Getting Started Teaching Online expanding section

Title: Getting Started Teaching Online  
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 
Time: 8:50-9:45 am 
Location: 153 Murphy 
Presenter: Brian Udermann 
Description: Deciding to develop and teach an online course for the first time can be a difficult decision with many factors to consider. This workshop is geared towards instructors who are contemplating teaching online or who have limited online teaching experience. Topics covered will include course design & organization, engaging online learners, instructor presence, facilitating effective online discussions and workload management. 
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Create Assignments to Support “Eagle Advantage” expanding section

Title: Create Assignments to Support “Eagle Advantage”
Date: Thursday, February 6
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy
Presenter: CATL and Career Services
Description: The "Eagle Advantage" initiative seeks to infuse career-readiness language throughout a student’s time at UWL, both inside and outside the classroom, so students are better able to recognize and articulate skills at the completion of their degree as they pursue post-graduation goals. This workshop provides time, space and support to allow you to actively make edits to a Spring 2020 assignment to incorporate, highlight, develop, and articulate “The Eagle Advantage” within the assignment. You should bring an existing assignment document(s) and plan to actively work with CATL staff, Career Services staff, and other instructors to discuss, review, and edit the assignment to align with appropriate career-readiness skills.
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Can’tvas expanding section

Title: Can’tvas 
Date: Friday, February 6
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy
Presenter: Stephanie Speer
Description: With any new technology implementation, there can be annoyances, confusion, and dissatisfaction. Canvas is a new technology. During this Can’tvas session, you’re invited to let those frustrations out. Sometimes there is an easy solution, sometimes it’s a little more complex, and sometimes Canvas just can’t do what you need it to (yet). We want to help you work with this Learning Management System and communicate to Canvas and UW System what issues you have with it to help make it better. So come and let your frustrations out...but also be ready to hear about alternative ways to achieving your same goal.
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Mindfulness in the Classroom expanding section

Title: Mindfulness in the Classroom
Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Location: 153 Murphy
Presenters: Sam Cocks and Ryan McKelley
Description: In this workshop we will explore how mindfulness practices in the classroom benefit students and faculty. Sam and Ryan will share mindfulness strategies they use and find impactful in their courses. We will discuss how and why you might consider adding mindfulness approaches to your course and walk away with a few solid ideas of things you could try in your classroom with minimal course overhaul.
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Developing a Proposal for a Short-term Faculty-led Education Abroad Program expanding section

Title: Developing a Proposal for a Short-term Faculty-led Education Abroad Program
Date: Thursday, February 13
Time: 2:15-3:10
Location: 153 Murphy
Presenters: Emelee Volden, Director, International Education & Engagement and Jordan Brick, Education Abroad Advisor
Description: The goal of this information session is to provide participants with the information needed to complete a successful proposal for a new education abroad program. Participants have an opportunity to network with faculty and staff members familiar with running faculty-led study abroad programs.  Discussion topics include program leader responsibilities; program location and timing; curriculum; health, safety and security; fiscal issues & administrative matters; and, required paperwork and proposal process.
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Evidence-Based Teaching: Content Mastery expanding section

Title: Evidence-Based Teaching: Content Mastery
Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: Murphy 153
Presenter: Bryan Kopp
Description: College students are asked to acquire knowledge and apply skills in every class they take. When learning is shallow or incomplete, students may not retain content knowledge or may compartmentalize the skills they practice. When they leave the immediate classroom context, their learning may stay behind. In contrast, when students attain a high level of competence in our subject areas--that is, when they "master" the content--they can integrate and apply knowledge and skills in new contexts, resulting in a transfer of learning. With mastery, their learning "sticks," their understanding endures, and they develop expertise. This session showcases five evidence-based, easy-to-implement strategies instructors can use to promote content mastery. Instructors are invited to bring a syllabus from one of their classes and to share their disciplinary perspectives.
Register now. 

Download the CATL fall workshop schedule (PDF).

Coffee Talk: Teaching topics worth discussing expanding section

Title: Coffee Talk: Teaching topics worth discussing
Dates and Times:
Tuesday, September 10 from 9:25-10:20am
Wednesday, September 11 from 8:50-9:45am
Tuesday, October 1 from 9:25-10:20am
Wednesday, October 2 from 8:50-9:45am
Tuesday, November 5 from 9:25-10:20am
Wednesday, November 6 from 8:50-9:45am
Tuesday, December 3 from 9:25-10:20am
Wednesday, December 4 from 8:50-9:45am
Facilitator: Kristin Koepke, CATL Director (Interim) and other CATL staff as available
Location: 161 Wing Technology Center
Description: Join the CATL staff and fellow instructors for casual conversations about teaching topics. Each month will feature a timely topic announced via email. Come for some coffee and a chance to listen and share about various teaching approaches used across UWL and ideas to try. 

No registration required. 

How To Help Students Be Successful In Your Online Courses expanding section

Title: How to Help Students Be Successful in Your Online Courses
Day/Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 2:30-3:30-pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenter: Brian Udermann, Director of Online Education
DescriptionThis workshop will explore a variety of strategies online instructors can utilize to help students be successful in their courses. 

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Fake or Fact?: How students and teachers can respond to the credibility crisis expanding section

Title: Fake or Fact?: How students and teachers can respond to the credibility crisis
Day/Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenters
: Bryan Kopp, Writing Programs Coordinator and Kristin Koepke, Director (Interim)
Description: It is increasingly difficult to determine what is true and false online. Conventional methods of evaluating the veracity of online content are limited and may be obsolete (Wineburg et al., 2016). False information may shape—or distort—our students’ prior knowledge and influence how they learn in our classes. Many instructors incorporate online resources into their teaching and students commonly use Internet research when completing assignments, but to what extent can students evaluate the information they are using? Fact-checking is a fundamental 21st century critical thinking skill and instructors increasingly need to model how to critically evaluate online content. This session will highlight strategies used by professional fact-checkers that can be adapted for classroom use. Participants will be given tools and resources for evaluating online content that can be tailored to their subject areas and delivered in both face-to-face and online classes.

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Design Strategies to Help With a New Course Prep expanding section

Title: Design Strategies to Help With a New Course Prep
Day/Date: Thursday, October 3
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy
Presenter: Kristin Koepke, Director (Interim)
Description: This workshop will overview instructional design tips and tricks you can apply when preparing to teach a new course. Various approaches and templates will be shared to ensure new course preps have quality design principles implemented. Instructors should come prepared to think critically and work on a course plan for your upcoming course.

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Giving Student Feedback in Canvas expanding section

Title: Giving Student Feedback in Canvas
Day/Date: Tuesday, October 8
Times: 9:30-10:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenters: Stephanie Speer, Canvas Administrator, Marjorie Bazluki, Instructional Designer, and Kristin Koepke, Director (Interim)
Description: This workshop will present a variety of ways to give students feedback in Canvas, along with strategies to effectively give timely and useful feedback for student learning. We will review the functionality and features of Canvas rubrics, DocViewer, and SpeedGrader.

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What Makes a Practice High Impact? expanding section

Title: What Makes a Practice High Impact?
Day/Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 2:30-3:30pm 
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenters: Deb Hoskins, Inclusive Excellence Coordinator and Tesia Marshik, Department of Psychology
DescriptionBy now, you are likely familiar with the idea of "high impact practices" and you might even be able to list them. But do you know why they work? Or how to implement them effectively? In this session, we’ll examine current findings, outline limitations and considerations for future research on what works, and explore ways to incorporate more of the underlying elements of high impact practices into our courses.

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Manage Your Workload When Teaching Online expanding section

Title: Manage Your Workload When Teaching Online
Day/Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenter: Brian Udermann, Director of Online Education
Description
This workshop will explore a variety of strategies instructors can utilize to help manage the workload of online teaching.

Register here.

Developing a Proposal for a Short-term Faculty-led Education Abroad Program expanding section

Title: Developing a Proposal for a Short-term Faculty-led Education Abroad Program
Day/Date: Friday, October 18
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
PresenterEmelee Volden, Director, International Education & Engagement and Jordan Brick, Education Abroad Advisor
Description: The goal of this information session is to provide participants with the information needed to complete a successful proposal for a new education abroad program. Participants have an opportunity to network with faculty and staff members familiar with running faculty-led study abroad programs.  Discussion topics include:

  • Program leader responsibilities
  • Program location and timing
  • Curriculum
  • Health, safety and security
  • Fiscal issues & Administrative matters
  • Required paperwork and proposal process

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Using Peer Review In Canvas expanding section

Title: Using Peer Review in Canvas
Day/Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 9:30-10:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenters: Stephanie Speer, Canvas Administrator, Marjorie Bazluki, Instructional Designer, and Kristin Koepke, Director (Interim) 
DescriptionThis workshop will review the functionality and features of the Canvas Peer Review tool, along with ideas on how to create strong assignments that use peer review to augment student learning.

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Educational Misconceptions expanding section

Title: Educational Misconceptions
Day/Date: Friday, November 1
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenters: Tesia Marshik, Department of Psychology and Deb Hoskins, Teaching and Learning Specialist
DescriptionTeachers and students often hold strong beliefs about "what works" in education... but how many of those beliefs are actually supported by research? In this interactive session, we will identify and discuss several key myths about teaching and learning, the role of cognitive processes and limitations in perpetuating such myths, and strategies for overcoming these barriers to be more effective teachers and learners.

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Transparent Teaching Supports Student Learning expanding section

Title: Transparent Teaching Supports Student Learning
Day/Date: Tuesday, November 5 OR Friday, November 8
Time: 2:30-3:30pm (Nov. 5) OR 1:30-2:30pm (Nov. 8)
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenter: Deb Hoskins, Inclusive Excellence Coordinator
Description: Research on transparency in higher education focuses us on exposing the learning process to sunlight and fresh air: helping students understand why we are doing what we are doing (and what we are asking students to do), and helping students recognize and monitor their own learning. In this session, we’ll examine transparent methods and how to use them effectively.

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Faculty College and WI Teaching Fellows and Scholars Q&A Session expanding section

Title: Faculty College and WI Teaching Fellows and Scholars Q&A Session
Day/Date: Wednesday, November 6 or Thursday, November 7
Time: 12-1pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenter: Kristin Koepke, Director (Interim) and former program participants
Description: Come by one of these events to learn about the program and hear from past attendees. Bring your questions about the process and programs. Also, feel free to bring your own lunch.

No registration required. 

(Cancelled) Canvas Check Up expanding section

THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION. Please contact Kristin, Stephanie, or Marjorie if you'd like to discuss ways to improve your Canvas course. 

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Title: Canvas Check Up
Day/Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 9:30-10:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenters: Stephanie Speer, Canvas Administrator, Marjorie Bazluki, Instructional Designer, and Kristin Koepke, Director (Interim)
Description: This time will be a working session. A checklist will be provided to aid you in reviewing your course set-up and your use of Canvas tools. CATL staff will be there to support you in your reflective review and implementation of any changes. Please bring your laptop. If you do not have a laptop, you can contact the Eagle Help Desk to check one out.

Triple the Impact of Writing Assignments in Your Class or Program expanding section

Title: Triple the Impact of Writing Assignments in Your Class or Program
Day/Date: Thursday, November 14
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenter: Bryan Kopp, Writing Programs Coordinator
DescriptionEffective written communication skills help students succeed in college and beyond. AAC&U identifies writing-intensive courses as a high-impact educational practice that has been widely tested and shown to support college students from diverse backgrounds. These courses, which may occur at any level from first-year seminars to senior projects, encourage students "to produce and revise various forms of writing for different audiences in different disciplines." Writing often accompanies other high-impact practices such as undergraduate research, collaborative projects, ePortfolios, and capstone courses. Research indicates that the quality of students' writing experiences is more significant than the amount of writing they do. High-impact writing experiences possess these characteristics: 1) interactive components, 2) a meaning-constructing task, and 3) clear explanations of writing expectations. After a quick overview of writing-intensive courses at UWL (including First-Year Writing, Writing Emphasis, and Writing in the Major), this session will focus on how to increase the impact of writing experiences across the disciplines. Participants are invited to bring a sample writing assignment, a course syllabus, or a program plan for discussion and review.

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The Eagle Advantage: Bringing career-readiness competencies to your course expanding section

Title: The Eagle Advantage: Bringing career-readiness competencies to your course
Day/Date: Friday, November 15
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy
Presenters: Career Services Staff
DescriptionStudents are developing many career-readiness competencies during their time at UWL; competencies such as communication, problem solving, critical thinking, adaptability, and collaboration just to name a few.  However, not all students recognize that they are building these skills.  And even if they do recognize that they are building these skills, students may not be able to articulate it very well during a job or graduate school interview or apply those skills in a broader context.  The "Eagle Advantage" initiative seeks to infuse this career-readiness language throughout a student's entire time at UWL, both inside and outside the classroom so students are better able to recognize and articulate these skills at the completion of their degree as they pursue post-graduation goals.  This session will provide examples from faculty who have integrated "The Eagle Advantage" concepts into their courses.  We know that students who develop and articulate career-readiness competencies have a competitive advantage in their career search, and we're calling it "The Eagle Advantage."

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Strategies for Thoughtful and Impactful Course Revisions expanding section

Title: Strategies for Thoughtful and Impactful Course Revisions
Day/Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenter: Kristin Koepke, Director (Interim)
DescriptionMaking edits and revisions to a course is something all instructors do. In this workshop you will be presented with a series of questions to help you thoughtfully reflect on a recent course. You will review design strategies that can help you make course improvements. And, you will have the chance to devise a plan to set your revisions into action.

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How Online Instructors Can Make Themselves More Visible To Their Students expanding section

Title: How Online Instructors Can Make Themselves More Visible To Their Students
Day/Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenter: Brian Udermann, Director of Online Education
Description: This workshop will explore a variety of strategies online instructors can utilize to make themselves more visible to their students and improve instructor presence.

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(Cancelled) How to Plan and Execute a Workshop for Instructors expanding section

**This will be reschedule for spring 2020.**

Title: How to Plan and Execute a Workshop for Instructors
Day/DateWednesday, December 4 from 12:05 - 1:05 p.m. OR Thursday, December 5 from 1:05 - 2:05 p.m.
Location: 153 Murphy Library
Presenter: Kristin Koepke, Director (Interim) of CATL and Deb Hoskins, IE Coordinator in CATL 
DescriptionLeading workshops is about knowing your audience. This workshop will present a variety of tips and strategies for delivering a successful workshop where the audience is higher education instructors.  In this session, you will draft an outline for a workshop, identify potential barriers to the success of the workshop, identify the supporting materials your workshop will require, and get feedback from other participants. You need not have a topic in mind already, but if you do, please bring your idea with you. Equity Liaisons are particularly invited.

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