Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Spring 2017 Events

August

September

October

November

December

Previous Conferences & Events

August

Challenging Students’ Misconceptions about Learning (CE)
Group Meeting 1 of 3

Wednesday, August 30, 12-1:15 PM in LB 112
Facilitated by Ann Marshall (Library)

This is the first of three meetings. At each meeting, participants will discuss a selection of readings pertaining to a variety of ways to challenge students’ misconceptions of learning so that we make them more effective learners. Articles will be emailed upon registration for any discussion meeting. You must register separately for each meeting. A Certificate of Achievement will be available to anyone who attends all three meetings and completes the application process.

Registration is required.

The reading group will meet in LB 112. Online participation via WebEx is also available.

September

New Faculty Orientation: Lunch and assessing your teaching success at IPFW

September 15 12:30 – 2:30 NF 146
Facilitated by Adam Dircksen

How are you doing?  Using midterm evaluations/SGIDs/CATs to assess your teaching now.  Preparing student evaluations to assess your teaching at the end of the semester.

Managing Discussion Forums in Blackboard Webinar

Wednesday, September 20 from 12-1:15 PM
Facilitated by Katie Jia (CELT), Adam Dircksen (CELT)

Discussion forums can support peer learning and encourage equal student participation in your classes. You are invited to join us in the discussion of strategies and demonstration of technological skills to manage online discussion forums in Blackboard. 
Registration is required.

Fundamentals of Faculty Advising at IPFW (CE)

Friday, September 29 from 12-3 PM in LA 35A
Facilitated by Michael Bendele (PSY), Julie Hook GNST, Curt Hosier SOC, Irwin Mallin, COM,
Cassandra Bracht, GNST, Christa Van De Weg, SIS

Understanding why advising matters, being able to guide students through an advising conversation, and being confident about the information we provide students are all central to a faculty member’s confidence and satisfaction in advising. In this half-day workshop you will learn the conceptual, relational, and informational skills you need to do an effective job of advising. Light refreshments will be served.

Application process.

Registration is required.

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October

Research Institute on Major E-Learning Resources and E-Books (CE)

October 13 Friday 9 AM-noon in KT 243
Facilitated by Yvonne Zubovic (Math), Ludy Goodson (CELT)

We invite you to this research institute sponsored by CASTLE (IPFW Committee for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Excellence). In this institute, we will examine learning from major e-resources, such as supplemental publisher materials that provide activities and content for courses, and from “smart” e-books. We will review the research on what makes these materials successful for students and instructors, discuss various forms of “e-books,” and explore how to successfully use e-learning resources and e-books.

Application process.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact Ludy Goodson, goodsonl@ipfw.edu, or 481-0692, or
Yvonne Zubovic, zubovic@ipfw.edu, or 481-6037.

Accessibility in Mind: Standards, Resources, and Teaching Strategies (CE)

Wednesday, October 18, 9 AM-noon in KT 243
Facilitated by: Kathie Surface (ITServices), Shannon Johnson (Library), Ludy Goodson, Katie Jia (CELT), Julie Schrader (SSD)

During this seminar, we will examine the standards, resources, and strategies to support teaching and learning for students who have special needs on our campus—and, as it happens, makes learning more accessible to all students. Strategies will include those for teaching in the brick-and-mortar classroom and the online classroom. We will compare practical strategies that are known to minimize disruptive events  and invite your own success stories. As part of the resources, we will include those from our Services for Students with Disabilities, off-campus resources that support students and instructors, online resources that support student learning, and assistive technologies.

Application process.

Registration is required.

November

Online Course Design Seminar (CE)

Wednesday, November 15 from 9 AM-noon in KT 243
Facilitated by Katie Jia, Ludy Goodson (CELT) and members of the Online Course Design Review team

This seminar will provide practice in using the online course design standards to review exemplary courses. Participants will engage in discussions about ways to enrich your online course content, interaction strategies, and assessment strategies to support your online teaching success. Resources and guidelines on how to get started with designing an online course will be included. A Certificate of Achievement will be available to anyone who attends the entire seminar and completes the application process.

Registration is required.

December

Re-visioning Course Design Seminar (CE)

Friday, December 1 from 9 AM-noon in KT 243
Facilitated by Linda Lolkus, HTM and Ludy Goodson, CELT

This in-depth seminar provides you with tools for analyzing your course design and ideas for making improvements. We will examine the content and purpose of a syllabus, learn a systematic approach for improving student motivation, and learn what research tells us about the three priorities for effective instructional materials: (1) content, (2) presentation, and (3) learning and assessment strategies. A Certificate of Achievement will be available to anyone who attends the entire seminar and completes the application process.

Registration is required.

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COMING EVENTS

Challenging Students’ Misconceptions about Learning (CE)Group Meeting 2 of 3
Wednesday, September 27, 12-1:15 PM in LB 112
Facilitated by Sue Mau (Associate Professor of Math Education)
Registration is required.

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MISSION PARTNERS

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IT Services
CASA
Division of Continuing Studies
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Alliance for Teaching Enrichment