Kennesaw State University

Past Events

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
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Location: 
Virtual

Studies show class climate significantly affects student learning, performance, and retention not only in face-to-face classrooms, but online as well (Ambrose, et al., 2010). This webinar with Dr. Laura Davis, the winner of KSU's 2017 Outstanding Teacher award, explores ways to create an explicitly inclusive (warm) climate in an online classroom.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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CETL House #54: Book Chat room

Students are coming out as trans* in college at much higher rates than in the past, and many eductors feel unprepared to reach them. This book is a great resource in that direction. Rather than looking at trans* students from a deficit perspective, as problems needing to be accommodated, Z Nicolazzo uses a framework of resilience and agency to shape hir empirical study. The book also provides a glossary and answers to commonly asked questions about gender beyond the binary.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:15am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Have you found yourself telling your students they should study two hours for every one hour of class time… that they should know their learning style… that they should listen to classical music while they complete their math homework… and then wondered if your words of advice are actually true? Join us for this fun, informative workshop. We will even ensure that we use more than 10% of our brains to decide whether the evidence supports or rejects these and other learning myths!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this workshop, participants will reflect on their beliefs about teaching and learning, identify theorists that align with their views, and articulate concrete ways their philosophy is enacted in online or traditional classroom settings. This workshop is designed for all graduate students interested in teaching or preparing their materials for a job search.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Authentic assignments are designed to encourage students to develop and apply their knowledge and skills to real or simulated situations. Dr. Anne White will share her course assignments and simulations. Join our interactive workshop to draft course assignments that engage and motivate students and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning (Brookfield).

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Teaching students to think critically and examine their own assumptions is something that most faculty in higher education are striving to achieve. In his book The Skillful Teacher, Stephen Brookfield writes, "Thinking critically is a basic survival skill of adult life." Please join us as we examine and discuss how to effectively teach critical thinking to our students. Author of the book, Why Brilliant People Believe Nonsense, KSU faculty member Steve Miller will help facilitate the discussion and share his own experiences and results in teaching critical thinking.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Participants in this workshop will identify ways to integrate informal, formative writing activities in STEM classes to improve and measure student learning (writing-to-learn). In addition, participants will develop specific strategies to efficiently design and assess formal writing assignments (learning-to-write).

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Friday, January 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Tenure and promotion to full are tremendous accomplishments, but what comes next? Once the celebration ends, service committments tend to build-up. Many faculty have overextended themselves for so long, they have habitualized the prioritization of work over other important persuits. Whether you have just achieved tenure or are nearing retirement, it is important to reflect on your body of work with an eye toward legacy-building. Participants in this workshop will identify how to leverage what matters most to build a fulfilling academic legacy.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This book is the foundation for this year's eponymous workshop series focusing on teaching techniques. Moving from a research-based perspective, Dr. Brookfield unpacks skillful teaching in all its formats (lectures, discussions, group work etc). This Book Chat is structured in two parts, one per semester. Part 2 covers chapter 2 (the 4 assumptions of skillful teaching) and chapters 11 to 20. Participants can sign up for either one or both.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Creating a detailed lesson plan provides instructors with a guide for what and how students will learn in that particular session and how the class will progress. In this workshop, we will examine the basics of lesson plan creation and walk through the steps of writing a useable lesson plan for one class meeting. Come with ideas and we will move through the process together, from identifying the goals of the session, planning the activities, and determining how student learning will be assessed.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Creating a detailed lesson plan provides instructors with a guide for what and how students will learn in that particular session and how the class will progress. In this workshop, we will examine the basics of lesson plan creation and walk through the steps of writing a useable lesson plan for one class meeting. Come with ideas and we will move through the process together, from identifying the goals of the session, planning the activities, and determining how student learning will be assessed.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Problem-based learning, first introduced in medical schools, is a pedagogical approach which strives to make the classroom student-centered and the learning experience relevant to real life situations. Dr. Wynn will demonstrate how he applies this pedagogy in his history courses. We will examine the evidence for the effectiveness of this technique as well as ways to incorporate it in various disciplines.

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Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
MS 118

If you use or might be interested in using Learning Assistants (LAs) in your course, this workshop will help you capitalize on opportunities to utilize them most effectively. Join us to learn about a variety of ways you can use LAs and give them the authority they need in assisting your students appropriately. We will discuss and apply several research-based strategies and instructional design principles that can empower your LAs to lead different types of learning activities and help your students learn successfully.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The most successful educators treat lectures and discussions as conversations with their students (Bain, 2004). This webinar focuses on designing punctuated lectures that blend class discussion to boost student engagement and improve learning.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development Committee (FDC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Participants will learn strategies for collecting evidence of their teaching effectiveness such as classroom assessment techniques, peer review of course materials, and documenting changes in student behaviors and performance in the classroom. We will also examine recent alternatives to exploring teaching effectiveness, such as the Teaching Practices Inventory (Wieman & Gilbert, 2014) and the Teaching Balanced Score Card (Hughes & Pate, 2013).

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:30pm to Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:59am
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Narrative is often overlooked as a pedagogical approach. This webinar explores the use of narrative to introduce a lesson, bridge a case study activity, illustrate a concept, reinforce a teaching principle, and create classroom community. Participants will reflect upon and create purposeful narratives to enhance undergraduate teaching in all disciplines.

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Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development Committee (FDC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated component (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all components of the workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description. You will not register for Part 2.

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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Lecturing can be an effective teaching tool. There are certain strategies that can help us lecture more creatively and successfully. In this session we will disucss ways you can enhance lectures to make them more engaging, interactive, and interesting for you and the students. Dr. Baldwin will share how she creatively lectures in her own courses.

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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Fatehi back from his Fulbright assignment in Uzbekistan.
Dr. Fatehi has a wealth of experience with the Fulbright program, having been both a Fulbright scholar and an application reviewer, and he will share it all with us in this session.
This workshop will describe the program, the multiple steps of the application process, the timeline, the finances, and will include advantageous tips for a successful application from his own experience, with an opportunity for questions. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This interactive webinar for Graduate Students focuses on developing a teaching philosophy. Participants will reflect on the broad principles currently guiding their beliefs about teaching and learning, identify theorists that align with their views, and articulate concrete ways your philosophy is enacted in online or traditional classroom settings. Prior to the webinar, participants will receive handouts related to developing a teaching philosophy to prepare for the activities during the webinar. This webinar is designed for all graduate students.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Research shows that a systematic, goal-driven approach to our work can positively and significantly impact our ability to experience career success, motivation, and satisfaction. In this workshop we will focus on best practices for creating a realistic, specific plan for your own development. Together, we will develop your ideas to create a holistic plan, paying particular attention to the areas of teaching, research, and service for your FPA. By the end of the workshop you should be well-prepared and inspired to complete your own plan in a way that can contribute to your continued success and professional growth.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
MS112

In response to requests from faculty who are seeking to use teaching and learning strategies to incorporate metacognitive development into their courses, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) are partnering to offer a workshop on practical strategies, tools, and techniques for incorporating metacognition into CSM courses.

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Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

As part-time faculty members we are often very busy with multiple ongoing tasks including full-time jobs, families, and research--it can be overwhelming. Using rubrics to grade student work can save you time and will clarify your expectations to your students. In this interactive and productive one-hour workshop you will learn about different types of rubrics, how to create one, and how to use it to clarify and speed up the grading process. Bring the description of one of your assignments and leave with the beginnings of an actual rubric you can use.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Facilitating online courses should be approached strategically. Even so, sometimes there are circumstances during the semester that can be surprising and challenging. Managing these situations while still maintaining a positive clasroom climate is the goal. Join us for this workshop to learn more about how to deal with challenging students in the online environment.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

By registering for the correlated component (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all components of the workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Help your students achieve deep learning through real-world experiential, creative, group oriented work. In this workshop we will uncover some of the theoretical principles behind why experiential learning can be so effective. Dr. David Veazie will present a case study of how he motivates his students to go above and beyond normal expectations for learning by incorporating open-ended, project-based experiential learning with his students, and we will explore together how we can utilize research in the learning sciences to design experiential, group-oriented learning that can unlock creative, deep learning experiences for your students. This event is coordinated so that immediately after the workshop you can enjoy the results of a fun and valuable experiential learning event by attending the KSU Annual First Year Students’ Pumpkin Launch Extravaganza.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Learn how to create collaborative assignments that cross curricular boundaries, enabling your students to see how their courses are linked to one another and to the real world. Participants will use the Washington Center’s Integrative Assignment protocol to create an integrative assignment that can be used in a learning community, team teaching experience, or standalone course.

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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Teachers employ stories every day in their classrooms. But do these brief stories purposefully establish your teaching philosophy, amplify instruction, or create inclusivity? This interactive workshop explores storytelling as an effective, inclusive, and often overlooked pedagogical approach to enhance teaching and learning. Participants will pinpoint whether they currently integrate narrative into their undergraduate instruction. Further, they will identify opportunities for storytelling to punctuate classroom lecture, enhance discussion, and establish an inclusive classroom environment. Taking disciplinary-based goals into consideration, participants will create and share brief stories or anecdotes to purposefully integrate into their online or f2f classroom contexts.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Linda Nilson describes a course grading system that is designed to maintain high academic standards, align final grades to student achievement of the course learning outcomes, increase student motivation to complete quality work, and reduce grading time for faculty. Could this system work for your courses? Join the discussion!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar will provide strategies for teaching large classes with a learning-centered approach. Large classes present challenges for instructors and learners alike, and many instructors struggle with how to scale up the active learning pedagogy that is effective in their smaller classes. Participants will consider the literature on effective teaching practices for large classes and identify solutions to the challenges discussed. The facilitators will present examples from the literature, as well as lessons learned from their own teaching and from working with other faculty who have faced similar challenges and worked to overcome them.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Student Center: University Rooms A+B

This workshop is for Deans, Chairs and other University Administrators. National data indicates that academic bullying happens more often than we would like to admit, and can be relentless, resulting in stress, burnout, poor teaching quality, and decreased productivity for its victims. Institutions with high levels of academic bullying may find it difficult to attract and retain new faculty members. In this workshop, we will examine the existing research on academic and workplace bullying in order to understand the various forms of incivility, bullying, and mobbing, and to learn to recognize their symptoms. Representatives from Legal Affairs and Faculty Affairs will also be present to help chairs and directors brainstorm strategies to create more welcoming cultures, at both the individual and institutional level, and to deal effectively with situations as soon as they arise.

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Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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 CETL workshop will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This introductory webinar is designed for faculty who are considering or currently mentoring and advising graduate students. Drawing from evidence-based research, this interactive webinar explores general guidelines for how to productively mentor graduate students. Participants will establish effective strategies for initial meetings, explore mentor’s responsibilities, and identify effective practices to support graduate students.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The facilitation of discussion is a teaching technique that many of us use in our classes. Yet, so often we don't draw out the level of engagement we would like to see from our students, either in terms of quality or distribution of participation throughout the class. This workshop will highlight simple, yet effective, discussion facilitation and note-taking practices from the literature and the facilitators' teaching experiences. Participants will then work together to identify strategies for addressing the challlenges in facilitating discussion they have faced in their own classes.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This book is the foundation for this year's eponymous workshop series focusing on teaching techniques. Moving from a research-based perspective, Dr. Brookfield unpacks skillful teaching in all its formats (lectures, discussions, group work etc). This book club is structured in two parts, one per semester. Part 1 covers chapters 1 to 10 as well as chapter 20 (16 maxims of skillful teaching). Participants can sign up for either one or both.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 11:59pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This event takes place online from Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:00am to Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:59pm 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.

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Monday, September 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve assignments to give students useful feedback while reducing the time and effort of grading? We will discuss how to design rubrics and checklists to grade student work and will provide numerous examples that you can readily adapt to your own courses.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab
This event is full. Registration has been closed. Using Saundra McGuire’s book, Teach Students How to Learn, participants will explore the role that metacognition plays in student learning. We will discuss and practice a variety of adaptable teaching strategies that will encourage students in any course to practice deep, reflective learning. In addition, we will develop a list of questions for Dr. McGuire, who will visit the KSU campus for a presentation and book signing as part of the Gateways 2 Completion project.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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 CETL workshop that will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.

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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

One of the biggest challenges we face is how to turn the grading process for our students into a constructive learning experience. This workshop will focus on how to generate effective feedback that is frequent, timely, based on clear criteria, encouraging, and targeted. During the workshop, we will explore some of the research about what makes feedback effective. Also, Dr. Mir Atiqullah will share an effective methodology for how he helps his students take the next step from their current level to the next achievable level of performance. Participants will leave with a plan to enhance the feedback we provide to our students.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Were you hired after new faculty orientation? Have you been teaching at KSU for years and never attended an orientation? Were you not able to make orientation because of other obligations? Now is your chance! Join us to hear about resources at KSU that can help you to innovate and improve your teaching and the various departments that will support you in and out of the classroom during this "mini-orientation" session.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Were you hired after new faculty orientation? Have you been teaching at KSU for years and never attended an orientation? Were you not able to make orientation because of other obligations? Now is your chance! Join us to hear about resources at KSU that can help you to innovate and improve your teaching and the various departments that will support you in and out of the classroom during this "mini-orientation" session.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated component (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all components of the workshop. You will not register for Part 2.

Please see Part 1 for a full workshop description.

 

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