Talk About Teaching Series

WORKSHOPS: During the academic year, CEITL offers a series of "Talk About Teaching" workshops on topics of interest to faculty. These workshops are typically held around the lunch hour. All part- and full-time faculty, graduate student teaching assistants, lecturers and teaching staff are invited to attend.

All Fall 2017 sessions will take place in the Memorial Union Building (MUB ) Room 156 


12:30 - 2pm.

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to attend one or more of the sessions.


Note: Talk About Teaching Workshops contribute 1-point to the CEITL Participation Certificate.


Fall 2017 Talk About Teaching Sessions


The three sessions for Fall 2017 are:

           1. Thursday, September 21 (12:30pm-2pm)

(WAIT LIST) Promoting Student Engagement Through Team- and Problem-Based Learning Activities

Team- and Problem-based learning (TBL/PBL) are learner-centered, instructor-led collaborative learning strategies designed to facilitate student engagement in course content on an applied level. With TBL/PBL, 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 and past research on TBL/PBL, presenters will describe TBL projects completed by UNH faculty, with observed student perceptions of TBL and learning outcomes.

Catherine Overson, Director, Teaching, Learning, and Research Services, CEITL
Victor Benassi, Faculty Director, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning


2. Thursday, October 19 (12:30pm-2pm)
Accessible Instructional Materials – Identification, Notice, and Use of Video and Text (PDFs)  

Students rely on the availability and access to instructional materials. Early notice, the ability to ‘find’ them (where in MyCourses?), and the ease of use (i.e., accessibility) impact effectiveness AND efficiency of time spent. It is important to recognize various aspects of how students are interfacing with MyCourses and the materials to help enhance use and, thus, preparation for class. While focus is on creating accessibility (re: ‘disability’), these steps provide greater access for all students and minimize the need for formal accommodations and after-the-fact adjustments. Particular overview of video materials and captioning will be addressed.

Course Content
*Reading materials – links, pdfs, attachments
*Video – YouTube, Ted Talks, videos, lectures

*Organization & Management – class module (v. date), location(s) of information

Usability = universal access, accessibility
*Reading materials – searchable pdfs, Word documents
*Video – captions

*Organization & Management – intuitive, clear, consistent, built-in redundancy


Michael Shuttic, Director, Student Accessibility Services
Maureen Bourbeau, Assistive Tech Specialist, Student Accessibility Services
Faculty, TBD


           3. Thursday, November 16 (12:30pm-2:00pm) 

Open Educational Resources, Part 1: Fundamentals: Getting Started

Jointly sponsored by CEITL, Academic Technology, and University Library, this workshop introduces the first in a series of three hybrid workshops (including a January 2018 workshop and a Spring 2018 Talk about Teaching workshop) in conjunction with the OER Foundations Course housed in myCourses. This series is designed to provide you with an overview of the OER landscape, allowing you to identify, integrate, and produce OER for your own courses and to find support for your efforts on the UNH campus.

For this series, think about a potential course for which you will adopt OER materials.

Part 1 will introduce the concept of OER, help you to distinguish OER from other types of “open” resources, and guide you in locating and evaluating resources for your own course. The first two modules in the OER Foundations Course that accompanies this series have a selection of brief readings that will prepare you for this workshop.

OER Foundations Course prep:

  1. Why OER?
  2. What types of resources are available as OER, and how do I find and evaluate them?

We will begin with an overview of the highlights of the course readings followed by workshop activities designed to assist you in locating and evaluating potential OER for your course. Bring your syllabus, textbooks and other course resources along with your laptop to make this working session most productive!

Faculty and Staff who complete all components of this series (three workshops and the OER Foundations Course) will receive a CEITL Workshop Award of Participation, and receive a total of 8 Points toward the CEITL Participation Certificate (coming Fall, 2017).

For more information about this CEITL Workshop Award of Participation Series, click here.

Enroll in this series and access the OER Foundations Course:

Click here to enroll