Workshops are 1-2 hour face-to-face presentations/discussions/activities that are designed to help faculty and staff learn more about teaching and learning. Our workshops are often collaborative endeavors carried out in association with the Faculty Development Committee, Assessment Committee, Diversity Initiative, High Impact Practices Committee and other campus partners.
September: Learner Centered Teaching
September 11, 3:00-4:30 pm, Lincoln Room
Improving Student Learning in Biology Lab (Matt Arterburn and John Mullican)
Join Matt and John as they discuss their efforts to improve student performance in the lab. They created new ways to prepare students for laboratory exercises and measured improvements in student learning based on changes in their pedagogical strategy. John and Matt are getting ready to publish the results of their efforts in a pedagogical journal. This workshop will be of special interest to faculty and staff interested in delivering course content in alternative mediums (video/audio), those interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, assessment and faculty who teach in laboratory settings.
September 18, 3:00-4:30 pm, 206B Mabee Library
Teaching Technologies Workshop: Gamification Using Desire2Learn
In this workshop we will discuss how you can use Release Conditions in Desire2Learn to gamify your course. Gamification can help build interest and student engagement.
October 3, 2:00-4:00 pm, Washburn Room
Join us for a glass of wine and hors d'oeurves while you learn more about how your colleagues around campus are assessing the learning of students in their courses and programs. This workshop is carried out in cooperation with the Assessment Committee and the Faculty Development Committee.
October 9, 3:00-4:30 pm, Lincoln Room
Crafting Learning Outcomes
This workshop is designed to guide faculty in writing clear, measurable Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) for their courses. We will discuss the mechanics of writing learning outcomes and participants will have ample time to work individually and as teams crafting outcomes for their courses. Assessment Mentors will be on hand to work one-on-one with participants. You may consider coming as a department team for best results!
October 16, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, 206B Mabee
Teaching Technology Workshop: Using Polling Software (Socrative etc.) For Formative Assessment
This workshop will introduce participants to the basic features of polling software and will demonstrate how to use it in your class. Polling software can be very essential in determining what students have learned in a quick easy way, so that you know if they have mastered the content covered.
November: High Impact Practices!
November 7, 10-11:30 am, TBA
Assessing High Impact Practices
This workshop will be led by Dr. McGown, a visiting Fink Professor and will complement his University-wide Keynote address on High Impact Practices. Even if you are just begin to consider incorporating a High Impact Practice into one of your classes, this session will be useful. Dr. McGown will discuss concrete strategies for evaluating student learning in experiential contexts.
November 12, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Vogel
High Impact Practices: What Are They and Who Uses Them?
Education experts are urging campuses across the country to implement "High Impact Practices." Most of us, however are still scratching our heads wondering "what exactly are High Impact Practices!" This workshop will present a definition of High Impact Practices that is used at Washburn University, introduce you to the range of activities that are considered "high impact," and provide you with several concrete examples of HIP that are currently being used at Washburn.
November 20, 3:00-4:30 pm, 206B Mabee
Teaching Technology Workshop: Facilitating Communication with Video Conferencing
Many High Impact Practices may involve working with community partners or experts across the globe. Video conferencing is an excellent way to bring people together. In this workshop you will learn the basics of Zoom and Adobe Connect. Whether you use video conferencing to facilitate HIP or just as a regular part of your classroom practice, this workshop will be helpful in walking you through the basics.
February: Teaching Technologies
February 6, 12:00-1:30 pm, TBA
Guest presenter Dr. Michael Wesh from Kansas State University (2008 US Professor of the Year) will meet with a small number of faculty for intimate discussion and workshop on using social media in the classroom.
February 12, 3:00-4:30 pm Vogel
Flip Your Class
By using "flipped classroom" model you use technology to convey content outside of the classroom, freeing up more time for meaningful, interactive activities during class time. Come learn about some of the basic principles of flipping and learn about how several faculty around campus are utilizing the flipped classroom model. We will save plenty of time for discussion.
February 19, 3:00- 4:30 pm, 206B Mabee
Teaching Technologies Workshop: Screencasting
In this workshop you will learn what screencasting is and be briefly introduced to various software tools that can be used for screencasting.
March: On-line and Hybrid Teaching
March 12, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Vogel
A Different Creature All Together: Effective Course Design For the On-Line Classes
Many of us are asked to teach on-line classes but few of us have ever been shown how to organize and structure our classes effectively for the on-line learning environment. This workshop will talk about the practical challenges of teaching on-line and will offer concrete tips, hints, and guides for creating an effective on-line class.
March 26, 3:00-4:00 pm, 206B Mabee
Teaching Technology Workshop: Using VoiceThread to Create Engaging On-line Discussions
VoiceThread is an app that allows students to easily record a short video comment that can be posted to the LMS. Bringing faces and voices into on-line discussions creates a more personal and engaging way for students to learn to interact, discuss, and participate in the important debates in which you hope they will engage. In this workshop you will be introduced to VoiceThread and will be shown how to create and post VT content.
April 9, 3:00-4:00 pm, TBA
CTEL Players Present: Diversity Matters
Dr. Sharon Sullivan directs the CTEL players in a series of short sketches highlighting issues of diversity that are encountered by faculty, staff, and students across campus. Skits highlight teaching related challenges and classroom practice. Designed to be fun and interactive.
April 16, 3:00-4:00 pm, 206B Mabee
Teaching Technologies Workshop: Podcasting
Students learn in many ways and instructors who use a variety of teaching tools are more likely to engage a larger number of students. Podcasting could be another arrow in your teaching quiver. You can create podcasts of course content or assign students a podcasting assignment. In this workshop you will learn about the tools you will need for podcasting, the elements of an effective podcast, and the steps you need to follow to post a podcast to D2L.