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The Centre for Teaching and Learning invites faculty, staff, sessional instructors, students and the community to the 9th annual Summer Series on Teaching and Learning, August 10-13, 2015.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

9:30 AM

The First Day: Laying the Foundations for Student Learning

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Schedule: Monday, August 10, 2015, 09:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Anna Farias, Jacqueline Stagner
This interactive session will explore the different ways an instructor can set the foundation for student learning, right from day one. We will introduce some simple steps to begin preparing for your first class, for example, 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.

12:00 PM

Luncheon for New Faculty

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Schedule: Monday, August 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM
Location: The University Club
Luncheon for new faculty members

1:30 PM

Reading the Clues in Your SETs to Improve Your Students’ Learning Experience

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Schedule: Monday, August 10, 2015, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Phil Graniero, Bev Hamilton
There are more useful insights hiding in your course evaluations (SETs) than you might realize: they’re just not easy to see in a table of numbers. Working with other participants and the session leader, you will explore some relatively simple techniques that can help you more easily see what your students are telling you. We will explore example cases together by taking a ‘guided tour’ through a series of SET visualizations that add layers of interpretive context to the results. You will learn how to use your SETs from multiple courses over time to identify and reflect on patterns, plan actions that will improve the student experience, and see if the actions worked. We will also discuss some cautions about ways that SETs cannot or should not be used, and how your new techniques can help avoid such misuse.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

9:00 AM

Assessment: How Do You Know What They Know?

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Schedule: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Pierre Boulos
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.

1:00 PM

We Learn so Our Students Learn: Developing Your Teaching Using Peer Feedback

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Schedule: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: David Andrews, Judy Bornais
Peer observation of teaching has been shown to help instructors develop new skills (Cairns, Bissell, & Bovill, 2013) and become more reflective of their own teaching practice (O’Keefe, Lecouteur, Miller, and McGowan, 2009). In addition, classroom observations have been shown to be significantly and positively correlated with student achievement (Gailbraith & Merrill, 2012). In this interactive workshop, participants will reflect on and share the types of feedback they have received regarding their classroom teaching. Participants will also learn about the different peer observation of teaching models that exist in higher education, including the Peer Collaboration Network (PCN), initiated at the University of Windsor. Participants will also practice giving and receiving formative feedback, and will learn tips and techniques on how to incorporate feedback in their teaching. Through this discussion participants will take away the value of peer observation of teaching as a means of engaging in on-going professional pedagogical growth and fine-tuning educational practice to enhance the student learning experience.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

9:00 AM

Alignment: Teaching With Integrity

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Schedule: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Michael K. Potter
During this session, we will introduce you to the 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.

1:00 PM

Peer Evaluation: Helping Students Help Each Other

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Schedule: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Betsy Keating, Erika Kustra
Peer evaluation helps students develop communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. Involving students in assessment processes gives them a sense of responsibility for their learning, further improving motivation and encouraging deep rather than surface learning. It also affords students more immediate and frequent feedback than one instructor can provide. This interactive workshop will explore how instructors can engage students in effective peer evaluation practices.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

9:00 AM

Celebrating Teaching Success Stories at UWindsor

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Schedule: Thursday, August 13, 2015, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The University Club
Instructors: Erika Kustra, Michael K. Potter, Jessica Raffoul
During this celebratory session, members from across campus will share their inspiring teaching success stories. Participants will receive support in identifying and shaping their own stories to share with others. Join us as we foster a campus culture that values, inspires, encourages, and motivates excellent teaching!

12:00 PM

Barbecue

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Schedule: Thursday, August 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge