Thursday, January 19, 2017

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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DATE
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COURSE
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COURSE
CODE
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SESSION#
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TIME
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ROOM







Wed ... 2/8 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
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0037
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 2/15 . Course Design ...
002227
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0029
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 2/22 . Students as Co-Creat. in Ca. ...
002692
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0001
... 02:00pm - 04:00pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 2/25 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
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0038
... 08:30am - 12:30pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 2/25 . Course Design ...
002227
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0030
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Thu ... 3/9 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
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0039
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 3/22 . Accessib. (Uni. Des.) & Can. ...
002693
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0001
... 02:00pm - 04:00pm ...
Q130
Thu ... 3/23 . Course Design ...
002227
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0031
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 4/8 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
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0040
... 08:30am - 12:30pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 4/8 . Course Design ...
002227
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0032
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 4/12 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
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0041
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 4/18 . Assessment - Forma. & Sum. ...
002694
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0001
... 02:00pm - 04:00pm ...
Q130
Wed ... 4/19 . Course Design ...
002227
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0033
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130

                           
Technology Open Labs are scheduled twice a week. Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Computer Commons, E152, and Thursdays 8:30 - 10:30am in Q130. Feel free to drop by with your technology questions regarding Canvas, FMS, SIS, HCM, and more. Individual time may be limited depending on attendance.


From Passive Audience to Active Learning: Engaging the Class in Team Presentations

Taken from: Joanne Marciano Crossman, EdD, Faculty Focus 

We know well the many benefits of team projects, including enhanced learning outcomes, consideration of multiple perspectives, opportunities for risk-taking, development of conflict management techniques, and more. Across disciplines, we commonly require students to present their collaborative projects to their peers. These presentations can be informative for the class audience, and may also serve to reinforce the teams’ content knowledge. However, team presentations may inadvertently provide opportunities for passivity if students tune-out their peers during the presentations.

After all, if the professor is not teaching the material, how important could it be? To address this potential pitfall, group presentations in my courses take a different approach. I require project teams to collaboratively prepare, submit, and direct a learning activity associated with their research. Team members submit to me, in advance of the presentation, a completed template explaining how their learning activity meets each of these seven requirements. Here’s what the template includes: Collaborative Learning Activity Requirements
  • Activity Title:
  • Objectives: (What specifically do you want the class to do/demonstrate?)
  • Materials: (What materials, handouts, notes, and items will you use?)
  • Process: (Exactly what will the project team do, say, show? What directions will you give, etc.? Remember that directions must be depicted on a slide.)
  • Small Team’s Success: (How will you know if the class teams met the objectives?)
  • Accountability: (In what ways will each class team member demonstrate responsibility? I.e. how will every class member show that they have participated/learned from your team’s projects and activity?)
  • Debrief: (How will the class teams share what they learned? AND What will your project team do to lead a discussion, give feedback, and review important information?) Read More...

Teaching and Learning Experiences in Active Learning Classrooms: Highlights


Tech Tips

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Canvas Corner

Did you know... you can use Student View to see your Canvas course as a student? To access Student View; 1. Click on settings on the course navigation menu. 2. Click on “Student View” on the far right of the screen. You will see “test student” in the gradebook but it will not affect course analytics. When you are in Student View, you can submit assignments, post to the discussion board, take quizzes, etc. This is a great way to ensure you’ve set up Canvas the way you intended. Please click here for more information.