UW instructors are invited to participate in the Faculty Workshops on Teaching and Learning. The workshops have been designed with both the needs of seasoned professionals and newcomers in mind and are intended to offer an opportunity to discuss shared experiences and knowledge with colleagues.
There are no current workshops scheduled for the Spring/Summer Quarters -
Please Check back in the Fall!
Winter Quarter 2013
In collaboration with UW-IT Academic Services, the following workshops were offered. If you were unable to attend any of the workshops listed, you may view the recorded versions below:
- Engaging the Google Generation: https://tegr.it/y/14yfq
- Canvas as a Tool for Large-Class Engagement: https://tegr.it/y/14yfk
- Flipping the Classroom (Without Flipping Out): https://tegr.it/y/11s2n
- The Teaching Potential of Lecture Capture with Tegrity: https://tegr.it/y/126qn
February 28 | Engaging the Google Generation: Technologies to Encourage Student Participation in Learning
Engaging students today is different and often more difficult than in the past. Students find classes long, attention spans are short, laptops, cellphones, and other distractions tempt students. Gaining frequent participation by many students can be challenging and tough to design and administer. Drawing on extensive years of teaching experience (K-20), Mike Eisenberg will talk about how he gets as many students as possible to participate through multimodal interaction. Participants in this workshop will learn easy starting points to infuse interactive, technology-enabled participation pedagogies through back-channels, polling systems, discussion boards, class websites and web “walls.” UW-IT Instructional Technologists will provide support, answering questions about different systems and describing a variety of tools to fit various preferences and needs.
Mike Eisenberg, Professor, Information School; Peter Wallis, UW-IT
March 7 | Canvas as a Tool for Large-Class Engagement
Participants will discover how instructors can save administrative time and engage students “anywhere, anytime” through the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) supported by UW-IT. Online Canvas options present opportunities to provide more efficient and meaningful student feedback, facilitate group discussions, offer online office hours, and more. Facilitators will discuss pedagogical methods and models, as well as features and options that allow instructors to utilize these methods online. This workshops will focus on Canvas, but many techniques will be applicable to Catalyst and other LMS’s. While the workshop focus will be on teaching high-enrollment courses, the options and strategies can be applicable to many class sizes.
Ben Marwick, Assistant Professor, Anthropology; Jake Kulstad, UW-IT; Karen Freisem, CTL
March 14 | Creating an Active, “Flipped” Classroom (Without Flipping Out)
“The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.” – ELI, “7 Things You Should Know About Flipping.” “Flipped” classrooms use external content, not always digital, to free class time to engage students in group projects, complex problem sets, and collaborative work, in the interest of increasing student learning. This faculty-oriented workshop will address a variety of low and high tech ways to move content out of class, create engaging in-class contexts, and “flip” large and small classes, with and without video. Options will be presented for flipping everything in your class, or taking small first steps into the inverted world.
Linda Martin-Morris, Principal Lecturer, Biology; Tyler Fox, UW-IT; Karen Freisem, CTL
March 21 | The Teaching Potential of Lecture Capture with Tegrity
Whether you’re looking to record your lectures and put them online for your students, or are wondering why on earth someone would voluntarily choose to do so, this session will present an opportunity for discussion about ways to use lecture capture. This workshop will combine lessons in the usefulness of lecture capture with an overview of the current technological options. Participants will get practical instructions on using UW-IT’s supported Tegrity Lecture Capture System and using it with the Canvas LMS. Faculty who are interested in recording their lectures, especially in classrooms that do not have a built-in lecture capture system, will find particular value in this workshop.
Ric Robinson, Professor, Biological Structure; Jason Smith, UW-IT; Beth Kalikoff, CTL
Registration for Winter workshops have now closed. Please keep checking for the Autumn 2013 line up.
Contact Christine Sugatan (email@example.com) with any questions, if you are interested in facilitating a workshop, or if you have suggestions for future topics.
Previously Offered Workshops
- Leading Dynamic Discussions (Fall 2011)
- Reducing Grading Time While Increasing Effectiveness (Fall 2011)
- Small Group Discussions (Fall 2011)
- Teaching as Scholarly Work: Conducting and Presenting Research on Your Pedagogy (Winter 2011)
- Understanding and Using Your Ratings (Winter 2011)