Effective Teaching Practice Calendar of Events
|How to Boost Student Success in Your Course with Keys to Comprehension
Jan. 10; 9:00-11:30 am and repeated at 12:30-3:00 pm
- This workshop is especially suited for faculty members who teach freshmen classes that require assessments of student knowledge and understanding of reading material (Biology, Chemistry, History, Humanities, etc.). Dr. Jade Wexler will introduce faculty members to research-based strategies that can be incorporated into regular course material with the expectation of increased efficiency for instruction and improved student pass rate.
- Lunch provided - 11:30 am-12:30 pm
- Registration required: https://gocomprehension.eventbrite.com
|Image Generators to Make Engaging Graphics for Teaching Presentations - New Tech for the Classroom Series
cohost w/Sch. of Optometry (30 min at noon w/lunch)
Jan 17; 12:10-12:40 pm
- Three techniques will be presented for embedding images to attract student attention, one of which will be demonstrated during the live session.
- Registration required via: https://goimage.eventbrite.com
|Elements of Engaging Presentations
Jan 21; 3:30-4:50 pm / Jan. 27; 10:00-11:20 am
- What makes a presentation engaging? What are detractors? Other aspects of presentation delivery vary but principles of engaging an audience are more universal. Use this understanding to make any type of presentation more effective. These are the essentials that always apply and should be addressed in design.
- Register at: https://goengaging.eventbrite.com
|Lecture Capture Technology for Your Office - Tech for the Classroom Series
cohost w/Sch. of Dentistry (30 min at noon w/lunch). Feb. 14; 12:10-12:40 pm
- Have you ever needed a lecture covered while you attended a conference or other event? It can be difficult to find a colleague to substitute but recording a narrated presentation can allow you to cover yourself. This quick demonstration will show you how to record a lecture and place it online for your students using software on your office computer or in the Center for Teaching and Learning.
- Registration required at: https://officelecture.eventbrite.com
|Motivating to Learn
Feb. 10; 10:00-11:20 am / Feb 11; 9:30-10:50 am
- We will discuss how principles from a best-selling book on research-based motivation tools can be applied to your course. You may be surprised to find that some of your course policies are demotivating learning. If possible, read the book "Drive" by Dan Pink to better prepare yourself for our session.
- Register at: https://gomotivate.eventbrite.com
|Team-Based Learning Workshop
Feb. 12, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Alumni House.
- In one day Dr. Larry Michaelsen, creator of the Team-Based Learning (TBL) method, will take you through the concept, composition & mechanics of TBL.In the morning session, you will engage in a series of activities that demonstrate why most problems with learning groups are caused by poorly designed assignments. In addition, you will learn about four keys that will enable you to design group assignments that: 1) are effective for developing students’ application and critical-thinking skills, 2) promote positive student attitudes about group work, 3) can be graded easily and fairly and, 4) can be used with any level of students and in classes of up to several hundred students.
- The afternoon session will begin with a demonstration of a Readiness Assurance Process that is an effective approach for dealing with this dilemma by creating conditions that motivate the vast majority of students to complete pre-class reading assignments. This enables teachers to spend most of the class time focusing on content applications without reducing the number of concepts that are covered. Following the demonstration, we will explore additional issues and concerns about using learning groups including: 1) Building groups into self-managed learning teams with norms that promote high levels of individual preparation, content engagement and class attendance and 2) Coping with the mechanics (e.g. physical layout, materials and exams, classroom procedures, grading, etc.).
- Breakfast (8:00-8:30 am) & lunch provided.
- Registration required: https://teamlearning.eventbrite.com
|Creating and Using Rubrics (Part 1)
Feb. 18; 9-10 am, CTL
- How do you assess what students know when a test isn't appropriate? Join us to explore how rubrics can significantly expand quality assessment in our teaching. Rubrics can be created for a variety of applications such as increasing grading efficiency and objectivity, guiding peer evaluation of presentations, and justification for assigning course grades. Learn the for steps for rubric creation and how to apply and refine your rubrics for maximum benefit. Guest presenter Lee Meadows, PhD, will demonstrate the utility of a rubric and lead participants through the creation process using several examples. This is a repeat of the rubric session done in fall term 2013 and serves as preparation for the advanced rubrics (Part 2) session.
- Register at: https://Rubric-Part1.eventbrite.com
|How to Design for Education Research
Feb. 26; 3-4 pm
- Would you like to measure the effectiveness of an instructional technique you are trying? Maybe publish the results? Dr. Scott Snyder, Director of the Center for Educational Accountability (UAB School of Education) will provide a quick overview of the most common approaches to conducting educational research.
- Register at: https://go-ed-research.eventbrite.com
|An Interactive Electronic Whiteboard for Your Course - New Tech for the Classroom Series
cohost w/Sch. of Optometry (30 min at Noon w/lunch)
March 19; 12:10-12:40 pm
- Learn how to use a recordable, Interactive Electronic Whiteboard. This free application may be your justification for getting an iPad but it also works on any computer via the web browser.
- Lunch provided, registration required at: https://gointeractive.eventbrite.com
|Difficult Teaching Situations - March 4, 9:30-10:45 am; March 10, 10:00-11:15 am
- This popular event is returning for an encore in case you missed it the first time. It is a discussion between the audience and two experts serving as legal counsel and department chair of several common difficult teaching situations presented as video vignettes. Be prepared for some surprises.
- Registration at: https://gosituations.eventbrite.com
|Advanced Rubrics (Part 2) - March 11, 8:30-9:30 am
This follow-up to "Creating and Using Rubrics (Part 1)" will go further in exploring uses for rubrics and advanced techniques for designing them. Dr. Lee Meadows will be conducting this session.
Registration at: https://Rubric-Part2.eventbrite.com
|Quick Video Creation and Formatting for Your Course - March 12, 3-4 pm
- Learn how to quickly create video that you can use during class or place online to enhance your course. Film director and videographer Dr. Ron Hubbard (Theatre) will be demonstrating the fundamentals for rapidly making interesting mini-videos to support your teaching.
- Registration at: https://govideo.eventbrite.com
|Teaching Problem-Solving Skills by Full Application
April 8; 11:45 am-1:00 pm
- Every graduate deserves to learn how to identify and solve problems regardless of major. Dr. Tino Unlap, an experienced teacher, mentor, and researcher, will explain his approach to "full application" problem-solving to enhance student skills for independent thinking and long-term retention of learning.
- Lunch provided
- Registration required at: https://goproblemsolving.eventbrite.com
|Using IDEA Results to Assess Effectiveness and Guide Improvement
April 9, 2:30-3:50 pm
- This session will explain the rationale for selecting objectives on the Faculty Information Form, the pros and cons of using the long (diagnostic) form versus the short form for student use, and how to make sense of the IDEA results summary report for teaching effectiveness, selecting new teaching methods to support learning goals, and curriculum revision.
- Register at: https://ideaguide.eventbrite.com
|Metacognition Strategies for Learning
April 21, 10-11:20 am / April 22, 10-11:20 am
- Metacognition is our attempt to explain how we learn. This session focuses on how to incorporate principles based on brain function (patterns, novelty, sensory integration, memory, processing of information) to enhance learning into courses.
- Register at: https://gometacognition.eventbrite.com
*New Tech for the Classroom Series – One of the topics may change as new options become available.