Talk about Teaching 2020 Summer Series

CEITL is offering a summer edition on our long-running Talk About Teaching workshops. Our focus this summer will be on topics related to the remote teaching and learning environment.

All sessions:

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Register for Talk about Teaching Summer Series


 
Date: Tuesday, May 26 
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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Pivot Your Face-to-Face Course to Remote Teaching

  • Preparing a syllabus for a course that may start out to be face-to-face and then pivot to online/remote;
  • Creating and keeping a ‘presence’ as a teacher in online instruction
  • Building online community while promoting student learning through managing discussion boards
  • Exploring transfer appropriate alternatives to major exams as assessments as a measure of course mastery
  • Learning assessments
Presenter:

Catherine Overson, Associate and Current Interim Director, CEITL


Date: Thursday, June 4
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

To access the PowerPoint presentation and session resources, click on the title below.

Introduction to the Online Library

Some people think that because the library buildings are closed the library is closed, but that’s not the case!

This talk will provide an overview of the many ways the library’s electronic and digital materials can serve you and your students remotely 24/7, including:

  • Using the Library Search Box to find e-books, electronic book chapters, and journal articles
  • Using permalinks for easy linking into electronic documents or MyCourses
  • Finding streaming video resources
  • Research guides for subjects and courses that can bring items from the library and the web together in one place
  • Various ways to get research and reference help remotely, including chat, email, and librarian appointments via Zoom
  • How to find and contact your subject librarian and how they can help with reference and research support

Join us as we put the power of the library into your hands wherever you are.

Presenter:

Kathrine Aydelott, Information Literacy Librarian, Dimond Library


Date: Tuesday, June 9
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Place: Zoom Webinar – you will receive an invitation
CEITL Participation: 1 point

FITSI Webinar: Strategies for Flexible Instruction

The Fall of 2020 will pose some instructional challenges that we have never faced before. How will we include and engage students who may have to isolate, or who may have fears of returning to the classroom? How might faculty continue instruction if they cannot be on campus? In this webinar, we will examine the HyFlex course design model – a flexible course framework that offers a combination of online, synchronous, and face-to-face options (hybrid) in a course where students are able to choose when and how they attend (flexible). We’ll also discuss the addition of Zoom-enabled spaces available on campus in the Fall of 2020, and explore strategies to engage remote and local students in a single class session. Finally, we’ll discuss the benefits and challenges of asynchronous and synchronous learning.

 This session, offered as part of the 2020 Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute (FITSI), is open to the entire UNH community. Applications are not required, but you must register to attend.


Date: Thursday, June 11
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation
CEITL Participation: 1 point

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This presentation will provide valuable insights and assistance with accessibility concerns in particular to the remote learning environment. Topics include:

  • Building an accessible content framework ​for creating and selecting course materials. 
  • Searchable documents and PDF’s for engagement with content and/or read on any device with text-to-speech
  • Best strategies for video captioning success
  • How multiple formats can help minimize screen fatigue, address network limitations, and support individual learning strengths.
Presenters:
Maureen Bourbeau, Assistive Technology Specialist, SAS

Frances Keefe, Instructional Designer, IT/Academic Technologies


Date: Friday, June 12 
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Repeated offering (from May 26)

Pivot Your Face-to-Face Course to Remote Teaching

  • Preparing a syllabus for a course that may start out to be face-to-face and then pivot to online/remote;
  • Creating and keeping a ‘presence’ as a teacher in online instruction
  • Building online community while promoting student learning through managing discussion boards
  • Exploring transfer appropriate alternatives to major exams as assessments as a measure of course mastery
  • Learning assessments
Presenter:

Catherine Overson, Associate and Current Interim Director, CEITL

 


Date: Tuesday, June 16

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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We will explore possible options for how you might convert in-class labs to remote learning platforms. This session will provide the opportunity for you to engage in a dialogue with other colleagues teaching labs in which you can share your ideas and plans to facilitate remote laboratory instruction. During this session, we invite you to:

  • Address a variety of challenges
  • Explore available resources
  • Describe how you converted your Spring 2020 lab to the remote learning platform
  • Share lessons learned, and what you plan to keep and what you plan to modify
Presenters:
Lauren Kordonowy, Science of Learning Project Cordinator, CEITL

Jennifer Calawa, Research Associate, CEITL


Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 11:00am - 12:00 pm
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation

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In this webinar, we will address perspectives on inclusive teaching with connections to the application of Open Education, and with consideration for challenges students are facing now, with the unexpected shift of courses to remote learning. Following an introduction to the topic, participants will engage in an active learning exercise meant to challenge their thinking about inclusive teaching in their own courses. 

Presenter: Academic Technology


Date: Thursday, June 25 
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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This presentation will provide you with an introduction on how to develop and implement an assessment plan using a variety of tools to provide formative information for your remote-learning course environment. Classroom and Learning Assessment Techniques, as one example, provide teachers with a set of tools that may be used to conduct both summative and formative classroom assessments. We will explore methods of classroom research and assessment as originally developed by Patricia Cross and Thomas Angelo, and later extended and applied by teacher-scholars at all academic levels, including Elizabeth Barkley and Claire Howell Major (2016). 

Presenters:
Catherine Overson, Associate and Current Interim Director, CEITL

Elizabeth Tappin, Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, CEITL


Date: Wednesday, July 1st
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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Remote Learning and the Student Experience

In this presentation, we will review nationwide observations from students on their experiences after transitioning from face-to-face to the remote learning environment. We will then explore ways to keep doing what works, address student concerns, and promote student success.

 
Presenter:

Catherine Overson, Associate and Current Interim Director, CEITL


Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation
CEITL Participation: 1 point

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The Student Cognition Toolbox: Promote Student Success by Empowering Them to Become Self-Regulated Learners in Any Course Delivery Platform

College students tend to use study strategies that are ineffective relative to strategies supported by research found to promote learning. In our own work, we found that most students report using less-effective strategies such as rereading and highlighting. Moreover, it is the relatively less-skilled, low background knowledge students who are especially prone to using these comparatively ineffective strategies. We found that students instructed to use deep processing strategies tend to perform better on exams compared to students who do not use the deeper strategies.

In response, we have developed a set of open, online course materials, located with the Student Cognition Toolbox (SCT) that instruct students about effective study strategies. The SCT is situated within an internationally known online instructional platform. Distinctive features of the SCT include practice components that facilitate students’ mastery of each study strategy, and self-regulative components in which students identify and document learning strategies relative to course-related learning goals. The third edition of the SCT, based on performance measures and feedback from over 2,000 students, is about to be released and will be available in 2020 on the worldwide web as an open educational resource. The SCT includes modules on retrieval practice, self-explanation, elaborative interrogation, making predictions, worked examples, spacing, interleaving, and dual coding.

Learn how you can help your students succeed by providing them with the tools that have been empirically demonstrated to promote learning. 

Presenters:

SCT Team at CEITL: Catherine Overson; Victor Benassi

Moderators:

SCT Team Colleagues: Lauren Kordonowy; Elizabeth Tappin; Jennifer Calawa


Date: Wednesday, July 15 

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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Engaging Students Remotely

This session addresses one of the most common faculty concerns with remote teaching in Spring ‘20, “How do I keep my students engaged with myself and other students in an online environment”.  This session will give practical advice and tips on how to do this in an online or hybrid setting across different class sizes.  There will be time for Q&A on specific challenges.

Presenter:

Xuan Cai, Learning Architect, Learning Development and Innovation


Date: Thursday, July 16 

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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Design Your Slides with Cognitively Supported Multimedia Principles

(Repeated presentation with new slide examples)

Designing multimedia presentations that are consistent with the cognitive principles of multimedia learning has been empirically demonstrated to promote student learning, retention, and transfer of to-be-learned multimedia-presented material (e.g., PowerPointKeynote). The online course environment places multimedia materials in high relief. In this presentation, Catherine will describe and show examples of how effective multimedia principles can be easily applied as you design any face-to-face or online multimedia presentation of to-be-learned material.  

Presenter:

Catherine Overson, Associate and Current Interim Director, CEITL


Date: Wednesday, July 22 
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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Reduce Mind Wandering and Increase Student Engagement in Your Course with Empirically Demonstrated Strategies that Promote Learning 

Mind wandering – a shift away from task at hand (such as attending to a lecture, video, or when reading) toward internally generated thoughts or feelings – can have a deleterious effect on students’ learning and academic performance.  Capturing and sustaining the attention of students in a remote-learning course may be a particular challenge. This workshop will offer seven cognitively supported strategies that you can incorporate into your course that can help keep students on task and promote learning. 

Presenter:

Catherine Overson, Associate and Current Interim Director, CEITL


Date: Tuesday, July 28  
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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Creating Course Syllabi for Fall 2020 and Beyond

Now that you have had the opportunity to reflect on your, your colleagues, and students’ experiences during the shift to remote instruction and perhaps you completed one or more CEITL summer Talk About Teaching sessions, we invite you to participate in a session focused entirely on pulling everything together in a syllabus for each course you will be teaching going forward.  You may be preparing a syllabus for a course that, from the beginning, includes face-to-face and virtual instructional components; and then circumstances may necessitate a shift to entirely remote instruction.  With careful planning, a pivot to remote instruction can occur with minimal disruption. (Remote Learning and the Student Experience, July 1)

The session will address the following:

  • Thinking about your course in its entirety—not just the ‘face-time’ or ‘screen-time’, but all of what constitutes your course. 
  • Alignment of course learning goals with course activities/assignments and assessment of student learning. 
  • Description of the structure of the course (e.g., blended, hybrid, Hyflex, synchronous/asynchronous). (Pivot Your Face-to-Face Course to Remote Teaching, May 26; FITSI Webinar: Strategies for Flexible Instruction, June 9)
  • Description of what will occur if a course must pivot during the term to remote only; and how it will occur.
  • How will you create an open, inclusive course, whether it is face-to-face, remote, or both? (New Perspectives on Inclusive Teaching, June18)
  • Description of all technological and other resources that will be used in the course. 
  • Will you include instruction to students on learning strategies that will promote learning in your course? (The Student Cognition Toolbox: Promote Student Success by Empowering Them to Become Self-Regulated Learners in Any Course Delivery Platform, July 7)
  • Description of Student Accessibility Services. (Designing Accessible Online Course Materials, June 11)
  • Will you assign work that will require library resources? (Introduction to the Online Library, June 5)
  • Description of instructor’s communication plan—e.g., when available, through what means, etc. (Pivot Your Face-to-Face Course to Remote Teaching, May 26)
  • What will be your assessment plan for your course? (Developing an Assessment Plan for Your Remote Learning Course, June 15)
  • Creating and keeping a ‘presence’ as a teacher in online instruction.(Pivot Your Face-to-Face Course to Remote Teaching, May 26)
  • Does your course include lab work? How will you, if needed, pivot to remote lab work? (Teaching Remote Labs, June 16)
  • Creating a detailed course calendar that links course learning goals, assessment of student learning, and activities/assignments designed to promote learning goals. (Design Your Slides with Cognitively Supported Multimedia Principles, July 16; Reduce Mind Wandering and Increase Student Engagement in Your Course with EmpiricallyDemonstrated Strategies that Promote Learning, July 22
  • Grading students; academic dishonestly

In addition to covering the above topics, the session leader will describe a syllabus he created for a course that starts with twice-weekly in-class sessions that may be attended by students (physically distanced) or viewed by them synchronously. All graded learning activities are completed and submitted online.  At week 4 of the term, we will consider how the course pivots abruptly to a fully remote mode, with all instruction, assessment, communication, etc. completed online.

Presenter:

Victor Benassi, Professor Emeritus, Psychology; CEITL director, 2007 - 2018 


Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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This session will look at some best practices for online assessment and strategies to mitigate cheating. We'll also look at tools for grading and feedback online, including rubrics, audio feedback, digital markup, and Canvas Speedgrader. 
Presenter:
Scott Kimball, Xuan Cai, Fran Keefe, Mike McIntire, Learning Development and Innovation 

Date: Tuesday, August 4 

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

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Jointly sponsored by CEITL, Academic Technology, and University Library, this workshop is designed to provide you with an overview of the OER landscape, allowing you to find, evaluate, integrate, and produce OER for your own courses (whether remote or blended)  and to find support for your efforts on the UNH campus. 

Presenters:

OER Support Team


Date: Wednesday, August 5

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Going Hybrid: A Case of First Impression 

In 2019, the American Bar Association granted a variance request to the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law which increased the amount of distance education credits a student could take in an ABA approved program. As the first law school to create a hybrid JD with a focus (Intellectual Property, Technology, and Information Law), our presentation willl discribe how we constructed a new blended learning environment without blueprints.

We will discuss
  • student benefits of a hybrid classroom 
  • pedagogical challenges
  • strategies to create parity between the hybrid and residential programs
  • the instructional design process
  • faculty testimony about the experience of teaching online for the first time.

Specific attention will be paid to the day to day of teaching hybrid. We will focus on asynchronous versus synchronous online instruction, reducing faculty/student fatigue during residential periods, grading anonymity, exam proctoring, weekly assignments, and running an academic success program for distance education. Lastly, we will share how we marketed this program, how we are assessing the success of the program, and ways we anticipate the program evolving.  

Presenters:
 
Daniel Cwynar, M.Ed Higher Education Administration, Hybrid JD Program Coordinator at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

Leah Plunkett, Associate Dean of Administration, Director of Academic Success Programming at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law


Date: Thursday, August 6 

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Teaching in a Hybrid Classroom 

This session will cover how to plan for your learning activities in a hybrid classroom and discuss methods to keep in person and remote students both engaged in the activities. This will be a virtual session, hands-on sessions on using the hybrid technology will be scheduled in August.

Presenters:

Fran Keefe, Learning Architect, Learning Development and Innovation