January Teaching Workshops

January 2020 Workshop Schedule and Registration

We invite you to join us for one or more of the January 2020 Workshops on College Teaching.

Attendance at January Workshops are each eligible for 1-point toward the CEITL Participation Certificate,

and lunch will be provided for morning workshops. Please register by January 7 so that we can be sure to order enough food. 

 


Date:  Monday, January 13th, 2020
Time: 9am – 12 noon
Room: MUB Room 162

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Please register by January 7

Promoting Student Engagement through Team-Based Learning

Team-based learning (TBL) is a learner-centered, instructor-led collaborative learning strategy designed to facilitate student engagement in course content on an applied level. With TBL, students achieve course objectives through motivating attendance and participation and by promoting critical thinking, all while learning how to function in teams through problem solving. 

After first detailing the primary elements of TBL, presenters will describe TBL projects completed by UNH faculty, along with student learning outcomes and their perceptions of the TBL experience. Facilitators will then work with participants to assist them in incorporating some or all of the TBL components into their courses.

Presenters:

Catherine Overson, Interim Director, CEITL

Karen Collins, Associate Professor and Chair, Kinesiology

Gabrielle Petruccelli, Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Rae Sonnenmeier, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Betsy Humphreys, Research Assistant Professor & NH-ME LEND Program Director


Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 9am – 12 noon
Room: MUB Room 164

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Please register by January 7

CEITL Workshop Series: Feedback

This is the second of three in a CEITL Workshop Series jointly sponsored by UNH Writing Center, Academic Technology, and CEITL.

Part 2: Peer Review: Practices and Pitfalls      

 Although peer review would seem to offer an ideal solution to the workload issue of giving feedback to student writing, it is often abandoned as ineffective when results don’t meet expectations.  In this workshop, we will talk about aligning peer review goals with effective approaches to advance student learning and writing practice. The Director of the Writing Program will present on concepts and frameworks, and a cross-disciplinary faculty panel will share their peer review practices.  After presentations, there will be time for attendees to exchange ideas and workshop incorporating peer review into their assignments. 

Presenters:

Edward A Mueller, Director, University Writing Programs 

Faculty Panel:

Nick Mian, Assistant Professor Psychology,

Leslie Curren, Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences

Janet Anderson, Lecturer Biological Sciences

Cristy Beemer, Associate Professor, English, and Director of Composition

Participants who complete all three components of this series will receive a CEITL Workshop Award of Participation Certificate, and receive a total of 5 Points toward the CEITL Participation Certificate 

  • 3 points: 1point for each workshop attended
  • 2 bonus points for participants who attend all 3 workshops 

CEITL Participation Certificate.


 

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time: 9am – 12:00 noon
Room: MUB Room 162

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Please register by January 7

Workshop Series: Career and Professional Success

Part 2: Facilitating Career Readiness    

This is the second of three in a CEITL Workshop Series jointly sponsored by UNH Career and Professional Success and CEITL. This session will delve deep into career competencies and their importance. Discussion around the Wildcat Way to Professional Success model will guide the conversation on how to prepare students to be career ready by time of graduation. This session provides examples and tangible ideas on how to develop and deepen career readiness skills in an academic environment. This session includes discussing, brainstorming, and creating a plan to embed career readiness within an assignment, class period, or throughout the duration of a course.

Presenters:

Riannon Nute, Director of Career and Professional Success, College of Health and Human Services

Participants who complete all three components of this series will receive a CEITL Workshop Award of Participation Certificate, and receive a total of 5 Points toward the CEITL Participation Certificate 

  • 3 points: 1point for each workshop attended
  • 2 bonus points for participants who attend all 3 workshops 

CEITL Participation Certificate.


Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm
Room: MUB Room 162

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Please register by January 7

Incorporating Experiential Learning in the Classroom     

What is Experiential Learning (EL) and how might I incorporate experiential learning in my courses? What are some concrete examples where experiential learning has been infused into curriculum? What are EL best practices, and how do I assess outcomes using experiential learning?  Come join us to discuss these and other questions for an afternoon of information, discussion, and application in this workshop. Engage in EL activities and explore current courses where examples of experiential learning have taken place. Attendees will also have time to workshop with colleagues on developing or revising their current course activities to incorporate experiential learning. Bring your computer/tablet and have a course or particular activity in mind for which you would like to develop or revise an activity in order to incorporate experiential learning.

Presenters:

Alison K. Paglia, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology

 

Christine R. Andrews MEd

Assistant Director & Science Support Coordinator

Center for Academic Enrichment

 

Sarah G. Prescott, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Life Sciences


Date:  Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 9am – 12 noon
Room: Conant Hall 113, Global Education Center

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Please register by January 7

Global  Education Center Presents: Cultural Variations in the Classroom workshop series

Part II: Using Universal Design for Learning: “Teaching to the Edges”

The use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a pedagogical framework has surged in higher education over the past decade as a way to design learning experiences that emphasize and build on the variability of a diverse student population. In this workshop, faculty and staff will develop a working knowledge of UDL, and learn how to [re]design their instructional or program goals, curriculum, and course structure to minimize barriers to learning. Facilitators will explain the theory behind UDL, and the potential of a UDL approach to reframe teaching and learning norms of ability, language, gender, etc. Participants will engage in analyses of instructional material or written communication in order to identify starting points for applying a UDL lens to their curriculum, instruction or office outreach.

Workshop Facilitators:

Denise Desrosiers is a senior lecturer in the UNH English department where she teaches ESL and first year composition courses. She is also earning a PhD in Education at UNH with a research focus on diversity and student experience in higher education.

Beth Fornauf is a PhD candidate in Education and Dissertation Year Fellow. Previously she worked for the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), a non-profit focused on UDL research and development. Her research focuses on disability studies and the UDL framework in K-12 and higher education curricula.

Kristin Raymond is a senior lecturer in the English department and a PhD candidate in the English Composition Program at the University of New Hampshire. Her research interests center around second-language writing and cross-cultural identity negotiation. She has taught English internationally and domestically, working with students from across the globe in a variety of contexts.

Tom Higginbotham  is the Director of Science Education for TRRE, and a postdoctoral research and teaching associate in the Education Department. His practical and research interests include finding ways to demystify STEM fields for teachers. His career in education has been diverse and well-traveled.


 

 

 

Inclement Weather Policy:  If you have a question concerning whether the workshop will be held due to weather conditions, please call us at (603) 862-0233 between 8:00 – 9:00 am on the day of the session.  If you have any questions, send an email to us at: teaching.excellence@unh.edu