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E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching 

CTL Workshops 

This Friday!

E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

Friday, March 6, 2015 | Campus Center | 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Register » | Organizers: James Gregory, Amy Powell 

Join faculty from across the state of Indiana in a discussion of teaching and learning at the 2015 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching in the IUPUI Campus Center. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Dan Bernstein, Professor of Cognitive Psychology and former Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas. His talk is entitled "Building on What They Know: Preparing a Path to Engaged Learning." This year's plenary speaker is Dr. Debora Herold, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at IUPUI. Her talk is entitled "Teaching Them How to Learn." When registering for the symposium, participants can opt to attend one of the faculty-led workshops listed below. The workshops will run from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. (You can change your workshop selection at a later date by cancelling your original event registration, re-registering, and selecting another workshop to attend.)

Faculty-Led Workshops:

  • Improv(ing) Learning Environments: Focused Play and Creativity - Jonathan Rossing, IU School of Liberal Arts, Indianapolis
  • Active and Engaging Online Learning: Using Tried-and-True Classroom Assessment Techniques in Online Learning - Rob Elliott, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indianapolis
  • Using Course Networking to Engage Students in Biology and Physics - Andrew Gavrin, IUPUI School of Science
  • Facilitating Student Learning through ePortfolio Pedagogy - Bethany Neal-Beliveau, IUPUI School of Science

Registration is free and breakfast and lunch are included.

CTL Workshops 

Peer Assessment in Canvas

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 1 - 2 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Lauren Easterling

This session will allow participants to experience the peer assessment (peer review) features built into Canvas Assignments. Following an overview of peer assessment, participants will have the opportunity to complete, then build, a peer assessment activity based upon the principles discussed earlier in this session. 

Critical Thinking: It Doesn't Happen By Accident

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | UL 0110 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: Lisa Contino

If we want to develop and strengthen our students' critical thinking skills, we need to design our courses, including learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessments, with this important goal in mind. In this session, participants will learn how to be more explicit and intentional in the design of learning activities that teach students to think critically using discipline-specific logic. 

First Look at Canvas Webinar - IT Training

Friday, March 13, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 10 - 10:50 a.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Kimmaree Murday, Amy Powell

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 3 - 3:50 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Kimmaree Murday, M Leach

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 12 - 12:50 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenter: Kimmaree Murday, Lauren Easterling

In this webinar, jointly offered by CTL and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings. 

High-Impact Practices Workshop

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | UL 1125M | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenter: James Gregory

Undergraduate research, study abroad, service learning, and experiential learning are high-impact practices that have been demonstrated to improve student engagement, achievement, and retention. While the IUPUI RISE initiative encourages faculty to design courses centered on these pedagogical approaches, other, more easily implemented high-impact practices can also be powerful. This workshop will examine considerations for designing writing-intensive courses as well as collaborative assignments and projects. Participants will leave with an outline for incorporating one of these practices into their own courses.

Reflection in ePortfolios

Friday, March 27, 2015 | UL 2115E | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Amy Powell | Presenter: Susan Kahn

Research at IUPUI and elsewhere demonstrates convincingly that reflection can help students define themselves as learners and professionals, contribute to their development, enhance their engagement, and provide rich information for assessment and improvement. With effective guidance, reflection encourages students to make connections among learning experiences across courses and disciplines and between classroom and out-of-class experiences. The extensive body of scholarship on reflection can be daunting, however, and the term “reflection” itself is variously defined across disciplines. This workshop will provide an overview of the basic roles and purposes of reflection in ePortfolios and share practices used by IUPUI faculty in teaching students how to interpret, comprehend, and integrate their learning through reflection.

Teaching Metacognitive Skills

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | UL 1126 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register » | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Anusha S Rao, Terri Tarr

Metacognition refers to how learners think about and monitor their own knowledge, a process which has been shown to improve students’ learning and increase transfer of knowledge. Metacognitive skills involve assessing the demands of a task, evaluating one’s own knowledge and skills, planning an approach, monitoring one’s progress, and adjusting strategies as needed to complete the task. Participants will learn how to blend metacognitive skill instruction with content instruction by using strategies such as student self-reflection, instructor modeling of reflection, reciprocal teaching, visual organizers, formative assessments, and more.

Partner Opportunities

VoiceThread Workshops

Interested in VoiceThread? Find out more about the totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file.

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Center for Service and Learning Grants and Scholarships

CSL Dissemination Grants
Application Deadline: Through April 2015 or until funding is exhausted. 

About: The Center for Service and Learning has designated funds for small dissemination grants between $500 and $750. These grants are available to support faculty and instructional staff in disseminating work associated with civic and community engagement in higher education, particularly work that builds the knowledge base related to service learning pedagogy, community-university partnerships and community-based participatory research/collaborative inquiry.

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L'Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship Program

The L'Oreal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998. 

The L'Oreal  USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post- doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Completed applications are due no later than March 20, 2015.

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