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Fifth Annual WID Institute

Friday, April 18 2014 @ 11:38 AM - 11:38 AM

Apply by Friday, April 18, 2013

The WID Institute supports full-time faculty who are developing or revising an undergraduate course in the major with a significant writing component. This year’s institute is Tuesday – Friday, May 13 – 16. For more information or to download an application, visit www.uvm.edu/wid/institute.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location:

Navigating E-Books at UVM

Friday, April 18 2014 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and learn how to locate e-books that UVM subscribes to as well as selected other access points. We'll talk about what you need to read them and how to make them available to your classes. This workshop is for UVM faculty and staff.

Led by Daisy Benson & Daniel DeSanto

Register using this link

Event details:

  • Contact: Daisy Benson, Daisy.Benson@uvm.edu, 802/656-0636
  • Location: Library Classroom (B/H, Room 123)

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Using Camtasia for Screencasting (Mac)

Thursday, April 17 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop introduces Camtasia Studio 8 for Mac, a popular software for producing higher-end screencasts. During this hands-on workshop you will learn and practice some of its basics editing features. Specifically we will:

  • Tour the main parts of the editor and timeline
  • Add annotations (callouts, arrows, highlights)
  • Work with animations (zoom in/out, smartfocus, restore) and video effects (freeze region, extend frame, hotspots)
What is a screencast?

Event details:

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

Writing Your Cover Letter or Resume/Vitae

Friday, April 11 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This workshop introduces best practices for developing effective cover letters and resumes or vitae.

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: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Using Camtasia for Screencasting (Windows)

Thursday, April 10 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop introduces Camtasia Studio 8 for Windows, a popular software for producing higher-end screencasts. During this hands-on workshop you will learn and practice some of its basics editing features. Specifically we will:

  • Tour the main parts of the editor and timeline
  • Add annotations (callouts, arrows, highlights)
  • Work with animations (zoom in/out, smartfocus, restore) and video effects (freeze region, extend frame, hotspots)
What is a screencast?

Event details:

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

Writing with Sources: Promoting Ethics, Avoiding Plagiarism

Thursday, April 10 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop will explore ways to help students critically engage with source material for their writing, and strategies for helping students develop ethical writing practices.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Daisy Benson, Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction; Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Multilingual Writers, Multiliterate Lives

Tuesday, April 08 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This session brings together professors from various disciplines who work in multiple languages. Panelists will share stories of the ways they use multiple languages at home and in their professional lives, emphasizing what experiences encouraged their language development, what roadblocks they have faced in becoming multilingual, and what their multilingual abilities add to their scholarly and professional lives. The ensuing discussion will help us all understand how advanced literacy in multiple languages is achieved. Participants will develop a more rich understanding of what multiliterate and multilingual experiences mean both in and out of the classroom. By listening to panelists who have achieved high levels of success in multiple languages, we can explore what it takes to achieve academic literacy.

This event is being offered in connection with Blackboard Jungle.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Bridging the Gaps: Creating More Inclusive Teaching Environments - Part I

Friday, April 04 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This workshop will cover techniques and strategies on how to create more inclusive physical and virtual teaching environments.

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
  • Location: Bailey/Howe Library - Room 303

Bridging the Gaps: Creating More Inclusive Teaching Environments - Part II

Friday, April 04 2014 @ 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

This workshop (Part II) will focus on development of curricula for face-to-face and online courses using the principles of Universal Design for Learning with the goal of making learning accessible for ALL students.

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 with Zotero

Friday, April 04 2014 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this workshop on how to use the bibliographic software Zotero to help your students learn to cite sources properly, create research logs, collaborate on projects, and more. We recommend that you have a basic understanding of Zotero (see the schedule for "Introduction to Zotero" workshops). This workshop is intended for UVM teaching faculty.

Led by Daisy Benson & Daniel DeSanto

Register using this link

Event details:

  • Contact: Daisy Benson, Daisy.Benson@uvm.edu, 802/656-0636
  • Location: Library Classroom (B/H, Room 123)

Designing Research Assignments

Thursday, April 03 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop will help participants develop strategies for scaffolding approaches to researched writing and strategies for developing effective relationships with librarians. Whether you're looking for small activities to add to a course, or guidelines on developing semester-long projects involving research skills, join us for conversation with faculty and librarians.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Daisy Benson, Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction; Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Student Research Conference: Prep Workshop for Presenters

Thursday, March 27 2014 @ 1:00 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 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.

Pizza will be served. Please register so we know how many to order. Visit the Student Research Conference page for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

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

Teaching in Higher Education

Wednesday, March 26 2014 @ 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: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Student Research Conference: Prep Workshop for Presenters

Wednesday, March 26 2014 @ 1:00 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 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.

Pizza will be served. Please register so we know how many to order. Visit the Student Research Conference page for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

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

UDL in Action

Tuesday, March 25 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

In this workshop, we'll present a practical overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We'll explore the UDL principles of multiple means of engagement, representation, and assessment, and we'll discuss applicable learning activities from the book, Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, by Elizabeth F. Barkley. 2010.

Event details:

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

Teaching with Streaming Video

Friday, March 21 2014 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The UVM Libraries has a growing streaming-video collection that includes documentaries, archival footage, and creative works in all disciplines. Come and learn about the collections, the features of each that can facilitate using them in the classroom and on Blackboard, and get ideas for assignments that utilize streaming video. This workshop is for UVM teaching faculty.

Led by Daisy Benson & Daniel DeSanto

Register using this link

Event details:

  • Contact: Daisy Benson, Daisy.Benson@uvm.edu, 802/656-0636
  • Location: Library Classroom (B/H, Room 123)

Advanced Zotero

Friday, March 21 2014 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and build on your existing Zotero knowledge.  Learn how to use shared folders for collaboration and more. This workshop is open to UVM faculty, students, and staff. Led by B/H Staff.

No registration needed - just show up!

Event details:

  • Contact: Daisy Benson, Daisy.Benson@uvm.edu, 802/656-0636
  • Location: Library Classroom (B/H, Room 123)

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Thursday, March 20 2014 @ 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

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 Library Room 303

Blogging with UVM's WordPress

Wednesday, March 19 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

In this workshop, we'll get you up and running with WordPress, the new blogging software at UVM. We'll go over the first steps and recommended settings, how to select a design theme, and how to customize menus. We'll cover how to make pages and posts and how to organize them with categories and tags. We'll also cover some of the features of BuddyPress, for group blogging and networking with other bloggers on campus.

Event details:

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

Screencasts and Teaching

Tuesday, March 18 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 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 to the web using the UVM MediaManager
What is a screencast?

Event details:

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

Encouraging Student Engagement Through Blogging

Thursday, March 13 2014 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

During this workshop we will discuss design strategies for student assignments using blogging tools. We will look at the different assignments that may benefit from using blogging, such as short writing assignments and research projects, compare blogging tools (i.e., Bb, WordPress, Google Blogger), and consider what tool is most appropriate to use based on the goals of your assignment.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, Hope.Greenberg@uvm.edu, 802/656-1176
  • Location: B/H 303

Soundbite: UVM's 4-Year Plan for Career Success: Advising and Teaching Tips

Wednesday, March 12 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

UVM has created a 4-Year Plan for Career Success roadmap (http://www.uvm.edu/~career/?Page=4yearplan.html): action plans for each year of a traditional baccalaureate degree that provide students with concrete steps in career and professional development. These plans help students:

  • Understand and build on aptitudes and abilities
  • Explore career interests
  • Make connections and build enduring relationships
  • Develop career goals and skills
During this Soundbite, we will discuss methods using these plans in your student advising and ideas for integrating career goals in your courses.

Event details:

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

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

Wednesday, March 12 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

During this workshop we discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your personal teaching statement. Teaching Philosophy statements are used in teaching portfolios, RPT paperwork, and in job applications.

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: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

CTL Spring 2014 Book Group

Tuesday, March 11 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This semester we will read and discuss "How Learning Works: Seven Researched-Based Principles for Smart Teaching," by Ambrose et al. (2010). This book presents recent research on learning and gives concrete examples of how faculty can apply this research in their teaching and course design. Using a case study approach, the authors identify associated learning issues and suggestions for improving learning and student success by applying the "Seven Principles for Smart Teaching." This book group will meet 3 times during the semester. Participants receive a free copy of the book.
Register one time for all three sessions: March 11, 9 - 10 AM April 1, 9 - 10 AM April 15. 9 - 10 AM

Event details:

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

Pre-setting the Levels: Classroom Climate Inoculations

Monday, February 24 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This workshop will examine preventive measures for balancing the overall group dynamic challenges in the classroom and how environmental factors (i.e., class size, room setup) and our own proficiency influences these dynamics. We will also and explore key components of Kolb's Learning Styles and Perry Developmental Model as they relate to teaching.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Sherwood Smith, Cultural Pluralism; Leadership and Development Sci
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Universal Design & Assignments

Friday, February 21 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This workshop applies universal design principles to the art of creating writing assignments. We’ll explore how to create or adapt assignments to create equal opportunities for students to learn.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Daisy Benson, Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction; Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Student Research Conference: Abstract Writing Workshop

Thursday, February 20 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Writing in the Disciplines Program, Bailey/Howe Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning

UVM hosts an annual Student Research Conference to showcase the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. In order to present at the conference you are required to submit an abstract or brief proposal of your research or creative project. This workshop will:

  • help you learn more about the April conference and how you can participate
  • show you how to write a brief, yet compelling and comprehensive, proposal
  • provide hands-on help from Writing Center staff to help you get started

Space is limited so please register.

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

Event details:

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

Student Research Conference: Abstract Writing Workshop

Wednesday, February 19 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Writing in the Disciplines Program, Bailey/Howe Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning

UVM hosts an annual Student Research Conference to showcase the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. In order to present at the conference you are required to submit an abstract or brief proposal of your research or creative project. This workshop will:

  • help you learn more about the April conference and how you can participate
  • show you how to write a brief, yet compelling and comprehensive, proposal
  • provide hands-on help from Writing Center staff to help you get started

Space is limited so please register.

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

Event details:

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

Introduction to Zotero

Wednesday, February 19 2014 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 AM

Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note-taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy-to-master, open-source solution. This workshop is open to UVM faculty, students, and staff. Led by B/H Staff.

The workshop dates:

  • February 19, 3-4pm
  • February 28, 2-3pm
  • March 12, 4-5pm
  • March 20, 3-4pm
  • April 2, 4-5pm
  • April 11, 2-3pm

No registration needed - just show up!

Event details:

  • Contact: Daisy Benson, Daisy.Benson@uvm.edu, 802/656-0636
  • Location: Library Classroom (B/H, Room 123)

UDL in Action

Tuesday, February 18 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

In this workshop, we'll present a practical overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We'll explore the UDL principles of multiple means of engagement, representation, and assessment, and we'll discuss applicable learning activities from the book, Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, by Elizabeth F. Barkley. 2010.

Event details:

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

Webinar: Introduction to Qualitative Research with HyperResearch Software

Tuesday, February 18 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for this live webinar introducing the features of HyperResearch, qualitative research software available as a free download for UVM affiliates. The webinar walks participants through the basic functions of the software, preparing you to experiment with it further on your own.

Event details:

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

Teaching in Higher Education

Friday, February 14 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 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: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

EndNote Workshops

Friday, February 14 2014 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers. This workshop is open to UVM faculty, students, and staff. Led by B/H Staff.

The workshop dates;

  • February 14, 3-4pm
  • February 20, 4-5pm
  • February 28, 3-4pm
  • March 13, 2:30-3:30pm
  • March 27, 4-5pm
  • April 2, 3-4pm
  • April 15, 4-5pm

No registration needed - just show up!

Event details:

  • Contact: Daisy Benson, Daisy.Benson@uvm.edu, 802/656-0636
  • Location: Library Classroom (B/H, Room 123)

Screencasting Clinic

Wednesday, February 12 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

If you have screencasting experience using either Camtasia or Screencast-O-Matic, join us for some dedicated time to work on your projects with peers and the CTL staff. We can help with editing projects, publishing them with UVM's Media Manager, and then linking them to your Bb course.

Please note, there is no formal instruction during this time, come with your questions and be ready to work on your projects or share your screencasting experiences.

What is a screencast?

Event details:

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

Sound (Teaching) Bite: Wrap that Exam! Encouraging Student Self-Assessment of Performance

Wednesday, February 12 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this Sound (Teaching) Bite we will introduce the simple idea of the "exam wrapper" and show how UVM faculty have used this simple tool to encourage students to critically evaluate their own performance on exams and formulate strategies for improved studying and test-taking.

What are "Sound (Teaching) Bites"?

Event details:

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

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Monday, February 10 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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 Library Room 303

Using Camtasia for Screencasting (Windows)

Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop introduces Camtasia Studio 8 for Windows, a popular software for producing higher-end screencasts. During this hands-on workshop you will learn and practice some of its basics editing features. Specifically we will:

  • Tour the main parts of the editor and timeline
  • Add annotations (callouts, arrows, highlights)
  • Work with animations (zoom in/out, smartfocus, restore) and video effects (freeze region, extend frame, hotspots)
What is a screencast?

Event details:

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

Designing Collaborative Assignments That Work

Wednesday, February 05 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this workshop, we'll explore strategies for designing group projects that create an engaging and successful learning experience for students. We'll discuss several UVM facultys' experiences to help identify the best ways to design small group assignments and how to manage them.

Event details:

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

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Tuesday, February 04 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 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 Library Room 303

Excellence in Teaching: A Discussion with the Kroepsch-Maurice Award Recipients

Tuesday, February 04 2014 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Recipients of the 2013 in KM Teaching Award (Tina Escaja, Romance Languages & Linguistics; Katharine Shepherd, Education; Allison Kingsley, School of Business Administration; Jenny Wilkinson, Animal Science) will discuss their teaching philosophies, "eureka" moments in their teaching careers, challenging issues in teaching and how they approached these issues. The discussion will be facilitated by KM Committee Chairperson and 1999 KM Recipient, Joan Rosebush.

Event details:

  • Contact: Nina Wu, Nina.Wu@uvm.edu
  • Facilitated By: Joan Rosebush, CEM Dean's Ofc; Mathematics & Statistics
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Using Camtasia for Screencasting (Mac)

Thursday, January 30 2014 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop introduces Camtasia Studio 8 for Mac, a popular software for producing higher-end screencasts. During this hands-on workshop you will learn and practice some of its basics editing features. Specifically we will:

  • Tour the main parts of the editor and timeline
  • Add annotations (callouts, arrows, highlights)
  • Work with animations (zoom in/out, smartfocus, restore) and video effects (freeze region, extend frame, hotspots)
What is a screencast?

Event details:

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

Sound (Teaching) Bite: Tips for Engaging Class Discussion

Wednesday, January 29 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This Sound (Teaching) Bite focuses on practical ways to think about, start, and run good class discussions that enhance student learning and create a sense of collaboration and connection among students in your courses.

What are "Sound (Teaching) Bites"?

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Designing Effective Writing Assignments

Friday, January 24 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This session explores formal writing assignments, looking at strategies for crafting assignments that connect to key course goals or professional priorities, and strategies for supporting students' work on sequenced assignments with class activities or homework.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Daisy Benson, Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction; Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Friday, January 24 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Blackboard: Communicating and Collaborating

Friday, January 24 2014 @ 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

In this introductory 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
  • Groups
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 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, Wendy.Verrei-Berenback@uvm.edu, 802/656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Introduction to Assessment Tools

Friday, January 24 2014 @ 3:30 PM - 4:45 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

Writing Engaging iClicker Questions

Tuesday, January 21 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Now that you've adopted the iClicker, what can you do with it? This workshop will review the many ways to use student response systems for teaching and classroom management. We will also discuss sample questions gathered from UVM faculty using iClickers.

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: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Thursday, January 16 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Blackboard: Communicating and Collaborating

Thursday, January 16 2014 @ 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

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
  • Groups
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, Wendy.Verrei-Berenback@uvm.edu, 802/656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Introduction to Assessment Tools

Thursday, January 16 2014 @ 3:30 PM - 4:45 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

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Wednesday, January 15 2014 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 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: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802/656-0310
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Communicating and Collaborating

Wednesday, January 15 2014 @ 9:45 AM - 10:45 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
  • Groups
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, Wendy.Verrei-Berenback@uvm.edu, 802/656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Introduction to Assessment Tools

Wednesday, January 15 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:15 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

Blackboard Grade Center for Large Enrollment Classes

Friday, January 10 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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

Faculty Writing Retreat

Friday, January 10 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The retreat is simple: we provide a comfortable space, healthy snacks, beverages, and lunch, and no distractions so that you can spend the time working on a writing project (but we usually take a break at lunchtime for supportive conversation). If participants would like a consultation with a librarian or a writing specialist, let us know, but mostly, participants will work in peace and quiet.

To register: send email with dietary restrictions to wid@uvm.edu

Sponsored by the Writing in the Disciplines Program, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Bailey/Howe Library.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Screencasts and Teaching

Thursday, January 09 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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 to the web using the UVM MediaManager
What is a screencast?

Event details:

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

Effective Peer Review: Helping Students Talk with Each Other About Their Work

Thursday, January 09 2014 @ 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

How can students’ responses to each other’s writing help them develop as writers and improve the quality of the papers faculty receive? Thinking about peer review from the students’ and faculty perspectives, we will look at how to design both in-class and out-of-class peer review activities that are really worth doing. Writing Center tutors will provide student perspectives on peer review.

Lunch will be available at the end of the session.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susan Dinitz, English; Writing in the Disciplines; English; Writing in the Disciplines
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library
  • Refreshments will be served. 1

Peer Review Systems: Introducing the Eli Review System and More

Thursday, January 09 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This hour-long workshop will first introduce participants to the Eli Review System, a write-review-revise tool developed at Michigan State University's Writing in Digital Environments research center. Participants will see how Eli can work to automate aspects of peer review and provide information that can focus the next round of writing, reviewing, and revising. Secondly, participants will have a chance to learn from each other. We invite participants to bring examples of their own work with peer review for discussion. Together, we will explore ways to integrate peer review into the classroom.

Lunch will be available at the beginning of the session.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susan Dinitz, English; Writing in the Disciplines; English; Writing in the Disciplines
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library
  • Refreshments will be served. 1

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Tuesday, January 07 2014 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 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: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, 802/656-0310
  • Facilitated By: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Communicating and Collaborating

Tuesday, January 07 2014 @ 9:45 AM - 10:45 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
  • Groups
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, Wendy.Verrei-Berenback@uvm.edu, 802/656-7992
  • Facilitated By: Wendy Berenback, Continuing Ed - Operations; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Introduction to Assessment Tools

Tuesday, January 07 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:15 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
  • Facilitated By: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

iClickers in the Classroom

Tuesday, January 07 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

This workshop demonstrates how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on student understanding of concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings. This workshop covers the technical requirements of using iClickers and ideas for teaching with them.

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 Room 303

Refresh Your Online Teaching: Developing Presence

Monday, January 06 2014 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

During this workshop, we will discuss the role of teaching presence in effective online learning. Specifically we will explore how to deepen online discussion by writing effective questions, strategies for providing meaningful and formative feedback and the Bb tools that support these practices. Participants will review each other's courses and provide feedback. This workshop is designed for those who have previously taught online.

Event details:

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

Course Goals and Backwards Design: Principles for Creating Engaging Courses

Monday, January 06 2014 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Synergy between course goals, assignments and other learning activities is crucial for helping students gain the most from your class. This workshop will provide principles for identifying, writing and utilizing learning goals as the starting point for your course design. Participants will (re)design goals for a current or future course, and then spend time looking at strategies to align assignments and in-class activities with those goals. This workshop includes lunch for participants.

Lunch will be served at this event.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Refresh Your Online Course: Design and Organization

Friday, January 03 2014 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

During this workshop, we will discuss best practices for structuring and organizing course content, from both web and instructional design perspectives. Participants will apply these practices by reviewing each other's courses and providing feedback. This workshop is designed for those who have previously taught online.

Event details:

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

Grading Cafe

Wednesday, December 11 2013 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gearing up for grading? Please join us for our open "Grading Cafe." Free tea and coffee, snacks, and a chance to break out of your office for a couple of hours!

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Grading Cafe

Thursday, December 05 2013 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Gearing up for grading? Please join us for our open "Grading Cafe." Free tea and coffee, snacks, and a chance to break out of your office for a couple of hours!

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Guide Student Reading with Annotated PDFs

Thursday, November 21 2013 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In this hands-on session, we will learn how to add annotations, such as important points and guiding questions, to PDF documents. Annotations help focus student attention and improve comprehension.

Event details:

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

Designing Great Collaborative Assignments (Group Work)

Wednesday, November 20 2013 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this workshop, we'll explore strategies for designing group projects that create an engaging and successful learning experience for students. We'll discuss several UVM faculty experiences to help identify the best ways to design small group assignments and how to manage them.

Event details:

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

Effective Assessment Through Multiple Choice Questions

Tuesday, November 19 2013 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 PM

Many faculty use multiple choice questions on their exams but remain unsure whether the questions they ask are a true gauge of student understanding. This workshop will cover different types of multiple choice and short-answer questions, as well as how to write questions that assess both lower and higher order thinking. Faculty should come prepared to draft several questions for one of their courses.

Event details:

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

Screencasting Clinic

Friday, November 15 2013 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

If you have screencasting experience using either Camtasia or Screencast-O-Matic, join us for some dedicated time to work on your projects with peers and the CTL staff. We can help with editing projects, publishing them with UVM's Media Manager, and then linking them to your BB course.

Please note, there is no formal instruction during this time, come with your questions and be ready to work on your projects or share your screencasting experiences.



What is a screencast?

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802/656-1218
  • Location:

Mentoring Science Writers

Friday, November 15 2013 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM

Writing and publication are central to science research, but making the transition to becoming writers of science is a challenge for most research science students. Many science students have no venue in which to discuss scientific writing. This workshop explores the difficulties students face, and discusses what advisors and other mentors can do to help their students become proficient writers of science. It draws on the presenter's research into the writing lives of senior scientists, early career scientists, and graduate students in the US, England, and New Zealand. This workshop will be interactive; participants should leave with a better understanding of strategies they might use to mentor students.

Lunch will be provided. Please send dietary restriction to wid@uvm.edu.
Note: This event is for faculty only.



Dr. Emerson, an Associate Professor in the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University, New Zealand, is visiting as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, hosted by the WID program at the University of Vermont. She teaches science writing at undergraduate and graduate level, as well as publishing in the fields of science writing, writing in the disciplines, plagiarism, and New Zealand writing programs. She is an award winning teacher, and won the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary teaching in 2008.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: CTL Commons, 303 Bailey/Howe Library
  • Refreshments will be served. 1

Writing Engaging iClickers Questions

Thursday, November 14 2013 @ 3:00 PM - 4:15 AM

Now that you've adopted the iClicker, what can you do with it? This workshop will review the many ways to use student response systems for teaching and classroom management. We will also discuss sample questions gathered from UVM faculty using iClickers.

Event details:

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

iClickers in the classroom

Thursday, November 14 2013 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

n this workshop, we demonstrate how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on student understanding of concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings. This workshop covers the technical requirements of using iClickers and ideas for teaching with them.

Event details:

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

Practices for Engaging Students: Just-in-Time Teaching and Peer Instruction

Wednesday, November 13 2013 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This is part one of a two-part workshop introducing teaching strategies that may be especially helpful in large enrollment classes.

This first workshop introduces two teaching strategies—Just-In-Time Teaching and peer instruction—in the context of large enrollment classes. It addresses the quote, “As you enter the classroom, ask yourself this question: ‘If there were no students in the classroom, could I do what I am planning to do?’ If you answer yes... don't do it.” (Gen. Ruben Cebero, US Air Force Academy)

The facilitator is Laura Hill Bermingham who teaches large enrollment biology and botany courses and regularly uses peer instruction in her teaching.

What is "Just In Time Teaching"?
What is Peer Instruction?

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Laura Bermingham, Plant Biology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Practices for Engaging Students: "From Question to Concepts"

Wednesday, November 13 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This is part two of a two-part workshop introducing teaching strategies that may be especially helpful in large enrollment classes.

We will watch and discuss the movie, "From Question to Concepts" from The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University.

This 28-minute documentary explores Eric Mazur's interactive teaching in an undergraduate physics course and demonstrates how the use of questions before and during class engages the students.

What is "Just In Time Teaching"?
What is Peer Instruction?

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Laura Bermingham, Plant Biology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

The Mind at Hand: Using Drawing to Help Students Learn Across the Disciplines

Tuesday, November 12 2013 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Michael Strauss--chemist, professor, and visual artist--long embraced writing as a way of learning across the disciplines. More recently, he's expanded his pedagogy to explore the ways drawing helps students learn and communicate in many fields. Join Dr. Strauss in a dynamic workshop which will invite faculty to explore how drawing-to-learn can be practiced in many fields as a way of helping students analyze and integrate important concepts.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Location: CTL Commons, 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Tips for Online Teaching in Winter Session

Monday, November 11 2013 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This session is for faculty teaching online in Winter Session 2013-14. It focuses on defining an appropriate work load for a 1-credit course delivered in 10 days, strategies to encourage student engagement and time management techniques to keep you sane.

Event details:

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

Tips for Winter Session Online Course Design

Monday, November 11 2013 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

This session is for faculty teaching online in Winter Session 2013-14 and addresses the basics of:

  • "backward course design" - aligning course content and student assessments directly to learning objectives
  • strategies for motivating students participate and
  • tips for establishing and maintaining faculty presence

Event details:

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

Google Earth Workshop

Wednesday, November 06 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the first part of this workshop, we'll demonstrate ways that Google's mapping tools have been used for teaching and scholarship within a variety of disciplines. Then, we'll explore the basics of creating maps and tours, embedding photos and video, uploading GPS data and GIS layers, and methods for group collaboration. We'll also look at some of the exciting features in Google Earth, such as street views around the world, historical imagery, ocean exploration, and Google Sky, Mars and Moon.

This workshop will be taught by Walter Poleman and Inés Berrizbeitia.

Computers will be provided, but if you wish to use your own, please pre-install Google Earth before the workshop. (Download Google Earth here).

Event details:

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

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Tuesday, November 05 2013 @ 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: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802/656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Screencasting Clinic

Wednesday, October 30 2013 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

If you have screencasting experience using either Camtasia or Screencast-O-Matic, join us for some dedicated time to work on your projects with peers and the CTL staff. We can help with editing projects, publishing them with UVM's Media Manager, and then linking them to your Bb course.

Please note, there is no formal instruction during this time, come with your questions and be ready to work on your projects or share your screencasting experiences.

What is a screencast?

Event details:

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

Critical Reflection: Connecting Experience to Course Content

Tuesday, October 29 2013 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A central aspect of service-learning is assisting students to connect their experience of service with course content. This workshop will provide examples of strong assignments and activities that assist students in connecting the skills of their academic discipline to their service-learning project. Both direct service and problem-based service-learning will be covered.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Susan Munkres, Nutrition & Food Sciences; CUPS
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

The Senior Scientist as Writer: Activities and Development

Tuesday, October 29 2013 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

While an extensive body of literature explores both the rhetoric of science, and the teaching of science writing, very little has been written about the perspectives of scientists as writers. In this presentation, Dr. Emerson presents the voices of senior scientists, exploring their writing activities, and their experiences and development as writers of science. While this presentation looks broadly at the attitudes and experiences of scientists in a wide range of disciplines, Dr. Emerson will illustrate key themes using a sample of senior scientists in physics and mathematics. By looking at scientists’ voices through the literature on expertise and literacy expertise, she shows that the majority of senior scientists in these disciplines demonstrate the attributes of the adaptive expert writer, and that most are strongly engaged by writing and see writing as an integral aspect of science.



Dr. Emerson, an Associate Professor in the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University, New Zealand, is visiting as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, hosted by the WID program at the University of Vermont. She teaches science writing at undergraduate and graduate level, as well as publishing in the fields of science writing, writing in the disciplines, plagiarism, and New Zealand writing programs. She is an award winning teacher, and won the New Zealand Prime Minister’ Supreme Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary teaching in 2008.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Guide Student Reading with Annotated PDFs

Friday, October 25 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In this hands-on session, we will learn how to add annotations, such as important points and guiding questions, to PDF documents. Annotations help focus student attention and improve comprehension.

Event details:

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

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

Friday, October 25 2013 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

During this workshop we discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your statement. You will have a chance to start a draft of your teaching philosophy.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, 802/656-1124
  • Location: Old Mill 325 (John Dewey Lounge)

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Thursday, October 24 2013 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, 802/656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Course Goals and Backwards Design: Principles for Creating Engaging Courses

Tuesday, October 22 2013 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Synergy between course goals, assignments and other learning activities is crucial for helping students achieve. This workshop will provide principles for identifying, writing and utilizing learning goals as part of your course design. Participants will (re)design goals for a current or future course, and then spend time looking at strategies to align assignments and in-class activities with those goals.

Event details:

  • Contact: Kristen Cameron, Kristen.Cameron@uvm.edu, 802/656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library
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