Tech Teaches Series
The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning presents:
2020-2021 Tech Teaches Series
Stay tuned for our Spring 2021 Tech Teaches Series!
View more information about each Tech Teaches below. You can register for the workshop or view past workshop materials.
Online Teaching Series
Dr. Sandi JW Smith-Andrews
Please join the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for a Tech Teaches event lead by Dr. Sandi Smith-Andrews, Educational Technology Faculty.
If you have ever contemplated designing an online course, it might be easier than you think. Whether you want to create one from scratch or convert an existing face-to-face class into an online experience, this workshop is for you. These sessions will provide an overview of best practices related to organizing for online teaching, outline simple steps for getting started, show online examples of classes, and discuss the use of rubrics for quick and easy student feedback. Please bring your laptop.
The three part series includes the following topics:
Preparing Content for Teaching Online
Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 11am - View PDF of Presentation
Practical Tools & Tips for Online Course Implementation
Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 11am - View PDF of Presentation
Assessments & Rubrics
Thursday, April 9, 2020 @ 3 pm via Zoom
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - View Presentation
Please join the CITL for a Tech Teaches with Senior Instructor Shelley Brown, as she presents E-Portfolios in the College Classroom. AAC&U describes ePortfolios as digital repositories of student work and in 2016, based upon proliferating research examining the efficacy of ePortfolios, they added ePortfolios to the list of High Impact Practices (HIPs). She will cover the use of classroom ePortfolios as a High Impact Practice as well as describe how they can be utilized for Creative Inquiry. This session will offer participants fresh ideas of how they can use E-Portfolios in the classroom and for their own professional goals.
View online resources for the E-Portfolio Project.
Dr. Bedelia Russell
September 6, 2018 at 11:00am in Volpe Library 117
Missed the presentation? View the Video for Concept-Based Learning.
Would you like to design your course around big ideas instead of subject-specific content? By leading students to consider the context in which they will use their understanding, concept-based learning brings real world meaning to content knowledge and skills. Join Dr. Bedelia Russell as she offers strategies for making concept-based learning a reality.
Popular Media in the Classroom
Dr. Mark Melichar
September 27, 2018 at 11:00am in Volpe Library 117
Are you looking for a way to make course material more relatable for students? Popular media such as clips from movies, television shows, and music can help students make a deeper and longer lasting connection with course material. Join Dr. Mark Melichar as he shares his website “Econ Gone Country" and shows examples of economics in country music.
Dr. Nikki Panter
October 11, 2018 at 11:00am in Volpe Library 117
Do you want to integrate more creative thinking into your courses? Creative thinking involves looking at a problem or a question in new and interesting ways in order to develop multiple solutions. Join Dr. Nikki Panter as she describes her "Create a Critter" project that ties together creative thinking with teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving.
November 8, 2018 at 11:00am in Volpe Library 117
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How can we ensure that students are learning in meaningful and worthwhile ways instead of simply memorizing to pass an exam? Authentic assessment is an approach that asks students to demonstrate competency through the completion of tasks that most mirror the real world. Join Jacob Kelley as he provides insight into implementing authentic assessment.
September 19, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 9, 2017
COPUS - Active Learning [Video]
February 8, 2018
March 1, 2018
March 22, 2018
Zoom and Group Work
April 19, 2018