enhanced course in the spring? Are you unsure how to economically fit writing instruction into a course that covers other content? Do you feel like a fish out of water when it comes to teaching writing? This workshop addresses how to improve student writing without derailing the course content or exhausting you during the grading process. Pizza will be provided.

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