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2013

 
 

Title:

 
Workshop: Digital Media Tools for Teaching
 

Date: 

 
March 25, 2013
 

Presenters:

 
Kevin Craig and Joel Brady (CIDDE)
 

Description:

 
The use of digital media is a simple way to increase student engagement and enhance online learning in any course. CourseWeb makes the integration of interactive, digital media simple and convenient.  In this workshop, participants will learn about a variety of Blackboard-friendly digital media, including audio, video, PowerPoint, and mashups. They will learn how to incorporate these resources into CourseWeb and make them accessible to students. 
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:  
  • Identify the types of digital media that can be used in CourseWeb.  
     
  • Locate, add, and deploy digital media into a content area within CourseWeb.  
     
  • Explore the Flickr, SlideShare, and YouTube Mashup features of Blackboard 9.1.  
     
  • Explore how Panopto, Articulate, Captivate, and Kaltura can be used to supplement classroom lectures and content presentation in PowerPoint.  
     
 
   
   

Title:   

 
Seminar: Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan College of Engineering
 

Date:  

 
February 25, 2013
 

Presenter: 

 
Aileen Huang-Saad, PhD (U. of Michigan)   
    

 

 

Description: 

 

Graduating students entering the US workforce will have careers that require innovation and entrepreneurial thinking in a world of change. In 2007, the Center for Entrepreneurship was established at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering to provide entrepreneurial academic and co-curricular programs for engineers. Since then, the Center has grown to become an active member of the U-M entrepreneurial ecosystem, offering a 9-credit Program in Entrepreneurship that is open to all undergraduate students and a joint Master’s Degree of Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the Ross School of Business. The Center also has strong portfolio of co-curricular activities that allows entrepreneurial students to put their skills into action.
 
   
   

Title:    

 
Workshop: Distance-Enabled Learning at the Swanson School of Engineering: A Workshop for SSoE Non-Technical Support Staff and Administration
 

Date: 

 
February 20, 2013
 

Presenter: 

 
Jan Littrell, EdD             
 

Description: 

 
This workshop is designed with the non-engineer in mind. Are you academic support staff or an administrator in a non-technical position who would like to become familiar with the Swanson School of Engineering’s approach to distance learning? There are many reasons why this may be helpful to you—it will allow you to understand the student experience, explain how we recruit students, and show you what the student experience is really like. You will learn how the cameras follow the professors around as they teach, how students can interact “in real time” from their computers at home or in the office, what student producers do, and what it all looks like. This is a non-technical session that will answer all your questions about how distance learning works at the Swanson School of Engineering.
 
   
   

Title:   

 
Seminar: Using the Flip Classroom to Teach Engineering Classes
 

Date: 

 
January 23, 2013
 

Presenters: 

 
 
Sarah Zappe, PhD and Stephanie Butler Velegol, PhD (Penn State University)    
 

Description:  

 
The classroom flip is an instructional method that can be used to include active learning elements in a class while maintaining the ability to cover critical course material. In the classroom flip, also called the inverted classroom, the instructor asks students to use out-of-class time to watch a “virtual lecture” available online. By requiring students to watch the lectures virtually as homework, the instructor then frees up class time to lead students in other activities, such as problem solving or active learning.  Dr. Zappe will introduce the method and provide information concerning the educational benefits of the technique for students. Dr. Butler Velegol will discuss how she has used the classroom flip strategy in her course for the past several years. Stephanie will also discuss the benefits of the method to both students and the instructor and offer insights for those interested in flipping their course.
 

Materials:

 
Seminar Slides:Classroom Flip - Slide Deck #1 Classroom Flip - Slide Deck #2
 
   
   

Title: 

 
Two Day Teaching Workshop
 

Date: 

 
January 4 and 11, 2013
 

Presenter: 

 
Jerry Samples, PhD        
 

Description: 

 
The objective of this workshop is to learn new teaching methods and classroom management techniques; and demonstrate them via mini-teaching sessions. The workshop is divided into three sections: (1) fundamentals of teaching, (2) advanced instructional techniques, and (3) delivery mechanisms and assessment.
 
   
   

Title: 

 
Workshop: Teaching in the Distance-Enabled Environment: A Workshop for Faculty
 

Date: 

 
January 3, 2013
 

Presenters: 

 
Jan Littrell, EdD and Ken Doty
 

Description: 

 
Will you be teaching a distance-enabled class for the first time in the Spring 2013 semester? This workshop is designed for any engineering faculty (full-time and adjunct) who are currently teaching a distance-enabled class, or who plan to teach one in the future. Also, we encourage you to attend even if you are just curious about distance learning, have questions about it, or just wish to learn more about how it works.  The first half of the workshop will cover the academic and pedagogical issues related to teaching in the distance-enabled environment..  The second half of the workshop will be conducted by Ken Doty, who will review the hardware and software elements featured in Benedum Hall's four distance-enabled classrooms and give participants a sense of what is possible in the distance-enabled environment.
 

Materials:

 
Presentation slide deck:  Faculty Workshop Spring 2013 Distance Learning
 
   
   

2012

 
 

Title: 

 
Flipping Instruction Grants
 

Date: 

 
Submission deadline: November 9, 2012 (5:00 p.m.)
 

Description: 

 
The EERC and the Office of the Dean are eliciting proposals to modify courses using a flipped model to provide more hands-on learning for students.  The amount is $15,000 per faculty, with 3 awards for the 2012-13 fiscal year.  The expectations include refinement and implementation of one flipped course that will be taught during the 2013-14 academic year. The EERC will provide support in course re-design, implementation, and assessment.  Full-time (tenure and non-tenured stream) faculty within the SSoE are eligible.
 

Materials: 

 
Please click here to download the Flipping Instruction Grants RFP.
 
   
   

Title: 

 
Workshop: How to Implement Clickers in your Classroom
 

Date:

 
September 10, 2012
 

Presenter: 

 
Jordan Ferns, Turning Technologies       
 

Description: 

 
The first part of the session will be devoted to an overview of how to implement clickers. The second part will be devoted to any questions/issues you may be having in your classrooms when using clickers.
 
   
   

Title: 

 
Two Day Teaching Workshop
 

Date: 

 
August 31 and September 7, 2012
 

Presenter: 

 
Jerry Samples, PhD        
 

Description: 

 
The objective of the workshop is to learn new teaching methods and classroom management techniques; and demonstrate them via mini-teaching sessions. The workshop is divided into three sections: (1) fundamentals of teaching, (2) advanced instructional techniques, and (3) delivery mechanisms and assessment.
 
   
   

Title: 

 
Workshop: Teaching in the Distance-Enabled Classroom: A Workshop for Faculty
 

Date: 

 
August 16, 2012
 

Presenters: 

 
Jan Littrell, EdD, Ken Doty (SSoE), and Lorna Kerns (CIDDE)    
 

Description: 

 
The focus of this workshop is to assist faculty who are currently teaching or who plan to teach in the distance-enabled learning environment, but it is open to ALL SSoE faculty.  It includes an overview of distance-enabled learning at SSoE, features of the distance-enabled classroom, approaches to teaching in the distance-enabled classroom, instructional design support for faculty, and a tour of the distance-enabled classrooms/labs and Infrastructure.
 
   
   

Title: 

 
Seminar/Workshop: Using Model Eliciting Activities (MEAs) in the Engineering Classroom
 

Date: 

 
July 19-20, 2012
 

Presenters: 

 
Larry Shuman PhD, Tamara Moore PhD, Brian Self PhD, Ron Miller PhD, Eric Hamilton PhD, Karen Bursic PhD, Heidi Diefes-Dux PhD, John Christ PhD, and Mary Besterfield-Sacre PhD.         
 

Description: 

 
This workshop provides engineering faculty with the ability to adapt or develop, implement, and assess Model Eliciting Activities (MEAs) in the upper division engineering classrooms, as well as in freshman engineering. MEAs are complex problem solving tasks set in a realistic engineering context.
 

Materials: 

 
Workshop agenda, Slides for the workshop, www.modelsandmodeling.net (MEA library)
 
   
   

Title: 

 
Two Day Teaching Workshop
 

Date: 

 
January 6 and 13, 2012
 

Presenter: 

 
Jerry Samples, PhD      
 

Description: 

 
The objective of this workshop is to improve teaching and subsequently improve student learning.  It is divided into three sections: fundamentals of teaching, advanced instructional techniques, and delivery mechanisms and assessment. Participants will learn new teaching methods and demonstrate them via mini-teaching sessions.
 
   
   


2011

 


 
   

Title: 

 
Seminar: Distance Teaching and Learning: "Ten Best Practices in Teaching Online"
 

Date: 

 
December 13, 2011
 

Presenter: 

 
Sam Spiegel, PhD         
 

Description: 

 
This seminar reviews the ten best practices in teaching online and the highlights from the annual conference on Distance Teaching & Learning.  Also considered is how these might inform our practices.
 
   
   

Title: 

 
Seminar/Workshop: Best Practices for Implementing Clickers
 

Date: 

 
September 23, 2011
 

Presenter: 

 
Carol Washburn (CIDDE) 
 

Description:

 
Discussion of instructional reasons for using clickers beyond checking lecture comprehension, and presentation of different practices and ideas for using clickers in your classrooms. CIDDE staff will be available for "one-to-few" consultations to review individual concerns, provide feedback on current "clicker" questions and responses as well as to offer guidance on how to best incorporate new questions into classes. A representative from Turning Technologies will be present.