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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
Staging & Pacing Course Assignments

Want to lead students through a complex project or series of assignments but aren’t sure how? This session looks at scaffolding, pacing, and timing principles that provide a roadmap to success.

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.
 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty
Panel Discussion

Please join Dean Vinson, your colleagues, a faculty panel, and our keynote speaker (Kiernan Mathews) for a symposium on the “State of the Associate Professorship.” The symposium is open to all faculty members, not just associate professors. 

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Panel Discussion
Event Type: Faculty
How to Design Macro Assignments

Macro assignments are the large, high level assessments that frame a course. Explore a range of assignment types and tips on how to write assignment descriptions to bolster student understanding and buy-in.

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.
 

Date and Time:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
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.

Date and Time:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Assessing Learning Part II- Opportunities and Challenges

Building on principles of backward design, this discussion-based session works through examples of how even small variations in assessments can impact how and what students learn.

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:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
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.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Assessing Learning Part I – “Backward” Design

Assessment is the most important thing we do to motivate learning. And it can be creative! Learn how working ‘backward’ from significant learning goals and objectives can make this possible.

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.

Date and Time:
Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty
Course Design Institute

Come to the new Facutly Lounge to learn more about the Course Design Institute (CDI)! 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 here!

Date and Time:
Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Information Session
Event Type: Faculty
Workshop

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about Grade Center in Blackboard! In this 60 minute workshop, we share how to quickly build a powerful assessment dashboard. Participants will learn how to manage columns, categories and grades including grade calculation using weights distribution, and other formulas in the grade center.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Course Design Institute

Come to the new Facutly Lounge to learn more about the Course Design Institute (CDI)! 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 here!

Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Faculty Lounge (Room B05)
Event Format: Information Session
Event Type: Faculty
A New Twist on Teaching Goals: Dreaming Big

What do you want your students to remember in 3-5 years? In this session, you will dream this dream. We’ll work through a framework for significant learning goals aimed at answering this question for your own course.

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:
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty
Workshop

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.

Date and Time:
Monday, February 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Creating an Promising Syllabus

Explore the evolving role of syllabi in higher education. Learn how a few changes to the traditional syllabus document can positively impact student motivation and follow through. A promising syllabus rubric is 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.

Date and Time:
Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty
Workshop

Join the Instructional Technology Lab to learn about TurningPoint Audience Response System! The TurningPoint Audience Response System can engage students and give you real-time feedback on comprehension during class. This workshop will cover the basic features of TurningPoint, including creating questions, conducting polling, and saving results.

Date and Time:
Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room B05
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty

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