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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.

NOVEMBER

Teaching Seminar: Evaluating Student Learning (and your teaching): An Introduction to Classroom Assessment

Date:  Friday, November 14, 2014

Time:  3:30-6:00 p.m.

Place:  Smith Hall Room 340

Facilitator: Dr. Cindy Ghent, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Description: The purpose of the seminar series is to foster discussion of key topics and issues in college teaching.  Participants will discuss how to promote active learning in the classroom, lead effective discussions, foster a positive classroom atmosphere and develop an understanding of the principles of classroom assessment.  Seminars are designed to help you critically reflect upon and expand your own ideas about teaching and learning.  The seminar series is open to any Towson University faculty and staff (including doctoral students) who may be interested in learning and talking about teaching.  The format of the seminars will be largely discussion-based, with some reading material and optional writing assignments to aid in professional growth.

 

OCTOBER

iBOOKS WORKSHOP

Date:  Friday, October 3, 2014

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Place: Educationa Innovation Lab, HH 110

Facilitator: Aaron Davis, Apple Education Representative

Helpful Information for Attendees:

  • Bring your Mac and power adapter
  • Make sure you are running OS X 10.7.4 or later, preferably OS X 10.9.5
  • Make sure you have iBooks author 2.1.4 installed (free on Mac App Store)
  • Faculty that are ready to begin creating their own iBook may bring their own personal content with them to work with (e.g., word processing files, images, videos, Keynoe or PowerPoint presentations)
  • Faculty that do not yet have their own content will be provided example content to work with.

The event is sponsored by The Office of Academic Innovation, The Office of Technology Services and the College of Education.

UDL SHARING EVENT

Date:  Friday, October 24, 2014

Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Place: West Village Commons, Ballroom A

Facilitators:  Dr. Jane Neapolitan, Assistant Provost, OAI & Dr. Elizabeth Berquist, Assistant Professor, Special Education

Description:  Want to learn the basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and talk with Towson faculty who are applying it to their teaching in multiple disciplines?

Join us for lunch and interactive roundtable discussions with faculty who are participating in TU UDL-PDN  http://www.towson.edu/provost/provost/oai/professionalDevelopment/udl_learningcommunity.asp

Teaching Seminar: How to Make Lecture Effective: Using Problem Solving, Case Study, Dilemmas, Problem Sets, and Discussions to Facilitate Student Learning

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014

Time:  3:30-6:00 p.m.

Place: Smith Hall Room 340

Facilitator:  Dr. Cindy Ghent, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Description:  The purpose of the seminar series is to foster discussion of key topics and issues in college teaching.  Participants will discuss how to promote active learning in the classroom, lead effective discussions, foster a positive classroom atmosphere and develop an understanding of the principles of classroom assessment.  Seminars are designed to help you critically reflect upon and expand your own ideas about teaching and learning.  The seminar series is open to any Towson University faculty and staff (including doctoral students) who may be interested in learning and talking about teaching.  The format of the seminars will be largely discussion-based, with some reading material and optional writing assignments to aid in professional growth.

SEPTEMBER

Teaching Seminar: Key Concepts and Strategies for Teaching: The Science of Teaching Establishing a Productive Classroom Atmosphere: Classroom Management and Elements of a Good Syllabus

Date:  Friday, September 26, 2014

Time:  3:30-6:00 p.m.

Place:  Smith Hall Room 340

Facilitator:  Dr. Cindy Ghent, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Description:  The purpose of the seminar series is to foster discussion of key topics and issues in college teaching.  Participants will discuss how to promote active learning in the classroom, lead effective discussions, foster a positive classroom atmosphere and develop an understanding of the principles of classroom assessment.  Seminars are designed to help you critically reflect upon and expand your own ideas about teaching and learning.  The seminar series is open to any Towson University faculty and staff (including doctoral students) who may be interested in learning and talking about teaching.  The format of the seminars will be largely discussion-based, with some reading material and optional writing assignments to aid in professional growth.

 

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, and Blackboard 101.



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