Kennesaw State University

Past Events

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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Location: 
CETL House 3211

As much as we wish that race not be a factor in learning, research shows that it is. Students go through racial identity development processes, with unique steps for each race. In addition, prior educational histories of centralization or alienation, invisibility or hypervisibility, affirmation or invalidation, affect attitudes, expectations, and motivation, ultimately facilitating or hindering learning. This panel will discuss these issues and offer strategies for culturally responsive teaching.

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 8:00am to Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

If you are a KSU part-time instructor wishing to energize your teaching and to take it to the next level, this two-day program is for you!

The Teaching Academy will introduce you to research on student learning, information processing and skill development, and to teaching strategies tailored to foster deep lasting learning in your students. Rather than simply listening to presenters, the sessions will be very interactive, and there will be time during the two days dedicated to apply the theories and research to your own courses.

Some of the topics discussed will include:

  • Student's Prior Knowledge
  • Information Processing and Knowledge Organization
  • Student Motivation
  • Practice and Feedback
  • Student Development
  • Course Climate
  • Metacognition

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Do you ever feel like an imposter in the classroom? If so, you are not alone! In fact, the Imposter Syndrome is very common among faculty, particularly in the classroom setting. This book club will discuss The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why capable people suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and how to thrive in spite of it, by Valerie Young, Ed.D. Join us to discuss how the bookÕs findings and recommendations apply in the context of teaching and other aspects of academia. All are welcome to attend.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This interactive workshop will focus on strategies that instructors can use to embed High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) into their existing courses to enhance student engagement and success.

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

As part-time faculty members we are often very busy with multiple ongoing tasks including full-time jobs, families, and researchÑit can be overwhelming. Using rubrics to grade student work can save you lots of time and will clarify your expectations to your students. In this interactive and productive one-hour workshop you will learn about the 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 an actual rubric you can use. NOTE: Virtual--does not meet face to face.

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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Flipping the classroom has gained popularity in the last few years due to the benefits for instructors and students. It incorporates many active learning strategies and student-centered teaching techniques. When you flip the classroom, students are held accountable for coming to class prepared and spend quality time in the f2f class applying concepts and material. Join us for a session on flipping the classroom to explore more about this topic and walk away with new ideas for your course.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Please join us for a High-Impact Practices (HIPs) Keynote and Showcase at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 in HS 1001 (Kennesaw campus).
Dr. George Kuh, a pre-eminent HIPs scholar, Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and founder of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), will deliver a keynote address at 3 p.m. A showcase featuring faculty, staff, and students involved in various KSU HIPs will immediately follow the keynote address in HS 1000 (Indoor Plaza).
All KSU faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

As part-time faculty members we are often very busy with multiple ongoing tasks including full-time jobs, families, and researchÑit can be overwhelming. Using rubrics to grade student work can save you lots of time and will clarify your expectations to your students. In this interactive and productive one-hour workshop you will learn about the 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 an actual rubric you can use.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, each participant will prepare a 5-7 min. lesson on an introductory topic in his or her field.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we examine the purpose and function of a teaching philosophy, strategies for writing a philosophy, and evaluating teaching philosophies.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In a time when college students are refusing to read award-winning books because they will be offended, it's time to talk about trigger warnings. Our discussion focuses on two recent articles on the topic: 'The Trigger Warning Myth' and the Atlantic's 'The Coddling of the American Mind,' to interrogate or resolve the questions of when, how, or if educators should be providing trigger warnings.

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

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; there is no Part 2 on this website. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

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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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Regardless of the content we teach, we all deal with gender issues in our courses. If students perceive that a course is inhospitable for them because of their gender identity, they will feel hindered in their ability to speak with confidence and authority, which in turn affects their learning and retention. This seminar will help you understand some of the factors that can create a chilly classroom climate, including language, content and process. In particular, we will address gender as a controversial topic to teach, strategies to avoid tokenism, and inclusive teaching for students who identify beyond the gender binary.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we discuss Inclusive teaching strategies and the impact of classroom climate on learning.

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Faculty interested in submitting applications for a 2016-2017 Faculty Learning Community (FLC) should attend this session, during which we will discuss strategies for preparing a successful application. The deadline for applications is April 18, 2016; more information is available at http://cetl.kennesaw.edu/faculty-funding/faculty-learning-communities

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Participants in this workshop will learn how to incorporate multiple High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) into their courses.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we examine reasons for problematic student behavior and preventing and dealing with problematic student behavior.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

As part-time instructors, we sometimes need courage (and encouragement) to keep us going. "This book is for teachers who have good days and bad, and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." - Parker J. Palmer (introduction)
Please join me as we discuss how Palmer's book can be applied in our everyday lives as part-time faculty members.

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 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 certificaiton at KSU. 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.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we examine reasons for academic misconduct and preventing and dealing with academic misconduct

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In Chimamanda AdichieÕs popular TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story, she states, ÒThe single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete.Ó Join us to view her speech and to share stories that Òempower and humanizeÓ the lives of our students and ourselves.

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This event is part of a series. You must register for Part 1 in the series (Feb 8). Please see Part 1 for a full description of this workshop.

This part of the workshop can be completed f2f or online.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

As college campuses become increasingly multicultural, we must broaden our readiness to teach international students. Using videos and vignettes, this seminar will highlight the potential impact of cultural differences in our courses. We will then introduce some tools to understand cultural differences, and discuss pedagogical strategies useful in cross-cultural contexts.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Session participants will engage in discussions about accommodations that faculty can use to foster learning for all students. Presenters will share research on effective instructional practices, information about Universal Design, and also examples of accommodations used in classrooms from a variety of disciplines across the university (in both face-to-face and online settings). Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the campus resources for faculty and students.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In their recent book Contemplative Practices in Higher Education, Barbezat and Bush offer innovative methods and resources designed to place students at the center of their own learning. The authors describe research-based, practical, and holistic approaches to education. Discussing this 'breakthrough book' in the field of contemplative studies, participants will benefit from considering how to integrate contemplative practices into their classrooms and their philosophy of teaching. This book speaks to educators interested in improving student learning and well being.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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 of distribution or participation throughout the class. This short webinar will highlight simple yet effective discussion facilitation practices from the literature and the facilitators' teaching experiences. By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify practical steps they can take to get more students to participate regularly with high quality contributions, both in face-to-face and online classes.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we discuss creating formative and summative assessments, creating measurable learning objectives that are aligned with assessments, creating grading rubrics, and principles of effective grading

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Participants in this workshop will learn how to incorporate multiple High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) into their courses.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Since 1989, Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has shown millions how to develop a long-term plan for success in their work and their lives. In this workshop, we will apply Richard Lyons’ adaptation of Covey’s seven principles to our careers as part-time faculty members. Come prepared to engage in interactive activities that will help you reflect on your role as an educator (including developing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy) and to make a plan for your continued success!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we discuss eliciting effective participation in class discussions, managing problematic discussions, assessing class discussions, and teaching using case studies and problem-based learning

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

KSU 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 will be delivered as a two-week online course and includes a review of the QM program and its guiding principles. We will examine the KSU review process, delve deeper into the general standards, and provide participants the opportunity to practice writing feedback and reviewing a sample course. A required F2F session, or a online meeting, will be scheduled with the group on a date that most can attend. Alternative arrangements will be set up for those who cannot attend the F2F session. This session explores the internal review process and application of the skills learned in the online workshop. Participants find this aspect of the workshop very valuable.

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Since 1989, Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has shown millions how to develop a long-term plan for success in their work and their lives. In this workshop, we will apply Richard Lyons’ adaptation of Covey’s seven principles to our careers as part-time faculty members. Come prepared to engage in interactive activities that will help you reflect on your role as an educator (including developing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy) and to make a plan for your continued success!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

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; Part 2 is not on the website. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This session consists of a discussion of active learning strategies, delivering effective lectures, and structuring and assessing group projects

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This interactive workshop introduces participants to the research and best practices around High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs). Participants will leave with ideas that can be used to incorporate HIPs into their courses.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This workshop will provide practical suggestions for faculty at any stage of the SoTL research process, from generating initial ideas to presenting or publishing the research. SoTL research focuses on investigations of teaching pedagogies within a discipline or across disciplines that promote student learning in undergraduate or graduate degree programs. The workshop presenters will engage participants in developing ideas for SoTL projects, designing studies, and preparing their research for presentation and publication.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This interactive workshop introduces participants to the research and best practices around High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs). Participants will leave with ideas that can be used to incorporate HIPs into their courses.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we examine theories of motivation, research on motivation, and applications of motivation theories to teaching and learning

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This book club will discuss Ta-Nehisi's book.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The Online Course Development Workshop is a two-week online/f2f workshop and is one pathway to online teaching certificaiton at KSU. 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.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we examine designing a course (e.g., backward design, integrated course design) and writing a syllabus (e.g., learning objectives, policies, the role of the syllabus in the classroom)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In recent years there has been much debate about the role and value of lectures in our teaching. Is it possible to deliver a lecture and still be learning-centered in your pedagogical approach? Are lectures ineffective? Might lectures even discriminate against certain groups of students? We will read three short articles to inform our discussion of this topic: from The Atlantic: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “The Art of the College Lecture,” and from the New York Times: Annie Murphy Paul’s “Are College Lectures Unfair?” and Molly Worthen’s “Lecture me. Really.”

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Participants in this workshop will learn and discuss strategies for interpreting student feedback (commonly known as 'student ratings of teaching') and for incorporating this feedback into documentation of their teaching effectiveness.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Were you hired after 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, ways that various departments at KSU will support you in and out of the classroom, and to network with other part-time faculty members during this 'mini-orientation' session. NOTE: Virtual: does not meet face to face.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we examine how learners organize information, models of human memory, and reasons why learners forget information.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Were you hired after 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, ways that various departments at KSU will support you in and out of the classroom, and to network with other part-time faculty members during this 'mini-orientation' session.

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Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

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. Please read below for more information.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This is Part 4 of a 4 part series. Registration is only available at the Part 1 instance (Sept 3).

Are you new to blended learning and would like some structured time with personalized feedback when designing your new blended course? This four session series will walk you through the process of designing a hybrid course, provide you with learning strategies for the online and f2f environment, and discuss facilitation issues, all while building sections of your hybrid course along the way.

By registering for this workshop, you are committing to attend all four f2f sessions and to completing tasks online (d2l) in between the f2f meetings.
-Session 1- Sept 3 - 2:00-4:00
-Session 2- Oct 1 - 2:00-4:00
-Session 3- Nov 12 - 2:00-4:00
-Session 4 ?Dec 3 - 2:00-4:00

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