Teaching and Learning Innovation Series, Spring 2018

The Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) Series features interactive, hands-on workshops focused on the development of excellent teaching and learning through:

  • offering new methods for classroom and academic instruction
  • presenting creative ways to engage students in learning
  • using new teaching strategies to enhance academic experience
  • examining teaching and learning approaches in new ways
  • learning to use new and available tools

TLI Resources

The Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLI) Series features professional, engaging online videos and interactive face-to-face sessions and workshops that enhance professional development at EKU. The documents attached at the bottom of the page are intended to help speakers prepare for the video recording process and face-to-face interactive sessions. 

Past sessions have been recorded; you may find those sessions by following this link.

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  • Dr. Molly Bradshaw and Sarah Antle

    Tuesday, January 23, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Technology

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations

    The purpose of this presentation is to explore strategies for utilization of voice and audio feedback in the classroom. Examples will be provided and comments from EKU students presented. By the end of the presentation, the audience may consider use of this technology for their classroom agenda.

    Objectives:

    Explore mechanisms/platforms for providing students with voice and audio feedback. 

    Discuss best practices for utilization of audio/voice feedback

    Review examples and critique assignments using this technology.

    Examine the comments of EKU students regarding their perspective of this technique.


    Click here to register for "Technology: Utilization of Audio Feedback and Voice Threads"

  • Dr. Jackie Jay

    Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Conference Room

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Scholarship

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations, Critical Reading

    Beginning in Fall 2018, all academic programs will be expected to link at least one of their existing objectives with critical reading or create a new objective. This workshop will explain these expectations in detail and provide concrete examples of how specific programs have already incorporated the QEP into their program-level assessment.


    Click here to register for "The QEP and Program-level Assessment"

     

  • Dr. Jill Parrott

    Tuesday, January 30, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading, Metacognition

    *DEEP Week Presentation

    Instructors often report that their students can't or don't read assigned texts in their classes. In this hands on workshop, participants will think about the role of reading for learning in their courses and practice metacognitive strategies that can help students read with purpose and develop as critical readers.

    Objectives:

    Think about the role of reading for learning in your classes.

    Practice metacognitive strategies to improve critical reading.

    Click here to register for "Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies"

  • Dr. Lisa Bosley

    Wednesday, January 31, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading, Metacognition

    Instructors often report that their students can't or don't read assigned texts in their classes. In this hands on workshop, participants will think about the role of reading for learning in their courses and practice metacognitive strategies that can help students read with purpose and develop as critical readers.

    Objectives:

    Think about the role of reading for learning in your classes.

    Practice metacognitive strategies to improve critical reading.

    Click here to register for "Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies"

  • Dr. Erin Presley

    Tuesday, February 6, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading, Metacognition, Foundations

    This workshop will focus on incorporating the QEP into General Education courses, specifically the assessment of SLO 1: Students will demonstrate critical reading of academic texts and materials. Elements 3A, 3B, and 5A are piloting critical reading activities during Spring 2018, and the other elements will begin activity development during the following academic year. Participants will receive guidance on activity development, implementation, and assessment with specific examples and feedback; both sessions will cover the same material.


    Click here to register for "The QEP and General Education"

  • Jonathan Sikora

    Wednesday, February 7, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Technology

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations



    Click here to register for "Blackboard Collaborate"

  • Dr. Sara Zeigler and Dr. Rusty Carpenter

    Wednesday, February 7, 2:00-3:00p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations

     


    Click here to register for "Classroom Management"

  • Dr. Lisa Bosley

    Tuesday, February 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: *Pedagogy

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading, Metacognition

    While our students are reading every day on BuzzFeed, Twitter, Facebook, or other media sources, they’re often unused to the types of reading tasks we ask them to do in our classes. In particular, textbooks can be overwhelming because of their density and unfamiliar language. This session will review metacognitive reading strategies that can be applied to textbook reading and provide practical approaches to course design that will help students read with purpose, retain information, and learn from textbooks more independently. (Instructors are encouraged to attend the Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies workshop prior to this session but it can be taken on its own.)

    Objectives:

    Identify challenges with textbook reading assignments

    Clarify purpose in assigning textbook reading

    Practice metacognitive strategies to help students read textbooks more effectively

    Identify strategies to improve textbook reading engagement and compliance

    Click here to register for "Textbook Reading Strategies"

  • Dr. Randi Polk and Dr. Socorro Zaragoza

    Thursday, February 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Scholarship

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations

    This session will focus on diversity and community building as well as how high impact practices (HIP) can be paired to help student learning.

    Objectives:

    Participants will learn about opportunities to enhance diversity in and out of classes.

    Participants will work collaboratively to create lessons or opportunities to integrate HIP.

    Click here to register for "Aim High, Go Far"

  • Dr. Lori Davis

    Tuesday, February 20, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Technology, Diversity

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

     


    Click here to register for "Introduction to Universal Design (part 1)"

  • Dr. Jill Parrott

    Thursday, February 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    Noel Studio Conference Room

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy and Technology

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading

    Multimodal texts--those that occupy more than one approach simultaneously such as websites, which have textual, visual, and often audio elements--can be challenging for students to read critically and for us to teach with an eye toward metacognition. How does one annotate a blog post? How can a student read a YouTube video with purpose? Can a piece of music be summarized? This session will provide instructors with a brief background in multimodality and practical classroom approaches to help students improve their reading of multimodal texts to be more critical and metacognitive.

    Objectives:

    Review theories of multimodality

    Review metacognitive reading strategies

    Apply metacognitive reading strategies to multimodal texts

    Discuss plans to help students read multimodal texts metacognitively

    Click here to register for "Critcially Reading the Screen"

  • "Constructing a learner-centered syllabus that supports student empowerment, motivation and achievement"

    Dr. Timothy Forde

    Tuesday, February 27, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

    Noel Studio Conference Room

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Diversity

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

     


    Click here to register for "Diversity in the Classroom"

  • Dr. Erin Presley 

    Wednesday, February 28, 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

    Noel Studio Conference Room

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy 

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading, Foundations, Metacognition 

    This workshop will focus on incorporating the QEP into General Education courses, specifically the assessment of SLO 1: Students will demonstrate critical reading of academic texts and materials. Elements 3A, 3B, and 5A are piloting critical reading activities during Spring 2018, and the other elements will begin activity development during the following academic year. Participants will receive guidance on activity development, implementation, and assessment with specific examples and feedback; both sessions will cover the same material.

    Click here to register for "The QEP and General Education"

  • Dr. Matt Winslow and Dr. Erik Liddell 

    Wednesday, February 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m. 

    Noel Studio Breakout Space Three

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy 

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations 


    Click here to register for "What If We Didn't Grade Students?"

  • Dr. Jill Parrott

    Wednesday, March 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading, Metacognition

    Instructors often report that their students can't or don't read assigned texts in their classes. In this hands on workshop, participants will think about the role of reading for learning in their courses and practice metacognitive strategies that can help students read with purpose and develop as critical readers.

    Objectives:

    Think about the role of reading for learning in your classes.

    Practice metacognitive strategies to improve critical reading.

    Click here to register for "Developing Critical Readers"

  • Dr. Jackie Jay

    Thursday, March 8, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Conference Room

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations, Critical Reading, Metacognition

    Beginning in Fall 2018, all academic programs will be expected to link at least one of their existing objectives with critical reading or create a new objective. This workshop will explain these expectations in detail and provide concrete examples of how specific programs have already incorporated the QEP into their program-level assessment.

    Click here to register for "The QEP and Program-level Assessment"
  • Dr. Lisa Bosley

    Tuesday, March 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading, Metacognition

    Faculty often lament their students’ lack of attention to course reading assignments and spend valuable class time summarizing key points from the reading. What if students came to class prepared to work with ideas from their course texts?  This session will present classroom practices and assignments that encourage active, critical reading.

     

    Objectives:

    • Review theories of student motivation and self-efficacy

    • Practice metacognitive strategies to create an inquiry-based approach to texts

    • Practice metacognitive strategies to generate interest in reading assignments

    • Discuss strategies to hold students accountable for class reading


    Click here to register for "Increasing Student Motivation to Read"

  • Dr. Randi Polk

    Thursday, March 22, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Technology

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Flipping the Classroom, Discussion Boards, Thinking Critically and Creatively

    In this session, participants will review the main points of flipping the classroom, then brainstorm about concrete ways to implement a flipped experience.

    Objectives:

    Participants will discuss what constitutes a flipped class.

    Participants will collaborate to identify relevant ways to flip their classes.

    Click here to register for "Flip It: Tips for Turning Heads"

  • Dr. Charlie Sweet, Dr. Hal Blythe, Dr. Shirley O’Brien, Dr. Jonathan Gore, Dr. Beth Polin

    Monday, March 26, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Breakout Space Three

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Technology

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations, Discussion Boards, Thinking Critically and Creatively

    The iGen—sometimes called Generation Z or the Screenagers—are those born after 1995, and they now populate your classes. IGen-ers are different, even from millennials (whom they think are old), and they represent a challenge to current pedagogy. Learn what you can do to connect and promote deep learning with this generation.

    Objectives:

    Participants will develop a knowledge of the iGen-eration.

    Participants will learn to apply this knowledge in order to create deep learning in their students.

    Click here to register for "Creating an iGen Pedagogy"

  • Dr. Lori Davis (and others panel members TBD)

    Thursday, March 29, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Technology, Diversity

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

     


    Click here to register for "Universal Design (part 2)"

  • Dr. Jill Parrott & Library Staff

    Monday, April 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading, Metacognition

    Students' use of self-selected texts in research projects is often shallow, demonstrating a lack of deep understanding of authors' arguments, conceptual frameworks, methods, and conclusions. In a collaboration between QEP and EKU libraries, this session will offer ideas for facilitating student research projects by promoting metacognitive strategies to help students select, read, analyze, and synthesize scholarly articles and other research materials.

    Objectives:

    Identity purposes in assigning research projects

    Review research on students' use of self-selected texts in research projects identify challenges in working with self-selected texts in classes Practice metacognitive strategies to help students read self-selected texts more critically

    Discuss strategies for providing feedback on students' use of self-selected texts in their writing

    Click here to register for "Critical Reading and Information Literacy"

  • Victoria Koger and Linda Sizemore

    Tuesday, April 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Technology

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations

    Are textbook costs affecting your students? Do you want to alleviate some of the burden of textbook costs? Join us to find out how you and EKU Librarians can work together to find solutions using library resources and open education resources to promote student success.



    Click here to register for "Barrier to Learning"
  • Jonathan Sikora

    Wednesday, April 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Technology

    DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations, Discussion Boards, Flipping the Classroom



    Click here to register for "Blackboard Ally"

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