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 Spring 2018 sessions will take place in the Memorial Union Building (MUB ) Room 156 


Varied. See below. 

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 2018 Talk About Teaching Sessions


The three sessions for Spring 2018 are:

           1. Thursday, February 22 (12:30pm-2pm)

Design Your Slides with Cognitively-supported Multimedia Principles 
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by February 15. 

Bring your computers to this workshop for an interactive session on the practical application of multimedia principles to course material. Victor and Catherine will describe 12 multimedia principles (e.g., coherence, signaling, segmenting, modality) that can be used in designing any face-to-face or online presentation of to-be-learned material. These easily applied principles can promote student learning, retention, and application of to-be-learned multimedia-presented material (e.g., PowerPoint, Keynote).

Prior to the workshop, please load onto your computer an existing course presentation you would like to modify for an upcoming course. If this is the first course in which multimedia material will be used, consider a plan for how you might begin to incorporate multimedia material into a future course. Each participant will develop a specific plan for how to apply one or more empirically supported multimedia principles in the selected course material.

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


2. Monday, April 9 (12:30pm-2:00pm)
Empowering Student Changemakers: Design Thinking in the Curriculum 
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by April 2. 

This workshop will give an overview of Design Thinking, an exciting and emerging pedagogy appropriate for a wide range of disciplines. Pioneered by leading design firm, IDEO, this human-centered approach to innovation is widely being used at universities around the world as a way to help students understand social and environmental challenges at the root-cause level, and give them a toolkit to design solutions that deeply integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements organizational success. During the workshop we will learn about examples of how Design Thinking is being used, and participate in some short exercises to experience the pedagogy of Design Thinking in action.


Fiona Wilson,Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability,
Department of Management, The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics


           3. Thursday, April 19 (12:30pm-2:00pm) 

Part 3: OER and Beyond: Implementation/Adaptation/Assessing Your OER
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by April 13. 

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. 

Jointly sponsored by CEITL, Academic Technology, and the University Library, this workshop continues with the final in a series of three hybrid workshops. 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.

Part 3 of the series will introduce you to the adaption and production of your own OER, UNH support as you consider and implement OER in your course, and how you might assess the learning benefits of using OER in your course.

We will begin with an overview of the highlights of the course readings followed by workshop activities designed to support your interests in implementing OER into your course. Bring your syllabus, textbooks and other course resources along with your laptop to make this working session most productive!

Before Workshop:

For this workshop and Series consider a potential course for which you will adopt OER materials

You do not need to be enrolled in the CEITL Workshop Award of Participation Series to attend this workshop