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Keep your cool at the 2016 Summer Series on Teaching and Learning, where we’ll explore the principles and practices of effective pedagogy. We welcome you to register for one or all of the following workshops. We also hope you'll join us at our free, celebratory barbecue, Thursday, August 18 at 12:00pm!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

9:00 AM

Begin at the Beginning: Designing Effective Courses

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Schedule: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Lorna de Witt
In this workshop, 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 also look at how to design a course syllabus/outline and 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

See the Universe Through the Eyes of Another: Culturally Aware Assessment

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Schedule: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Emma Bourassa, Chris Busch
Instructors frequently find that students do not perform as well as expected on assignments. There are myriad reasons for this, but one important one is that many students lack understanding of and comfort with the academic culture and conventions. Effective assignment design can help address these issues.
In this session, participants will explore differences in communicative and cultural styles that may prevent students from producing high quality assignments. Participants will also have the opportunity to analyse one of their own assignments to find where possible changes can lead to higher achievement from students.

3:00 PM

Experiential Learning: Nothing Ever Becomes Real 'til it is Experienced

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Schedule: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Roger Bryan, Marty Gervais
Research suggests that long-lasting learning is best accomplished when the learning activity is directly connected to experience - students remember best when facts and skills are embedded in real-life activity. In this workshop, participants will learn about how the Department of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing and the Odette School of Business partnered to develop a unique year-long Editing Practicum that sees English and Business students edit, publish, and launch books by local authors under the Black Moss Press banner.

Led by Professors Marty Gervais and Roger Bryan, participants will see how the creative process melds with business to yield a finished product that is marketed and sold to the general public. Facilitators will explore how the collaboration between the two faculties began, the trials and joys they have experienced along the way, and ideas on how to enhance experiential learning opportunities in your own departments.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

9:00 AM

Assessing Student Learning: The End Precedes the Beginning

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Schedule: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Erika Kustra, Jeremy Rawson
Assessment drives student learning in many ways. How can you assess effectively? This interactive workshop will explore effective practices and foundational principles for good assessment - including alignment with learning outcomes, practical considerations for the design, and balancing workload. A variety of assessment methods, and approaches to effective, fair marking will be discussed. We will also have a chance to explore some of the specific University of Windsor policies you always wished you knew! Feel welcome to bring some sample assessments you are considering.

1:00 PM

Where Angels Fear to Tread: eAssessment

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Schedule: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Erica Stevens Abbitt, Mark Lubrick, Tanya Noel, Lorna Stolarchuk, William (Bill) Wellington
Online assessment can be a time-saver and facilitator of student learning, or a gilded cage of torture, depending on how well the assessment was designed, thought through, tested, and implemented within a course.
In this workshop, we'll explore some approaches of eAssessment, which can be easily adopted into your courses including online quizzes and exams, case studies, discussions, peer evaluation, adaptive assessment tasks, ePortfolios, connecting to simulations or other third party applications, providing options to allow students to choose their assessments, and so much more! We will also review an introduction to the theory and best practices of eAssessment, as well as feature some real scenarios from faculty members along with their experiences and recommendations. There will be a question and answer period to address individual issues, time permitting.

3:00 PM

Engaging Students and Learning to Engage

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Schedule: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Veronika Mogyorody
How do you engage students through a learning-centred approach and active learning? This session will define the concepts and introduce the process for developing a lesson plan that can actively engage students.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

10:00 AM

Soup to Nuts: Supporting the Development of Student Core Skills

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Schedule: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Ahmed Azab, Tamsin Bolton Bacon, Anne Forrest, Dale Jacobs, Francine Schlosser, Jennifer Soutter, Myra Tawfik
Join us for a series of interactive roundtable discussions! Topics will include:

  • Critical Thinking, by Anne Forest, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Information Literacy, by Tamsin Bolton Bacon and Jennifer Soutter, Leddy Library
  • Leadership, by Francine Schlosser, Odette School of Business; Myra Tawfik, Faculty of Law
  • Numeracy
  • Writing, by Dale Jacobs, Department of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing

    Facilitators will share best practices, resources, and ideas for supporting students in the development of these core skills. Participants will leave with practical strategies that they can implement in their classrooms.

  • 12:00 PM

    Barbecue

    Registration for this event is now closed.
    Schedule: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
    Location: Winclare, Vanier Hall