Events & Workshops

Faculty Professional Development Events

Register now for the upcoming events listed below. If you don't see the workshop you are looking for, please feel free to forward your suggested workshop topic to .

 

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February 2019

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Online teaching circle: defining and overcoming concerns

Date:  February 26, 2019
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: CK404B

Would you like to connect with colleagues with experience instructing online courses and those who have similar concerns?  Are you an experienced online instructor interested in sharing best practices for teaching online courses with your peers?

If so, then please attend the OAI Online Teaching Circle.  All faculty are welcome to join the learning community focused on online instruction.  This meeting will focus on Defining and Overcoming Concerns about Teaching Online Courses and will include two brief presentations from colleagues, updates about campus resources, and plenty of time for Q&A.

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applying the quality matters rubric workshop

Date:  February 28, 2019
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: CK404B
Facilitator: Audrey Cutler, OAI

OAI hosts official QM "Applying the Quality Matters Rubric" (APPQMR) workshops.  APPQMR is QM's flagship workshop about the QM Rubric and the process of using the rubric to review online courses.  The workshops are intended not only for faculty but also administrators, course designers, and adjunct faculty who desire more knowledge and understanding of the QM Rubric and Review Process.  The APPQMR workshop includes an official QM Certificate of Completion and is the prerequisite course for the QM Peer Reviewer Certification course.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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March 2019

online edge certificate and gold review overview

Date:  March 5, 2019
Time:  12:00-12:30 p.m.
Location:  Online

Join the Office of Academic Innovation for a brief discussion and introduction to the Online Edge and Gold Review programs.  The Online Edge Certificate Program assists Towson online instructors with developing the facilitation, pedagogical, and technical expertise necessary to support learning within the online environment.  The TU Gold Review Process is a comprehensive course review and instructional design support system based on the Quality Matters (QM) Standards.  The TU Gold Review Process provides recognition of Towson's exceptional online courses.

Visit our Online Edge and Gold Review  websites for additional information.

March Meeting information

Join Webex Meeting
Meeting number:  794 437 943
Meeting password: Password1
Join by phone:
1-877-668-4490 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)

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gold review community chat and chew

Date:  March 12, 2019
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location:  CK404B

Join the Office of Academic Innovation and Gold Review community members for a casual chat & chew session.  During our session, we will continue to discuss the Gold Review process for online courses and campus wide adoption of Quality Matters.  Join us for snacks and conversation on a range of topics including:

  • Updates to Quality Matters & Gold Review Rubric
  • Faculty review chairs
  • Determining the impact of your efforts (looking for research opportunities)

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freshtech: exploring the use of extended reality technologies @ tu

Date:  March 27, 2019
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: Cook 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)

Are you interested in incorporating extended reality technologies into your course? If so then join the Office of Academic Innovation and Office of Technology Services for the FreshTech-Exploring the use of Extended Reality Technologies @ TU discussion panel.  The panel will take place on March 27th at 12 p.m. in CK 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab).  The panel of experienced TU faculty will discuss their experiences incorporating Extended Reality Technologies into their courses and TU staff will discuss the available campus resources and services.

Panelists:

Michael Bachman, OTS Client Services
Bob Cave, OTS Student Support Services
Iona Johnson, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Keith Jones, Marketing & IT Coordinator, Career Center
Laila J. Richman, College of Education
Jessica Stansbury, Psychology

Seating is limited so please register: Register Here

strategies for enhancing engagement and collaboration in large online courses

Date:  March 28, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: CK404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)

Join the Office of Academic Innovation for the MAGNA Webinar: Strategies for Enhancing Engagement and Collaboration in Large Online Courses.

MAGNA presenter Dr. Meixun Zheng will share several evidence-based strategies and tools for designing and facilitating large-size online courses in a way that enhances student engagement, encourages active participation, and supports learning. Specifically, she will cover essential topics including strategies for building a cohesive online learning community, increasing faculty online presence, and getting students actively engaged in learning. She will also address technology for online communication, collaboration, and engagement.

Dr. Zheng will also share some of her most practical tips for faculty on how to manage the workload that comes with large enrollment online courses.

If you teach large online courses, you will not want to miss out.

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April 2019

applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop

Date:  April 5, 2019
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Cook 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)
Facilitator: Audrey Cutler, OAI

OAI hosts official QM "Applying the Quality Matters Rubric" (APPQMR) workshops.  APPQMR is QM's flagship workshop about the QM Rubric and the process of using the rubric to review online courses.  The workshops are intended not only for faculty but also administrators, course designers, and adjunct faculty who desire more knowledge and understanding of the QM Rubric and Review Process.  The APPQMR workshop includes an official QM Certificate of Completion and is the prerequisite course for the QM Peer Reviewer Certification course.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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structure from motion: build your own 3d file

Date:  April 30, 2019
Time:  1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: CK404B

Join OAI's David Merino (Senior Multimedia Producer) and Chris Mueck (Graduate Assistant) for an overview of the creation, management and instructional use of 3D images.  In this workshop, participants will practice using photogrammetry to create 3D models of small objects using handheld mobile phones or tablets.  The presenters will also discuss the process used to create 3D models of buildings and geography using sophisticated drone photography.

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 May 2019

Online Edge certificate and gold review overview

Date:  May 1, 2019
Time:  11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Online

Join the Office of Academic Innovation for a brief discussion and introduction to the Online Edge and Gold Review programs.  The Online Edge Certificate Program assists Towson online instructors with developing the facilitation, pedagogical, and technical expertise necessary to support learning within the online environment.  The TU Gold Review Process is a comprehensive course review and instructional design support system based on the Quality Matters (QM) Standards.  The TU Gold Review Process provides recognition of Towson's exceptional online courses.

Visit our Online Edge  and Gold Review  websites for additional information.

May Meeting Information:

Join Webex Meeting
Meeting number: 795 090 587
Meeting Password:  Password1

Join by phone:

1-877-668-4490 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)

Register Here

online teaching circle: blended course designs

Date:  May 8, 2019
Time:  12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location:  CK404B

Would you like to connect with other colleagues who teach blended and online courses?  Would you like to share best practices for teaching with Blackboard?  Are you looking for research partners?

All faculty are welcome to our online instruction learning community.  This meeting will be focused on approaches to blended learning in courses with a significant reduction in class time.  The session will include two brief presentations from faculty colleagues, updates about campus technologies, and plenty of time for Q&A.

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June 2019

online edge course design workshop

Date(s):  June 3-24, 2019
Location:  Online

Format:  Online, facilitated, and asynchronous.  Duration: 3 weeks

Over three weeks, faculty will take part in an intensive hands-on examination of the most recent methodologies and research regarding quality design of online courses, culminating in the design of a cohesive and engaging module of study.  The workshop will provide vast resources and experiences regarding the pedagogy and best practices that will enable faculty to provide robust, accessible online instruction.  As well, the workshop will feature a segment intended to help faculty establish their own needs and priorities for professional development within the context of conceptual change.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Write specific, measurable learning objectives and course outcomes.
  • Provide students with activities and assessments that support mastery of stated objectives.
  • Establish and provide comprehensive grading guidelines and instructions.
  • Provide activities and assessments that promote learner engagement.
  • Provide activities and assessments that involve interpersonal interactions.
  • Create a comprehensive syllabus appropriate for the online setting.
  • Organize course content using a logical and consistent structure.
  • Identify tools and technologies that enable the achievement of objectives.
  • Design a cohesive module of online instruction.

This online workshop is both asynchronous and facilitated; you will have flexibility to complete workshop activities at any time or location you like, as long as you meet all deadlines.  Please be prepared to set aside at least 10-14 hours per week to complete the workshop activities.

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online edge facilitation workshop

Date(s):  June 3-24, 2019  
Location:  Online

Format:  Online, facilitated, and asynchronous.  Duration: 3 weeks.

After an online course design is complete, and the semester starts, online instructors take on the varied roles of online facilitators.

In this workshop, participants will assess and hone their skills regarding online course facilitation.  For our purposes, facilitation includes all interactions, communication, and feedback that occur with students.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create and maintain a learning environment that is safe, respectful, and inviting.
  • Communicate with students responsively, proactively, frequently, and in a timely manner.
  • Provide constructive feedback.
  • Make course modifications based on ongoing student feedback.
  • Facilitate discourse to enable learners' achievement of learning objectives.
  • Implement learner-centered practices.

This online workshop is both asynchronous and facilitated; you will have flexibility to complete workshop activities at any time or location you like, as long as you meet all deadlines.  Please be prepared to set aside at least 10-14 hours per week to complete the workshop activities.

Register Here