Walker Center Spring 2018 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.

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Collaborative Learning Techniques is the bestseller that college and university faculty around the world have used to help them make the most of small group learning. In this book, the authors synthesize the relevant research and theory to support thirty-five collaborative learning activities for use in both traditional and online classrooms. The detailed procedures in Collaborative Learning Techniques will help teachers make sure group activities go smoothly, no matter the size or delivery method of their classes. With practical advice on how to form student groups, assign roles, build team spirit, address unexpected problems, and evaluate and grade student participation, this new edition of the international classic makes incorporating effective group work easy.

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Scott Seagle

 

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Charlene Simmons

 

 

 

 

The author of "Teach Students How to Learn" will be featured at our annual Walker Center Instructional Excellence conference this Spring. Let's read her book together in preparation for her presentation. Full of timely and proven techniques, Saundra's book is a must read for all college faculty who wish to help their students get the most out of their class !

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Mary Marr

 

 

The author of "Teach Students How to Learn" will be featured at our annual Walker Center Instructional Excellence conference this Spring. Let's read her book together in preparation for her presentation. Full of timely and proven techniques, Saundra's book is a must read for all college faculty who wish to help their students get the most out of their class !

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Mary Marr

 

 

 

How to use the UTC Learn Wiki tool with your students to create a shared resource. 

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Mary Marr

 

 

Learn how to use the Assessments tool to add badges to your course. Increases student engagement and interest in your online components! 

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Mary Marr


 

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

 

"Students don't do optional" or do they? Come learn the ways that extrinsic and intrinsic motivation can affect students behavior. 

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Aisha McGriff


 

Learn the basics of Google Sites and create your own ePortfolio. Once you learn how to do it yourself, you will be eager to show students how to start one!

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Mary Marr

 

 

 

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

 

Working from your own syllabus or textbook, let's come up with some new activities to match up with your objectives.

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Mary Marr

 

In this workshop we’ll discuss learning outcomes and provide tips on developing clear and measurable objectives at the course and modular level, examine alignment and the connection between outcomes, objectives, content, activities, and assessments within a course, and investigate different types of active learning strategies to incorporate into your online or hybrid course.

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Scott Seagle

 

 

 

 

 

Have questions about quality course design for online and hybrid courses? Bring them to a brown bag lunch and learn with Dr. Jaynes.

 

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Mike Jaynes

 

 

Mind maps or concept maps are a way for students to rethinking the information that they are receiving.  Having students create mind maps can help to visually show linkages between concepts over the semester or from one class to the next.  Come learn about the benefits of mind maps, how to use the technique in your classes, and some softwares that make mind mapping fun and easy.    

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Aisha McGriff

 

 

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

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Kim McCroskey

 

 

 

Come get started with UTC Learn rubrics.  Rubrics make grading quicker, clearer, and more objective. During this session, you will create a rubric in the LMS and grade an assignment using it.

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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

 

 

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