Walker Center Fall 2017 Seminars

To see more information on our upcoming seminars, click a seminar title. Listed under each title, you will find a description of the seminar, the dates and times when it will be offered, the instructor(s) who will be leading the seminar, and any additional information. Each seminar is 1 hour in length.

To register for a seminar, after viewing the description and availability, click the button associated with your preferred date and time.

If you would like to request a seminar topic that is not listed below, click here: Request a seminar

 

 

 

Since 2012, the Beyond the Classroom Experiential Learning Designation has been added to over 100 classes here at UTC. This designation serves as a ready identifier of Experiential Learning for students who are seeking to become Think Achieve Graduates. The repository of these classes, available for viewing at http://www.utc.edu/think-achieve/beyond/courses.php, also serves faculty, staff, and administration who want to see where Experiential Learning is happening in various parts of campus. Not surprisingly, the list is not complete, and therefore we need you! Participants can come and share some aspect of their own or other work from the University and learn the process by which this work might be designated, including connection to Critical Thinking Learning Outcomes, integrating reflection, and examples from the currently designated list.

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Bengt Carlson

Have you ever considered the emotional impact of your teaching style and course design?
Join the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning’s book club to find out!

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Scott Seagle

 

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Charlene Simmons

 

 

 

 

During this workshop we will build a personalized skills inventory, specific to your class, that you can share with students to help them see what they need to do  to improve their grades. 

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Mary Marr

IF-AT is an exciting and revolutionary new testing system that transforms traditional multiple-choice testing into an interactive learning opportunity for students and a more informative assessment opportunity for teachers.

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Scott Seagle

Are you interested in learning about new ways to engage your students? In this seminar participants will learn about high impact practices, some ideas about how to implement them in their courses, and possible sources of campus funding for developing high impact practices.

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Aisha McGriff

 

 

Want to instantly engage every student in your classroom with technology that you’re already using? How about engaging every student in critical thinking? In this session, learn how Plickers will allow you to capture real-time formative assessment data and transform your classroom into a memorable learning community.

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Scott Seagle

Race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, politics… How do you teach students to think critically about topics that cause visceral reactions? Come hear what other faculty members are doing, share what you have tried and what is working, as well as receive tips about how to teach these and other difficult topics.

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Aisha McGriff

 

 

Join us to learn how to create and manage online testing in the UTC Learn environment.

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Kim McCroskey

 

 

Join us to learn how to create and manage assignment submission in the UTC Learn environment.

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Kim McCroskey

Join us to learn how to manage your Grade Center in UTC Learn. Topics will include creating columns, calculating averages, posting grades to Banner, and more.

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Kim McCroskey

 

 

Come get started with UTC Learn basics: upload your completed Syllabus file, add a column to your Gradebook, and find the honor code and attendance tracking activity. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to login, upload content, and add columns to their gradebook.

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Mary Marr

 

 

You may have heard the term "accessibility" but you're not sure what it means. This seminar will provide an overview of accessibility, efforts at UTC to increase accessibility, and what you can do to improve help make UTC accessible to everyone!

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Aisha McGriff

We will look at collected samples for many types of activities, and then use those to inspire our own list! Bring a paper copy of your Syllabus.

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Mary Marr

This is an online seminar using a Zoom meeting.

We will examine the benefits of using YouTube for storing video lectures for streaming anytime from anywhere using any device. Whether it’s lectures for your students or perhaps a multimedia assignment your students are required to turn in, YouTube’s benefits include privacy settings, unlimited storage, and easy-to-edit closed captioning.

Learn how to leverage YouTube's automatic captions to make all of your course videos accessible.

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Troy Carroll

This is an online seminar using a Zoom meeting.

Zoom enables users to have an interactive, high-quality video and audio conference from laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Join us to learn more about Zoom, and how it can assist you in teaching and learning, administration, and research collaboration.

We will discuss your Zoom account availability, examine how to set up Zoom meetings, and configure some of the features in your account.

We will also discuss some of the ways you can use Zoom in your class, whether it is online, hybrid, or traditional.

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Troy Carroll