IN THIS ISSUE:

CTL Workshops

Note: Attendance at any CTL workshop or event will count towards professional development required for University College’s Gateway Teaching Academy.

Teaching@IUPUI: Documenting Your Teaching

Thursday, March 31  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner

This session introduces faculty and graduate students to best practices of documenting one’s teaching. Participants will examine different approaches to capture evidence of teaching and learning, and to make the case for teaching achievements. Participants will consider how to shape their evolution as teachers through the use of student course evaluations, peer reviews of teaching, and other means of measuring student learning.

Global Learning at the Course Level

Friday, April 8  |  UL 1125M  | 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): James Gregory  and Presenter(s): James Gregory, Leslie Bozeman

This workshop will equip faculty to define global learning outcomes for their courses and to incorporate into their courses global issues relevant to their disciplinary context. In addition, participants will draft plans for implementing and assessing global learning outcomes. The workshop will last two hours, and will be a joint offering between the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning and the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.

Teaching@IUPUI: Evidence-based Instructional Practices in STEM

Wednesday, April 13  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Anusha S Rao, Douglas Jerolimov

Evidence-based instructional practices are research-supported methods of teaching that foster high levels of student learning and retention in STEM fields. These active learning strategies are rooted in principles of how people learn and may be successfully adapted to different disciplines. This webinar will focus on two such evidence-based instructional practices, Peer Instruction and Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Using examples drawn from different disciplines, participants will be equipped to implement a Peer Instruction or PBL strategy for an assignment in a course of their own, and discuss techniques to assess student learning gains.

Using Clickers in your Classroom

Friday, April 15  | UL 1125M  | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Kael Kanczuzewski

Clickers, or Student Response Systems (SRS), offer instructors the ability to pose questions to students during a lecture and for students to provide instructors with instant feedback on teaching. Student response systems have been used to increase engagement and active learning for students in lectures. SRS can also provide instructors with quantitative data about what students have learned.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to work with SRS software in combination with presentation software (like PowerPoint), to construct questions that maximize learning, and to employ clickers as part of innovative teaching strategies.

Canvas Information and Workshops

Learn how to use Canvas, IU's new Learning Management System, at your own pace or in a guided tutorial. The Center for Teaching and Learning, along with IT Training, offers a wide variety of workshops and webinars to help faculty set up Canvas sites for summer and fall semesters.  

Upcoming workshops:

Oncourse to Canvas Migration Support

If you have been teaching in Oncourse and are ready to make the move to Canvas, here are some resources you may find helpful:

E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

Join faculty from across the state of Indiana in a discussion of teaching and learning at the 2016 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching in the IUPUI Campus Center. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Randy Bass, Vice Provost for Education and Professor of English at Georgetown University. His talk is entitled "Liberal Education Re-Bound: Designing Learning in the Emerging Digital Ecosystem." This year's plenary speaker is Dr. Stephen Fox, Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing at IUPUI. His talk is entitled "Audiences, Purposes, and Projects: Making Writing Assignments Matter."  Visit http://ecmoore.iupui.edu for more information about the speaker, view the schedule, and register for a faculty-led workshop.

Registration for the symposium is now open.

Recommended Reading

Small changes in teaching: The last 5 minutes of class

Lang, J. (March 7, 2016). Small changes in teaching: The last 5 minutes of class. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/Small-Changes-in-Teaching-The/235583

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