Kennesaw State University

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm
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Virtual
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Virtual

Learning objectives can sometimes seem static and impersonal in nature. How can we make them come to life in the classroom? Write performance criteria! 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 the workshop 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.

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Friday, August 30, 2019 - 1:25pm to 2:15pm
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Virtual
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Virtual

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.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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Virtual
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Location: 
Virtual

What could you do to improve lab instruction? This informational webinar addresses easily adaptable teaching strategies for the lab classroom to improve student learning. Small changes can have a big impact. Topics include how to connect lectures and labs, measure student understanding, prioritize safety procedures, assign and evaluate lab reports, and more. 

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative fosters learning through participation in high impact experiences in undergraduate research, internships/co-ops, and service learning. It’s About Engagement is integral to KSU's mission and vision to "offer high-quality and productive undergraduate ... and co-curricular programs" that "empower the members and graduates of the university community to have the vision, ability, and courage to transform the future." In this workshop, we will explore how It’s About Engagement relates to our own contexts by investigating these questions:

  1. What are the goals and objectives of KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative?
  2. How do faculty and students participate in It’s About Engagement?
  3. What are the characteristics of an It’s About Engagement course?

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Event Type: 
Virtual
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Location: 
Virtual

This workshop examines storytelling as an inclusive and often overlooked pedagogical tool relevant to all disciplines. Drawing upon narrative theory, learning sciences, and personal experiences, this session explores the many functions of storytelling for instructors and students who bring their own stories to the classroom. Participants will explore purposeful narrative strategies to punctuate lectures, enhance discussions, generate student motivation, and create an inclusive classroom environment.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

As our modern lives become busier and the fast-paced world in which we live draws our attention in multiple directions, we have to make choices about what we will do and how we will spend our time. College students are no different. If faculty want students to prioritize their courses, come to class prepared, and spend adequate time on assignments and studying, it is helpful to understand how human motivation works. This 75-minute workshop will introduce several motivation theories and provide opportunities for faculty to identify ways in which they can enhance and direct student motivation to increase engagement in their courses.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop provides an overview of three fundamental High-impact practices (HIPs): undergraduate research, internships, and community-engaged service learning. Students who participate in HIPS demonstrate greater persistence and appreciation for diversity. Participants will explore ways to incorporate these experiential practices in their traditional or online courses.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 1:25pm to 2:15pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
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Location: 
Virtual

This interactive webinar takes a proactive approach to classroom assessment. We will examine factors that contribute to a constructive classroom climate, review university policies and resources, and identify intervention basics. Knowing our students, inviting their feedback, and being prepared to respond compassionately and professionally are essential to resolving problematic student behaviors, addressing academic misconduct, and supporting students in crisis.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
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Location: 
Virtual

Active learning techniques can enhance classroom engagement and student learning, but how do we scale it up to provide these opportunities in larger classes? As daunting as it may seem, faculty can still use active learning techniques in classes of 40 or more students without sacrificing instructional time or cutting out content. In this 60-minute interactive webinar we will address the unique circumstances of teaching large classes using active learning techniques that reinforce conceptual understanding and require students to apply skills. Participants will learn about less commonly-used ways to integrate this pedagogical style into their classes.

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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Since 1993, thousands of educators in colleges and universities from across the country and globe have participated in this interdisciplinary conference to share results from Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects and to discuss innovative teaching techniques. The Summit offers concurrent sessions on individual and collaborative SoTL projects, cutting-edge issues in pedagogy, and student learning in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. There are also opportunities for participants to network with fellow educators.

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
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Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Engaging students through active learning has been shown to improve learning outcomes across many contexts. Perhaps the largest set of active learning approaches uses collaborative learning techniques. Collaborative Learning Techniques is a handbook grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning that introduces teachers to 30 different collaborative learning techniques. Each technique includes organized information on what to do, how to do it, and why it is important to student learning. Underpinning all of these techniques, the authors also offer practical advice on how to form groups, assign roles, facilitative team success, and grade student participation.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
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Workshop
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

As the semester intensifies, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose track of yourself as a teacher: who you are, where you’ve come from, and why you teach the way you do. In this workshop, we invite you to pause and reflect on your teaching journey in words and images. Together we’ll cover some basic principles of verbal-visual storytelling, then craft brief narratives centered on key moments in our teaching practices and experiences. All materials will be provided; no prior skills necessary, just a willingness to jump in and put something down on paper. This workshop is geared especially toward graduate student teachers and those interested in teaching, but KSU instructors of all experience levels are welcome.

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