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August 2022

Making Your Syllabus Work for You and Your Students

August 22
Microsoft Teams
Free 20 spots left

A well-designed syllabus is more than a way to explain your course to students. A good syllabus thoughtfully connects your assignments, activities, and assessments to course goals, thus preparing you for more effective and efficient grading through the semester.

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Introduction to Blackboard

August 23
Microsoft Teams
Free 15 spots left

In this workshop, we'll introduce Blackboard and its basic functions such as posting materials and using communication tools.

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Making Your Syllabus Work for You and Your Students

August 24
303 Howe, CTL Classroom
Free 9 spots left

A well-designed syllabus is more than a way to explain your course to students. A good syllabus thoughtfully connects your assignments, activities, and assessments to course goals, thus preparing you for more effective and efficient grading through the semester.

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Perusall: A Social Reader and Annotation Tool

August 24
Microsoft Teams
Free 18 spots left

Perusall is a collaborative annotation tool that integrates with Blackboard (meaning no separate login is needed). In this workshop, we'll show how students can engage with a variety of course materials (readings, videos, podcasts, websites, student-generated documents)—in whole-class or in small groups—to collectively react, question, and discuss.

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Demystifying WIL2

August 24
Microsoft Teams
Free

Wondering what the Catamount Core’s new WIL2 requirement is all about?  This short session will offer a brief overview of this new curricular option focused on writing and information literacy in a disciplinary context.  We’ll spend most of our time on participants’ questions and comments.

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You Don’t Have to Grade Like That! Exploring Grading Alternatives

August 24
Microsoft Teams
Free 13 spots left

This session provides an overview of ways UVM colleagues have challenged traditional grading systems in order to change classroom and power dynamics, improve student outcomes, and make grading more efficient. Join us to learn about their experiences.

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Fall Faculty Groups “Teaser” Session

August 25
Microsoft Teams
Free 29 spots left

If you enjoy meeting with faculty colleagues for discussion and exploration of teaching ideas, you might be interested in participating in one of several faculty groups hosted by the CTL and/or WID this fall. In this short "teaser" session we'll briefly introduce our groups, focusing on...

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Yellowdig: An Alternative Discussion Tool

August 25
Microsoft Teams
Free 18 spots left

Yellowdig is an alternative to Blackboard's discussion board tool. In form and substance, it works much like social media platforms, supporting text and video posts as well as allowing participants to use likes or emojis to react to posts and comments. It provides flexible ways for the class community to interact.

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How to Respond to Microaggressions in the Lab or Classroom

August 25
303 Howe, CTL Classroom
Free 4 spots left

When people with marginalized identities experience bias in the classroom, it negatively impacts teaching and learning.

This workshop, designed for anyone in an instructional role, will provide a common understanding of microaggressions and why intervention matters

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iClicker Student Response System: Engaging Your Students in Their Own Learning

August 26
Microsoft Teams
Free 16 spots left

In this workshop, we discuss how teaching with the iClicker Student Response System can enhance student engagement and understanding, especially in large enrollment courses.

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The Power of Transparent Assignment Design

August 30
Microsoft Teams
Free 20 spots left

This workshop presents an overview of Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (TILT), an award-winning, scholarly project focused on improving students’ learning experiences. Evidence from a national study shows that when faculty implement small changes to enhance transparency to the design of even just two assignments, there are statistically significant benefits for all students and even larger gains for first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color.

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How to Prepare for an Annual Assessment Report

August 31
Microsoft Teams
Free

This hour-long workshop will provide an overview of the different components that constitute an Annual Assessment Report-AAR, to help you kickstart your report writing process for the September 30th submission. Checklist on updating E1A, E1B forms and assessment plan charts will be discussed. Last 25 mins reserved for QnA.

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Fall Faculty Groups “Teaser” Session

August 31
Microsoft Teams
Free 30 spots left

If you enjoy meeting with faculty colleagues for discussion and exploration of teaching ideas, you might be interested in participating in one of several faculty groups hosted by the CTL and/or WID this fall. In this short "teaser" session we'll briefly introduce our groups, focusing on...

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September 2022

Demystifying WIL2

September 1
Microsoft Teams
Free

Wondering what the Catamount Core’s new WIL2 requirement is all about?  This short session will offer a brief overview of this new curricular option focused on writing and information literacy in a disciplinary context.  We’ll spend most of our time on participants’ questions and comments.

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Demystifying WIL2

September 7
Microsoft Teams
Free

Wondering what the Catamount Core’s new WIL2 requirement is all about?  This short session will offer a brief overview of this new curricular option focused on writing and information literacy in a disciplinary context.  We’ll spend most of our time on participants’ questions and comments.

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Bad Ideas About Writing – What They are and Why they Persist

September 16
Microsoft Teams
Free

Writers are born, not made.  Citing sources is easy. The passive voice should be avoided. Texting is killing writing.  Good writers are successful in every context. These are just some of the bad ideas about writing that get in the way of learning (and teaching). In this workshop, we’ll talk about common misconceptions about writing; we’ll also discuss disciplinary notions of writing. 

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How to Submit an Annual Assessment Report Electronically

September 16
Microsoft Teams
Free

This hour-long workshop will provide a quick walkthrough of the different steps that are involved in submitting an annual assessment report electronically. Last 30 mins reserved for QnA.

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Getting Started with Community-Engaged Learning

September 19
303 Howe, CTL Classroom
Free

Interested in exploring community connections for a course? In this short workshop, you will earn how to begin building in community engagement to your courses, and consider options and models for deeper collaboration over time. We'll have to time to workshop possibilities based on participants' course learning outcomes, and introduce resources for further exploration.

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Bad Ideas About Writing – What They are and Why they Persist

September 22
302 Howe Memorial, 302 Howe Memorial Library
Free

Writers are born, not made.  Citing sources is easy. The passive voice should be avoided. Texting is killing writing.  Good writers are successful in every context. These are just some of the bad ideas about writing that get in the way of learning (and teaching). In this workshop, we’ll talk about common misconceptions about writing; we’ll also discuss disciplinary notions of writing.

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But I’m Not a Writing Teacher! – Teaching Writing in Your Discipline

September 27
302 Howe Memorial, 302 Howe Memorial Library
Free

This workshop explores principles for infusing writing in disciplinary courses. Starting with some basic principles for understanding the role of writing in participants’ disciplines, we’ll look at how disciplinary courses can support student writers by creating opportunities for connections and practice—all with an eye on sustainable workloads for students and teachers alike. The workshop will allow participants to apply core principles to their own teaching situation.

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