Talk About Teaching Series

CEITL sponsors Talk About Teaching Presentations to help faculty and staff enhance teaching techniques and to introduce new ways to better engage students.

  • This fall, all sessions will again be conducted via Zoom. Those registered will receive a Zoom invite one day prior to the scheduled session.
  • Time for all sessions is 12:40 – 2pm
  • CEITL Participation: 1 point to all enrolled in the CEITL Participation Certificate Program

Fall 2022 Talk About Teaching Series (click + to view event details)

PRESENTATION TITLE: Concept Map Activities for your Course

LOCATION: Webinar (Zoom invite is sent one day prior to the scheduled session to those registered for the event)

DATE: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

TIME: 12:40pm – 2pm

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ABSTRACT: Concept maps activities can be used by individuals or groups of students for a wide variety of course content. Your learning goals for concept map activities dictate how you use them in your course. We will discuss different ways to use concept map activities, software options, and how to instruct students to build concept maps.

PRESENTER: Lauren Kordonowy, Science of Learning Project Coordinator, CEITL

PRESENTATION TITLE: Enhancing Student Engagement

LOCATION: Webinar (Zoom invite is sent one day prior to the scheduled session to those registered for the event)

DATE: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

TIME: 12:40pm – 2pm

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ABSTRACT: In this session, we will explore examples that can cause students to lose interest in learning. We will share strategies for enhancing student engagement in your course, and we will look at technologies that can be employed to enhance engagement online and face-to-face.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize underlying reasons that cause student engagement issues
  • Evaluate tools to enhance student engagement
  • Apply strategies in your face-to-face or online course for better learning outcomes

Arrive at this event with your course learning objectives in mind. Reflect on the kinds of learning activities you currently have in place and consider how you might adapt/modify them (or develop new activities) to increase their compatibility with your learning objectives and desired outcomes.

PRESENTERS:

Xuan Cai, Learning Architect, Learning Design and Innovation, CEITL

Scott Kimball, Learning Architect, Manager, Learning Design and Innovation, CEITL

PRESENTATION TITLE: Racial and Ethnic Curricular Representation at UNH

LOCATION: Webinar (Zoom invite is sent one day prior to the scheduled session to those registered for the event)

DATE: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

TIME: 12:40pm – 2pm

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ABSTRACT: This session will provide participants with the outcomes of a survey conducted by Psychological and Counseling Services in collaboration with the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity to examine racial and ethnic curricular representation at UNH.  Audience members will have a chance to ask questions about the data and their own efforts to address racial and ethnic representation in their respective courses.

PRESENTERS:

Allyson Ryder, MPPM, Assistant Director, Office of Community, Equity and Diversity and Adjunct Faculty, Granite State College

Yashwant Prakash Vyas, MPA, Director, The Beauregard Center for Equity, Justice, and Freedom

PRESENTATION TITLE: Creating Accessible Canvas Courses: Practical Tips and Guidance for Instructors

LOCATION: Webinar (Zoom invite is sent one day prior to the scheduled session to those registered for the event)

DATE: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

TIME: 12:40pm – 2pm

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ABSTRACT: As an instructor at UNH, you likely have experience creating Canvas courses. Importantly, when creating these resources, they should be accessible for a wide range of different students. When spaces are accessible, students are able to effectively “acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services”( https://www.ada.gov/kindle_ltr_eddoj.htm). In other words, accessible classrooms are those in which all students have the opportunity to learn and participate.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide practical tips and guidance for creating accessible Canvas courses. We will talk more about some of the key considerations (accessible materials, captions, designing pages, etc.), and provide some tips for how to get started.

PRESENTERS:

Scott Lapinski, Director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Abigail Brandt, Assistive Technology Specialist

Scott Kimball, Learning Architect, Manager, Learning Design and Innovation, CEITL

PRESENTATION TITLE: Teaching with Quantitative Data for Undergraduates in the Social Sciences

LOCATION: Webinar (Zoom invite is sent one day prior to the scheduled session to those registered for the event)

DATE: Thursday, November 3, 2022

TIME: 12:40pm – 2pm

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ABSTRACT: Data literacy is an important set of competencies in part because of the quality and quantity of data that students encounter; they need to have the ability to critically evaluate data, methods, and claims. While teaching with data can be rewarding, it can also be challenging. 

In this session we will:

  • Review findings and recommendations from a study of the pedagogical practices of social science instructors who teach using quantitative data in undergraduate courses. 
  • Share local practices and challenges of using data in undergraduate instruction in the social sciences at UNH. 
  • Discuss current support in this area and seek your input on opportunities to create additional supports for instructors and students that could improve student learning outcomes. 

PRESENTERS:

Patricia B. Condon, Assistant Professor, Research Data Services Librarian 

Eleta Exline, Associate Professor, Scholarly Communication Librarian 

Louise A. Buckley, Associate Professor, Social Sciences, Public Policy & Government Information Librarian

 

Past Presentations of Talk About Teaching Series

Recap: Talk about Teaching Presentations 

Spring 2022 Series

All sessions:

Schedule of Events:

Date

Title

Abstract

Presenters

Wed:

3/9/22

Active Learning – One Size Does NotFit All:

The ICAP (Interactive, Constructive, Active, and Passive) Approach Can Help Inform Your Design and Promote Student Learning

ICAP, developed by Michelene T. H. Chi  and colleagues, is an evidence-based, instructional approach centering on two kinds of student engagement (physical and cognitive) and comprises four ‘modes’ of behavioral engagement (passiveactive; constructive; interactive). Together, this approach provides a set of heuristics to help guide instructors to incorporate and learning strategies that are appropriate for their learning goals and objectives.

Arrive at this event with your course learning objectives in mind. Reflect on the kinds of learning activities you currently have in place and consider how you might adapt/modify them (or develop new activities) to increase their compatibility with your learning objectives and desired outcomes.

 

Catherine Overson, Director, CEITL

Wed:

3/23/22

Feedback Series Part 1:

Feedback Can Promote Learning: How to Deliver it With Effect

Feedback can be a powerful tool to facilitate student learning and achievement; however, some types and circumstances of feedback are more effective than others. This workshop will explore the notion of feedback as a psychological process. Beginning with the students’ perspective, we will consider student course learning goals, where the student is in relation to those goals, and where to expect the next step – that is, where the student will be heading. Moving forward, we will examine the role of feedback as students move from novice to mastery, immediate versus delayed feedback, and positive versus negative feedback and the place of errors.

 

Catherine Overson, Director, CEITL

Wed:

3/30/22

Feedback Series Part 2:

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.

 

Learning, Development, and Innovation (LDI) Team, CEITL

Wed: 4/6/22

Navigating Difficult Classroom Experiences

As a public institution, we have both an obligation to honor freedom of speech and allow for healthy and respectful learning environments.  As our curriculums work to include more topics around diversity, equity and inclusion, triggers can occur which interrupt the lessons and derail important conversations. 

Join us as we discuss the tools for addressing disruptive behaviors in the classroom and how to ensure you are working to foster a culture of belonging and learning for all.  

 

Nadine Petty, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Community Equity and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer  

Allyson Ryder, MPPM, Assistant Director of Community Equity and Diversity, and Adjunct Faculty, Granite State College

 

Thurs: 4/7/22

Integrating Sustainability Into Courses: Examples From Across Colleges (click to access video)

This session will provide faculty with examples of how sustainability has been integrated into classes across different departments and colleges by faculty teaching electives for the Sustainability Dual Major. Examples will include courses that are designed with a sustainability framework from the ground up to courses that have been modified to include more sustainability content. Participants will be given the opportunity to interact with the presenters and explore options for increasing the sustainability content of their classes.

 

Dr. Cameron Wake, Josephine A. Lamprey Professor of Climate & Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute, Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, and the Dept. of Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire

Dr. Fiona Wilson, Director, UNH Sustainability Institute, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, University of New Hampshire, Affiliate Faculty, Paul College of Business & Economics

Other Presenters TBA

Thurs:

4/21/22

Promoting Active Learning: Strategies to Engage Our Students with Effective Class Lectures and Group Discussions (Part 2)

 

How might we promote active learning in our college courses? How can we keep our students engaged in the learning process?

In this session, we will expand on a Fall 2021 Talk About Teaching workshop by reviewing examples of practical techniques for promoting active learning. We will explore active learning strategies that have demonstrated to be successful in the classroom – including large class sections, or courses that are heavily lecture-based – and discuss best practices for implementing active learning techniques. Specifically, we will highlight the role that educational technologies can play in making college courses more engaging for our students.  

 

Islam Karkour, Lecturer of Arabic, 2021-2022 CEITL Faculty Fellow

 

Recap: Talk about Teaching Presentations 

Fall 2021 Series

All sessions:


Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 

Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 

How do we effectively educate a generation of changemakers, young people who are both educated about global sustainability challenges, and who also have the capabilities, courage and confidence to contribute to meaningful solutions. Gen Z, our current generation of students, are acutely aware of the significant intersecting crises facing our world, including the climate crisis. The Covid-19 crisis has also made even more transparent the fundamental inequalities among our fellow human beings, particularly the stark reality that the most marginalized people in our society are disproportionately vulnerable, and these inequalities will only be exacerbated in the coming years as the climate crisis deepens. Luckily, studies of Gen Z show that this is a generation of students interested in engaging and they see themselves as leaders who will help address the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. Not surprisingly students are looking for an education that aligns with their goals and interests.

This workshop will highlight several different frameworks and tools for incorporating sustainability into course curriculum, including the Sustainability Education Goals framework developed at UNH and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This session will highlight resources and support available to you as UNH faculty from the UNH Sustainability Institute team. This workshop will also serve as the 1st session for a recently developed year-long Faculty Learning Community on Teaching Sustainability for anyone interested in continuing.


Faculty Learning Community: 

This workshop will also serve as the 1stsession for the CEITL launch of an academic-year-long Faculty Learning Community on Teaching Sustainability.

Presenters:

Dr. Fiona Wilson, Director, UNH Sustainability Institute, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, University of New Hampshire, Affiliate Faculty, Paul College of Business & Economics

Dr. Cameron Wake, Josephine A. Lamprey Professor of Climate & Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute, Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, and the Dept. of Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire


Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 

Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 

The Multilingual Student Writer in Your Classroom (click to access video)

A discussion for UNH Faculty and Staff to gain insight into the experiences of domestic and international multilingual writers on campus. The presenters will share the following: 

  • description of the pathways multilingual students take to UNH
  • strategies, methods, and tools for providing feedback and assessing multilingual student writing
  • information about resources for multilingual students
  • opportunities for audience participation and reflection

All UNH community members interested in discussing student writing experiences are welcome.

Presenters: 

Denise Desrosiers, Former Senior Lecturer in the UNH ESL Institute

Alicia Clark-Barnes, Associate Director of University Writing Programs


Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 

Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 

Engaging Students with Media

This session will equip faculty to fully understand the process of planning, creating and delivering media. We’ll discuss using media to deliver content to students, or as an assignment for students to create their own media and how each impacts retention and deeper understanding of the content. Finally we will discuss the supports in place for faculty planning media creation or assigning media assignments. Participants will be given opportunities to interact and brainstorm ideas for how they might start using media in their courses, or evolve existing media practices.

Presenter:

Mike McIntire, Learning Architect, CEITL, Manager, Parker Media Lab


Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 

Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 

Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns: Practical Strategies for More Inclusive Classrooms 

It is estimated that as many as 25% of college students suffer from mental health concerns. This means that as a faculty member you have likely had a range of students with mental health conditions in your classes. Given the prevalence of mental health conditions within higher education, it is therefore important to think beyond addressing these needs through accommodations alone. It is critical that faculty proactively incorporate practices that foster student well-being in their instructional efforts.

Within this presentation, we will review practical strategies that you can use to create classrooms that are inclusive for students with mental health conditions and supportive of their well-being. We will look at some high impact practices and strategies you can build into your classroom to, ultimately, benefit all learners.

Presenters:

Elisa Bolton, Ph.D., Director of Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS)

Scott Lapinski, Ph.D., M.Ed. Director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS)


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 

Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 

Promoting Active Learning: Strategies to Engage Our Students with Effective Class Lectures and Group Discussions

It is important that we, as educators, strive to create an engaging educational environment for our students. Even large class sections, or courses that are heavily lecture-based, can benefit from instruction that promotes active learning. 

How can we promote active learning in the college classroom? How can we keep our students engaged in the learning process? 

In this session, we will reflect on techniques that promote active learning, guided by strategies outlined in ACUE’s (The Association of College and University Educators) Course on Effective Teaching Practices for UNH. Such strategies emphasize the need for effective lectures and interactive group discussions. We will discuss methods for implementing such techniques in our courses, as well as how to evaluate and assess which strategies are best suited for our individual classroom environments

Presenter:

Islam Karkour, Lecturer of Arabic, 2021-2022 CEITL Faculty Fellow


Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021 

Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 

Appreciation vs. Assimilation: Honoring Diversity in the Classroom

This session will engage participants in ways to honor diversity in their classrooms. Topics include code switching, cultural biases, multi modalities for grading, neurodiversity, classroom accommodations, tools for effective learning across difference, and other similarly related topics.  

Learning Outcome: The objective of this session is to reflect on and increase awareness on some the various aspects of fostering an inclusive multi-identity learning environment.

Presenters:

Nadine Petty, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Community Equity and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer  

Allyson Ryder, MPPM, Assistant Director of Community Equity and Diversity, Coordinator of Social Justice Education Programs, and Adjunct Faculty, Granite State College


Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

Time: 12:40pm – 2:00pm 

Concept Map Activities for Your Course: Why, When, and How to Use Them to Meet Your Learning Goals

Concept maps activities can be used by individuals or groups of students for a wide variety of course content. Your learning goals for concept map activities dictate how you use them in your course. We will discuss different ways to use concept map activities, software options, and how to instruct students to build concept maps.

Presenter:

Lauren Kordonowy, Science of Learning Project Coordinator, CEITL

Recap: Talk About Teaching Presentations

Spring 2021 Series

1. Moving Beyond Accommodations: Creating Learning Environments that Work for All Learners
February 24, 2021; Scott Lapinski, Ph.D., M.Ed. (he/him/his), Director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Part 1 
Part 2 
Part 3 
Part 4 


2. Prior Knowledge is More than Content: Skills and Beliefs Also Impact Learning
February 25, 2021; Catherine Overson, PhD, Interim Director, CEITL; Lauren Kordonowy, PhD, Science of Learning Project Coordinator, CEITL

Part 1 
Part 2
Part 3


3. Interactive Activities to Promote Study Strategies: Companion Activities for the Student Cognition Toolbox (click to access video)
March 1, 2021; Lauren Kordonowy, PhD, Science of Learning Project Coordinator, CEITL; Jennifer Calawa, PhD Candidate, Graduate Assistant and Research Associate, Student Cognition Toolbox, CEITL


4. Engaging Online Students with Active Learning (click to access video)
March 16, 2021; Xuan Cai, Scott Kimball, CEITL Learning Design and Innovation


5. 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 (click to access video)
March 20, 2021; Catherine Overson, PhD, Associate and Current Interim Director, CEITL


 6. Practical Uses of Media for Teaching and Learning (click to access video)
March 23, 2021; Fran Keefe, Mike McIntire, CEITL Learning Design and Innovation


7. Navigating Triggers and Bias in the Classroom (click to access video)
March 24, 2021; 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

Recap: Talk About Teaching Presentations

Fall 2020 Series


1. Cultivating Connection in Large-Enrollment (Online) Courses: What does this mean, and why do it?
September 22, 2020 - Sara WIthers, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology; Jennifer Purrenhage, Senior Lecturer, Natural Resources and the Environment
Click here to view the video


2. Performing Assessment and Grading Online
October 8, 2020 - Scott Kimball, Xuan Cai, Fran Keefe, Mike McIntire, Learning Development and Innovation, CEITL


3. Information Literacy: What Is It? Am I Already Teaching It?
October 14, 2020 - Kathrine Aydelott, Associate Professor, Information Literacy Librarian, Dimond Library
Click here to view the video


4. Facilitating Collaborative Learning in a Face-to-Face and/or Remote Course
October 21, 2020 - Catherine Overson, Associate and Current Interim Director, CEITL; Scott Kimball, Xuan Cai, Fran Keefe, Mike McIntire, Learning Development and Innovation, CEITL
Click here to view the video

Recap: Talk About Teaching Presentations

Summer 2020 Series

CEITL is offering a summer edition on our long-running Talk About Teaching workshops. Our focus this summer will be on topics related to the remote teaching and learning environment.


1. Pivot Your Face-to-Face Course to Remote Teaching 
May 26, 2020 - Catherine Overson, Interim Director of CEITL
Click here to view the video


2. Introduction to the Online Library 
June 4, 2020 - Kathrine Aydelott, Information Literacy Librarian, Dimond Library


3. Designing Accessible Online Course Materials 
June 11, 2020 - Maureen Bourbeau, Assistive Technology Specialist, SAS; Frances Keefe, Instructional Designer, IT/Academic Technologies
Click here to view the video


4. Teaching Remote Labs 
June 16, 2020 - Lauren Kordonowy, Science of Learning Project Coordinator, CEITL; Jennifer Calawa, Research Associate, CEITL
Click here to view the video


5. New Perspectives on Inclusive Teaching 
June 18, 2020 - Scott Kimball, Manager of the Instructional Design and Development Team within Academic Technology; Kenneth Mitchell, Instructional Designer, Learning Design and Technology; April Rau, Instructional Designer, Learning Design and Technology
Click here to view the video


6. Developing an Assessment Plan for Your Remote Learning Course 
June 25, 2020 - Catherine Overson, Associate and Interim Director, CEITL; Elizabeth Tappin, Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, CEITL


7. Remote Learning and the Student Experience 
July 1, 2020 - Catherine Overson, Associate and Interim Director, CEITL; Kathleen Jeffery, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry


8. The Student Cognition Toolbox: Promote Student Success by Empowering Them to Become Self-Regulated Learners in Any Course Delivery Platform 
July 7, 2020 - SCT Team: Catherine Overson, Victor Benassi


9. Engaging Students Remotely 
July 15, 2020 - Xuan Cai, Learning Architect, Learning Development and Innovation
Click here to view the video


10. Design Your Slides with Cognitively Supported Multimedia Principles 
July 16, 2020 - Catherine Overson, Associate and Interim Director, CEITL


11. Reduce Mind Wandering and Increase Student Engagement in Your Course with Empirically Demonstrated Strategies that Promote Learning 
July 22, 2020 - Catherine Overson, Associate and Interim Director, CEITL


12. Creating Course Syllabi for Fall 2020 and Beyond 
July 28, 2020 - Victor Benassi, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, CEITL Director, 2007-2018


13. Performing Assessment and Grading Online 
July 30, 2020 - Scott Kimball, Xuan Cai, Fran Keefe, Mike McIntire, Learning Development and Innovation
Click here to view the video


14. Open Educational Resources: Getting Started 
August 4, 2020 -


15. Assessing Your Own OER Course 
August 4, 2020 - Scott Kimball, Manager, Learning Development and Innovation; Eleta Exline, Associate Professor and Scholarly Communication Librarian; Catherine Overson, Associate and Interim Director, CEITL
Click here to view the video


16. Teaching in a Hybrid Classroom
August 6, 2020 - Fran Keefe
Click here to view the video

Recap: Talk about Teaching Workshop Presentations

Spring 2020 Series

Talk about Teaching Zoom Mini-series:

April 24, 2020: Engage Students and Promote Student Learning in Your Remote-Learning Course

  • FACILITATOR AND PRESENTER: Catherine Overson, Interim Director of the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • TIME: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • LOCATION:  Held Via Zoom
To access a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

May 1, 2020: Reduce Mind Wandering and Increase Student Engagement in your Course with Empirically Demonstrated Strategies that Promote Learning

  • FACILITATOR AND PRESENTER: Catherine Overson, Interim Director of the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • TIME: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • LOCATION:  Held Via Zoom

To access a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Recap: Talk About Teaching Presentations

Fall 2019 Series


Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 (12:30pm-2pm)

Feedback (Part 1 of 3)
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 164

This was the first of three in a CEITL Workshop Series jointly sponsored by UNH Writing Center, Academic Technology, and CEITL. 

Part 1: Feedback Can Promote Learning: How to Deliver it With Effect

Feedback can be a powerful tool to facilitate student learning and achievement; however, some types and circumstances of feedback are more effective than others. This workshop explored the notion of feedback as a psychological process. Beginning with the students’ perspective, we considered student course learning goals, where the student is in relation to those goals, and where to expect the next step – that is, where the student will be heading. We will examined the role of feedback as students move from novice to mastery, immediate versus delayed feedback, and positive versus negative feedback and the place of errors. 

Presenters:
Catherine Overson, Interim Director, CEITL


Thursday, October 24th (12:30pm-2pm)
The [Student] Cognition Toolbox: How You Can Help Students Boost Academic Performance, and How Students Can Help Themselves
CEITL Participation: 1 point
Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 162

Cognitively-based study strategies promote student learning in academic courses, but many students are unaware that some strategies produce better learning outcomes than others; moreover, students often use strategies that can hinder their learning. In the fall of 2019, CEITL launched the Student Cognition Toolbox (SCT); a set of online instructional materials that will teach students cognitively-supported effective and efficient study strategies. A distinctive feature of the SCT is that lessons will include a practice component that will assist students in mastery of that strategy. Our modules cover a wide-range of study strategies, for example: elaborative interrogation, self-explanation, retrieval practice (practice quizzing), worked examples, spacing and interleaving of practice.

In this workshop, we described and demonstrated the SCT, which, delivered through the Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative platform, can be accessed through Canvas. This session demonstrated how you can incorporate the SCT into your courses, and how the SCT will teach students study skills that are appropriate for your learning outcomes.

To view the Powerpoint from this workshop, please click here.

Presenters/Facilitators:
Catherine Overson, CEITL
Lauren Kordonowy, CEITL
Meghan Stark, CEITL
Elizabeth Tappin, CEITL
Chris Williams, CEITL

Talk About Teaching presentations for Spring 2019 are not currently available.

Recap: Talk About Teaching Presentations

Fall 2018 Workshop


Teaching international students: Are you ready? Strategies for new and experienced faculty

Presenters: Nancy Sell and Rachel Lachance, ESL Institute

Event Date: September 27, 2018

In collaboration with the Office of International Students and Scholars and UNH Global Student Success Program (GSSP)

Acknowledging the increase of multilingual, international students in the University and the potential challenges that might arise due to such an increase, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CEITL) presents a series of three workshops on aspects of teaching international students across UNH.

In this workshop, background data and current trends regarding international students on college campuses (with a focus on UNH) are presented as a backdrop to potential obstacles and aspects of academic culture that multilingual students often encounter. Workshop facilitators discuss pedagogical approaches and offer solutions to potential cultural misunderstandings and classroom challenges through the use of representative case studies.

International students in the U.S. and on UNH campus: trends and statistics

Some common language-related challenges and strategies to address them

Some common classroom challenges and strategies to address them

Explore the complete presentation

Case study example

Workshop participants are discussing strategies to respond to one of the common classroom challenges: It is the second week of class and you notice a student in the second row who is constantly typing on his phone throughout your lecture. At the end of class, you stop the student on his way out and reiterate your cell phone policy. The student struggles to tell you that he was using his dictionary to look up unknown words on the PowerPoint presentation. Should you allow the student to continue to use his cell phone? How could you help the student?

Click here to explore the case studies and common classroom challenges discussed during the workshop – How would you respond to them?

Click here to explore some strategies for teaching international students when it comes to giving feedback on their written work, engaging students in collaborative activities, scaffolding students’ listening comprehension during lectures, enforcing academic integrity, and promoting classroom interactions and participation, among others.

A guide to pronouncing Chinese names

Campus resources for international and multilingual students and their faculty

To continue the conversation, please contact Nancy Sell at N.Sell@unh.edu and Rachel Lachance at Rachel.Lachance@unh.edu and/or come to the next workshops in our series:

Workshop 2: Internationalizing Your Teaching: Assessments, Interaction & Expectations (January 16th, 2019)

Facilitators: Nina Kositsky – Teaching & Learning Specialist, GSSP & John Lacourse – Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and GSSP faculty

Workshop 3: World Café: Building Discussions to Better Support International Learners (March 28th, 2019)

Facilitators: Nancy Sell, Rachel Lachance, Nina Kositsky, John Lacourse

Recap: Talk About Teaching Presentations

Spring 2018 Workshop


April 10, 2018: "The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Teaching, and Writing in Higher Education"

Talk About Teaching presentations for Fall 2017 are not currently available.

Recap: Talk About Teaching Presentations

Spring 2017 Series


February 21, 2017: Classroom Assessment Techniques

  • FACILITATOR: Catherine Overson (Director of Teaching, Learning & Research Serivces)
  • PRESENTERS: 
    • Sara Clarke-Vivier, PhD Candidate & Dissertation Year Fellow, Department of Education
    • Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan, First year PhD student in Education/Graduate Assistant, Graduate School, Department of Education
    • Elizabeth Bright, Second-year Ph.D. student, Department of Chemistry
  • TIME: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • LOCATION:  MUB Room 156

To access a PDF of part 1 of the PowerPoint presentation, click on the slide below.

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March 21, 2017: The Classroom Connection to Student Career and Professional Success:  UNH’s 2016 First Destination Survey Results and Inspiring Lifelong Learners to Pursue Successful Careers 

  • FACILITATOR: Catherine Overson (Director of Teaching, Learning & Research Serivces)
  • PRESENTERS: 
    • Trudy Van Zee, Associate Provost for Career and Professional Success (CaPS)
    • Raul Bernal – Director, CaPS
    • Stephanie Whitney, Career and Professional Development Director
    • Lori Dameron, Director, St. Martin Career Exploration Office
    • Chris Washko, Career Counselor
    • Lauren Haley, Director of Career and Professional Success
  • TIME: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • LOCATION:  MUB Room 156
To access a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation, click on the slide below.
 
Related links:

Recap: Talk About Teaching Presentations

Fall 2016 Workshop


The Learning Styles Hypothesis: Does Aligning Instructional Methods with Students' Preferred Learning Styles Lead to Better Learning?

  • PRESENTERS: Catherine Overson (Director of Teaching, Learning & Research Serivces) & Victor Benassi (Director of CEITL)
  • DATE: November 15, 2016
  • TIME: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • LOCATION:  MUB Room 156

Contact Cathy Overson (coverson@unh.edu) to learn more about this presentation.