Teaching & Learning Innovation Series, Spring 2017

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. 


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    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm 
    Dr. Lisa Day
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    Ensuring an inclusive classroom experience for our students means respecting not only different ethnicities but also different expressions of gender. In this session, participants will learn about how to establish and maintain an atmosphere that invites and respects students with non-binary gender identity.
    After participating in this workshop participants will be able to:
    • Define gender terminology relevant to our students’ identity.
    • Analyze and adapt existing pedagogies to encompass more gender inclusivity.
    Register Here
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
    Dr. Lisa Day and Dr. Jill Parrott
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    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.

    Registration Full - Please register for the Feb. 1 or Apr. 11 sessions
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
    Dr. Lisa Day and Dr. Jill Parrott
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    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.

    Register Here
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm 
    Dr. Lisa Day
    Location: Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    This session will provide faculty members with an introduction to the DEEP (Developing Excellence in Eastern’s Professors) system and available courses. The session will be available live on Facebook and via video after the event.

    Register Here
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm 
    Dr. Jennifer Wies
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    What is the process for assessing General Education courses at EKU? How can we improve student learning as a result of General Education assessment findings? How can educational programs integrate General Education assessment with program-level evaluation? The 2016-2017 Academic Year is a data collection period for all courses participating in the General Education curriculum. Using course assessment results meaningfully is a process of identifying factors that affect learning outcomes and taking action to continuously improve student learning. Identifying the use of General Education course results is a key priority at both the course and University level, and information about meaningful change or action is shared internally and externally. Join us as we learn about the General Education assessment process, why it is important from the student to institutional level, and how to document meaningful change.

    Register Here
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm 
    Dr. Jennifer Wies
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    What is the process for assessing General Education courses at EKU? How can we improve student learning as a result of General Education assessment findings? How can educational programs integrate General Education assessment with program-level evaluation? The 2016-2017 Academic Year is a data collection period for all courses participating in the General Education curriculum. Using course assessment results meaningfully is a process of identifying factors that affect learning outcomes and taking action to continuously improve student learning. Identifying the use of General Education course results is a key priority at both the course and University level, and information about meaningful change or action is shared internally and externally. Join us as we learn about the General Education assessment process, why it is important from the student to institutional level, and how to document meaningful change.

    Register Here
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
    Dr. Eric Meiners
    Location: Noel Studio Conference Room

    Survey research is an essential method of collecting data at the classroom, departmental, university, and community level. There are many common pitfalls, however, that can compromise the effectiveness of a survey instrument and the value of the data gathered through survey methods. The goal of this session is to discuss strategies and tips to improve the quality of survey research. Topics to be addressed will include: the construction of better survey items, effective survey formats, and strategies for improving survey response rates. Whether you are currently planning a study using survey methodology or interested in better survey research, join us for this discussion.

    Register here
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm 
    Dr. Charlie Sweet, Dr. Hal Blythe, Dr. Richard Day, and Dr. Matt Winslow
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    Participants will learn how blogging fits into the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL). Sometimes known as “scholarship lite,” blogging can run the gamut from practitioner reflection to educational research and thus is difficult to place on a department’s scholarship scale.

    After participating in this workshop participants will be able to:
    • Understand the range of blogging as a form of scholarship
    • Identify successful blogging strategies

    Register Here
  • Monday, February 27, 2017 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
    Dr. Jonathan Gore
    Location: Noel Studio Discovery Classroom

    Most discussions of student learning involves considerable faculty input (e.g., Assurance of Learning Day), but rarely takes into account input from students. Dr. Jonathan Gore will present the results of a survey study that examined student perceptions of best teaching practices regarding their a) learning and b) enjoyment within a course. A group discussion of those results and implementing best practices will follow.
    Objectives:
    • Review results from interdisciplinary study of student perceptions of learning
    • Discuss strategies for implementing best practices in courses

    Register Here
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:30am - 12:30pm 
    Dr. Bill Staddon
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    Participants will be introduced to Carol Dweck’s work on mindset. The implications of having a growth or fixed mindset will be discussed.

    Register Here
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
    Dr. Shirley O'Brien and Dr. Russell Carpenter
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    This session will apply Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) principles, based upon faculty work. Faculty from different disciplines will demonstrate their use of SoTL to enhance and influence their own teaching/learning. Faculty should bring a SoTL project initiated for discussion purposes. The first ten attendees will receive a copy of It Works for Me with SoTL.
    Objectives:
    • Discuss formulation and implementation of SoTL projects
    • Apply SoTL across various disciplines to enhance teaching/learning practices

    Register Here
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 9:30am - 10:30am 
    Dr. Lisa Bosley and Jill Parrott
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    Description: 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.

    Register Here

    NOTE: Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies and Textbook Reading Strategies are recommended as a pair. Faculty are welcome to come to one or the other, but both are encouraged in sequence.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm 
    Dr. Lisa Bosley and Dr. Jill Parrott
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    Description: 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.)

    Register Here

    NOTE: Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies and Textbook Reading Strategies are recommended as a pair. Faculty are welcome to come to one or the other, but both are encouraged in sequence.
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm 
    Heather Beirne, Trenia Napier, Sarah Richardson, Ashley Cole
    Location: Noel Studio Discovery Classroom (310D)

    ACRL's new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education encourages librarians and faculty to collaboratively support students in developing metacognitive approaches to the research process to encourage deep learning. Join EKU Librarians for a workshop to collaborate on approaches and techniques to help your students develop metacognitive approaches to research. By the end of the session, participants will begin the process of rethinking the design of research assignments for their courses and will have learned about new and innovative ways to develop students' research skills, setting students up for success.
    Objectives:
    • identify major elements within a new research skills framework;
    • discuss/construct best practices for teaching research skills to students based upon this new research skills framework; and
    • apply best practices to collaboratively develop subject-specific assignments that incorporate elements of this new research skills framework

    Register Here
  • Thursdays, Spring 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm 
    Dr. Timothy Forde
    Location: Faculty Center (Keen Johnson)

    Participants will have the chance to participate in informal conversations regarding teaching strategies that can be used to promote culturally responsive instruction in higher education.

    Objectives:
    • Identify culturally responsive teaching strategies
    • Identify culturally responsive assessment strategies

    April 27, 2017: Register Here
    May 4, 2017: Register Here
    May 11, 2017: Register Here

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TLI - Video Submission Form14.66 KB
TLI - Speaker Guidelines82.06 KB
TLI - Sample15.11 KB
TLI - Presenter Guide16.21 KB