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Seminars and Workshops

Best Practices - UTC Learn 101

This workshop is designed to get you started using UTC Learn for your courses.  By the end of the class, participants will be able to create a welcome message to students using the announcement tool, upload the course syllabus, create modules, accessing courses, manage course menu, add new menu item, remove menu item, Instructor Information/Office Hours, set up basic, and adjust settings to make the course available to students. Best practice in designing online class will be discussed briefly.

9/30/14 - 1:00-2:00pm, Library 341 - Register

10/3/14 - 1:00-2:00pm, Library 341 - Register


Best Practice to Successful Teaching and Learning using Formative Assessments

Have you ever wondered why students are not comprehending material being covered in class. Researchers indicate that formative assessment helps students gauge how well they are doing, develop awareness of their knowledge and engages them in evaluating their own performance. Formative assessment helps both faculty and students measure how well they are doing. Formative assessment might be your solution to your class or online course.

10/2/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Library 341 - Register

10/10/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Library 341 - Register

10/15/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Library 341 - Register

10/21/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Library 341- Register

10/24/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Library 341 - Register



November Book Club: The Art Of Teaching

Wednesdays in November, we will meet to discuss “The Art of Teaching” by Jay Parini. This small volume is an autobiography of sorts, full of stories and tips gleaned from a lifetime love of learning.  Jay Parini’s style is casual and honest, and will inspire you in your own growth as a teacher. Please register and plan to attend each session.

We will have a copy of the book for you before the first session, and ask only that you read the weekly chapters and then attend each session for discussion. 

November 5, 12, 19 - 12:30 – 1:30 PM - Location Hooper 200, Tower Conference Room - Register


Ways to Improve Group Work

Could your students benefit from the skills learned by doing group work? Are you hesitant to allow group work? Let’s discover some of the best practices for professors who want to allow more collaboration in a positive way. 

10/10/14 - 1:00-2:00pm, Ocoee Room UC - Register

10/16/14 - 4:00-5:00pm, Ocoee Room UC - Register


Active Learning Strategies: Jeopardy and Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Active Learning: Bring Jeopardy and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? into Your Classroom. These two popular tv shows can be utilized in your classroom to engage students, increase collaboration, foster problem-solving, and enhance communication.

10/7/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Ocoee Room UC - Register

10/15/14 - 12:30-1:30pm, Hooper 200 Tower Room - Register


Active Learning Strategies: Socrative

Active Learning: Socrative. Engage and assess your students with the Socrative app. This free app uses the technology that students already own: tablets, laptops, and smartphones, to instantly gauge the class’ current level of understanding and provides opportunity for the class to collaborate, discuss, extend, and grow as a community of learners.

10/9/14 - 8:30-9:30am, Ocoee Room UC - Register

10/22/14 - 2:00-3:00pm, Ocoee Room UC - Register


Remind: The Quickest and Easiest Way to Text Students

Broadcast text and/or email messages to all of your students for free without using a phone.

10/6/14 - 1:30-2:30pm, Heritage Room UC - Register

10/28/14 - 11:00am-12:00pm, Heritage Room UC - Register


Integrating I-Clickers

Clicker instant response systems are used for quantitative feedback for both student and faculty to improve teaching and learning.

10/8/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Library 341- Register

10/22/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Library 341- Register


Blackboard's Mobile App

See what you can do and share with Blackboard Mobile Learn on your phone or tablet. This tiny app allows students to get updates about your UTC Learn course, using the technology that is already in their hands. Come learn more about how to get the app, what it can do, and how you can  get your students started with it right away! Suitable for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. 

10/13/14 - 10:00-11:00am, Ocoee Room UC - Register 

10/23/14 - 2:00-3:00pm, Ocoee Room UC - Register


Incorporating Video into Your Instruction:  What you need to know

Digital video broadcasted through your computer is commonplace nowadays and will continue to grow in popularity in the near future.  What you may not know is that digital video from webcams is a little different than broadcast TV.  This seminar will explain some of the key differences in digital video compared to tv broadcast, how it works and some of the best practices for implementing digital video in your teaching or in personal conversation.  You will also be sent back with a list of do’s and don’ts for video.  If you have a laptop with a webcam you plan to use, you are welcome to bring it to the session.  

10/14/14 - 9:00-10:00am, Library 341 - Register

10/28/14 - 2:00-3:00pm, Library 341 - Register


Online Classes with Adobe Connect 

Adobe Connect is a software application designed for use with synchronous online classes that connects students and teachers in a virtual room.  This program allows the sharing of audio, video and content (PowerPoint, Desktop, or collaborative whiteboard) of up to 100 users in each room.  All you need to use Adobe Connect is a computer, webcam and an internet connection.  This seminar will cover basic uses of Adobe Connect, an introduction to all the tools and features, an overview of the 3 levels of users, and a chance to participate in an Adobe Connect room, using your computer or a mobile device.  Participants may wish to bring the computer or device that they plan on using Adobe Connect for, if possible. 

10/23/14 - 8:30-9:30am, Library 341 - Register


Improve How Students Learn: WCTL in collaboration with Center for Advisement and Student Success 

How well are college students learning? How effectively are faculty teaching? Researchers have found that formative assessment practices could have substantial positive impact on how student learn. 

10/28/14 - 1:00-2:00pm, Signal Mountain Room UC - Register

10/30/14 - 1:00-2:00pm, Signal Mountain Room UC - Register


Using Skype for Online Meetings and Discussions 

Skype is a software application that allows you to video chat with other Skype users all over the world using only your computer, a webcam and an internet connection.  This free program can be used for business meetings, interviews, or even student/instructor conferences.  The seminar will cover the basics of using Skype, expectations for using Skype, and some recommendations of best practices and equipment that can enable Skype to become a valuable tool.  Participants may wish to bring the computer that they will be using Skype for, if possible.  Other software options will be presented also.  

10/21/14 - 3:30-4:30pm, Library 341 - Register



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If you require accommodations for any of these seminars, please call 423-425-4188.