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Faculty Professional Development Events

Register for events by selecting the check boxes next to the workshops that you would like to attend. You may check more than one. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and then click Submit. If you don't see the workshop you are looking for, please feel free to forward your suggested workshop topic to OAI@towson.edu.

September

Paint Your Life Workshop #1

Date(s): September 18, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location(s): University Union, Room 305

Facilitator: Dr. Morna McDermott, Associate Professor, College of Education

Description: Celebrate, invigorate, collaborate!  The rising tide of internal and external institutional pressures affect us all in academia.  We confront burn out, depleting funds, unending expectations; and we all deserve an opportunity to celebrate and to regenerate our teaching and scholarship in imaginative, empowering and transformative ways.

The internationally renowned PAINT YOUR LIFE TM (PYL) creative game system takes participants through a sequential and interlocking series of structured and personalized artistic experiences, which are by now 100% successful in empowering educators to discover their own, often well-hidden, aptitudes.

Imagine discovering new modes of inquiry, approaches to problem-solving in your field, or re-invigorating your teaching and your students - Whether you are in your 5th or 25th year in higher education, PAINT YOUR LIFE TM can, and will jump start the untapped potential waiting within all of us waiting to be discovered.

The PAINT YOUR LIFE TM WORKSHOP games are about taking one half day to immerse yourself in a series of creative experiences where you explore new connections (1) with others from across campus, (2) with innovative ideas, and (3) with yourself.  Using the PYL system one learns quickly the hidden aptitudes in ourselves and others are the norm, not the exception.  Best of all, no artistic experience is required!

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop

Date(s): September 25, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Cook Library, Room 404B

Facilitator: Joseph Brightman, Office of Academic Innovation

Description:

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Upon completing the APPQMR workshop participants will receive an official certificate of completion from the Quality Matters Program (QM).

http://www.towson.edu/QM


Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

 

October

Writing Across Borders: Working with the Second-Language Writers in Your Classroom (Film & Discussion)

Dates: October 1, 2015

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Location: LA 2110

Facilitator: Wayne Robertson, Director of Towson University’s Writing Center, CLA

Cosponsors: Office of Academic Innovation and College of Liberal Arts

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Description: Wayne Robertson, the Director of Towson University’s Writing Center, will first show his thirty-minute film Writing Across Borders. Through interviews with international students and ESOL scholars, the film addresses many of the common challenges that second-language students face when writing for U.S. classrooms. It then provides strategies faculty can use to create supportive learning environments even as they navigate complex issues such as grading and providing constructive feedback. Following the film, Wayne will lead a discussion about best practices for working with second-language writers. Topics will include recognizing cultural differences that can impact student writing, designing writing assignments that encourage success, and grading and responding to second-language writers in ways that are fair and useful.

 

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop

Date(s): October 17, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Cook Library, Room 404B

Facilitator: Audrey Cutler, Office of Academic Innovation

Description:

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Upon completing the APPQMR workshop participants will receive an official certificate of completion from the Quality Matters Program (QM).

http://www.towson.edu/QM


Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Register now

November

Paint Your Life Workshop #2

Date(s): November 6, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location(s): West Village Commons (0307) Meeting Room 4

Facilitator: Dr. Morna McDermott, Associate Professor, College of Education

Description: Celebrate, invigorate, collaborate!  The rising tide of internal and external institutional pressures affect us all in academia.  We confront burn out, depleting funds, unending expectations; and we all deserve an opportunity to celebrate and to regenerate our teaching and scholarship in imaginative, empowering and transformative ways.

The internationally renowned PAINT YOUR LIFE TM (PYL) creative game system takes participants through a sequential and interlocking series of structured and personalized artistic experiences, which are by now 100% successful in empowering educators to discover their own, often well-hidden, aptitudes.

Imagine discovering new modes of inquiry, approaches to problem-solving in your field, or re-invigorating your teaching and your students - Whether you are in your 5th or 25th year in higher education, PAINT YOUR LIFE TM can, and will jump start the untapped potential waiting within all of us waiting to be discovered.

The PAINT YOUR LIFE TM WORKSHOP games are about taking one half day to immerse yourself in a series of creative experiences where you explore new connections (1) with others from across campus, (2) with innovative ideas, and (3) with yourself.  Using the PYL system one learns quickly the hidden aptitudes in ourselves and others are the norm, not the exception.  Best of all, no artistic experience is required!

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop

Date(s): November 18 , 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Cook Library, Room 404B

Facilitator: Joseph Brightman, Office of Academic Innovation

Description:

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Upon completing the APPQMR workshop participants will receive an official certificate of completion from the Quality Matters Program (QM).

http://www.towson.edu/QM

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Register now

December

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop

Date(s): December 17 , 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Cook Library, Room 404B

Facilitator: Audrey Cutler, Office of Academic Innovation

Description:

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Upon completing the APPQMR workshop participants will receive an official certificate of completion from the Quality Matters Program (QM).

http://www.towson.edu/QM


Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Register now

February

Paint Your Life Workshop #3

Date(s): February 26, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location(s): University Union, Room 305

Facilitator: Dr. Morna McDermott, Associate Professor, College of Education

Description: Celebrate, invigorate, collaborate!  The rising tide of internal and external institutional pressures affect us all in academia.  We confront burn out, depleting funds, unending expectations; and we all deserve an opportunity to celebrate and to regenerate our teaching and scholarship in imaginative, empowering and transformative ways.

The internationally renowned PAINT YOUR LIFE TM (PYL) creative game system takes participants through a sequential and interlocking series of structured and personalized artistic experiences, which are by now 100% successful in empowering educators to discover their own, often well-hidden, aptitudes.

Imagine discovering new modes of inquiry, approaches to problem-solving in your field, or re-invigorating your teaching and your students - Whether you are in your 5th or 25th year in higher education, PAINT YOUR LIFE TM can, and will jump start the untapped potential waiting within all of us waiting to be discovered.

The PAINT YOUR LIFE TM WORKSHOP games are about taking one half day to immerse yourself in a series of creative experiences where you explore new connections (1) with others from across campus, (2) with innovative ideas, and (3) with yourself.  Using the PYL system one learns quickly the hidden aptitudes in ourselves and others are the norm, not the exception.  Best of all, no artistic experience is required!

 

April

Paint Your Life Workshop #4

Date(s): April 22, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location(s): West Village Commons (0307) Meeting Room 4

Facilitator: Dr. Morna McDermott, Associate Professor, College of Education

Description: Celebrate, invigorate, collaborate!  The rising tide of internal and external institutional pressures affect us all in academia.  We confront burn out, depleting funds, unending expectations; and we all deserve an opportunity to celebrate and to regenerate our teaching and scholarship in imaginative, empowering and transformative ways.

The internationally renowned PAINT YOUR LIFE TM (PYL) creative game system takes participants through a sequential and interlocking series of structured and personalized artistic experiences, which are by now 100% successful in empowering educators to discover their own, often well-hidden, aptitudes.

Imagine discovering new modes of inquiry, approaches to problem-solving in your field, or re-invigorating your teaching and your students - Whether you are in your 5th or 25th year in higher education, PAINT YOUR LIFE TM can, and will jump start the untapped potential waiting within all of us waiting to be discovered.

The PAINT YOUR LIFE TM WORKSHOP games are about taking one half day to immerse yourself in a series of creative experiences where you explore new connections (1) with others from across campus, (2) with innovative ideas, and (3) with yourself.  Using the PYL system one learns quickly the hidden aptitudes in ourselves and others are the norm, not the exception.  Best of all, no artistic experience is required!

 

Past Events

Past events have included: Campus Technology Open House, WebEx and Blackboard Teaching Circles, and workshops on topics such as Responding to Writing Effectively, Flipped Classrooms, Capturing Voice & Screens with Ease Using Screencast-O-Matic, Making Online Classes More Interactive, Creating High Impact Grading Guidelines, Preparing Your Course for Online Delivery, Blackboard 101, and Introduction to Blended Course Design.



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