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Faculty Development Day Schedule

January 4, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET

University Campus - Kirk Hall

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What to Bring

Faculty must bring their COMPUTER FULLY CHARGED to the sessions.

There will be limited access to power outlets.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Plan Your Afternoon

Please attend one session in each block.

BLOCK A: 1:00-1:45

Rescue Your Gradebook in Courses (D2L)

Topic: Courses (D2L) Gradebook

Time: 1:00-1:45

Location: Kirk Hall 124

Goals:

  • Participants will learn how to properly configure a gradebook using the Courses (D2L) Grades tool.
  • Participants will learn how to diagnose and fix common gradebook problems.

Description:

Join to take a close look at the Grades tool in Courses (D2L), where you’ll see how to properly setup a functioning gradebook and how to maintain it. We’ll also look at common problems in a gradebook, and learn how to quickly fix them.

Presenter: Darcy Goshorn

Resources:

Prepare Your Diving Gear for Online Course Design

Topic: Online Course Design

Time: 1:00-1:45

Location: Kirk Hall 123

Goals:

  • Participants will organize their course content using Courses (D2L) Table of Contents
  • Participants will explore an approach to enhance the content layout of their course
  • Participants will learn how to organize discussion topics to simplify reading and grading them

Description:

The way content is prepared and organized in online courses is very important. Disorganized online courses, just as a badly organized diving trips, are no fun for anyone and does little to inspire learning and confidence. A well-designed course, on the other hand, can make all the difference to your learners.

Presenter: Claudia Ruiz

Resources:

Explore an Ocean of Teaching Treasures with Course Materials

Topic: Course Materials

Time: 1:00-1:45

Location: Kirk Hall 209

Goals:

  • Participants will explore the course materials available to instructors and students.
  • Participants will learn strategies for integrating various types of course materials into instruction.

Presenter: Abbie Luoma

Resources:

Tales from the High Seas of Chalk & Wire

Topic: Chalk & Wire

Time: 1:00-1:45

Location: Kirk Hall 122

Goals:

  • Participants will learn about a case study of successful usage of the Chalk & Wire system within a course.
  • Participants will learn strategies to successfully use Chalk & Wire in their courses.

Presenter: Rob Lucio & Diane Scotland-Coogan

Resources:

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BLOCK B: 1:45-2:30

Rescue Your Gradebook in Courses (D2L)

Topic: Courses (D2L) Gradebook

Time: 1:45-2:30

Location: Kirk Hall 124

Goals:

  • Participants will learn how to properly configure a gradebook using the Courses (D2L) Grades tool.
  • Participants will learn how to diagnose and fix common gradebook problems.

Description:

Join to take a close look at the Grades tool in Courses (D2L), where you’ll see how to properly setup a functioning gradebook and how to maintain it. We’ll also look at common problems in a gradebook, and learn how to quickly fix them.

Presenter: Darcy Goshorn

Resources:

Prepare Your Diving Gear for Online Course Design

Topic: Online Course Design

Time: 1:45-2:30

Location: Kirk Hall 123

Goals:

  • Participants will organize their course content using Courses (D2L) Table of Contents
  • Participants will explore an approach to enhance the content layout of their course
  • Participants will learn how to organize discussion topics to simplify reading and grading them

Description:

The way content is prepared and organized in online courses is very important. Disorganized online courses, just as a badly organized diving trips, are no fun for anyone and does little to inspire learning and confidence. A well-designed course, on the other hand, can make all the difference to your learners.

Presenter: Claudia Ruiz

Resources:

Explore an Ocean of Teaching Treasures with Course Materials

Topic: Course Materials

Time: 1:45-2:30

Location: Kirk Hall 209

Goals:

  • Participants will explore the course materials available to instructors and students.
  • Participants will learn strategies for integrating various types of course materials into instruction.

Presenter: Abbie Luoma

Resources:

Tales from the High Seas of Chalk & Wire

Topic: Chalk & Wire

Time: 1:45-2:30

Location: Kirk Hall 122

Goals:

  • Participants will learn about a case study of successful usage of the Chalk & Wire system within a course.
  • Participants will learn strategies to successfully use Chalk & Wire in their courses.

Presenter: Rob Lucio & Diane Scotland-Coogan

Resources:

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BREAK: 2:30-2:45

Help yourself to refreshments in the Kirk Hall ground floor lobby.

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BLOCK C: 2:45-3:15

Always Dive with a Buddy in Lions SHARE

Topic: Lions SHARE & Social

Time: 2:45-3:15

Location: Kirk Hall 209

Goals:

  • Participants will learn about the overall LionsSHARE learning ecosystem, with particular emphasis on the Social component.
  • Participants will learn strategies for using the Social component of LionsSHARE.

Presenter: Jeff Borden

Resources:

Throw a Lifeline with Courses (D2L) Support

Topic: Supporting Your Colleagues in Courses (D2L)

Time: 2:45-3:15

Location: Kirk Hall 124 (join via webinar)

Goal:

  • Participants will learn and practice strategies for immediately connecting faculty & students to the support that they need for Courses (D2L).

Presenter: Darcy Goshorn

Resources:

Practice Your Strokes with the Faculty Enrichment Series

Topic: The Faculty Enrichment Series

Time: 2:45-3:15

Location: Kirk Hall 123

Goals:

  • Participants will discover the Faculty Enrichment Series (FES) topics
  • Participants will explore the FES learning sequence
  • Participants will learn how to guide others to broaden their teaching methods.

Description:

Join us to learn about the Faculty Enrichment Series (FES) and to explore its content topics and learning progression. We will also cover information on how to guide others to broaden their teaching methods.

Presenter: Claudia Ruiz

Resources:

Go Fishing with Whiteboard (MeTL)

Topic: Whiteboard (MeTL)

Time: 2:45-3:15

Location: Kirk Hall 122

Goals:

  • Participants will learn how to use the Whiteboard (MeTL) tool to deliver engaging, data-driven lessons.

Description:

Imagine a class where every student is activity engaged, not just the gregarious few who often like to dominate a discussion. Imagine having an easier way to create and grade assignments. Imagine a tool that creates smart groups where students and instructors can collaborate synchronously or asynchronously. Imagine being able to see what notes students take and analyze them following a class period, seeing how well your instruction hit or missed the mark. You have just imagined Whiteboard. During this session we will dive into how Whiteboard can truly enhance your teaching as well as your student’s experience. This session will be hands on, so bring your computer or tablet.

Presenter: Greg Kunzweiler

Resources:

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BLOCK D: 3:15-3:45

Always Dive with a Buddy in Lions SHARE

Topic: Lions SHARE & Social

Time: 3:15-3:45

Location: Kirk Hall 209

Goals:

  • Participants will learn about the overall LionsSHARE learning ecosystem, with particular emphasis on the Social component.
  • Participants will learn strategies for using the Social component of LionsSHARE.

Presenter: Jeff Borden

Resources:

Throw a Lifeline with Courses (D2L) Support

Topic: Supporting Your Colleagues in Courses (D2L)

Time: 3:15-3:45

Location: Kirk Hall 124 (join via webinar)

Goal:

  • Participants will learn and practice strategies for immediately connecting faculty & students to the support that they need for Courses (D2L).

Presenter: Darcy Goshorn

Resources:

Practice Your Strokes with the Faculty Enrichment Series

Topic: The Faculty Enrichment Series

Time: 3:15-3:45

Location: Kirk Hall 123

Goals:

  • Participants will discover the Faculty Enrichment Series (FES) topics
  • Participants will explore the FES learning sequence
  • Participants will learn how to guide others to broaden their teaching methods.

Description:

Join us to learn about the Faculty Enrichment Series (FES) and to explore its content topics and learning progression. We will also cover information on how to guide others to broaden their teaching methods.

Presenter: Claudia Ruiz

Resources:

Go Fishing with Whiteboard (MeTL)

Topic: Whiteboard (MeTL)

Time: 3:15-3:45

Location: Kirk Hall 122

Goals:

  • Participants will learn how to use the Whiteboard (MeTL) tool to deliver engaging, data-driven lessons.

Description:

Imagine a class where every student is activity engaged, not just the gregarious few who often like to dominate a discussion. Imagine having an easier way to create and grade assignments. Imagine a tool that creates smart groups where students and instructors can collaborate synchronously or asynchronously. Imagine being able to see what notes students take and analyze them following a class period, seeing how well your instruction hit or missed the mark. You have just imagined Whiteboard. During this session we will dive into how Whiteboard can truly enhance your teaching as well as your student’s experience. This session will be hands on, so bring your computer or tablet.

Presenter: Greg Kunzweiler

Resources:

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