The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) focuses on investigations of teaching practices and student learning within a discipline or across disciplines in higher education. If you are curious about your students’ learning and want to explore the intersection of teaching and scholarship, join us for this interactive webinar, where you’ll gain practical suggestions for any stage of the SoTL research process, from generating initial ideas to presenting or publishing the research. Webinar link and information will be emailed to participants a few days before the webinar.
Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
Employing interactions in the classroom is one way to improve student engagement. By getting student involved in class discussions, interactive classroom activities, and classroom assessment techniques, students can create a deeper connection to the content. Join me for this workshop to explore different options for creating engagement and interactions in the classroom.
This webinar addresses how performance criteria can be used to help learning objectives (which can sometimes seem static and impersonal in nature) come alive in the classroom. Performance criteria are the expectations given to learners before a performance that define the characteristics which make up a high quality performance related to achieving a learning objective. Participants attending this webinar will be able to articulate the value of writing and using performance criteria, practice using a methodology for writing performance criteria, and assess performance criteria to improve quality.
Director for Scholarly Teaching and Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering
If you find yourself wondering why your students' exam results are often worse than their homework and class activity results, this 30-minute informative webinar is for you. We will discuss strategies and tools to incorporate the use of purposeful knowledge network development throughout our teaching in order to help students transfer what they learn from lecture and practice to other contexts, including in exams and later in life. Registrants will receive a webinar link a few days before the event.
Associate Director for Faculty Support & Associate Professor of Political Science
"Make it Stick" has been described as "the single best work I have encountered on the subject [of how students learn]" (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2014). This informational webinar will share strategies based in cognitive psychology and the learning sciences that explore more efficient and effective ways to help students make it stick. Webinar link and information will be emailed to you a few days before the webinar.
Participants in this webinar will identify ways to introduce and sequence activities in the first week of class that preview what students can expect throughout the semester. Participants in this webinar will identify and share approaches and activities that set the stage for the semester. Possible topics include setting ground rules, establishing an inclusive classroom climate, using content-based strategies to provoke student curiosity, and goal-setting for student success. Let’s get started in purposeful and productive ways!
CETL Assistant Director of Graduate Student Support
Educational Specialist for Part-time Faculty Support and Part-Time Instructor of American Studies
The Online Course Development Workshop is a two-week online/f2f workshop and is one pathway to online teaching certification at KSU. (See below for the all online three week option).
This training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online Courses which provides a framework for designing, developing, and improving online courses. This is the only CETL workshop that will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.
This workshop is asynchronous. The workshop dates are 10/16/18 through 10/30/18.
One of the factors that affect the quality of online courses is instructor facilitation. There are many aspects of facilitation that contribute to a successful online course. This workshop is designed for faculty members who are teaching a course they developed or one a colleague created. We will look at why it is important to focus on course facilitation, what successful facilitation looks like, ways to provide effective feedback, creating a sense of community, time management strategies, and how to ensure instructor presence in an online course. This workshop would be appropriate for anyone getting ready to facilitate an online course, or in the beginning stages of doing this.
This interactive webinar for graduate students and faculty addresses topics raised in The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (Berg & Seeber 2016). We will explore connections between teaching and well-being and identify strategies and resources for slowing down in our personal and professional lives.
CETL Assistant Director of Graduate Student Support
KSU Online Course Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's internal online course reviews using the Quality Matters rubric. This certification includes two required components. The first part is delivered as a two-week online course, includes a review of the QM program and its guiding principles, and is delivered in the Quality Matters Learning Management System (Moodle). We will also examine the national QM review process, delve deeper into the general standards, and participants have the opportunity to practice writing feedback and reviewing a sample course. The second part is an online module. This component explains the internal review process and allows participants to apply the skills learned in the online workshop. Participants find this aspect of the workshop very valuable.