Tech Teaches Series

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning presents:

2019-2020 Tech Teaches Series


Preparing Content for Teaching Online

Dr. Sandi JW Smith-Andrews
November 21, 2019 at 11:00am in Volpe Library 117

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Please join the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for a Tech Teaches event lead by Dr. Sandi Smith-Andrews, Educational Technology Faculty on “Preparing Content for Teaching Online”.

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. The session 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. The end of the session will include a customized question and answer portion focused on the needs of attendees.


E-Portfolios

Shelley Brown
September 17, 2019 at 11:00am in Volpe Library 117

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Please join the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for our first Tech Teaches ​of the semester, 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.

  • 2018-2019

    Concept-Based Learning

    Dr. Bedelia Russell
    September 6, 2018 at 11:00am in Volpe Library 117 

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    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.

    Creative Thinking

    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.

    Authentic Assessment

    Jacob Kelley
    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.

  • 2017-2018

    Academic Mindsets
    September 19, 2017
    Chad Luke

    Accessibility
    October 19, 2017
    Ed Beason

    Doceri
    November 9, 2017
    Mary Kidd

    COPUS - Active Learning [Video]
    February 8, 2018
    Jennifer Meadows

    Qualtrics
    March 1, 2018
    Paula Engelhardt

    IDEA
    March 22, 2018
    Theresa Ennis

    Zoom and Group Work
    April 19, 2018
    Amy Callender