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 2019 sessions will take place in the Memorial Union Building (MUB ). Please be sure to check the room for your session. 

Time:

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 2019 Talk About Teaching Sessions

 

The four sessions for Spring 2019 are:

Session I: Thursday, February 28 (12:30pm-2pm)
Part 2: OER In Process: Integaring/Adapting OER into Your Course Curriculum 
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by February 24, 2019 
Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 156

Participants 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

• 3 points for workshops
• 1 point for the OER “course”
• 4 bonus points

Jointly sponsored by CEITL, Academic Technology, and the University Library, this workshop continues with the second 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.

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. Click to access the self-paced course if you

are not enrolled in the series: Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER Foundations Course prep:

  • How can I integrate OER and other freely-available materials into my open courses/curriculum?

  • What if I want to adapt an OER, or produce my own OER?

    Part 2 of the series will introduce you to the adaption and production of your own OER as you consider and implement OER in your course.

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

Presenters: TBA

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Session II: Thursday, March 28 (12:30pm-2pm)
World Cafe: Building Discussions to Better Support International Learners
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by March 21, 2019 
Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 156

This will be a participatory “World Cafe” style workshop that will engage faculty in roundtable discussions on key themes pertaining to teaching international students and English Language Learners. Discussions will be facilitated by experts in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and faculty who have adapted their methodologies to better meet the needs of international students.

Each table will explore a particular aspect of best practices for teaching international students. Themes addressed will include: adapting your instructional materials, group work and fostering peer- to-peer interaction and strategies for large classes and lectures. In addition to the resources provided by expert facilitators, discussions will promote sharing of best practices from faculty across campus. The format of discussions will illustrate some strategies and approaches to build a more participatory classroom environment and to promote interaction among students.

Participants are encouraged to bring examples of course materials that they would like help adapting or modifying to better suit diverse classes.

Facilitators:
Nancy Sell, Senior Lecturer, ESL Institute Rachel Lachance, Senior Lecturer, ESL Institute
John Lacourse, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Nina Kositsky, Teaching & Learning Specialist, Global Student Success Program

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Session III: Thursday, April 18 (12:30pm-2pm)
Part 3: OER and Beyond: Faculty Support and Assessing Your OER
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by April 11, 2019 
Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 156

Participants 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

• 3 points for workshops
• 1 point for the OER “course”
• 4 bonus points 

Jointly sponsored by CEITL, Academic Technology, and the University Library, this workshop continues with the final in the 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.

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. Click to access the self- paced course if you are not enrolled in the series: Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER Foundations Course prep:

• What kind of support is available at UNH?

Part 3 of the series will familiarize you with the support available to you as you work to incorporate OER in your course, and how you might assess the learning benefits of those sources.

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

Presenters: TBA

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Session IV: Monday, April 22 (12:30pm-2pm)
The Card Sorting Activity: Assessing Student Conceptual Organization of Subject Matter as a Measure of Deep Comprehension
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Please register by April 17, 2019 
Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 156

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 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)