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.
 
Location: 

All Spring 2020 sessions will take place in the Memorial Union Building (MUB ). Please be sure to check the room for your session. 

Time:

12:30 pm- 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.

 

Spring 2020 Talk About Teaching Sessions

 

The five sessions for Spring 2020 are:

Session I

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Location: Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 162
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by February 19, 2020

The Card Sorting Activity:

Assessing Student Conceptual Organization of Subject Matter as a Measure of Deep Comprehension

Proficiency in domain-specific conceptual organization is a characteristic of deep comprehension. One way to gauge students’ conceptual organization is with a card sorting task. This activity is designed to help assess whether students possess relatively shallow or deep understanding of specific subject areas. Students with novice level content understanding typically sort cards according to shallow or mixed features; whereas, content experts sort according to deep features. When assigned at the beginning of the semester, this activity can help inform your initial approach as you begin your course. Conceptual mastery of material over time might be reflected students’ performance in a repeat assignment of this activity at the end of the semester.

Participants in this workshop will learn to develop and incorporate the card sorting activity into their courses. Workshop leaders will assist participants in generating cards for their courses.

 

Presenter:

Lauren Kordonowy, Science of Learning Project Coordinator (CEITL)

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Session II

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Location: Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 164
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by March 3, 2020

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 Workshop Series: Feedback

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

Part 3:

Leverage Technology to Facilitate Student Feedback

Providing prompt and targeted feedback is important for student learning, both in the classroom and online. In fact, some research has indicated that feedback can double the rate of learning for students. In this interactive session, participants will explore the use of technology (particularly tools in Canvas) to facilitate feedback on student work. Participants will examine Canvas speedgrader, markup tools, grading rubrics, and the use of media for feedback. As a group, we will discuss best practices and research notes on the effective uses of these tools. Bring your laptop for hands-on opportunities during the session

Facilitators:
Scott Kimball, Manager, Instructional Development Center
Xuan Cai, Instructional Designer
Fran Keefe, Instructional Designer

Mike McIntire, Manager, Media & Collaboration Services

It is not necessary to have attended Parts I or II to participate in Part III
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Session III

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Location: Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 162
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by March 18, 2020

Going Hybrid: A Case of First Impression

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law 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, we will discuss how we constructed a new blended learning environment without blueprints. In this workshop, we will discuss student benefits of a hybrid classroom, pedagogical challenges, strategies to create parity between the hybrid and residential programs, and the instructional design process. We will hear faculty testimony and view real hybrid classroom time to gain student and instructor perspective.

We will discuss:

  • Day-to-day of teaching a hybrid course
  • Asynchronous versus synchronous online instruction
  • Reducing faculty/student fatigue during residential periods
  • Assignments, grading, and academic success
  • Marketing and assessing this program
  • Moving forward

Please bring computers and a specific course or program you would consider “hybridizing."  Workshop facilitators will work with participants to help begin a design and develop a two-year vision map for a course or academic program, incorporating varying levels of distance education components.

Presenter:

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

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Session IV

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Location: Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 164
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by March 31, 2020

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

Workshop Series:

This is the third of three in a CEITL Workshop Series jointly sponsored by Career and Professional Success (CaPS) and CEITL

Part 3:

Career Connections in the Classroom

Review of career competencies and Career and Professional Success (CaPS) resources will be discussed in this session. Participants will actively develop and present a proposed implementation plan to embed career readiness within their curriculum.

Presenters:
Stephanie Whitney, Career Director, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Cayce Jones, Senior Career Counselor, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

It is not necessary to have attended Parts I or II To participate in Part III


Session V

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Location: Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 162
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by April 16, 2020

Approaching Cultural Competency: Identity, Diversity and Social Justice in the College Classroom

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss what it means to teach in a pluralistic classroom. In particular, we will examine identity, discrimination and social change in order to better serve our students. From microaggressions to more serious oppression, our students often experience marginalization from professors. This workshop will provide specific tips to create greater equity in the classroom and bring forth a more hospitable culture in higher ed. Social groups to be examined include students of color, students with disabilities and LGBTQ+ students (especially trans students). After the presentations there will be time for attendees to have more intimate discussions with colleagues about what issues have come up in their classrooms and how to best address them. In this way, the hope is that faculty will develop greater cultural competency in their classrooms, on campus and beyond.

Presenters:
Joelle Ruby Ryan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
Michael Shuttic, Director of Student Accessibility Services
Jhenneffer Marcal, Hall Director, Engelhardt Hall.