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September 2019

Book Group Series
Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

September 12
303 Howe Library VT

James Lang’s book, Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty, is a powerful resource for any teacher. The premise of the text is that since people cheat due to environmental conditions, instructors can design learning environments that dissuade academic dishonesty.

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Bb Ally Demo

September 18
303 Howe Library VT
Free 14 spots left

Blackboard Ally is UVM’s new tool to help you make the files you post to Blackboard accessible to all students.

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Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

September 20
303 Howe Library VT
Free 9 spots left

Do you ever wonder if your changes to your instruction or pedagogy are making a difference? Are you curious about how students are approaching a complex assignment outside of class? Do you want to know what would make your class more engaging for students? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), which is an increasingly popular approach to faculty development at institutions of higher education across the United States and Canada.

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Make Large Classes Interactive
Friday Listening Series Brown Bag

September 20
303 Howe Library VT
Free

Today's episode:
Make Large Classes Interactive, Chrissy Spencer
Join colleagues to listen to a different Teaching in Higher Ed podcast episode each Friday at noon. The podcasts are approximately 40 minutes and staying until 1:00 for some discussion afterwards is optional.

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Why Active Learning Works (in-person or webinar)

September 23
303 Howe Library VT
Free 5 spots left

This is one of a series of short events called Sound (Teaching) Bites. In this session, we will discuss some of the reasons that active learning techniques are effective, and how to use this information to develop good (and avoid bad) active learning strategies in the classroom. Presenter: Annie Murray-Close, Psychology, Interim CTL Director

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Instructional Scaffolding

September 24
303 Howe Library VT
Free 16 spots left

Instructional scaffolding provides students with supports to facilitate more advanced mastery and skill development. Effective scaffolding also includes the gradual reduction in supports as students become increasingly independent in their learning. In this session, we will discuss strategies for implementing scaffolding to help students achieve course learning goals. Topics will include potential benefits of scaffolding, common challenges and pitfalls of scaffolding, and strategies for addressing these challenges.

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Blackboard Ally: Hands-on Workshop

September 26
303 Howe Library VT
Free 13 spots left

A small, colorful, meter now appears next to your files in Blackboard... will yours be red or green? To help ensure that our Blackboard course spaces are accessible to all students, UVM has implemented a new tool, Blackboard Ally. This new feature checks files against federal guidelines and, if necessary, helps you improve the files. It also provides alternative formats of those files to your students (e.g. HTML, audio, tagged PDF, eBraille, and more) so that all your students can benefit.

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Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

September 27
302 Howe Library
Free 4 spots left

During this workshop we discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your statement.

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Team-Based Learning
Friday Listening Series Brown Bag

September 27
303 Howe Library VT
Free

Today's episode:
Team-Based Learning, Jim Sibley
Join colleagues to listen to a different Teaching in Higher Ed podcast episode each Friday at noon. The podcasts are approximately 40 minutes and staying until 1:00 for some discussion afterwards is optional.

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October 2019

Shaping Effective Writing Processes: How Writers Learn

October 2
302 Howe Library
Free 17 spots left

We teach from our own experiences. This workshop invites participants to think through their own writing background as a foundation for supporting writers in their classes. We’ll focus on reducing barriers and creating easier access to more productive processes.

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Shaping Effective Writing Processes: How Writers Learn

October 3
302 Howe Library
Free 17 spots left

We teach from our own experiences. This workshop invites participants to think through their own writing background as a foundation for supporting writers in their classes. We’ll focus on reducing barriers and creating easier access to more productive processes.

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Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone
Friday Listening Series Brown Bag

October 4
303 Howe Library VT
Free

Today's episode:
Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone, Thomas Tobin
Join colleagues to listen to a different Teaching in Higher Ed podcast episode each Friday at noon. The podcasts are approximately 40 minutes and staying until 1:00 for some discussion afterwards is optional.

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Identifying and Supporting Students of Concern

October 7
303 Howe Library VT
Free 19 spots left

This important presentation will discuss current mental health and behavioral trends and challenges in today’s college student population. Our guest presenters will identify best practices for faculty and/or staff in identifying, supporting, and referring students with behavioral and/or mental health concerns within and outside the classroom.

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Designing Writing Assignments: Get the Writing You Want to Read

October 7
302 Howe Library
Free 17 spots left

How do assignments (dis)encourage students to work? This workshop will present research findings on writing and engagement and then look at strategies for shaping assignments that get students working in ways you value. This interactive workshop will allow time for participants to apply these strategies to their own courses. Whether you're considering developing a new assignment or problem-solving with existing assignments, this workshop will open up possibilities for you.

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Engaging Students in Large Enrollment Classes: Just-in-Time Teaching (in-person or webinar)

October 7
Free 15 spots left

This is one of a series of short events called Sound (Teaching) Bites. In this session, we will discuss how Just-in-Time Teaching can increase engagement in your large enrollment class by creating feedback loops between yourself and your students.

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Designing Writing Assignments: Get the Writing You Want to Read

October 8
302 Howe Library
Free 15 spots left

How do assignments (dis)encourage students to work? This workshop will present research findings on writing and engagement and then look at strategies for shaping assignments that get students working in ways you value. This interactive workshop will allow time for participants to apply these strategies to their own courses. Whether you're considering developing a new assignment or problem-solving with existing assignments, this workshop will open up possibilities for you.

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Blackboard Ally Demo

October 10
303 Howe Library VT
Free 20 spots left

Blackboard Ally is UVM’s new tool to help you make the files you post to Blackboard accessible to all students.

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Intentional and Transparent Assessment
Friday Listening Series Brown Bag

October 11
303 Howe Library VT
Free

Today's episode:
Intentional and Transparent Assessment, Natasha Jankowski
Join colleagues to listen to a different Teaching in Higher Ed podcast episode each Friday at noon. The podcasts are approximately 40 minutes and staying until 1:00 for some discussion afterwards is optional.

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Coaching Students to be Better Peer Reviewers

October 15
302 Howe Library
Free 16 spots left

Do you assign peer reviews on essay drafts and feel disappointed in the results? Peer-to-peer interaction can be a powerful motivator for student learning, but it's also a troublesome pedagogy. Students and faculty alike sometimes report that it seems like wasted time that takes away from the professor's input on priorities -- yet research says otherwise! What causes this disjunction? A lack of coaching and practice. This workshop will introduce several rationales for peer responses, provide strategies for how to…

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Teaching Effectively Online

October 16
Online

An online course for faculty from Oct 16 – Nov 12, 2019

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