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Summer 2019

Course Design (Required)

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

Stacy Grooters, Director of Faculty Programs

At the heart of every successful classroom is a well-designed course. In this seminar, we will consider the basics of a “backwards design” approach to course development that seeks to align course goals, assessments, and instruction. We’ll also talk about how course structure can impact student learning and classroom climate. Stacy Grooters will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than May 16th.

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Assignment Design (Required)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

Stacy Grooters, Director of Faculty Programs

Working from a very broad definition of “assignment,” this seminar invites participants to think through the qualities of an effective assignment as well as strategies for structuring assignments that are meaningful and motivating to students. We’ll also consider how learning science research can inform our thinking about assignment design. Stacy Grooters will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than May 22nd.

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Course Design (Required)

Monday, June 3, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

Stacy Grooters, Director of Faculty Programs

At the heart of every successful classroom is a well-designed course. In this seminar, we will consider the basics of a “backwards design” approach to course development that seeks to align course goals, assessments, and instruction. We’ll also talk about how course structure can impact student learning and classroom climate. Stacy Grooters will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than May 28th.

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Assignment Design (Required)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

Stacy Grooters, Director of Faculty Programs

Working from a very broad definition of “assignment,” this seminar invites participants to think through the qualities of an effective assignment as well as strategies for structuring assignments that are meaningful and motivating to students. We’ll also consider how learning science research can inform our thinking about assignment design. Stacy Grooters will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than May 29th.

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Grading for Learning (Required)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Seminar Room - O'Neill 251

Francesca Minonne, Instructional Designer

Grades can be a significant source of feedback, both evaluating performance and guiding future learning. They can also be a source of doubt and anxiety -- for both students and instructors. In this session, we will consider how learning science and psychology encourage us to think differently about how we approach grading. And we’ll talk about practical strategies -- including the use of rubrics -- for grading more consistently, effectively, and efficiently. This seminar will cover some of the material previously included in the “Grading Fairly” session. Francesca Minonne will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than June 5th.

Register for the ACT Seminar: Grading for Learning (Required)

Grading for Learning (Required)

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Seminar Room - O'Neill 251

Francesca Minonne, Instructional Designer

Grades can be a significant source of feedback, both evaluating performance and guiding future learning. They can also be a source of doubt and anxiety -- for both students and instructors. In this session, we will consider how learning science and psychology encourage us to think differently about how we approach grading. And we’ll talk about practical strategies -- including the use of rubrics -- for grading more consistently, effectively, and efficiently. This seminar will cover some of the material previously included in the “Grading Fairly” session. Francesca Minonne will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than June 9th.

Register for the ACT Seminar: Grading for Learning (Required)

Teaching from the Margins: Strategies for Instructors from Underrepresented Groups (Elective)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

Stacy Grooters, Director of Faculty Programs

For instructors who identify as belonging to historically underrepresented groups -- who don’t fit their students’ assumptions about who a “typical professor” should be -- the classroom can present unique challenges. In this session we’ll discuss some of the common challenges faced by underrepresented instructors and share strategies for addressing them. Stacy Grooters will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than June 11th.

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Active Learning (Required)

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

Sarah Castricum, Senior Instructional Developer

Hands-on activities such as problem solving and teamwork hold a lot of promise to transform learning, but they can also seem challenging to develop and evaluate. This session will explore ways to structure activities that will meet your learning goals for your students and offer them the support they need to succeed. We will consider how to use active learning in any discipline, class setting and time frame. Sarah Castricum will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than June 13th.

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Creating Effective Learning Environments (Required)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

Francesca Minonne, Instructional Designer

This seminar provides a practical discussion of how to foster a positive classroom climate that cultivates student learning. ACT participants will discuss strategies for creating and maintaining classroom guidelines and policies within a framework that promotes inclusive classroom environments. We’ll also look at how an understanding of student intellectual development can help us frame classroom activities and increase student resilience. Francesca Minonne will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than July 2nd.

Register for the ACT Seminar: Creating Effective Learning Environments (Required)

Creating Effective Learning Environments (Required)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Innovation Lab - O'Neill 250

Francesca Minonne, Instructional Designer

This seminar provides a practical discussion of how to foster a positive classroom climate that cultivates student learning. ACT participants will discuss strategies for creating and maintaining classroom guidelines and policies within a framework that promotes inclusive classroom environments. We’ll also look at how an understanding of student intellectual development can help us frame classroom activities and increase student resilience. Francesca Minonne will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than July 3rd.

Register for the ACT Seminar: Creating Effective Learning Environments (Required)

Getting Started in Online and Hybrid Contexts (Elective)

Monday, July 15, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Seminar Room - O'Neill 251

Francesca Minonne, Instructional Designer and Sarah Castricum, Senior Instructional Developer

Many institutions are increasing their numbers of online and hybrid course and program offerings. As an instructor, the opportunity to teach in a new modality creates the potential to expand traditional ways of teaching and enhance engagement for learners.  This interactive workshop will be a starting point for you to critically reflect on your perceptions and experiences as pertains to online & hybrid teaching and learning. It will also allow you to explore strategies for bridging the gap between expectations and the realities of online and hybrid teaching. Francesca Minonne and Sarah Castricum will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than July 8th.

Register for the ACT Seminar: Getting Started in Online and Hybrid Contexts (Elective)

Getting Started in Online and Hybrid Contexts (Elective)

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, CTE Seminar Room - O'Neill 251

Francesca Minonne, Instructional Designer and Sarah Castricum, Senior Instructional Developer

Many institutions are increasing their numbers of online and hybrid course and program offerings. As an instructor, the opportunity to teach in a new modality creates the potential to expand traditional ways of teaching and enhance engagement for learners.  This interactive workshop will be a starting point for you to critically reflect on your perceptions and experiences as pertains to online & hybrid teaching and learning. It will also allow you to explore strategies for bridging the gap between expectations and the realities of online and hybrid teaching. Francesca Minonne and Sarah Castricum will facilitate this session. Lunch will be provided. Enrollment is limited; please register as soon as possible, but no later than July 11th.

Register for the ACT Seminar: Getting Started in Online and Hybrid Contexts (Elective)