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After attending How to Reach Today's Students, come explore how you can use existing and emerging technologies we discussed the day before.

Register here!

Date and Time:
Friday, July 7, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Workshop

So you've got a good grasp on Blackboard, you've posted your lecture materials, and you're tracking student work through the Grade Center. But, are you really reaching your students? To effectively engage and therefore teach today's students, it all starts with understanding them, their goals, their practices, how they see technology and how they approach the day. This one-day event will guide you through activities that will help you toward reaching your students in and out of class. We will wrap up the day by exploring the possibilities of Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR) across disciplines. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register here!

Date and Time:
Thursday, July 6, 2017 -
9:30am to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard: Using Rubrics

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard! Have you ever had students wondering why they got a certain grade on their assignment, or what their grade was made of? Consider using Blackboard rubrics. A Blackboard rubric lists evaluation criteria for a graded activity. Rubrics can help students organize their efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Instructors can use rubrics to assess the students consistently against a set of criteria, and to explain their evaluations to students. This workshop will cover the basics of Blackboard rubrics. Participants will learn how to create a rubric, associate it to a graded activity and effortlessly grade using an interactive rubric.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard: Assignments and Tests

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about assignments and tests in Blackboard! Blackboard offers a variety of ways to assess your students. This 60-minute workshop will primarily cover how to create assignments and develop tests that make the best of both your time and your students efforts. Participants will also discuss test settings and how they impact the student experience of taking a test online.

Please register here. 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard Collaborate Ultra! Come discover the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the new version of the synchronous virtual classroom tool, beginning with a general geography of the new and improved user interface and ending with a practice session. Participants will leave the workshop with hands-on experience in features such as text and voice chat, PowerPoint slideshow delivery, and desktop sharing.

Please register here. 

Date and Time:
Monday, June 12, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard: Best Practices for Testing

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about testing via Blackboard! This workshop will cover the basics of administering a test in Blackboard such as test creation and best practices.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Blackboard: Assignments and Tests

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about assignments and tests in Blackboard! Blackboard offers a variety of ways to assess your students. This 60-minute workshop will primarily cover how to create assignments and develop tests that make the best of both your time and your students efforts. Participants will also discuss test settings and how they impact the student experience of taking a test online.

Please register here.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Workshop

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard! This workshop covers the basics of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.

Please register here. 

Date and Time:
Monday, June 5, 2017 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Workshop

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Blackboard! This workshop covers the basic of Blackboard. From uploading course materials to engaging a discussion board and grading student assignments, participants will watch click-by-click demonstrations and explore diverse ways faculty use Blackboard at GW.

Instructor: Trish Arnold

This workshop will be held through Blackboard Collaborate. Please register to receive a link to the Blackboard Collaborate session.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Course Design Institute

The University Teaching & Learning Center’s Course Design Institute is a “bootcamp” style program that guides faculty through the design of a new course or the re-design an existing one in a facilitated, supported environment. Participants experience the iterative, dynamic, and scholarly process of learning-focused course design and the benefits of active learning. 

Date and Time:
Monday, May 22, 2017 (All day) to Friday, May 26, 2017 (All day)
Location: Gelman Library, Rooms 301-302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty

Scholarship on Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a growing area of research and discussion at top universities across the country, and we are excited to be joining their ranks through this inaugural effort. GW faculty interested in the systematic inquiry of teaching and learning are invited to present their classroom research, big or small, completed or in progress, at a SoTL Poster Session that will be part of the 2017 GW Teaching Day on September 28, 2017.

Date and Time:
Monday, May 15, 2017 (All day)
Location: go.gwu.edu/sotl
Event Format: Deadlines
Event Type: Faculty
Panel Discussion

OVPR's Research Enhancement Unit offers a series of engaging Faculty Research Salons designed to connect GW faculty from diverse disciplines in collaborative intellectual and scholarly exchange around research-themed issues, questions and challenges. The salons are moderated by leading faculty and university leadership.

The topic for this salon will be, "What are the possibilities for research using social media data?" The discussion will be led by Dr. Kimberly Gross and Dr. Howie Huang. It is being hosted by GW Libraries and the OVPR Research Enhancement Unit.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Salon
Event Type: Faculty
workshop

Learn and practice how transparent design practices can improve the impact and success of assignments in your course. Professor Mary-Ann Winkelmes (PhD Harvard) will lead faculty through a peer-review of their own assignments. For more information and to register, click hereBRING 1 ASSIGNMENT TO WORK ON. Read more about her work here

Date and Time:
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:45pm
Location: Duques Hall, Room 152
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Course Design Institute

CDI is a “bootcamp” style program that guides faculty through the design of a new course or the re-design an existing one in a facilitated, supported environment. Participants experience the iterative, dynamic, and scholarly process of learning-focused course design and the benefits of active learning.

All GW faculty members are invited to apply. The time commitment is an intensive 4.5 days and $500 stipends are awarded upon successful completion. Food and many opportunities to collaborate with fellow faculty are an integral part of the experience. The CDI has proven relevant to any teaching mode. This year, we are adding more examples and discussion about adapting the many ideas for in-person courses to online courses. Learn more about the Course Design Institute here!

 

Date and Time:
Friday, March 24, 2017 (All day)
Location: ONLINE
Event Format: Deadlines
Event Type: Faculty
Learning Activities: Expanding the Repertoire

Get some new ideas for classroom activities. A guided activity will introduce you to a wide range of instructional methods, classroom assessment techniques, and collaborative learning techniques. Follow up resources provided.

The Teaching & Learning Fundamentals Series is hosted by the University Teaching & Learning Center. Learn how to design courses and assignments for significant learning, as drawn from the Course Design Institute.

These sessions are paperless, please bring a computer.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty

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