Instructional Workshops

The Center holds regular e-learning, Canvas and instructional workshops as well as teaching circles, roundtables and other special events. We can also arrange a special workshop or consultation for departments, groups or individuals upon request. For details and the current schedule, please reference our calendar.

To request enrollment or individual consultation, or to a arrange a special departmental or group workshop on any of our workshop topics, please call extension 7-8080 or email ctl@uncc.edu.

Organizing Content in Canvas

This workshop will discuss ways to organize course content and establish navigational pathways for students. In Canvas, one content can be accessed in multiple ways. Understanding how content can be accessed will help instructors to organize course content in a manner that’s clear and consistent for students. Another important aspect of content organization is managing students’ content access throughout the semester. Limiting access to future weeks' content can facilitate learning of the current week's materials. We will look into Modules and publishing options to manage the flow of student access to the course content.

Creating Videos in Canvas (Kaltura CaptureSpace)

Kaltura CaptureSpace allows you to add powerful media tools to Canvas, and combine the best features of video sharing, webcam recording, screen recording, and more. Creating and sharing multimedia learning content is easier than ever using these intuitive tools.

This workshop will walk you through the most common features of Kaltura CaptureSpace in Canvas. It will also help establish a foundation for further exploration of sharing and using rich multimedia content across Canvas courses.

Active Learning: A Teacher's Toolkit

Faculty are increasingly using active learning in higher education and UNC Charlotte has several new Active Learning Classrooms.  When faculty make the shift from a teaching-centered approach that relies on lectures to a learning-centered classroom that focuses on active learning, they quickly realize that they need to change their approach in the classroom.  This can seem daunting - but it shouldn't! This workshop will provide instructors easy-to-adopt activities that can be used to engage students in their learning.  

Helping Adult Students Succeed in Your Classroom

Did you know adult students make up 22% of UNC Charlotte's undergraduate population? Adult students can be a valuable intellectual and experiential resource in classrooms across campus. In this workshop, we'll discuss best practices in adult education and strategies for building relationships with adult students while helping them to succeed in your course. 

 

Kimberly Rodgers is an academic advisor with the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES). OASES staff teach, advise, advocate for, and support adult students throughout their transition into the university. Kimberly received her bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies from James Madison University and is an alumna of UNC Charlotte having earned her master's degree from the College of Education in Community Counseling. She previously worked in Student Services at Rowan Cabarrus Community College and in Disability Services at UNC Charlotte. 

Universal Design Certificate Part II

This two-part certificate program will offer an understanding of the importance of Universal Design (UD) and how to build content that is universally accessible. An overview of common disabilities and strategies used to mediate barriers to access will be included. The program explains how to make materials universally designed to ensure access by the broadest range of individual needs.

With the completion of this certificate you will have a better understanding of Universal Design and disability. You will be able to make your content universally designed, so that it is more accessible, more readable, and more usable for the widest number of individuals. Moreover, the program will provide information that helps you build accessible web content.

The second session focuses on how to make MS Word documents and MS PowerPoint slides accessible. It will also review how to add Alternative Text to graphic content, how the use of styles contributes to the document and how to create accessible tables. This session also concentrates on how to make PDF files accessible. It will provide an understanding of PDF files, where they come from, which one is more accessible, and how to make them accessible.

NOTE: Register for Universal Design Certificate Program

Universal Design Certificate Part I

This two-part certificate program will offer an understanding of the importance of Universal Design (UD) and how to build content that is universally accessible. An overview of common disabilities and strategies used to mediate barriers to access will be included. The program explains how to make materials universally designed to ensure access by the broadest range of individual needs.

With the completion of this certificate you will have a better understanding of Universal Design and disability. You will be able to make your content universally designed, so that it is more accessible, more readable, and more usable for the widest number of individuals. Moreover, the program will provide information that helps you build accessible web content.

The first session will explain universal design (UD) and discuss the importance of using this approach to ensure access for individuals on and off campus. Also discussed is the necessity of a UD perspective in the context of disability, the different types of disability and how accommodations, such as assistive technology, mediate the barriers to access. This session will also introduce the assistive technology commonly used on campus and how the AT intersects with Campus Information Technology. Moreover, an overview of web accessibility and Canvas accessibility is covered.

NOTE: Register for Universal Design Certificate Program

Integrating New Library Resources + Services into your Courses

 
This workshop will highlight new library resources and services available to you and your students, and will help you think of ways to easily and creatively integrate them into your courses.  During the workshop you will learn about the library's eTextbook program and streaming media resources.  You will also learn how to integrate new resources, including BrowZine and the New York Times in Education, into your curriculum. Finally, you will learn how subject librarians can help you think creatively about library instruction, assisting you with ideas for assignments, particularly with a scaffolding approach.  This will also be a great opportunity to explore the features of the new library website!

Transitioning to WebEx

WebEx TrainingIf you're a current Saba, Go To Meeting, or Adobe Connect user, this workshop is for you!

Beginning in August 2016, WebEx will be the University's fully-supported Web conferencing system and integrated with Canvas. In this workshop, you'll learn how to create WebEx events in Canvas, lead and manage interactive classes, use tools like desktop sharing, whiteboard, breakout rooms and polls, and record class sessions.

NOTE: Please bring a PowerPoint presentation, a Web site URL, and any other materials you use in your virtual classes.
 

WebEx: Leading a Class

WebEx is our live, virtual classroom integrated with Canvas. In this workshop, you'll learn how to lead interactive classes, use tools like desktop sharing, whiteboard, polls and breakout rooms, and record class sessions. If you've been using Saba Meeting, Go To Meeting or another Web conferencing system, this workshop is for you!

Workshop Prerequisites: None. This workshop will go into more depth of the basic features of WebEx Training Center.

NOTE: This is an online workshop using WebEx, the University's web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet and a microphone to participate fully. Please have a PowerPoint presentation, a Web site URL, and any other materials you might use in a class available. You will be sent a link the day before the workshop.
 

WebEx Part I: Online Introduction

Experience the collaborative features of this live, highly interactive virtual classroom that's integrated with Canvas in a one-hour, online demonstration. In Web Ex you can present and discuss learning materials using robust features that include two-way audio, video, content display, interactive whiteboard, application sharing, polls and breakout rooms for small group discussion.

Workshop Prerequisites: None. This workshop is part I of II.  We recommend that you to attend this session before the "WebEx Part II: Leading a Class" workshop, especially if you have never participated in a live Webinar.

NOTE: This is an online workshop. You will need access to the Internet and a microphone to participate fully. Please run the Test Meeting to verify that your computer can run WebEx. You will be sent a link the day before the workshop.

Login Information:

  • We recommend using Firefox or Chrome. The first time you launch WebEx, you'll be prompted to install a plugin.
  • To attend, click on this link: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t8282d7c755344450998f4be9e93bf5ba (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
  • In the Join Session Now block on the right, enter your name and email address and click Join Now.
  • Login in 10 minutes before the start time for a microphone check.
  • If you have any technical problems, call WebEx Support: 1-866-229-3239

 

Using Video in Canvas (My Media & Kaltura)

Learn about extended tasks and flexibility of the Kaltura tool; access your My Media through the Rich Content Editor (RCE); provide assignments for student video projects; create new media in several ways via the My Media page; share your video through the Media Gallery; capture your presentation through CaptureSpace; access student engagement reports through Kaltura Analytics.

Modules: Organizing Course Content

Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course. Add Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Files, and more in an organized sequence of learning activities.

In this workshop we will utilize modules to develop the learning outline of our course. Module items can be added to the course from existing content or new content shells within the modules. Course content can be added to multiple modules or iterated several times throughout an individual module. Use Modules to:

  1. Create prerequisite activities that students must complete before moving on in the course
  2. Track student progress through a sequence of learning activities
  3. Organize course content by unit, day, week, topic or Outcome

Canvas Communication Strategies

Learn about Canvas’ communication options, including Inbox, Notifications, Announcements, and Chat. You will learn best practices for using each communication option.

Canvas trainers will lead this session.

Canvas Full Migration

This two-hour, hands-on workshop helps you jumpstart your transition to Canvas. Migrate Assignments, Tests and Surveys, Forums, Resources (except URLs), and Modules over to a practice site in Canvas. From there, you can make adjustments, update settings, add new content, and get everything ready to go before you export it over to your “real” course site. Come prepared to develop your actual course content.

Canvas trainers will lead this session.

NOTE: This workshop is for faculty who have not yet logged into Canvas and moved their content into an active course site.

 

Canvas Quizzing

Giving frequent low-stake quizzes is considered a great student-centered learning technique facilitating students to become accountable for their learning. Are you looking for ways to manage a number of quizzes in time-efficient manner? Or, are you looking for alternatives to Opscan fill-in-the-bubble testing? Then this workshop is for you!

Canvas Webinar

Want to know where to start with Canvas?  Have a specific question that’s not in the Help guide?  This 30-minute webinar will provide you with information to get started using Canvas today and have time for Q&A.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Saba Meeting. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See the Saba Meeting technical requirements on our Saba Meeting Resources page.

Cummunication Across the Curriculum - Presents Jose Antonio Bowen

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning

Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a physical university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. Technology has fundamentally changed our relationship to knowledge and this increases the value of critical thinking, but we need to redesign our courses to deliver this value. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. New technology can increase student preparation and engagement between classes and create more time for the in-class dialogue that makes the campus experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver. Students already use online content, but need better ways to interact with material before every class. By using online quizzes and games, rethinking our assignments and course design, we can create more class time for the activities and interactions that most spark the critical thinking and change of mental models we seek.

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What It's Like to Redesign Large-Enrollment Courses

A faculty team of the First Year Writing program has been working on redesigning the UWRT 1101 and 1102 course sequence into a new UWRT 1104.  This course is the largest enrollment course at the university and its redesign aimed to meet diverse student needs. Similarly, a group of faculty members from the College of Arts and Architecture teamed up to offer general education courses in innovative formats. Please join this informal meeting with the two faculty teams to hear about the new course formats and the redesign process.

This workshop is a must for any program considering how they might approach redesigning a course to better meet student demand, to address classroom availability, to improve student success, and more!

 

Canvas Open Swim

Want to explore new areas of Canvas or new instructional techniques with personalized attention available? The Center for Teaching and Learning consultants will be on hand to work with you and answer your questions.

Please note: Open Swim is for Canvas users who have specific questions about Canvas tools and features. If you want to learn Canvas, please sign up for Starting with a Fresh Canvas.

Canvas Assignments and Gradebook

Would you like to make grades available to your students online?

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use the Canvas Assignments page to set up your Gradebook to calculate course grades. You’ll also learn how to create and grade assignments, enter grades with SpeedGrader, and use rubrics for communicating expectations of quality.

Starting with a Fresh Canvas

This workshop is for people who want to build their Canvas course from a clean slate.

You will explore the Canvas interface, learn how to set the Home Page and communicate with your students, and practice adding content and resources - including the syllabus - to your Canvas course. We will also guide you in setting up Assignments that report to the Gradebook.
 

Using Data Sources in Undergraduate Courses

Two students working on their laptopsWith the rise of the information age and an increasingly data driven society, it is important for students to understand, use, and manipulate various kinds of data. This workshop will provide examples of class discussion questions, group work activities, and low-stakes assignments to increase students’ ability to find and utilize major sources of data and statistics for almost any course.

These strategies will apply if you are assigning a major research project or if you only want to incorporate these skills on a smaller scale throughout a course. Two of the sources that will be discussed are Simply Map and Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States as well as other discipline specific resources.

Nicole Spoor, Assistant Professor and Business Librarian at J. Murrey Atkins Library, will lead the session.

CTL Common Read: Make It Stick

CTL COMMON READ: Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success

Mindset:  The New Psychology of SuccessJoin us for a brown bag discussion of readings related to teaching and learning. Our Fall 2016 reading will be Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014). By Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel.

"To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners." (From: makeitstick.com)

How we'll do it

Beginning September 14, we’ll meet once a month for four months from noon until 1:00 pm to informally discuss two chapters at a time of this powerful book by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, & Mark A. McDaniel  Please bring your own lunch or a snack to enjoy while we make connections with the book and our teaching practice.  All are welcome to attend, even if you haven’t read the chapters under discussion!

 

The discussion will be lead by Dr. Bobby Hobgood, Director of the Language Resource Center in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, and Foreign Language Methods Professor in the College of Education.  This will be Bobby’s third book study at UNC Charlotte.  

Fall 2016 Meetings (12-1 pm, Kennedy 221):  September 14, October 12, November 2, November 30

Copies of the book are on reserve in the library.

Interpreting and Using Student Feedback

This workshop is for faculty who are interested in implementing instructional changes in response to course feedback.

 

Forming and Managing Groups for Collaborative Learning

This workshop explores some of things faculty should consider when they form and manage groups in a collaborative learning environment.  Specifically, participants will learn some of the best practices for forming groups and different strategies for doing so.  We will also cover some strategies that faculty can use to manage groups, which can help group work go more smoothly.  Finally, we will talk about potential interventions for groups who are struggling.

 

The Active Learning Classroom: How to Get Student Buy-In

Faculty are increasingly using active learning in higher education.  When faculty make the shift from a teaching centered approach with relies on lectures to a learning centered classroom that focuses on active learning they quickly realize the importance of student buy-in.  If students do not come to class prepared and ready to engage, learning suffers.   This workshop will discuss some strategies that can be used to increase student buy-in for active learning and to incentivize student preparation and engagement.

W/O Community Conversations - April

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.

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W/O Conversations - Session 3

The final session of community building conversations for faculty in any discipline who teach W or O courses. As always, come with questions, ideas, and challenges around teaching and learning in a W/O course.

Fri., Apr. 15, 9:30 am - 10:15 am, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

 

 

 

W/O Community Conversations - March

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.

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W/O Conversations - Session 2

Continued community building conversations for faculty in any discipline who teach W or O courses. Come with questions, ideas, and challenges around teaching and learning in a W/O course.

Tues., Mar. 22, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

Co-Facilitator: Brandy Stamper, Communication Studies

 

 

W/O Community Conversations - February

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.

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W/O Conversations - Session 1

These are community building conversations for faculty in any discipline who teach W or O courses. Come with questions, ideas, and challenges around teaching and learning in a W/O course.

Fri., Feb. 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

Co-Facilitator: Craig Paddock, Communication Studies

 

 

Enhancing Student Learning - Quick but Constructive: Feedback Techniques

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.. Please join us for the final installment which will teach faculty how to give:

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Quick but Constructive:  Feedback Techniques

Participants will learn feedback techniques that are fast and effective

Thurs., Apr. 21, 1:15 am - 2:15 pm, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

 

 

Co-Facilitator: Connie Rothwell, Lecturer, University Writing Program

Enhancing Student Learning - Improving Learning Through Writing

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.

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Improving Learning through Writing

Participants will engage in easy to implement writing to learn strategies that enhance student learning.

Wed., Mar. 23, 11:00 am -12:00 pm, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

 

 

Co-Facilitator: Joan Mullin, Executive Director, University Writing Program

Enhancing Student Learning

Improving Learning through Speaking

Wed., Feb. 17, 12:30-1:20pm, Kennedy 221

Co- Facilitator: John Frederick, Director of Academic Planning and Assessment; Communication Studies Professor

Description: Participants will engage in easy to implement speaking to learn strategies that enhance student learning. 

How Do I: OER

Are you wanting some new, interesting instructional materials for your course but don’t have the time to start from scratch? Do you want to provide students with quality resources but not put a dent in their pocket book?

Then take a few minutes to learn about OERs (Open Educational Resources). It might save you time in the long run. This webinar will provide an overview of OERs; where you can find them; and how you can use them.

Judy Walker, Atkins Library, will lead the session. She is the Education/Psychology Librarian and also works closely with the Graduate Life Center and the English Language Training Institute.

 

 


NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Saba Meeting. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See the Saba Meeting technical requirements on our Saba Meeting Resources page.
 

Active Learning Conference 2016

Midday Mini Conference: Active Learning Classrooms
   April 8, 2016; 11:00-2:00
Student Union 340 A&B

Do you want to move beyond the Traditional Lecture/Test instructional model?  What is the first step down that road?  What does Active Learning look like?  Are you already taking steps toward the Active Learning instructional model?  Finally, why does it seem…fun!?! 

 This will be a fast-paced mid-day Mini-conference, so come prepared to ask questions!

*Instructors attending this poster session will receive priority consideration as Active Learning Academy instructors in the four new active learning classrooms that will be available as early as Fall, 2016!!


Dr. Beichner works his classroom.Dr. Bob Beichner is the chief architect of the SCALE-UP model at NC State, and will address questions such as,

"Why is Active Learning such an effective means of instructional practice?"  

"What is the  value of learning for all students in such an environment?"  

For his work, Beichner recently received the McGraw Prize in Education, an annual award that recognizes educational innovation. He is a professor of physics in NC State’s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. 


Schedule:
10:30 - Registration & Setup
11:00 - Dr. Bob Beichner (NC State) will share his experience promoting the Active Learning space at NC State.
12:00 - Buffet Lunch and Invited Active Learning Instructors' Poster Session. Active Learning Academy instructors who have demonstrated unique approaches to instruction will share their stories during this interactive lunch and poster session. Get to know instructors who have experienced success in the classroom and listen to their stories of lessons learned right here on the UNC Charlotte Campus.

UNC Charlotte Participants should register below.
Participants from Invited Universities: Please call the CTL at 704-687-8080 to register.

 

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  Active Learning Classroom 1

First Annual UNC Charlotte Active Learning Conference

   April 8, 2016; 11:00-2:00

   Student Activity Center 304 A&B

Do you want to move beyond the Traditional Lecture/Test instructional model?  What is the first step down that road?  What does Active Learning look like?  Are you already taking steps toward the Active Learning instructional model?  Finally, why does it seem…fun!?! 

This workshop will use the Active Learning instructional style so come prepared for an engaging and participatory event. This will be a fast-paced mid-day Mini-conference, so come prepared to ask questions!

10:30 - Registration

11:00 - Dr. Bob Beichner (NC State) will share his experience promoting the Active Learning space at NC State.  Beichner was also the chief architect of the SCALE-UP model at NC State, and will address questions of why Active Learning is such an effective means of instructional practice, how to promote Active Learning at the university level, and the value of learning for all students in such an environment.

12:00 - Buffet Lunch and Invited Active Learning Instructors' Poster Session. Active Learning Academy instructors who have demonstrated unique approaches to instruction will share their stories during this interactive lunch and poster session. Get to know instructors who have experienced success in the classroom and listen to their stories of lessons learned right here on the UNC Charlotte Campus.

INSTRUCTORS ATTENDING THIS POSTER SESSION WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY CONSIDERATION AS ACTIVE LEARNING ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS FOR PLACEMENT IN THE 4 NEW ACTIVE LEARNING CLASSROOMS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE AS EARLY AS FALL 2016!

 

Martin - Enhancing Online Course Quality using Instructional Alignment

The concept of instructional alignment among objectives, instructional material, activities, and assessment is considered as the most essential aspect of increasing quality in online course design. This webinar will showcase an example of how this alignment is done in an online course based on the Quality Matters standards.

Florence Martin photoDr. Florence Martin, Associate Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program, will lead the session. She researches on technology tools that improve learning and performance (synchronous virtual classrooms, mobile technologies, learning analytics).


 

NOTE: This workshop will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Saba Meeting. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See the Saba Meeting technical requirements on our Saba Meeting Resources page.

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Session Resource: Enhancing Online Course Quality using Instructional Alignment PPT (PDF)

 

 

What It’s Like to Teach Online: Graduate and Large-Enrollment Courses

Can’t imagine what it’s like to teach fully online? Come and hear from our own faculty about their experiences teaching fully online. Dr. Jaesoon An will discuss a graduate-level instructional technology course she has taught. Dr. Debra Smith will share her experience teaching a large-enrollment undergraduate course in Africana Studies. When face-to-face interaction is completely removed from the teaching and learning environment, what aspects of teaching become important, differently from classroom-based classes including hybrid courses? This workshop will focus on key best practices for successfully teaching online.

Models of Blended Courses - Webinar

Do you hear all the talk about the blended, hybrid, or flipped class format and wonder if it would benefit your course? Are you already teaching in this technology-enhanced, active format?  Join this Webinar to discuss how you might begin transforming your course or to share your experience if you are teaching in this format already. To facilitate the discussion, we will introduce a variety of blended formats adopted by UNC Charlotte faculty members who redesigned large-enrollment courses.

Dr. Jaesoon An, Senior Instructional Deisgner in the Center for Teaching and Learning, will facilitate the Webinar.

 

 

 

Dr. Concepcion Godev, an Associate Professor in Languages and Culture Studies, will join Jaesoon to discuss her experience of redesigning the Spanish 1201 & 1202 sequence into a blended format and of helping other redesign projects.

 

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Saba Meeting. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See the Saba Meeting technical requirements on our Saba Meeting Resources page.

Quality Online Course Showcase (Martin)

Sponsored and supported by Distance Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning, four faculty members at UNC Charlotte completed the Quality Matters course review program in 2015 and received certification on the design of their online courses. Join us for the final Webinar in this 4-part series.

Dr. Florence Martin, Associate Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program in the College of Education, will lead the session. She'll discuss how she redesigned EIST 6150 to be recognized as a quality online course and show a demonstration of her Quality Matters certified course.




NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Saba Meeting. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See the Saba Meeting technical requirements on our Saba Meeting Resources page.

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Faculty Game Jam

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The Women + Video Games Festival, with the Center for Teaching and Learning, is hosting UNC Charlotte’s first faculty gamification jam. Faculty of all disciplines and skill levels can join us for an interactive workshop to create their own educational game.

Substantial research has been conducted on the benefits of using educational games (gamification) in and outside the classroom, but there are not many options in higher education. Let's change that and help our students learn with an engaging and fun educational tool.

The type of game and format is only limited by your imagination! You can use the coding skills you learned in the morning workshop, team up with other faculty to develop an on-line game, create a board/dice/card game or a prototype. Game-making software, and other gamification resources, can be found at http://womenandvideogamesfestival.blogspot.com/

If you plan to use downloaded software, please bring the laptop you will be using to the workshop. There will be laptops provided for those using web-based resources. Participants will continue the work on their unique gamifications throughout the week, and submit their final design by midnight on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the festival’s blog.

Winning games will be announced virtually on Sunday, February 21. The Center for Teaching and Learning will showcase the top 3 games in a Webinar later in the Spring Semester. The winning game will be featured as a face-to-face showcase. There are 2 time slots available to accommodate teaching schedules. Sign up for the one that works best for you, and let the gamification begin!

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research Showcase 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites all faculty members to attend the 2nd SoTL Research Showcase. The showcase will feature poster presentations from 18 different faculty members from a range of departments and disciplines in ten different projects funded by UNC Charlotte Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants program.

The event intends to showcase the impact of the SoTL grant and provide a venue for the dissemination of project findings to the campus community. This year’s showcase will on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm - 4:00pm in Robinson Lobby. 

Presenters:

Finding the “sweet spot”: Building intentional clinical experiences for preservice teachers, Paul Fitchett, Susan Harden, Heather Coffey, Joyce Brigman, & Thomas Fisher, Middle, Secondary, and K12 Education.

Flipping Traditional CS Education Upside Down: A Study of Interventions in Two Core Computing Courses, Celine Latulipe, Bruce Long, Mary Lou Maher, & Audrey Rorrer, College of Computing & Informatics.

Pedagogy of Service Learning as an Informal Science Education: Community Engagement, Engineering, and Underrepresented Youth, Brett Tempest, Civil Engineering, and Lisa Merriweather, Educational Leadership.

Gender, Race/ Ethnicity and Team-based Learning, Coral Wayland, Anthropology, and Lisa Walker, Sociology.

Pre-Service Teacher’s Preparedness to Teach African American Boys, Erin Miller, Reading & Elementary Education.

Intergenerational Forum: Training Aspiring Health Care Professionals through Community-based Participatory Research Experiences Othelia E. Lee, School of Social Work & Do-Hong Kim, Educational Leadership.

Implementation of Simulation Using High Fidelity Manikins: An Intervention to Enhance Learning and Performance for Advance Practice Nurses in Pediatrics, Marie H Thomas, Kathleen Jordan, & Colette Townsend‐Chambers, College of Health and Human Services School of Nursing.

Exploring the use of learning analytics from Moodle to enhance student learning and engagement in online courses, Florence Martin & Patti Wilkins Educational Leadership.

The Best of Both Worlds: Hybridized Second Language Methodology Instruction, Scott Kissau, Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education.

 

Martin - Creating Instructor Presence in Online Courses

A strong sense of instructor presence can help students feel connected to the course and the content, increase student and faculty satisfaction with the course, reduce the sense of isolation.  We will discuss a combination of instructional design and delivery methods that can create or strengthen the sense of instructor presence in an online course.

Florence Martin photoDr. Florence Martin, Associate Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program, will lead the session. She researches on technology tools that improve learning and performance (synchronous virtual classrooms, mobile technologies, learning analytics).


 

NOTE: This workshop will be held online using WebEx, the University's Web conferencing system. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak.

Login Information:

  • Use this link to attend: https://uncc.webex.com/uncc/k2/j.php?MTID=t3e19c71915738350bf9b95e333e9af60  (if the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser's Address bar).
  • On the Join Session page, enter your name and email address and click Join Now.
  • Login in 10 minutes before the start time to check your microphone.
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Quality Online Course Showcase (Wilkins)

Patti Wilkins photoSponsored and supported by Distance Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning, four faculty members at UNC Charlotte completed the Quality Matters course review program in 2015 and received certification on the design of their online courses. Join us for the third Webinar in this 4-part series.

Dr. Patti Wilkins, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, College of Education, will lead the session. She'll discuss how she redesigned EIST 5100 to be recognized as a quality online course and show a demonstration of her Quality Matters certified course.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Saba Meeting. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See the Saba Meeting technical requirements on our Saba Meeting Resources page.

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Enhancing Student Learning - Improving Learning Through Speaking

Communication Across the Curriculum Professional Development Series 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Communication Across the Curriculum program will host a faculty professional development series.  This series will engage faculty from all disciplines as they strive to enhance student learning.

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Improving Learning through Speaking

Participants will engage in easy to implement speaking to learn strategies that enhance student learning. 

Wed., Feb. 17, 12:30-1:45 pm, Kennedy 221

Registration:  http://cxc.uncc.edu/ 

 

 

 

Co- Facilitator: John Frederick, Director of Academic Planning and Assessment; Communication Studies Professor

Just for Adjuncts: Spring Reading Group

Student Engagement Techniques book coverCome discuss the "nuts and bolts" of teaching with your fellow adjuncts!  Discussion will be guided by topics in the book HStudent Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty.  (2009) by Elizabeth Barkley.  We will discuss how to keep students involved, motivated, and actively learning.   The ready-to-use guide shows how to apply each of the book's techniques in the classroom immediately.

Come to the reading group and take away valuable teaching tips and techniques that you can apply immediately.  We hope you will join us! 

We'll discuss strategies for thriving in the classroom:  
  • Student engagement and active learning
  • Student engagement and motivation
  • Tips and strategies for fostering motivation
  • Promote student autonomy
  • Help students learn to self-assess
  • Tips and strategies for building community 
  • and more!

A copy of the book will be available on reserve in the library.

Facilitated by Dr. Meg Morgan, Emeritus Associate Professor of English, Recipient of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching and Recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence.

Spring 2016 Meeting Dates:  January 29, February 26, April 22

Location: Kennedy 221

How Do I: Badges

 

One of Moodle's most underutilized features, Badges, offer exciting new possibilities for student engagement and motivation. This session will explore why Badges became an integral part of a new, hybrid writing course for the University Writing Program, how students responded to the use of Badges and techniques to incorporate badges into your Moodle course.  

Justin Cary PhotoJustin Cary, Lecturer in the First-Year Writing program, will lead the Webinar. His areas of expertise include writing with technology, social media and digital literacy. He's currently researching the effects of video game theory and principles on student motivation in the classroom.

 


NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Saba Meeting. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See the Saba Meeting technical requirements on our Saba Meeting Resources page.

 

Streaming Video Search

Atkins Library's diverse collection of streaming videos is meant to assist students with research and learning and provide faculty with supplementary materials for teaching. The library has created a separate search site for our streaming videos to highlight the collection and give our users a one stop shop for discovery and access to these unique collections.

This webinar will provide an overview of the different streaming media collections the library offers, a demonstration of our new video search site, and tips and tricks to optimally use these videos for research and teaching.

Liz Siler photoLiz Siler, Atkins Library, will lead the session. She is the Non-Serial Electronic Resources Librarian in the Collection Development & Electronic Resources Department.

 

 

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Saba Meeting. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See the Saba Meeting technical requirements on our Saba Meeting Resources page.

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New York Times Access

Learn how the special features of our campus subscription to The New York Times in Education can enrich your curriculum and help foster students’ critical thinking, civic engagement, and global awareness. Users will find a variety of topics covered in depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features, as well as case studies, critical thinking discussion prompts, and other teaching tools you can adapt for use in class. The workshop will introduce these features and offer suggestions for making the most of this resource in class activities and assignments.

Alison Bradley, Head of Research & Information Services in Atkins Library and the Subject Librarian for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will lead the workshop.

Designing Effective Rubrics for e-Portfolios

You have a portfolio project, but how do you assess it? Come and walk through the process of designing your own rubric including defining goals, matching criterion, and building the scale. This workshop is not platform specific and open to all with an interest in designing a rubric assessment. 

A collaboration between the Office of Assessment and Accreditation and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Using Assessment Data to Improve Student Learning

Workshop participants will learn how to use assessment data in conjunction withanalytic rubrics and curriculum maps to identify strategies for improving student learning. Presented by the Office of Assessment and Accreditation. Please see their site HERE for more information.