Current Events Catalog

Summer 2018


Online Teaching Best Practices


This summer, discover how to be a more effective online educator. This pedagogy workshop focuses on investigating current best practices in teaching online/hybrid courses. Discussions and exercises center on topics such as effective course navigation, universal design, accessible content, copyright and fair use, effective discussions and assessments, diversity and equity in online learning, and the future ...

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Preparing for the First Day of Class by Establishing a Positive Classroom Climate


One of our most popular series, Preparing for the First Day of Class is a workshop meant for new faculty and seasoned faculty. Would you like your students to pick up your enthusiasm, be more likely to commit their work, and stay engaged in your class? With the focus on establishing a positive classroom climate, we will discuss strategies to ...

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Project-based Learning 101


Are you ready to provide a new look to your favorite curriculum? Are you ready to invigorate your favorite curriculum with student-center activities? Are you seeking an alternative to partner with your students in the journey to bridge the academic achievement gap? Are you interested in empowering your students to take charge of their knowledge inquiry? If so, please come to ...

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The Meaning of Mentoring— Discussion Group for Faculty and Staff


Have you wondered what it would be like to either be a mentor or have a mentor? Have you wanted to increase your understanding and skills in mentoring to develop personally and professionally? Facilitated by experienced faculty mentors Jill Lustig, Nancy Lane, and Archana Alwar, this hybrid workshop for faculty and staff meets online and two times face-to-face to discuss the nuances, ...

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Using Sketchnotes in Your Classroom


Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes, and lines. Sketchnoting combines traditional handwritten notes with drawings, symbols, and other creative elements. With sketchnotes, you can provide students with an engaging map of ideas with clear visual cues. Visual cues will foster long-term recall, conceptual understanding and developing ideas more comprehensively by ...

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Last Updated June 21, 2018