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Spring 2014 Faculty Workshop Registration

Teaching workshops are intended for professional development in teaching and learning and are only available to sessional instructors, instructors, librarians, pre- and tenured faculty members.

Locations are at 207 Isbister, Fort Garry campus.

To withdraw, please email Phyllis Ritchie at least 24-hours prior to the workshop!

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What’s Your Blend? An Introduction to Blended Learning
Thursday, May 22, 1:30-3:00

The term “blended learning” is being heard frequently these days, but what do you really know about it? This introductory workshop will explore topics such as:
- What is blended learning?
- Where is blended learning being adopted in post-secondary education?
- What are benefits and challenges of restructuring your course in a blended format?
You will also learn about how the U of M’s Faculty of Nursing is implementing blended learning in its graduate and undergraduate curricula.

Introduction to i>clickers
Tuesday, June 3, 9:00–10:00

If you have been thinking about implementing i>clickers into your class but are not sure where to start this session can help. We will discuss some of the things you and your students should know about how i>clickers work and share some ideas on how to integrate them into your teaching.

Intermediate i>clickers
Tuesday, June 3, 10:30–11:30

This session is for teachers who have been using i>clickers in their teaching but would like some new ideas or have some ideas to share. We will discuss some new ways to integrate the i>clicker in your classes like using the i>clicker Go software.

Mapping and presenting concepts with VUE (Visual Understanding Environment)
Thursday, June 5, 1:00–3:00

The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept mapping tool that presents concepts in a connected nature. This workshop will discuss how to use VUE to create concept maps and how concept maps can be incorporated into your teaching. Ideas around student creation of concept maps will also be discussed.

Multimedia & Interactivity Workshop
Tuesday, June 24, 9:00–11:00

Streaming video, games, podcasts. What are they? Why are they so popular? Learn what people are checking out every day on their laptops and iPads, and why. Learn the basics of preparing, scripting, filming, and editing a short video.

Improving student understanding with Multiple Choice Questions and PeerWise
Wednesday, June 25, 9:30–12:00

Peerwise allows students to begin thinking about learning outcomes and important course concepts. Students apply their own understanding of course concepts by developing multiple choice questions.

Organizing Course Content
Thursday, June 26, 1:30–3:30

Organizing your course content is just as important as the information you want your students to learn. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to explore the gamut of sequencing strategies that will help produce positive outcomes through effective course design.

Creating content for blended learning with Articulate Storyline
Tuesday, July 3, 1:00–3:30

Blended learning often utilizes alternatives to lecture in order to present material to students. Articulate Storyline provides tools for not only moving a lecture to an online space but it also allows for interactive online presentations. This workshop will cover some of the basics of using Articulate Storyline as well as introduce some of the more advanced options like quizzing.

Creating Community in a Blended Course
Wednesday, August 20, 10:00–12:00

Students find the isolation in online courses to create a barrier to their learning. So how does one create relationships (i.e., between students and teachers, and between students) when a portion of the course is delivered online? The workshop provides a space for participants to share their current experiences, successes, and challenges. Practical strategies and examples will be provided that could inspire students to grow their classroom community when teaching a blended course.

D2L Basic Course Set-up Workshop
This 90 minute session will get your basic D2L course up and running. Be sure to bring your laptop, course syllabus, and D2L login information.
D2L Tool User Series: Gradebook Indepth
This 90 minutes session will cover advanced gradebook features. Be sure to bring your laptop, course syllabus, and D2L login information.
D2L Tool User Series: Content Indepth
This 90 minutes session will cover advanced content features. Be sure to bring your laptop, course syllabus, and D2L login information.
D2L Tool User Series: Quizzes Indepth
This 90 minutes session will cover advanced quiz features. Be sure to bring your laptop, course syllabus, and D2L login information.