Instructional Workshops

Instructional workshops are designed to assist faculty in the endeavor to improve instruction, improve classroom management and construct teaching portfolios. These workshops are valuable for course design and preparation of the teaching portion of their advancement, promotion and/or tenure documentation.

Spring 2018 Workshops

Do you see what I see? (Challenges of First Year Students)

Thursday, January 18 at 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Thomas Bruick, Marvin Williams, Amy Baldwin, Cheryl Lyons

Writing Workshop Series with Jen Talbot

Session 1: Wednesday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Session 2: Wednesday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Topic: Using rubrics to assess sample papers and comparing assessments.

       Session 3: Wednesday, March 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Topic: Assignment Workshop

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Jen Talbot

First Generation Students

Thursday, February 15 from 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Amy Baldwin

Student Engagement: Fostering Student Engagement and Collaborative Learning with Pearson’s Learning Catalytics

Thursday, March 1 from 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy

Facilitator: Melissa Kennedy Bland, Carl Fredrickson, Steve Karafit, Candice Thomas and Kyle Hurley

Flyer: Learning Catalytics

Generate class discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer learning with real-time analytics.  Please join us and faculty Carl Frederickson, Steve Karafit, Candice Thomas and Kyle Hurley to hear how they use Learning Catalytics in their classrooms.

Faculty Show and Tell: Online Course Design and Delivery Showcase

Wednesday, March 7 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, Online

Facilitator: Lisa Davis, Vicki Parish, Jessica Underwood

Ever wonder what other online faculty are doing?? Join us for this dynamic PechaKucha presentation featuring UCA’s most exemplary online courses.  Six faculty will present the highlights of their course design, which demonstrate innovative teaching methods, exhibit impressionable instructor presence, and exemplify a high degree of student learning through meaningful engagement.  Following the presentation, presenters will be available for Q&A.

This is your opportunity to applaud your colleague’s accomplishments and learn more about exemplary online course design at UCA.

Mindset

Thursday, March 8 from 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Vicki Groves-Scott

Teaching Portfolio Workshop

Tuesday, March 13 at 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14 at 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy

Facilitators: Patty Kohler-Evans

The Teaching Portfolio Workshop offers an opportunity to learn how to construct a portfolio to document one’s teaching effectiveness. Writing and discussion exercises provide a starting point for the portfolio development process. This workshop will help faculty prepare the teaching portion of their advancement, promotion and/or tenure application.

Collaboration: Roundtable & Workshop

Thursday, March 29 at 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitators: Chris Craun & Jacob Held

Summerizing Your Course

Friday, April 27th at 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 2nd at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy

Facilitators: Lisa Davis, Vicki Parish, Jessica Underwood

This workshop stems out of the many end of semester questions that come to the CTE office each fall and spring: How do I copy my course? Why is my course menu so long after I do a course copy?  Isn’t there an easier way to change all of my dates?  Can I get a pretty banner for the top of my course?  Topics to be covered in this workshop include the following:

How to efficiently copy/archive a course shell

How to use the Date Management tool

Where to access the Web-Enhanced interface (with content)

How to make/upload a nice course banner

How to set up/clean up the Grade Center for efficiency

Increasing instructor presence from Day 1

The first half of the workshop will be presentation-style and the second half will be hands-on work in your Blackboard courses with Instructional Designers there for just-in-time assistance.

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