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August 2020

Pedagogical Approaches: Graduate Student Panel

August 25
Microsoft Teams
Free 147 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: Is this your first time as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)? Are you curious about the experiences of fellow GTAs? Are you hoping to get a sense of how to set yourself up for success as a GTA this semester? Please join us to hear a panel of former UVM GTAs discuss their advice, and lessons learned. There will be time for Questions and Answers as well.  

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Pedagogical Sound Bites: Activating the Power of Peer Learning

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free 72 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: Peers can be a powerful influence on student learning. This workshop explores how to ensure that peer-to-peer connections in your class have real payoffs for student learning. Participants will be introduced to a range of possibilities for peer learning activities--some that take minutes, others that require more class time or homework. See what's possible, and make peer learning work for you and your students.

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Pedagogical Sound Bites: Intro to Community-Engaged Teaching

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free 75 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: This short workshop will introduce you to models and possibilities for engaging students by applying disciplinary knowledge and tools to real-world problems, and tying these experiences explicitly to course learning objectives. Courses may work directly with community partners to receive Service-Learning designation, or may not and receive the optional Civic Learning designation.

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Pedagogical Approaches: Increase Learning while Reducing Cheating

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free 74 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: Research shows that cheating behavior is linked, not to individual students, but to the environment in which those students are learning. This is good news, because it means you can actually reduce cheating in your classes. The additional good news is that the ways to decrease academic dishonesty are directly linked to methods for increasing deep learning. We will present ideas about how to develop classes and assignments that motivate students to learn rather than cheat.

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Conversations with Colleagues: Large Enrollment (Online modality)

August 26
Free 150 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: This session will be an informal conversation based on prompts provided to session participants. This hour offers faculty teaching large enrollment, online courses the opportunity to connect with colleagues to identify unique challenges of teaching large enrollment courses asynchronously online and discuss potential strategies for addressing these challenges.

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Conversations with Colleagues: Large Enrollment (Remote modality)

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free 148 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: This hour offers faculty teaching large enrollment, remote courses the opportunity to connect with colleagues to identify unique challenges of teaching large enrollment courses remotely and discuss potential strategies for addressing these challenges. This session will be an informal conversation based on prompts provided to session participants.<

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Conversations with Colleagues: Large Enrollment (Mixed or In-person)

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free 149 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: This hour offers faculty teaching large enrollment, mixed or in-person courses the opportunity to connect with colleagues to identify unique challenges of teaching large enrollment courses in these modalities and discuss potential strategies for addressing these challenges.

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Microsoft Teams for Teaching

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free 61 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: In this workshop, we will show how Microsoft Teams (software available to UVM faculty, staff, and students) can be a part of your remote teaching plan. We will explore Team's features while you experience its video conference functionality

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Screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic: Q&A

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free 72 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: During this live Q&A, you’ll have an opportunity to clarify questions and refine your knowledge of Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) for increased confidence and independence in producing effective videos for your students. We can review any step along the way from planning to recording to editing to sharing.

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Pedagogical Approaches: Designing Grading Contracts

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free 74 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: Participants in this session will have the option to join a cohort of faculty who are using some form of contract grading.  This session is appropriate for instructors who have attended a previous workshop on contract and/or specifications grading (or are otherwise familiar with the concept), and are ready to begin the work of implementing a contract.

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Conversations with Colleagues: Active Learning (Online modality)

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free 149 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: This hour offers faculty teaching online courses the opportunity to connect with colleagues to identify unique challenges of implementing active learning in the online modality and discuss potential strategies for addressing these challenges. This session will be an informal conversation based on prompts provided to session participants.

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Conversations with Colleagues: Active Learning (Remote modality)

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free 145 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: This hour offers faculty teaching remote courses the opportunity to connect with colleagues to identify unique challenges of implementing active learning in the remote modality and discuss potential strategies for addressing these challenges. This session will be an informal conversation based on prompts provided to session participants.

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Conversations with Colleagues: Active Learning (Mixed)

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: This hour offers faculty teaching mixed courses the opportunity to connect with colleagues to identify unique challenges of implementing active learning in the mixed modality and discuss potential strategies for addressing these challenges. This session will be an informal conversation based on prompts provided to session participants.

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Conversations with Colleagues: Active Learning (In-person)

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free 149 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: This hour offers faculty teaching in-person courses the opportunity to connect with colleagues to identify unique challenges of implementing active learning in the in-person modality and discuss potential strategies for addressing these challenges. This session will be an informal conversation based on prompts provided to session participants.

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Pedagogical Approaches: Designing Writing Assignments

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free 73 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: 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.

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Technological Sound Bites: Flipgrid Overview

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free 71 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: Flipgrid, a video-based, asynchronous discussion tool, is available for free as part of UVM's Microsoft Office 365 suite. Instructors set up prompts and parameters for student videos (including length limits of 15sec to 10min). Students respond to the prompts and to their classmates with their own original video recordings. In this soundbite you'll see a demonstration of Flipgrid’s functionality along with suggestions for how you could incorporate it into your teaching.

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Technological Sound Bites: Piazza

August 27
Free 74 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: Piazza is a discussion platform that integrates peer instruction into the online environment. It can be embedded into the UVM Blackboard for students to access. Dr. Radha Dasari will discuss how Piazza has helped him create a community of idea-sharing and troubleshooting.

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Technological Skill Development: iClicker Cloud/Reef

August 27
Microsoft Teams
Free 69 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: In this workshop, we'll demonstrate how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty can use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on whether students understand concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings. This workshop also covers the technical aspects of using iClickers as well as teaching ideas (focusing specifically on "iClicker Cloud/Reef," which can be used remotely).

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Pedagogical Approaches: Inclusive Teaching

August 28
Microsoft Teams
Free 147 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: This workshop helps helps faculty reimagine their courses without barriers to learning. Faculty will learn strategies for removing obstacles to learning and promoting participation from all students. We’ll identify what prevents students from succeeding in a given course, options for removing barriers to desired outcomes, and course design that support an inclusive learning environment.

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Pedagogical Sound Bite: Increase Access and Save Students Money by Using Open Educational Resources

August 28
Free 75 spots left

Pivotal Pedagogy 2Pivotal Pedagogy II: Let’s face it, textbooks are expensive. Open Educational Resources (OER), which are broadly defined as teaching and learning materials that are free for reuse, offer one solution to this problem. Come and learn where to find Open Educational Resources and how they can support your teaching.

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