Talk about Teaching Spring 2021 Series

Talk about Teaching Presentations for Spring, 2021

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Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 
Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation the day prior to the session

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Moving Beyond Accommodations: Creating Learning Environments that Work for All Learners

Many faculty members are aware of accommodation letters and the important role that they play in a student’s academic life. These letters begin to address the barriers a particular student might face in a learning environment. It details the accommodations that have been officially approved, and it often can start a conversation between a student and an instructor. However, accommodations alone are rarely enough to promote inclusion. Within this presentation, we will take a deeper dive into accommodations, accommodation letters, and importantly, how we can start to move beyond accommodations alone.

Presenter:
Scott Lapinski, Ph.D., M.Ed. (he/him/his), Director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 
Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation the day prior to the session

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Prior Knowledge is More than Content: Skills and Beliefs Also Impact Learning

Students’ prior knowledge is an influential predictor of academic learning. Many students come to our classrooms with some prior knowledge (for example, content, skills, beliefs, and attitudes) gained through life and other courses. As it turns out, prior knowledge can either hinder or help learning. For successful learning, prior knowledge should be activated, sufficient, appropriate, and accurate. In this workshop, participants will discuss strategies for a) assessing prior knowledge, b) activating prior knowledge c) addressing insufficient prior knowledge, d) determining the quality and appropriate levels of students’ prior knowledge, and e) correcting inaccurate prior knowledge.

Presenters:
Catherine Overson, PhD, Interim Director, CEITL

Lauren Kordonowy, PhD, Science of Learning Project Coordinator, CEITL


Date: Monday, March 1, 2021 
Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation the day prior to the session

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Interactive Activities to Promote Study Strategies: Companion Activities for the Student Cognition Toolbox 

This workshop will provide instructors with student activities which can be completed during or outside of class that are designed to promote study strategies to improve student learning.  These activities will allow your students to apply the study strategies included in the Student Cognition Toolbox directly to learning your course material.  Each of these activities can be tailored to either face to face or remote instruction and delivered synchronously or asynchronously. This workshop will provide you with several companion activities for the study strategies in the Student Cognition Toolbox that you can readily implement in your course.   

Presenters:  
Lauren Kordonowy, PhD, Science of Learning Project Coordinator, CEITL 
Jennifer Calawa, PhD Candidate, Graduate Assistant and Research Associate, Student Cognition Toolbox, CEITL 

 

 

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021 
Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation the day prior to the session

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Facilitating Collaborative Learning in a Face-to-Face and/or Remote Course

‘Collaborative Learning’ is term identifying a variety of intentional learning activities that involve at least 2 learners engaged in group work. Collaborative exercises, when incorporated into course design, are conceived to facilitate students’ progress toward achieving learning outcomes.  We will review techniques for implementing various components of collaborative learning, including the use of technology, and explore a variety of collaborative learning techniques that can be used across disciplines for face-to-face, online, and large enrollment courses.

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

Scott Kimball, Xuan Cai, Fran Keefe, Mike McIntire, LDI, CEITL


Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 
Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation the day prior to the session

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Wondering about the Impact of Your Teaching on Students’ Learning in Your Course? Are Your Students Meeting the Learning Goals You Set? Take the ‘Pulse” of Your Class with Periodic Teaching & Learning Assessment Techniques

This presentation will offer a variety of tools that you can use to develop and implement a ‘classroom’ teaching and learning assessment plan for your course (whether face to face or virtual). Information you receive from these assessments can be used to inform your teaching strategies and plans moving forward through your course. Think about the course you have in mind as we explore a variety of Classroom and Learning Assessment Techniques, student perception surveys designed for the online course, and the Mid-course Assessment Process (MAP).

Presenter:

Catherine Overson, PhD, Associate and Current Interim Director, CEITL


Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 
Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation the day prior to the session

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Engaging Online Students with Active Learning

Student-centered active learning produces significantly greater learning outcomes and student success than teacher-centered pedagogy. How can we engage students with active learning online? In this session, participants will take an active role in the presentation through the use different types of polling, and engage in active learning exercises while learning about active learning and the implementation of active learning sessions in synchronous, online classes.

Presenters: 

Xuan Cai, Scott Kimball, CEITL Learning Design and Innovation


Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 
Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation the day prior to the session

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Helping Students Navigate the Online Library

Online research tools are constantly changing. That’s true of the free web, and for library tools as well--even librarians have a hard time keeping up.

And yet studies show that students tend not to go directly to librarians for help. They are more likely to ask their professors first—and even their parents and friends—before asking librarians. If students come to you first, are you comfortable guiding them to find what they need?

This session is dedicated to helping departmental faculty navigate library resources in order to help their students. Topics covered include connecting to the library from off-campus, using the main library interface, locating databases efficiently, linking to full text, using research guides, and how to help students ask librarians for help.

Have a specific topic you would like covered? Send your questions to kathrine.aydelott@unh.edu by Friday, March 12 for inclusion in the presentation.

Presenters:

Kathrine Aydelott, Associate Professor, University Library

 

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 
Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation the day prior to the session

CEITL Participation: 1 point

Practical Uses of Media for Teaching and Learning

In this session we'll examine the practical uses of media as a teaching and learning tool. We will examine the ways photos, video, and audio can be combined to vary delivered content, and design learning activities that deepen students’ knowledge. Participants will be engaged in discussion around how they might approach using more media in their courses, examine ways to make effective use of media, and considerations around accessibility.

Presenters:

Fran Keefe, Mike McIntire, CEITL Learning Design and Innovation, CEITL


Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 
 12:40pm – 2:00pm 
Place: Zoom – you will receive an invitation 
CEITL Participation: 1 point

Navigating Triggers and Bias in the Classroom

"Whether conscious of it or not, professors and participants bring most, if not all, of who they are to the learning environment, including their fears, biases, stereotypes, memories of past traumas and current life experiences."  Kathy Obear  

This workshop will work to unpack the root of triggers in the classroom and provide the tools needed to ensure those most impacted are not further harmed in addressing these situations.

Presenters
Dr. Nadine Petty, Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity

Allyson Ryder, MPPM, Assistant Director, Office of Community, Equity and Diversity at UNH, Social Justice Educator, and Adjunct Faculty, Granite State College