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Teaching Excellence

The Teaching Excellence Workshop Series provides discussions and hands-on learning on topics related to pedagogy and classroom assessment. Topics will vary throughout the semester. 

Summer 2020 Webinar Series

Supporting Student Academic Success During a Continuing Pandemic

This webinar will provide numerous tips for supporting student academic success through a semester with COVID-19. Topics include pre-surveys about student technology, high and low bandwidth activities, assessment, and more. There will be a 20-minute presentation followed by a discussion. Bring your questions about teaching this fall and get answers through a discussion with peers in a supportive environment.

  • Date and Time: August 5th, 1:00-2:00 pm or August 17th, 10:00-11:00 am
  • Presenter: Dr. Lyda McCartin
Fully Asynchronous Online Courses: What Works for Student Success 

Asynchronous learning provides flexibility for both faculty and students without sacrificing student engagement and achievement. During this webinar Dr. Amanda Rutter, Assistant Professor in the School of Teacher Education, will discuss why she chooses to deliver online courses asynchronously, provide an overview of how she sets up her Canvas course, and introduce participants to the tools she uses to maximize success in her courses.

  • Date and Time: August 6th, 10:30-11:30 am
  • Presenter: Dr. Amanda Rutter
Incorporating Synchronous Learning in an Online Course

Incorporating synchronous learning into an online course increases students’ personal engagement and allows for dynamic exploration of course material. It also provides regular opportunity for face-to-face discussion and individual guidance. In this webinar Dr. Amie Cieminski will share best practices for developing synchronous sessions. She will share her experience with building a learning community, providing space for student questions, teaching content, improving student-student interactions, and having students share their work and ideas. Time will be provided for participants to ask questions about their specific courses.

  • Date and Time: August 10th, 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Presenter: Dr. Amie Cieminski
Creating Summative Assessments that Align to Student Learning Outcomes

Do your exams, research papers, or other major assignments fully assess desired course-level student learning outcomes? Would you like to put your students in a better position to both develop key skills and demonstrate what they’ve learned through your course? Through this webinar, we will explore different summative assessment methods, and you will develop or refine a high stakes summative assessment that directly aligns with one or more of your course-level student learning outcomes. Please come with a course in mind, particular outcome(s) that you plan to assess, or a current summative assessment that you would like to revise.

  • Date and Time: August 11th, 10:00-11:00 am
  • Presenter: Dr. Aaron Haberman