Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Jodi Eichler-Levine, visiting scholar, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and UNI faculty Stephen Gaies, Siegrun Wildner and Martha Reineke will discuss the complex ethics of teaching about Jews, Jewish history and culture, Judaism and the Holocaust. Sponsors include the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, the College of Education, the Center for Multicultural Education, the Department of Philosophy & World Religions, Women's and Gender Studies, and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.
The final session in a three part series called "Assessing Service-Learning and Community Engagement Activities".
Reflection activities can help participants in service and community engagement activities can deepen and extend the learning they gained from their experiences. In addition, the use of strategies for reflection can provide faculty and programs with evidence of the impact of the experiences they have created for students and other participants. The workshop, led by Donna Vinton, Office of Academic Assessment, will provide a variety of examples and resources for making use of reflection inside and outside of classroom settings. Co-Sponsored with the Office of Academic Assessment
Universal Design for Learning: Moving Your Teaching Beyond the Conventional 'One-Size Fits All' ParadigmSubmitted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:00am
Led by Ashley Brickley, Disability Services; Christine Curran, Special Education; and Deb Gallagher, Special Education.
As university instructors, we all know that teaching is far more than telling students what they should know. And while we strive to create vibrant learning communities that foster interaction and communication among students and their teacher, we often rely on the seemingly “tried and true” transfer of content from instructor to students. Not surprisingly, we find that this approach rarely promotes deep learning and fails to engage all too many students.
This session will demonstrate how you can use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Assistive Technology to move beyond the conventional ‘one-size fits all’ paradigm and toward varied and flexible ways to:
• Present information and content in different forms,
• Differentiate the forms through which students can demonstrate what they know, and
• Deepen student interest, personal investment, and motivation for learning
Grounded in research on learner differences and effective instructional settings, UDL provides all students with equal opportunities to learn through activities that are collaborative, engaging, and designed to enable students to construct meaningful knowledge from their classroom experiences
The second in a three part series called "Assessing Service-Learning and Community Engagement Activities".
We’re all familiar with the kinds of surveys passed out at the end of events we’ve attended: “Did we meet your expectations?”, “What other topics would you suggest for future events?”, “How useful was the information provided?” etc. Participants may or may not complete such surveys; those who hosted the events may not find them very useful or even give them more than a cursory reading. This workshop, led by Donna Vinton, Office of Academic Assessment, will suggest some strategies for strengthening the value of surveys both for measuring the impact of events and supporting plans for future events. Co-Sponsored with the Office of Academic Assessment.
In preparation for Rod Library’s mini Comic Con, join us for a panel discussion of the many ways that faculty from a variety of different disciplines use comics and graphic novels to promote student learning. Come and get some ideas for ways you might incorporate comics or graphic novels into your teaching. Panelists are Harry Brod, SAC; Kate Hein, CIEP; Stephen Gaies, Languages and Literatures; Catherine Miller, Mathematics; Wendy Miller, Art; and Paul Siddens, Communication Studies.
Co-sponsored with Rod Library.
A Teaching with Technology award presentation by Jim O’Loughlin, Languages & Literatures
The development of the flipped classroom (where students watch video lectures at home and do "homework" in the classroom) has drawn a great deal of interest in K-12 education. This presentaiton examines the benefits and drawbacks of such a model in a college classroom setting. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Faculty panelists Kerri Clopton, Educational Psychology and Foundations; Lyn Countryman, Office of Student Field Experiences; Elaine Eshbaugh, Applied Human Sciences; and Jeff Morgan, Physics, will discuss the usefulness of good SOA, including how to develop practices that can improve programs and teaching. For more information visit http://uni.edu/provost/cetl.
Student panelists Blake Findley, Spanish and Psychology; Katie Grassi, Public Relations; Kyra Hawley, Biology and Chemistry/Marketing; Joshua Schoon, Leisure, Youth and Human Services; Jordan Sprunger, Anthropology and Religion; and Parash Upreti, economics and mathematics, will dicuss what works to keep them involved in class and motivated to learn. What kinds of classes do students find the most engaging? What kinds of activities and assignments work best to keep student interest?
Jason Vetter, ITS-Educational Technology, and Susan Hill, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, will present information about UNI students' experience with, and use of, technology. The information was gathered from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the ECAR Survey of Undergraduate Students and Technology. For more information visit http://uni.edu/provost/cetl.
Led by Martie Reineke, philosophy and world religions, this workshop will help faculty identify student learning outcomes for critical thinking; explore critical thinking rubrics for assessing the quality of students’ critical thinking; review levels of cognitive development associated with critical thinking skills; and learn how to create assignments that foster the development of critical thinking in your students. So that we have enough materials for workshop participants, register here: http://unicetl.eventbrite.com/.