Fall 2020 Teaching and Learning Innovation Series

The Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) Series features presentations and workshops aimed at providing practical takeaways, to enhance the academic repertoire of faculty and teaching staff, in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship.  Goals include:

  • offering new methods and ways of thinking about classroom and academic instruction;
  • presenting creative ways to engage students in their own learning experience;
  • providing ideas for small teaching changes that have a big impact
  • fostering opportunities for dialogue between peers, focused on teaching, learning, & scholarship.

New TLI Sessions are still being added...please check back to see the new additions!
 

Fall 2020 TLI Series Programs* 

*The Noel Studio/Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning are monitoring safety requirements related to COVID-19 as we plan for the fall 2020 semester. In accordance with safety guidelines, on-ground registration will be limited to capacities determined safe to accommodate national, state, and campus social distancing practices (10-12 participants for the FCT&L classroom).

On-ground programming will be accompanied by opportunities to participate remotely using available audio/visual platforms such as Zoom. Instructions for access will be provided directly to participants in advance. Please contact us at noelstudio@eku.edu with any questions or for more information.

August

Promoting Critical Reading Through Online Lecture Videos

Dr. Michael Chen
August 31, 2020; 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

Lecture videos are an integral part of distance education. This workshop will provide the attendees with a list of research-proven guidelines for designing online lecture videos. The facilitator will also use a research-based case study to illustrate the complex effects of online lecture videos. Attendees will leave with actionable recommendations, ideas to implement quality design into their online courses, and ideas for potential research collaborations related to distance education.

Click here to register for "Promoting Critical Reading Through Online Lecture Videos."
 


September

Annual Planning and Progress Reports: Best Practices

Dr. Jackie Jay
September 3, 2020; 11am - 12:15pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

This workshop will present the current expectations for Annual Planning and Progress Reports, focusing in particular on best practices for reporting completed meaningful change. We will also discuss the development of a QEP critical reading objective for all academic programs.

*Note: this session will be repeated on Monday, September 28 at 11:15am.

Click here to register for "Annual Planning and Progress Reports (9.3.2020)."

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Developing Critical Readers Through Metacognitive Strategies

Dr. Jill Parrott
September 9, 2020; 9:00am - 9:55am
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

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.

*Note: this session will be repeated on November 3, 2020 at 9:30am.

Click here to register for "Developing Critical Readers Through Metacognitive Strategies (9.9.2020)."

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Practical Applications of Voice Thread - From "Student Voice" to "Professional Voice"

Dr. Laura Barthel
September 15, 2020; 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

Students’ voices in the classroom tell us if they understand, whether they are thinking critically, and if they are engaged. This workshop will give faculty practical examples of how to take these “in the moment” teaching and assessment opportunities online with Voice Thread. Voice Thread can also be used for students to practice and be evaluated on their "professional voice" (ex. mock interview, parent/teacher conference, nurse/patient conversation, or a business negotiation). Voice Thread can be used for remote instruction or to enhance face-to-face course instruction and assessments.

Click here to register for "Practical Applications of Voice Thread."

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Introduction to R

Dr. Amanda Ellis
September 15, 2020; 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

The Introduction to R Workshop is a free activity open to everyone on campus. We recommend you bring your computer to this hands-on workshop. If you are not sure how to install R and R Studio (https://ekuresearchanalysis.github.io/RUserGroup/) feel free to arrive a few minutes early so we can help you. We will be exploring the basics of the programming language R. You do not need to have any previous experience with R to attend this workshop.

Click here to register for "Introduction to R."

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Interdisciplinary Education and Promotion by Faculty

Dr. Leah Simpkins & Dr. Aaron Sciascia
September 23, 2020; 10:10am - 11:00am
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

Interprofessional education (IPE) is becoming a requirement of academic programs to include for accreditation standards. Various professions have their own areas of expertise, yet “team approaches” to accomplish tasks have been a staple of the public and private sector. There is prudence to integrate interactions and familiarity between students rather than exclusively focusing on individual student needs. Faculty may not know how to begin weaving IPE into individual courses and may struggle with the “how-to” and/or “where do I start?” Discussion of results from EKU IPE pilot projects will be provided along with practical suggestions for IPE integration.

Click here to register for "Interdisciplinary Education and Promotion by Faculty."

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Annual Planning and Progress Reports: Best Practices

Dr. Jackie Jay
September 28, 2020; 11:15am - 12:05pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

This workshop will present the current expectations for Annual Planning and Progress Reports, focusing in particular on best practices for reporting completed meaningful change. We will also discuss the development of a QEP critical reading objective for all academic programs.

*Note: this is a repeat of the September 3rd session.

Click here to register for "Annual Planning and Progress Reports (9.28.2020)."


October

Lunch with the Center for Student Accessibility

Panelists: Dr. Kelly Cogar, Lee Greisheimer, Jessica Harris Hunt, & Katelyn Snodgrass
October 1, 2020; 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

Are you unsure of how to best support students with disabilities or learning differences in class?  Join us for a Q&A panel with the CSA team, designed to help faculty better understand resources and services available for these students.

Click here to register for "Lunch with the Center for Student Accessibility."

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Critical Reading for Application

Dr. Jill Parrott
October 6, 2020; 9:30am - 10:45am
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

Research suggests that in many disciplines, professors most want students to be able to apply what they read to practical situations. However, real-life application of information in complex academic texts often does not come easily to our students. This session will outline classroom practices that help students develop the intellectual habits of reading deeply for application and will review the research that tells us why these strategies are successful.

Click here to register for "Critical Reading for Application."

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Using Simulation Stories to Improve Engagement and Critical Thinking Skills

Dr. Mary Sciaraffa
October 7, 2020; 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

Using information from the world of “gaming,” this session will provide specific teaching strategies that will motivate learners to become more engaged in course content through the use of simulation stories. The presenter will discuss simulation stories that have been utilized within face-to-face classes and those that have been designed and used in online courses.

Click here to register for "Using Simulation Stories to Improve Engagement and Critical Thinking Skills."

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Asking the Right Questions to Develop Critical Readers

Dr. Eileen Shanahan & Dr. Jill Parrott
October 15, 2020; 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

Many instructors acknowledge the value of asking students questions to prompt discussion or deepen understanding, yet many of us lack confidence or experience in creating truly effective questions for our students. After briefly reviewing research on the efficacy of metacognitive questions in college classrooms, participants will learn ways to develop pedagogy-enhancing questions for their students and will consider how we ask questions differently in different fields. Additionally, this workshop will cover strategies for explicitly modeling question-asking for students in ways that will help them engage in cognitive monitoring, an important practice for sophisticated critical readers.

Click here to register for "Asking the Right Questions to Develop Critical Readers."

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Drawn Together: Visual and Verbal Consolidation of Discipline-specific Reading Skills

Dr. Vigs Chandra
October 29, 2020; 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

In information-dense disciplines where specialized jargon, abbreviations, and applications pepper the readings, tracking down connections and synthesizing actionable information is a challenge. Structured reading of the text, with various in-class activities requiring students to use online tools and summarize, both verbally and visually, can promote active engagement with the content. Purposeful reading through annotation and other discipline-specific processes motivates students to both sharpen and soften how they navigate the text. Personal, roughly drawn visuals with suitable annotations can to aid the memorization and application of textual information. In the workshop, participants will experiment with techniques that can nudge their students to crack open the textbook and notes before, during, or after class. Perhaps even when the course is "in the books!"

Click here to register for "Drawn Together."


November

Developing Critical Readers Through Metacognitive Skills (repeat)

Dr. Jill Parrott
November 3, 2020; 9:30am - 10:45am
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

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.

*Note: this is a repeat of the November 3 session.

Click here to register for "Developing Critical Readers Through Metacognitive Strategies (11.3.2020)."

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Design Thinking: Experimenting for Quality Improvement in the Classroom

Shannon McCarthy & Jamie Shaffer
November 4, 2020; 11:15am - 12:05pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

In this session, faculty will be introduced to design thinking: "an analytic and creative process that engages a person in opportunities to experiment, create and prototype models, gather feedback and redesign." Together we will create ways for your students to become design partners in the classroom.

Click here to register for "Design Thinking."

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Media Literacy: Critical Reading on the Internet

Dr. Cynthia Resor
November 9, 2020; 11:15am - 12:05pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L - Crabbe Library 318)
Zoom Link: https://eku.zoom.us/j/9770477790

The maxim “I know it’s true, I saw it on the internet” is a trap ensnaring too many of our students. Media literacy skills, the ability to ability to access, analyze, and evaluate electronic media, are a form of critical reading. In this session, we’ll investigate research on the media literacy skills of students and explore resources and ideas for teaching media literacy skills in any discipline.

Click here to register for "Media Literacy: Critical Reading on the Internet."