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Upcoming Faculty Events at the CTL

iClickers: Learn About the Latest Updates

Tuesday, August 30 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

In this workshop, we’ll showcase two recent developments in the iClicker classroom response system: the new, significantly different Clicker 7 software and the new iClicker REEF software which allows polling with smartphones. We’ll also demonstrate and discuss how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. This workshop is for all levels of iClicker users

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Tuesday, September 06 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In this workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:

  • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
  • Navigating the course
  • Modifying the course
  • Structuring and adding content
  • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Tuesday, September 06 2016 @ 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:

  • Announcements
  • Email and Messages
  • Private Journals
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Introduction to Assessment Tools

Tuesday, September 06 2016 @ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

In this workshop, we will explore Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features. We will show the basics of using the following:

  • Grade Center
  • Tests and Surveys
  • Assignments
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802-656-0310
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching with Screencasts

Wednesday, September 14 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

In this introductory, hands-on workshop we will:

  • Discuss ways screencasting can support student learning
  • Determine what screencast features will best suit your purposes
  • Learn the basics of Screencast-O-Matic, an easy yet robustly featured program
  • Produce a simple screencast (including outlining, scripting, and recording)
  • Publish a screencast in Blackboard using the UVM Streaming service
What is a screencast?

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching in Higher Education

Friday, September 16 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice. We will discuss your teaching so far in your career and we share current research on teaching practices. These practices include: Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. (This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Program)

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching in Higher Education

Wednesday, September 21 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice. We will discuss your teaching so far in your career and we share current research on teaching practices. These practices include: Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. (This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Program)

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard Tools for Student Work

Tuesday, September 27 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

In this workshop we will explore the Blackboard tools for students to create individual or collaborative work.

  • Blogs are useful for collecting and sharing information: resources, problem sets, written work, links, or even images. You can have multiple blogs in a course, each for a specific assignment or purpose.
  • Journals are shared between the instructor and each student, so they work well for assignments that are not to be shared with the class.
  • Wikis can be used to build collaborative or individual projects that are “book-like” with sections or pages and a table of contents. For example, a lab report or other structured document, or a multi-part document where each student contributes a page.
  • The Assignment tool allows students to submit documents or files directly to you. If these files are created as docs, spreadsheets, or pdf files, you can comment and mark them up directly in Blackboard without having to download them.

In the workshop you will try each of these tools as a student, then learn how to set them up in your own Blackboard course.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Wednesday, September 28 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn all about UVM's Hybrid Course Initiative. Hybrid courses are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford to both students and faculty, blending the practices of traditional and online teaching. In this session we'll discuss different hybrid models and provide resources to help you decide whether the hybrid format will work for your course.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe 303

Teaching with Screencasts

Thursday, October 20 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Creating a simple screencast is a straightforward process. Turning it into a polished video, however, usually requires some editing. In this workshop, we’ll delve into editing tools, learning how to add overlays (arrows, circles, text), adjust audio and video, and add other elements. We will focus on Camtasia but also include options for Screencast-o-matic where possible.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Camtasia; basic skills in recording and saving a screencast

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Location:

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Friday, October 28 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn all about UVM's Hybrid Course Initiative. Hybrid courses are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford to both students and faculty, blending the practices of traditional and online teaching. In this session we'll discuss different hybrid models and provide resources to help you decide whether the hybrid format will work for your course.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe 303

Past Events (last 180 days)

Blackboard Grade Center for Large Enrollment Classes

Thursday, August 25 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop is designed for faculty who are teaching large enrollment courses and who have previously used the Blackboard Grade Center and are familiar with its basic functions.

During this session, we will offer some strategies to streamline the grading process, specifically:

  1. Developing a grading criteria
  2. Column management tips
  3. Strategies for sharing grading with Teaching Assistants
  4. Using the grade center to quickly identify students in trouble
  5. Common "gotchas" and how to avoid them
  6. Backing up your grade center

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802-656-0310
  • Facilitated By: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Introducing UVM Streaming Media

Thursday, August 25 2016 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

UVM Streaming Media is a new, YouTube-like platform for hosting video and audio files. This workshop will teach you how to prepare and upload videos, add metadata, adjust privacy settings, add captions, and integrate your videos with Blackboard and WordPress.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wesley Wright, Wesley.Wright@uvm.edu, 802-656-1254
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Wednesday, August 24 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In this workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:

  • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
  • Navigating the course
  • Modifying the course
  • Structuring and adding content
  • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Wednesday, August 24 2016 @ 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:

  • Announcements
  • Email and Messages
  • Private Journals
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Introduction to Assessment Tools

Wednesday, August 24 2016 @ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

In this workshop, we will explore Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features. We will show the basics of using the following:

  • Grade Center
  • Tests and Surveys
  • Assignments
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802-656-0310
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

iClickers: Learn About the Latest Updates

Wednesday, August 24 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

In this workshop, we’ll showcase two recent developments in the iClicker classroom response system: the new, significantly different Clicker 7 software and the new iClicker REEF software which allows polling with smartphones. We’ll also demonstrate and discuss how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. This workshop is for all levels of iClicker users

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Developing Student Peer Review Capacity: Designing and Pacing Tasks (Morning Session)

Tuesday, August 23 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join Melissa Meeks from Eli Review for a morning or afternoon hands-on workshop on setting up small, targeted, rapid feedback cycles in Eli Review, an easy-to-use web interface that is free for UVM students this fall. Packed with peer review models, this workshop will provide opportunities to design your own small writing tasks and targeted reviews to improve the effectiveness of peer-to-peer response, and lower your own commenting load.  

  Looking at students’ efforts in small bits of writing, seeing their targeted peer feedback, and reading their key revision goals provides a windows in to what students are and are not learning. Since we can't teach what we can't see, Eli Review helps us see differently. So, what do you need to see in order to improve learning?  And how can student peer review help you see your students’ attempts at learning? Join us to find out. 

  Participants will collaborate on describing common problems, customize an existing write-review-revise cycle in Eli, and will create materials that can be used across reviews assigned throughout the semester. This half-day workshop will be a practical way to get your own Eli materials prepared; you are welcome to attend even if you're not yet committed to using Eli Review in the fall.  This is a great chance to learn more about it. 

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library
  • Refreshments will be served. 1

Developing Student Peer Review Capacity: Designing and Pacing Tasks (Afternoon Session)

Tuesday, August 23 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Join Melissa Meeks from Eli Review for a hands-on workshop on setting up small, targeted, rapid feedback cycles in Eli Review, an easy-to-use web interface that is free for UVM students this fall. Packed with peer review models, this workshop will provide opportunities to design your own small writing tasks and targeted reviews to improve the effectiveness of peer-to-peer response, and lower your own commenting load.

Looking at students’ efforts in small bits of writing, seeing their targeted peer feedback, and reading their key revision goals provides a windows in to what students are and are not learning. Since we can't teach what we can't see, Eli Review helps us see differently. So, what do you need to see in order to improve learning?  And how can student peer review help you see your students’ attempts at learning? Join us to find out.

Participants will collaborate on describing common problems, customize an existing write-review-revise cycle in Eli, and will create materials that can be used across reviews assigned throughout the semester. This half-day workshop will be a practical way to get your own Eli materials prepared; you are welcome to attend even if you're not yet committed to using Eli Review in the fall.  This is a great chance to learn more about it.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library
  • Refreshments will be served. 1

Writing Learning Outcomes for Course Design

Friday, August 19 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This workshop introduces the basics of writing clear and measurable learning outcomes and using them as the foundation for your syllabus. We'll cover:

  • Benefits of clearly articulated learning outcomes for faculty and students
  • Tips for writing good learning outcome statements and how to present them in your syllabus
  • An introduction to aligning learning outcomes with coursework and assessments of student progress
Participants draft learning outcomes for a course, and can stay for further consultations.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching in Higher Education

Friday, August 19 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice. We will discuss your teaching so far in your career and we share current research on teaching practices. These practices include: Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. (This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Program)

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Introducing UVM Streaming Media

Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

UVM Streaming Media is a new, YouTube-like platform for hosting video and audio files. This workshop will teach you how to prepare and upload videos, add metadata, adjust privacy settings, add captions, and integrate your videos with Blackboard and WordPress.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wesley Wright, Wesley.Wright@uvm.edu, 802-656-1254
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Assignment Design Round Robin

Thursday, August 18 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Do you have a new assignment you’d like feedback on, or an assignment you would like to update and improve? Here is your chance to receive rich feedback from colleagues who can help you look at your assignment with fresh eyes, ask helpful questions, and offer ideas to improve your assignment so it achieves the goals you have in mind. During this round robin, small groups of faculty will discuss each group member’s assignment in turn, and then offer written feedback. Participants will be asked to submit a rough draft or short description of the assignment ahead of time.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey/Howe Library Rm.303

ABCs of Bb: A Hands-on Blackboard Workshop

Wednesday, August 17 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Diving into Blackboard for the first time can be daunting. Even if you have used Blackboard to post articles or your syllabus, you may need some practice to use it more effectively. In this workshop we will take plenty of time to learn the basics with CTL staff to help you along the way. Specifically we will:

  • customize your Bb Course Menu
  • create folders, items and links (and learn how to organize them to make your course student-friendly)
  • add at least one Blackboard communication or assessment tool (Journal, Blog, Discussion Board, Assignment, or Test tool)
  • see how these tools connect to the Bb Grade Center
If you like to learn by doing, or if you want a better understanding of how Blackboard works before you take other workshops, start here.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

iClickers: Learn About the Latest Updates

Tuesday, August 16 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

In this workshop, we’ll showcase two recent developments in the iClicker classroom response system: the new, significantly different Clicker 7 software and the new iClicker REEF software which allows polling with smartphones. We’ll also demonstrate and discuss how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. This workshop is for all levels of iClicker users

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Improve Student Reading with Annotated PDFs

Tuesday, August 16 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Annotations help focus student attention and improve comprehension. When faculty annotate PDFs, they can help students learn how to interpret the disciplinary clues in an article. Students can also learn to annotate as a way to identify and summarize the major points and arguments of their readings. In this hands-on session, we will learn how to add annotations, such as text comments, questions, highlights, or audio comments to PDF documents.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching Effectively Online

Tuesday, May 31 2016 through Monday, June 27 2016

Prerequisites: This is an asynchronous 100% online course; expect to spend 5 hours per weeks on readings and discussions. Participants will complete a Blackboard self assessment. Depending on the results, some Blackboard training may be required before participating in the course.

This course explores the experience of teaching and learning in the online environment, presents research-based best practices for designing online courses, and prepares faculty to use a variety of tools for communication, content delivery, and assessment. Participants review online courses from different disciplines and, since the course is taught in Blackboard, learn by doing.

For more information, please see http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/teo

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location:

Engagement Strategies for Teaching Large Enrollment Classes

Friday, May 27 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This session focuses on practical engagement techniques for teaching large enrollment courses and how these techniques can contribute to improved student learning outcomes. We will discuss and practice methods such as jigsaw, discussion as active learning and share tips for managing the class to encourage engagement.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Fleming 101

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Wednesday, May 25 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In this workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:

  • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
  • Navigating the course
  • Modifying the course
  • Structuring and adding content
  • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Wednesday, May 25 2016 @ 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:

  • Announcements
  • Email and Messages
  • Private Journals
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Blackboard: Introduction to Assessment Tools

Wednesday, May 25 2016 @ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

In this workshop, we will explore Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features. We will show the basics of using the following:

  • Grade Center
  • Tests and Surveys
  • Assignments
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802-656-0310
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

iClickers: Learn About the Latest Updates

Wednesday, May 25 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

In this workshop, we’ll showcase two recent developments in the iClicker classroom response system: the new, significantly different Clicker 7 software and the new iClicker REEF software which allows polling with smartphones. We’ll also demonstrate and discuss how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. This workshop is for all levels of iClicker users

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Mixed Media Bootcamp

Tuesday, May 24 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Images, texts, video—they’re all comprised of digital bits. The ability to collect, juggle, and mix those digital bits opens up intriguing possibilities for designing creative, engaging student assignments. New online apps make this easier, but it helps to have a certain comfort and knowledge level with these digital components.

This all-day bootcamp is designed to get you there. You will NOT become an expert in the technical minutiae of media science. You WILL learn the practical parts: what you need to know to get, edit, and use images; how to get video clips from a DVD, computer, or mobile device; how to edit and re-use that video for a project, and where and how to store the results to share in Blackboard or online. We’ll do some creative mixing, then develop assignment and assessment ideas for mixed digital media student projects.

This is an all-day, hands-on workshop with lunch and plenty of time for practice, for questions, and for sharing ideas.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303
  • Refreshments will be served. 1

Introducing UVM Streaming Media

Tuesday, May 17 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

UVM Streaming Media is a new, YouTube-like platform for hosting video and audio files. This workshop will teach you how to prepare and upload videos, add metadata, adjust privacy settings, add captions, and integrate your videos with Blackboard and WordPress.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wesley Wright, Wesley.Wright@uvm.edu, 802-656-1254
  • Facilitated By: Wesley Wright, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Improve Student Reading with Annotated PDFs

Tuesday, May 17 2016 @ 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Annotations help focus student attention and improve comprehension. When faculty annotate PDFs, they can help students learn how to interpret the disciplinary clues in an article. Students can also learn to annotate as a way to identify and summarize the major points and arguments of their readings. In this hands-on session, we will learn how to add annotations, such as text comments, questions, highlights, or audio comments to PDF documents.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Promoting Active and Productive Online Discussions

Friday, May 06 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This workshop explores ways to encourage active and productive student participation in online discussions. Among the topics we will cover are: clarifying learning goals for your online discussion; choosing the right online tool to meet those goals; writing discussion assignments and prompts that promote good discussion. We will also discuss strategies for assessing student contributions to discussions. During the workshop, participants will draft prompts or an assignment for online discussion.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802-656-0837
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Wed Talk POSTPONED (Teaching with Oomph!) Thurs informal options open

Wednesday, April 27 2016 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teaching and technology expert Jeff Grabill will be available during informal gatherings in Bailey/Howe Library on Thursday 4/28 at 10 am and 1 pm.

Unpack evidence-based pedagogical practices for helping students produce useful feedback for one another.

Featuring:  Dr. Jeffrey T. Grabill is Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology at Michigan State University. His scholarly work has won numerous international awards, and he is also a co-founder of WIDE Research (Writing in Digital Environments) and a co-founder of Drawbridge LLC, an educational technology company. His research focuses on how groups inquire, learn, and communicate in order to engage publicly.

Sponsors:  Writing in the Disciplines & Foundational Writing and Information Literacy

Event details:

  • Contact: Michelle McGee, Michelle.McGee@uvm.edu, 802-656-0761
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe

Creating a Culture of Inclusive Learning in the Classroom and Beyond (Part Two)

Friday, April 15 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Focusing on the Assignment:

This workshop (Part Two) will focus on the development of assignments and other assessments using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to reduce barriers to learning. We will focus on the goals for your course and how to best implement UDL strategies to help student achieve these goals.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Teaching and Learning Across Cultures

Monday, April 11 2016 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join our panel of multilingual professors who will share stories about their varied experiences moving between educational systems in different countries. With connections to varied disciplines and varied parts of the world, our panelists discuss what assumptions about the roles of teachers and students were dominant in different settings; they will also discuss whether and how the curriculum and typical work in their fields varied as they moved from one system to another. The ensuing discussion will help us all understand how advanced literacy in multiple languages is achieved. Participants will develop a richer understanding international educational experiences.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Creating a Culture of Inclusive Learning in the Classroom and Beyond (Part One)

Friday, April 08 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Focusing in on Student Engagement:

This workshop (Part One) will provide resources and strategies on how to create engaging and effective instructional environments for students in order to address learner diversity. The research and background behind the instructional framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Higher Education will be discussed as a method to use in creating instructional opportunities. This workshop is appropriate for people new to the concept of UDL.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Ellen McShane
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Book Group: “The Heart of Higher Education”

Wednesday, March 30 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join a discussion of the book “The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal - Transforming the Academy Through Collegial Conversations” (2010). Authors Parker Palmer (best-selling author of "The Courage to Teach") and Arthur Zajonc (Contemplative Mind in Society) articulate a contemporary vision for integrative education in higher education, address its criticisms, and discuss its potential to address today’s complexities.

This group meets three times: March 30, April 15 and April 22.

All meeting times are 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Participants receive a copy of the book.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey/Howe 303

Working with Multilingual Writers: focus on graduate students

Wednesday, March 30 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How can we consider the needs of multilingual graduate students in ways that are both linguistically and culturally inclusive? How can we encourage graduate students to become socialized within the discipline as well as to become increasingly proficient at producing disciplinary texts? Dr. Michelle Cox, nationally known scholar on Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and multilingual writing, will share research on multilingual writing development, and effective teaching strategies for supporting multilingual graduate students as learners and writers.

Presenter: Michelle Cox is the inaugural Director of the English Language Support Office of Cornell University’s Knight Institute. Previously, she was faculty at Bridgewater State University (BSU) and Dartmouth College. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on writing, writing theory, and writing pedagogy; launched and directed a Writing Across the Curriculum program; and served as a Multilingual Specialist, providing support to international undergraduates and graduate students. She earned her PhD in Composition Studies from the University of New Hampshire in 2006. Her scholarship focuses on WAC theory and administration and second language writing. Her most recent book, co-edited with Terry Myers Zawacki, WAC and Second Language Writing: Research toward Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices, is available electronically at the WAC Clearinghouse.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Student Research Conference: Prep Workshop for Presenters

Thursday, March 24 2016 @ 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

This workshop is for students who will be presenting at the upcoming Student Research Conference. During this Pre-Conference Workshop you will learn to prepare and offer a professional conference presentation. The workshop will include information on preparing a conference-level PowerPoint, or slide, presentation, information about how to present yourself professionally, and how to speak well. You will also learn what is required to prepare a conference poster and will have the chance to ask questions about how to proceed with your poster or presentation.

Visit the Student Research Conference page for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Student Research Conference: Prep Workshop for Presenters

Wednesday, March 23 2016 @ 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM

This workshop is for students who will be presenting at the upcoming Student Research Conference. During this Pre-Conference Workshop you will learn to prepare and offer a professional conference presentation. The workshop will include information on preparing a conference-level PowerPoint, or slide, presentation, information about how to present yourself professionally, and how to speak well. You will also learn what is required to prepare a conference poster and will have the chance to ask questions about how to proceed with your poster or presentation.

Visit the Student Research Conference page for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

Teaching from Local Knowledge

Monday, March 21 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This event is co-sponsored by CUPS.

Community-engaged teaching invites us to engage our colleagues, neighbors, and community in order to create rich opportunities for relevant and authentic connections on and off campus. Join an experienced panel of faculty from diverse disciplines to explore experiences and inspiration around tapping into local knowledge. The panel will shed light on developing partnerships to enhance students in thinking ecologically, socially, historically and more.

Facilitated by Margaret Burke, RSENR

Panelists: Cherie Morse (Geography), Walt Poleman (RSENR), additional TBA

Register by March 15th to receive lunch.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey/Howe 302 (Fulwiler Room)

Writing Workshop: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, March 18 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This writing workshop offers participants the chance to give and receive feedback on drafts of teaching philosophy statements. Participants should come with draft in hand (computers will be provided for those who wish to work electronically). We will facilitate small group discussion that provides constructive feedback for each participant. While this workshop grows out of the Developing Your Teaching Philosophy Workshop, anyone with a teaching philosophy draft is welcome to attend. The workshop will include opportunities for writing and revising as well as conversation.

This event is co sponsored with the Writing in the Disciplines Program

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library RM 303

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Wednesday, March 16 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn all about UVM's Hybrid Course Initiative. Hybrid courses are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford to both students and faculty, blending the practices of traditional and online teaching. In this session we'll discuss different hybrid models and provide resources to help you decide whether the hybrid format will work for your course.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location:

Responding to Writing

Tuesday, March 01 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join colleagues for an informal conversation about what readers can do to help writers understand how their texts work. We'll pay particular attention to the ways faculty can use response strategies efficiently and clearly and ways faculty can evaluate what difference those responses make for students.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library
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