Teaching and Learning Innovation Series

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. 

Some past sessions were recorded; you may find those sessions by following this link.

Fall 2018 TLI sessions

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Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Innovation Series

Self- Analysis for Teaching Growth

Dr. Cynthia Resor
Tuesday, January 22, 2:00p.m.-3:00 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations

Looking for ways to improve your teaching? In this TLI session, you’ll learn strategies for peer and self-analysis of teaching and how these powerful tools can enhance student learning in the classrooms of both new and experienced professors. You’ll develop a new awareness of your own teaching practice and the effective classroom strategies of peers. It will be a shortened version of a PLC of the same name. 

Learning Outcomes:

1. Define and describe goals of self analysis of teaching as described in published literature

2. Describe and discuss how to do self-analysis of teaching (this session will complement the proposed PLC - Self and Peer Analysis to Improve Teaching and Learning )

Click here to register for "Self- Analysis for Teaching Growth"

Developing Critical Readers Through Metacognitive Strategies

Dr. Jill Parrott
Monday, February 4, 9:00 a.m.-9:55 a.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

DEEP Course Inclusion: Metacognition, Critical Reading

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. This session will be offered again on April 18th.

Click here to register for "Developing Critical Readers Through Metacognitive Strategies (02.04.2019)"  

Strengthening Student Investment and Learning with Course Preparation Assignments (CPAs)

Dr. Jill Parrott
February 5, 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

DEEP Course Inclusion: Metacognition, Critical Reading, Thinking Critically and Creatively, Flipping the Classroom

While many instructors use small assignments to help students manage the intellectual work of courses, these can become ineffective because of inconsistency or disconnection from course content. Course Preparation Assignments (CPAs) are a course design system that provides structure to support student learning by increasing investment in the course. CPAs support student-centered, flipped, problem-based, and process pedagogy by providing consistent and meaningful feedback, and CPAs increase student motivation by being directly tied to course grades. Participants will learn system requirements, will receive CPA models, and will leave having considered how CPAs could strengthen their courses.

Participants will learn a system of course design that will:

  1. Increase student engagement with course materials for better retention of knowledge and comprehension
  2. Provide a platform for students to apply course material and receive prompt and efficient feedback on their progress
  3. Move students toward more confident analysis and synthesis as the course progresses

Click here to register for "Strengthening Student Investment and Learning with CPAs"

 

Dr. Timothy Forde
Thursday, February 7, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Diversity

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

Research on multicultural competence has continued to evolve within institutions of higher education, with an increased emphasis on cultural humility, which may be an important construct toward building relationships that honor the diversity of our students who represent marginalized backgrounds due to race, ethnicity, religion, etc.,. This workshop will help you answer both the "Why" and "How" questions about creating culturally responsive classrooms, regardless of the subject matter you teach.
 

Click here to register for "Cultural Humility in our Classrooms"

Partner with a Librarian

Heather Beirne, Karen Gilbert, Kevin Jones
Monday, February 11, 10:10 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

DEEP Course Inclusion: Thinking Critically and Creatively

Educating our students in information literacy is a responsibility that is jointly shared by librarians and faculty members. In this interactive session, librarians will discuss offerings and opportunities for faculty to redesign instruction sessions, assignments, courses, and even curricula to connect information literacy with student success initiatives. Participants will explore and brainstorm possibilities for deep, meaningful, and creative collaboration with EKU Librarians that intentionally integrates information literacy and research skills within the discipline.

Objectives:

  • Participants will think about the role of information literacy in their courses.
  • Participants will learn about flexible ways to partner with their EKU librarian for meaningful, pedagogically intentional, best practices-based integration of information literacy into their courses.
  • Participants will explore and brainstorm authentic ways that they could partner intentionally with their librarians for student success in information literacy in their courses.


Click here to register for "Partner with a Librarian"

Assessing Leadership Strategies - Session I

Dr. Russell Carpenter and Dr. Sara Zeigler
Tuesday, February 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

As academic leaders advance in their academic careers or take on new roles, they need new skills and strategies for managing and guiding complex academic initiatives. Prospective academic leaders will need skills to guide the University through change and ensure continued excellence. In this session, participants will take the Five Paths to Leadership assessment. Facilitators will then lead a discussion of the results. Participants will have the chance to apply the results through interactive scenarios.

Expected outcomes include:

  • Strengthened knowledge of leadership skills
  • Enhanced understanding of how to apply leadership skills in teams
  • Improved skills for those leading academic programs and committees at the department, college, and University levels

This session will be offered for all members of the University community three times: Thursday, February 12; Thursday, March 21; and Thursday, April 18. Workshops are also available upon request for departments, programs, and groups.


Click here to register for the first "Assessing Leadership Strategies" session 

Dr. Eileen Shanahan and Dr. Jill Parrott
Tuesday, February 12, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

DEEP Course Inclusion: Metacognition, Critical Reading, Thinking Critically and Creatively

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"

Dr. Ginny Whitehouse
Tuesday, February 19, 12:20 p.m.-1:10 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Scholarship

DEEP Course Inclusion: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Communication Professor Ginny Whitehouse outlines the Fulbright experience, including how to select sites and make a successful application. She shares how she took her two teenage daughters to Bulgaria, taught media ethics and law to both undergraduates and professional journalists, and brought the whole family home alive.

Objectives:

  • Faculty will understand the basics of applying for a Fulbright research, teaching, research/teaching grant and be able to evaluate the possibilities for creating their own experience.
  • Faculty will understand the challenges in adapting to teaching and living in a different culture by reviewing the speaker's experiences.

Click here to register for "Bulgaria and Back: Creating a Fulbright Experience"

TracDat: Goals/Objectives Mapping

Dr. Jackie Jay
Wednesday, February 20, 12:20 p.m.-1:10 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Technology

DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations

All academic departments and administrative units should have links created within TracDat to align their goals/objectives to EKU and/or College level goals. This session will be a “working” workshop to add these links: participants should bring their laptops in order to update their TracDat plans. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop a stronger connection between individual department/unit objectives and the broader university strategic plan. 

Click here to register for "TracDat: Goals/Objectives Mapping"

Dr. Jill Parrott and Trenia Napier
Thursday, February 21, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

DEEP Course Inclusion: Metacognition, Critical Reading

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"

Dr. Randi Polk and Dr. Socorro Zaragoza
Wednesday, February 27, 1:25 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Diversity

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

Participants will review George Kuh's work on High Impact Practice in college teaching. We will discuss ways to engage students in active learning that contributes to their success. Facilitators will share lessons learned and there will be time for questions and brainstorming about how to be more HIP.

Click here to register for "How HIP are you?"

Dr. Anne Cizmar
Monday, March 4, 10:10 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)  

Teaching high enrollment sections provides both opportunities and challenges for faculty. This session reviews best practices for teaching high enrollment sections, including suggestions for student engagement, classroom management, and efficiency from the pedagogy literature.

Click here to register for "Best Practices for Teaching High-Enrollment Courses"

Dr. Jill Parrott
Wednesday, March 6, 2:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy 

DEEP Course Inclusion: Critical Reading, Metacognition 

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.


Click here to register for "Critically Reading the Screen"

Dr. Bill Staddon and Dr. Molly Bradshaw
Tuesday, March 19, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Collaborative learning, also known as cooperative learning, involves coordinating groups of students to work on a common task. This strategy can increase student engagement and promote critical thinking and problem solving. In this session, presenters will discuss experiences with collaborative learning in a variety of environments, including online and face-to-face classroom settings with undergraduates and graduate students. We will share some best practices for activity design, assessment, and the formation of groups. We will also discuss some of the pros and cons of group work as a teaching and learning strategy.


Click here to register for "Collaborative Learning"

Dr. Lisa Bosley and Dr. Sara Incera
Tuesday, March 19, 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy

DEEP Course Inclusion: Metacognition, Critical Reading

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.

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

Dr. Russell Carpenter and Dr. Sara Zeigler
Thursday, March 21, 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

As academic leaders advance in their academic careers or take on new roles, they need new skills and strategies for managing and guiding complex academic initiatives. Prospective academic leaders will need skills to guide the University through change and ensure continued excellence. In this session, participants will take the Five Paths to Leadership assessment. Facilitators will then lead a discussion of the results. Participants will have the chance to apply the results through interactive scenarios.

Expected outcomes include:

  • Strengthened knowledge of leadership skills
  • Enhanced understanding of how to apply leadership skills in teams
  • Improved skills for those leading academic programs and committees at the department, college, and University levels

This session will be offered for all members of the University community three times: Thursday, February 12; Thursday, March 21; and Thursday, April 18. Workshops are also available upon request for departments, programs, and groups.
 

Click here to register for "Assessing Leadership Strategies - Session II"

Ashley Cole, Clay Howard, Karen Gilbert, Brad Marcum
Monday, April 15, 12:20 p.m.-1:10 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Technology

DEEP Course Inclusion: Metacognition, Critical Reading, Thinking Critically and Creatively

Librarians can be easily embedded into your Blackboard course to assist students with research skills through information literacy modules, “Ask Your Librarian” discussion board forums, recorded instruction sessions, and more. Find out how librarians can facilitate information literacy instruction and create customized content for your online class.

Click here to register for "How Librarians Can Help You and Your Students on Blackboard"

Dr. Molly Bradshaw
Tuesday, April 16, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Pedagogy, Technology, Scholarship

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

Infographics are visual representations of synthesized data. The purpose of this presentation is to present to the faculty the components of well developed infographics and discuss strategies for their use in the classroom. The session will address the visual literacy standards for higher education classrooms and introduce basic software that students and faculty can use to develop infographics for use in the classroom and beyond.


Click here to register for "Development and Utilization of Infographics"

Click here to view session materials 

Dr. Shirley O'Brien and Courtnie Morin
Wednesday, April 17, 1:25 p.m.-2:15 p.m. 

FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread:  

DEEP Course Inclusion: 

TBA

Click here to register for "Teaching in the Active-Learning Classroom"

TracDat: Goals/Objectives Mapping (Repeat session)

Dr. Jackie Jay
Thursday, April 18, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

Core Learning Thread: Technology

DEEP Course Inclusion: Foundations

All academic departments and administrative units should have links created within TracDat to align their goals/objectives to EKU and/or College level goals. This session will be a “working” workshop to add these links: participants should bring their laptops in order to update their TracDat plans. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop a stronger connection between individual department/unit objectives and the broader university strategic plan. This is a repeat of the session offered on February 20th.

Click here to register for "TracDat: Goals/Objectives Mapping (04.18.2019)"  

Dr. Jill Parrott
Thursday, April 18, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

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. This is a repeat of the session offered on February 4. 

Click here to register for "Developing Critical Readers (04.18.2019)" 

Assessing Leadership Strategies - Session III

Dr. Russell Carpenter and Dr. Sara Zeigler
Thursday, April 18, 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
FCT&L Classroom 1 (Crabbe Library 318)

As academic leaders advance in their academic careers or take on new roles, they need new skills and strategies for managing and guiding complex academic initiatives. Prospective academic leaders will need skills to guide the University through change and ensure continued excellence. In this session, participants will take the Five Paths to Leadership assessment. Facilitators will then lead a discussion of the results. Participants will have the chance to apply the results through interactive scenarios.

Expected outcomes include:

  • Strengthened knowledge of leadership skills
  • Enhanced understanding of how to apply leadership skills in teams
  • Improved skills for those leading academic programs and committees at the department, college, and University levels

Workshops are also available upon request for departments, programs, and groups. 


Click here to register for "Assessing Leadership Strategies - Session III"  

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