Summer Series 2014

On August 5, 2014, in UWindsor, Workshops/Courses, by gregorynpaziuk

The Centre for Teaching and Learning’s annual Summer Series on Teaching and Learning (August 12th – 14th) is very nearly upon us, but there is still time to register for one of its many promising workshops. Check out the descriptions below and head to the registration page to reserve your spot.

What is it About Teaching…?

Schedule: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 01:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Erie G141
Instructors: Andrew Allen, David Andrews, Judy Bornais, Kenneth Cramer,Maureen Gowing, Zbigniew Pasek, Chitra Rangan
There will be two Lightning Rounds: two series of fast presentations on how Teaching Leadership Chairs support teaching and and an opportunity to share their insights into teaching and learning. Each round will see each chair go head-to-head for about 6 minutes each, just enough time to share the most interesting of ideas.

Preparing Your Course With Alignment in Mind

Schedule: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 09:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Erie G141
Instructors: Lorna de Witt
We will introduce some guiding principles to achieve alignment: a way of coordinating assessment, learning outcomes, and teaching methods with the aim of engaging our students. We will look at how to design a course syllabus/outline and how to design lessons and activities that encourage engagement. You will have a chance to examine intentional lesson planning and use of learning outcomes to enhance teaching, and student learning.

Getting Ready for Your Semester: The First Day and Beyond

Schedule: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 09:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Erie G137A
Instructors: Richard Caron
“Here’s your textbook, see you next class!” What else can an instructor do to set the stage for an engaging, well organized course? This interactive session will explore student engagement and setting the tone in the first class. We will introduce some simple steps to begin preparation and the countdown to teaching.

Teaching With Groups

Schedule: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 01:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Erie G137A
Instructors: Jacqueline Stagner
This workshop will lead participants through various activities that have been used to prepare students for and guide them through working on a semester-long team project in their first-year Engineering Technical Communications course. Throughout the workshop, “lessons learned” tips and comments will be provided. Participants will be encouraged to participate in these activities and to share their own experiences using projects and group work within the classroom.


Schedule: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 01:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Erie G141
Instructors: Brenda McLaughlin
Assessment drives student learning in many ways. How can you assess effectively? This introduction to assessment will explore best practices, including alignment with learning outcomes. A variety of assessment methods will be discussed, such as authentic assessment, self, peer, and group assessment.

Teaching With Gadgets: Educational Technologies Discussion and Demonstration

Schedule: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 09:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Erie Basement Studio B
Instructors: Nick Baker, Terry Collins, Graham Fawcett, Peter Freele, Tory James, Stephanie Parent, Jonathan Sinasac

During this session, participants will take part in roundtable discussions led by CTL Technologies staff. Topics will include the use of:

  • CLEW and Blackboard systems
  • Classroom technologies
  • Echo 360
  • Digital Imaging – video and still photography
  • Collaboration
  • Service Request System



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