CTE Workshops 2020

Academic Integrity and Alternative Assessments:

This workshop will help you to build assessments that reflect the multiple ways that students learn in ways that ensure academic integrity.

Accessibility for Online and F2f Teaching

This workshop will include information about disabilities, methods of being responsive to students’ needs and what to do in the classroom to ensure that you are meeting expectations for accessibility, teaching holistically and adapting instruction to meet the needs of all students.

Active and Engaging Lectures F2f and Online

This workshop consists of research-based strategies to enhance lecture effectiveness. You will learn about types of lectures, planning for lectures, methods for enhancing lectures, using mini-lectures with active learning strategies, and methods of evaluating their effectiveness. 

Active Teaching in Compressed Classes

You will learn a method of teaching called Dialogue Education, which can serve as a model that you can use to foster active learning in a 2.5 hour class.

Advanced Rubrics Workshop

This workshop builds on the introductory session on rubrics design, but newcomers are welcome! We will review the theoretical case for utilizing rubrics for course assessment and create a rubric for use for a specific assignment.

Aligning Course Activities to Course Objectives

This workshop will offer you a broad view of learning modalities and provide the opportunity to develop more robust and integrated strategies for learning through active and experiential approaches.

Backward Design: Results, Evidence and Experience

Teachers are designers. An essential part of our profession is creating learning experiences to meet specific outcomes. This workshop will explore an approach to design- curriculum, assessment and instruction- that is focused on developing and deepening the understanding of important ideas.

Creating Community in Online Settings

Creating a welcoming space and fostering a social presence among students is crucial to the success of an online class. This workshop offers you strategies for achieving a strong vibrant online community. 

Creating Rubrics for Online and F2F Course Assessment

Rubrics are effective ways of saving grading time, conveying effective feedback and promoting improved student learning. This workshop will introduce the principles, purposes and development of rubric assessments.

Creative Teaching Strategies

This interactive workshop will provide a process for discerning the most appropriate teaching strategy based on the desired student learning outcomes. An overview of young adult learning principles will be discussed, and a wide variety of techniques, covering all the learning styles, will be explored and utilized.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Culturally responsive teaching acknowledges the diverse immense intellectual potential of all students. It unleashes the higher education potential by cultivating the cognitive, sociocultural, and psychosocial aptitudes and skills of learners. 

Effective & Engaging Discussion in the F2f and Online Classroom

Effective and well-organized discussions online can lead to more improved student learning when compared to just lectures alone. Even the quietest students respond well to online discussions when proper strategies that support equitable engagement are used.

The Flipped Hybrid Class

This workshop will offer a framework for flipped learning along with techniques to encourage students to read and prepare ahead of time for class meetings.

Fostering Critical thinking in the f2f and online classroom

This workshop focuses on strategies for developing critical thinking skills in students. We will explore a process for reading difficult texts, making thinking visible, and distinguishing between surface accumulations of facts versus a deeper understanding of content.

Intercultural Teaching and Learning

This workshop explores American educational culture and discussion will be focused on leveraging the strengths of international instructors and/or students as they navigate the historic, and unique cultural context of our university.

Is this working? How do you know that your online course is working?

This interactive workshop will guide participants through a series of data collection methods that are easy and creative yet provide important just-in-time feedback on how students are engaging in the classroom.

Setting Goals and Objectives for Significant Learning

This workshop will offer opportunities for you to develop more robust and integrated learning objectives for your courses using six dimensions of student learning including: Foundational Knowledge, Application, Integration, Human Dimension, Caring and Learning How to Learn.

Teaching Ideologies: Constructing your Teaching Philosophy

This workshop is intended to help you to better understand the educational philosophies you are likely to encounter in your everyday experiences as teachers. This workshop supports the personal development of one’s teaching philosophies.

Techniques for Student Engagement in the f2f and online environment

This workshop offers a framework for understanding the role of motivation and active learning in fostering student engagement.

Who You Are Matters: Authenticity, Intention and Self-Care in Teaching

This workshop will focus on the idea of vocation; the way in which who we are supports the work that we do, and strategies to align and support our core strengths with our responsibilities as educators.