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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Are students different from 10-15 years ago or did you just grow old? Generational theorists agree that the current cohort of students, dubbed Millennials, is indeed unique in formative experiences, beliefs, attitudes, and goals. In this workshop, we will examine the societal trends that have shaped our students and affected their attitudes about learning. We will also learn about KSU resources to respond to problematic behaviors and red flags.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Faculty and/or administrators who are assisting with the preparation of Improvement Reports and the refinement of Assessment Plans for educational programs (degree, diploma, or stand-alone certificate) may attend any of these open meetings, during which Tom and Kevin will discuss general strategies for assessing student learning that can contribute to completing the reports and improving the plans.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Research shows that the popular saying "Practice makes perfect" is not always true. Sometimes practice only reinforces bad habits. Research has identified the features of productive practice, including the kinds of feedback that must accompany it. In this workshop, we will review this research, and generate strategies for embedding deliberate practice into our courses.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Angelo and Cross (1993) state, "classroom assessment requires the development of its own 'appropriate technology', -- simple tools designed for the task at hand," to improve student learning. This workshop explores the utility of a range of assessment tools appropriate for our courses across disciplines. Working with participants' current classroom materials, we will apply assessment strategies to improve our current assessments, explore alternatives, and consider how to involve students in the assessment process.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 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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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

**SESSION FULL** Please register for the November 30th Session.

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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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Do you have students who seem to lack the motivation to do their homework? Engage in class? Even come to class? In this session, we will examine theories of motivation, research on motivation, and applications of motivation theories to teaching and learning.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Meeting
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

The Research on Teaching and Learning Community (RTLC, formerly RLC) provides a platform where faculty members collaborate on scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching (also known as the scholarship of teaching and learning or SoTL). Faculty members are welcome to join the community, share their ideas, and work together on SoTL projects with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference presentations and journal publications.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This is a webinar, therefore this workshop will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate. Information regarding this technology will be email to participants a few days before the workshop date.

Flipping the Classroom is a framework for designing your hybrid/blended courses. It incorporates many student-centered and active learning 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 to learn about flipping the classroom and find out how to make the learning experience more enjoyable for you and your students.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 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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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Do you involve students in your research/creative activity and want to learn more about how to do it effectively? Do you want to involve students in your research/creative activity and need some pointers on how to begin? Come join us for a session on best practices in mentoring undergraduate researchers.

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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

In this session, we will discuss information on the ways that knowledge organization influences student learning and share suggestions for helping students organize knowledge in meaningful and productive ways.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve assignments to give students useful feedback while reducing the time and effort of grading? Dr. Selke provides a compelling rationale for incorporating rubrics into college grading and provides numerous examples that can be readily adapated to your own courses.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
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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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Do students resist discussions about their reading or homework assignments? Do the same students raise their hands during class discussion? In this interactive workshop session, participants will explore a range of learning-centered teaching strategies to generate lively and productive classroom discussions. Whether you teach in a small or large classroom, these strategies can be adapted to improve student participation, collaboration, and critical thinking.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

During this working session participants will engage in a discussion of specific actions that can facilitate the transition of a classroom from being teacher-centered to being learner-centered, and will outline plans for a current or future course to move their instruction toward being more learner-centered.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 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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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Students are not empty slates. They enter our classrooms with experiences and beliefs that shape their readiness to learn. Most of the time prior knowledge is the foundation for new learning, but sometimes prior knowledge can actually impede it. This workshop will highlight research on prior knowledge, beliefs and misconceptions. Participants will generate strategies to capitalize on relevant prior knowledge and productively challenge student misconceptions.

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

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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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Meeting
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

The Research on Teaching and Learning Community (RTLC, formerly RLC) provides a platform where faculty members collaborate on scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching (also known as the scholarship of teaching and learning or SoTL). Faculty members are welcome to join the community, share their ideas, and work together on SoTL projects with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference presentations and journal publications.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 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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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Did you try something innovative and novel in your course this semester or in a past semester that students really responded to and you would like to share it with others? Or perhaps something did not go as planned and you want to discuss how to improve it. Maybe you just want to hear what others on campus are doing in their courses, or you just want a cookie! Then join your colleagues and the CETL Instructional Designers for informal conversation about course design and teaching.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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? 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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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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? 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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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211

THIS SESSION IS FULL. Please register for the September or November OCD workshops offerings.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 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, August 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

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? 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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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Participants in this workshop will apply research-based strategies for responding to student writing activities and assignments across disciplines. Using a range of student writing samples, participants will examine and employ purposeful responses to informal and formal student writing. Topics will include timeliness, types, and tone of responses; student perceptions of teacher feedback; and teacher-friendly strategies for responding to student writing.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Research clearly shows that the course climate affects student learning, critical thinking, and career preparation. In this interactive session, participants will explore ways to create an "explicitly centralizing" classroom climate, one in which marginalized and multiple perspectives are intentionally integrated into course content and activities. Participants will discuss factors affecting classroom climate such as course content, tone, stereotype threat, and faculty-student interactions, and they will generate alternative strategies to readily employ in their classes.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 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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Monday, August 10, 2015 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

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Friday, August 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CC2007

Please join Faculty Affairs for an informational session put on for Department Chairs and Deans by Lynn Lamanac and Jennifer Clarkson.  We will discuss policy and procedure and allow for interactional Q&A.

This will be held at the Convocation Center Room 2007

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
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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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211

This event's registration is now full.

This book club, focused on Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” will help you explore growth mindset in different aspects of your life. Be inspired to “flip your mindset” in this book club.

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211

This event's registration is now full.

This book club, focused on Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” will help you explore growth mindset in different aspects of your life. Be inspired to “flip your mindset” in this book club.

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Please see the next available session beginning August 27.

By registering for this webinar, you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 1 of a 3 part workshop. You will not see a Part 2 on this website, as it is the asynchronous part of the workshop. Please read below for more information.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Meeting
Campus: 
Location: 
Q104

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211

The goal is to bring new full-time faculty together to have conversations about teaching at Kennesaw State University and discuss issues and questions that have arisen over the first year or two at KSU, including how to be successful at juggling responsibilities.  Before the event, you’ll be asked to submit questions or issues that you’d like to raise during the retreat.

The retreat is being designed and led by members of a faculty learning community composed of first-year faculty. The members include Jennifer Hutchins (Coles), Adam Williams (CHSS), Daniel Gwirtzman (COTA), Stefanos  Milkidis (COTA), Sanjuana Rodriguez (Bagwell), Marielle Myers (Bagwell), Darlene Rodriguez (Wellstar), and Mary Garner (CETL).

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This event is for first-year full-time faculty only.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab



By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are automatically registered for part 3. 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.

This training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and delivery, and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses that provides a framework for designing, improving, and delivering 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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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop will focus on the changes in advising and mentoring due to the consolidation of SPSU and Kennesaw State University (KSU). Currently at SPSU every faculty must act as a faculty advisor and mentor for students as assigned by the department chair. The advising and mentoring is considered as a part of teaching activity for tenure and promotion evaluation.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:
¥ Be able to explain the current status of advising and mentoring at SPSU
¥ Be familiar with the current status of advising and mentoring at KSU
¥ Know the status of advising and mentoring at new University after consolidation.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual


This is a webinar; therefore this workshop discussion will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate. Information regarding this technology will be emailed to participants a few days before the workshop date.

Are you new to blended learning or just looking for new ideas to enhance your blended courses? This webinar will provide a framework for designing a blended course, provide you with learning strategies for the online and f2f environment, and discuss facilitation issues.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The author describes research on how knowledge in different disciplines is structured and how students and college professors perceive learning in different disciplines. She then suggests how we might use the information to improve instruction. Participants will focus on specific chapters in the book relating to their own disciplines and share insights with the group.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Have you modified your instruction to improve student learning? Teachers assess their student's learning daily and adjust instruction accordingly. But what part do our students play in these ongoing, formative processes? This workshop focuses on learning-centered strategies for classroom assessments to boost student motivation and learning.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This book summarizes the research on STEM teaching and uses the research to make recommendations for how to improve college teaching in STEM disciplines.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab



By registering for this webinar, you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This registration is for Part 1 (webinar) of the 3 Part workshop. By registering for Part 1 (webinar), you are automatically registered for the other 2 parts. (You will not even see a Part 2 on this website, as it is the asynchronous part of the workshop). Please read below for more information.

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. Communication regarding this workshop will be delivered via your kennesaw.edu email.

This workshop will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and delivery, and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses that provides a framework for designing, improving, and delivering online courses.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Meeting
Location: 
Social Sciences 1020 AB

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Have you modified your instruction to improve student learning? Teachers assess their student's learning daily and adjust instruction accordingly. But what part do our students play in these ongoing, formative processes? This workshop focuses on learning-centered strategies for classroom assessments to boost student motivation and learning.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 8:00am to Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
The Commons Student Culinary Center - Upstairs Group Dining Room

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!
Being held at The Commons on Tue. April 7 and Wed. April 8, this 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

This event requires registration, and acceptances have already been made.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

Engagement in class can be difficult to achieve while staying aligned to your course goals. In this workshop, we will explore different techniques for creating engagement and interactions in your courses using technologies available to us in d2l and also outside of our LMS.

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