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The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) will design workshops, on request, on topics related to teaching and learning using technology. In addition, we offer regularly scheduled workshops on a wide range of teaching and learning issues.

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10th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium

Teaching and Learning Symposium 10th Anniversary LogoThursday, August 20, 2015
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Denton Campus; Opening Session Video-conferenced to Dallas & Houston

Register Today! - Registration deadline is Monday, August 17 at 5 p.m.

About the Teaching and Learning Symposium

This half-day event will bring together the TWU Community to share best practices, models and lessons-learned in uses of technology both in the face-to-face and online classrooms. The opening session will be video-conferenced to Dallas and Houston, followed by three hours of concurrent sessions and then lunch on the Denton campus.

Schedule

8 a.m. – check in (ACT 2 Lobby)
8:15 - 9:05 a.m. – Welcome and Keynote Speaker (ACT 301, IHSD 8720, IHSH 6305)
9:15 - 10  a.m. – Concurrent Sessions 1
10:10 - 10:55 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions 2
11:05 - 11:50 a.m.  – Concurrent Sessions 3
12 - 1 p.m. – Lunch (ACT 2 Lobby)

Keynote Speaker

Photo of Heather Joseph Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC

Heather Joseph serves as the Executive Director of SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, an international coalition of academic and research libraries working to expand the global, open communication of research and scholarship.

Ms. Joseph leads the strategic and operational activities of the organization and has focused SPARC’s efforts on creating and supporting new models for sharing digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her stewardship, SPARC has become widely recognized as the leading international force for effective Open Access policy advocacy, successfully securing legislation and executive actions in the United States, Canada and Europe.

To support SPARC’s mission, Ms. Joseph spearheaded the launch of the student Right to Research Coalition, an international advocacy organization that has grown to represent nearly seven million students worldwide, and provides opportunities for students and early career researchers to actively engage in advocacy for the open sharing of research and scholarship. She is also the convener of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access, a national coalition of major U.S. education, research and advocacy organizations that advocate for public access to the results of federally funded research. 

Prior to joining SPARC, she spent 15 years as a publishing executive in both commercial and not-for-profit publishing organizations. Ms. Joseph serves on the Board of Directors of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Public Library of Science (PLOS), DuraSpace and the Center for Open Science. She is an active participant in projects and committees at several U.S. federal agencies and was recently appointed to the Secretary of Commerce’s Advisory Council on Digital Data. Ms. Joseph is a frequent speaker and writer on topics relating to opening up access to knowledge.

Dallas Trainings

All Dallas faculty, adjuncts, staff and GAs are invited to attend the following trainings. Some of the trainings will be conducted online through Blackboard Collaborate and others will be offered face-to-face in room 6700. Registration is not required.

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  • Open Lab: Course Design Q&A  |  August 21  |  2 - 3 p.m.  |  Room 6700
  • Open Lab: Course Design Q&A  |  August 27  |  12 - 1 p.m.  |  Room 6700
  • Tracking Student Performance  |  September 15  |  12 - 1 p.m.
  • Building Effective Peer Evaluation in Research Groups  |  October 9  |  2 - 3 p.m. 
  • Teaching with Collaborate and Tegrity  |  October 27  |  12 - 1 p.m.  |  Room 6700
  • Connecting Students with Content:  Build a New Course  |  November 18  |  2 - 3 p.m.
  • Getting Ready for Next Semester  |  December 2  |  12 - 1 p.m.  |  Room 6700

Foundations in Supporting Instruction for GAs

Register today! All workshops will be held in ACT 503 on the Denton Campus.

  • Monday, August 17  |  9:30 - 11:30 a.m  |  Registration Deadline: August 13; 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 26  |  9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Registration Deadline: August 21; 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 1  |  2 - 4 p.m.  |  Registration Deadline: August 28; 5 p.m.

These offerings, specifically for graduate assistants, focus on promising practices using Blackboard. Topics covered in these two hour workshops include (but are not limited to):

  • Understanding the instructor and student views
  • Posting and managing multimedia content
  • Collecting and managing assignments
  • Understanding and using Grade Center
  • Communicating with students using a variety of tools
  • Facilitating discussion and collaboration

Houston Trainings

All Houston faculty, adjuncts, staff and GAs are invited to attend the following trainings. These trainings are offered jointly by the Office of Technology and the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology.

Registration is not required. All trainings will be conducted online through Blackboard Collaborate unless otherwise noted.

Prepare your computer and learn how to interact during the presentation.

Access the live presentations here.

  • Blackboard:  Open Lab  |  August 24  |  12 - 1 p.m.  |  Room 4322
  • Blackboard Useful but Underutilized Features |  August 27  |  1 - 2 p.m.
  • Respondus, LockDown Browser & Monitor  |  September 1  |  12 - 1 p.m.
  • Designing Blended Learning Using the Flipped Approach  |  September 9  |  12 - 1 p.m.
  • Blackboard Collaborate - Basic  |  September 14  |  12 - 1 p.m.
  • Review of Quality Matters Standards  |  September 23  |  12 - 1 p.m.
  • Explore Google Apps  |  September 29  |  1 - 2 p.m.
  • Blackboard Rubrics & Inline Grading  |  October 1  |  1 - 2 p.m.
  • Blackboard Blogs & Wikis  |  October 5  |  12 - 1 p.m.
  • Tips for Success in the Online Environment  |  October 13  |  12 - 1 p.m.
  • Blackboard:  Open Lab  |  October 15  |  12 - 1 p.m.  |  Room 4322
  • Blackboard Collaborate - Advanced  |  October 20  |  12 - 1 p.m.
  • Poster Design Basics  |  October 23  |  12 - 1 p.m.
  • Blackboard:  The Grade Center Statistics & Reports  |  October 26  |  1 - 2 p.m.
  • Respondus, LockDown Browser & Monitor  |  November 4  |  1 - 2 p.m.
  • Blackboard:  Getting Ready for Next Semester  |  November 16  |  12 - 1 p.m.

Live to the Desktop Presentations

These presentations will be conducted online through Blackboard Collaborate. Registration is not required.

How to prepare your computer and interact during the presentation.

Access the live presentations here.

Teaching 2.0: Creating Pinterest Boards and Apps for Your Class

Thursday, September 17  |  10 a.m.

Presented by Dr. Derek Crews, School of Management & Dr. Mandy Stewart, Teacher Education
 
Your class can use Pinterest as a way to find and share relevant information, give presentations, produce artifacts that will stay with them beyond the class, and comment on each other's work, all while connecting to other people in your field yet not in your class. Learn to create your own mobile apps for your courses to make them more interactive, immersive, and engaging, and to provide students with study tools, collaboration features, and instant feedback.

The Great Assessment Examination: Different Assessments for Different Purposes

Tuesday, September 22  |  2 - 3 p.m.

We invite you to spend some time with us exploring some of the different assessments that are available for online, hybrid and face-to-face instruction. We will cover a range of assessments that can be used across these different delivery methods. There will be many examples of different assessments that have been used to gain information on what students know and can do. You will be introduced to assessment strategies like: instructor created tests, journals, exhibitions, demonstrations, performance tasks, and more. Come discover some of the ways that instructors measure what has been taught in their classrooms.

These CATs are HOT! Classroom Assessment Techniques for Hybrid, Online and Traditional Face-to-Face

Wednesday, October 21  |  10 - 11 a.m.

Classroom Assessment Techniques, often better known as CATs, are generally simple activities designed to give instructors and their students quick feedback on the teaching and learning process as it happens. While initially developed for face-to-face instruction, instructors can adapt these techniques to online and hybrid instruction as well. We invite you to spend some time with us exploring options for all three delivery modes. So, get those jazz hands ready and join us for this live interactive session.

Choosing the Right Yardstick: Better Rubrics for Better Understanding

Thursday, November 19  |  2 - 3 p.m.

Are you currently using rubrics in your online, hybrid or face-to-face course? If not, would you like to? Rubrics come in many shapes and sizes, choosing the right one may seem like a daunting task. Allow us to introduce you to a couple of options, holistic and analytic rubrics. Whether you are looking for a way to score an overall process/product without judging the components separately or you want a rubric that is intentionally designed to assign points to individual parts as an indication of strengths and weakness, we have information to help you decide on the best rubric for a particular assignment. Come learn more about these two general categories of rubrics.

Teaching Essentials in Bb for Adjuncts/GTAs

Register today! All workshops will be held in ACT 503 on the Denton Campus.

  • Wednesday, August 19  |  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Registration Deadline: August 17; 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 25  |  5 - 7 p.m.  |  Registration Deadline: August 20; 5 p.m. 
  • Thursday, September 3  |  9 - 11 a.m.  |  Registration Deadline: September 1; 5 p.m. 

These offerings, specifically for adjuncts and teaching assistants, focus on promising practices using Blackboard as the Instructor of Record. Topics covered in these two hour workshops include (but are not limited to):

  • Posting content using a variety of tools
  • Developing e-communication practices
  • Designing and managing discussion, collaboration, and group work
  • Organizing Grade Center
  • Creating and managing assignments and assessments

Schedule a Workshop

To schedule a workshop for your department or program, contact the TLT group at 940.898.3409. The TLT group also sends information on all TLT events via email.

Special Events

The TLT group sponsors several special events for the TWU community. Each summer, the Teaching and Learning Symposium brings together the TWU Community to share best practices, models and lessons-learned in uses of technology both in the face-to-face and online classrooms. During the spring semester, TLT sponsors the Academic Success Lecture. The Hybrid Instruction Project, which begins in May, provides instruction and support to five faculty members who wish to convert a class to hybrid instruction. During the summer, several TLT sponsored events take place. In July, invited Teaching Assistants can participate in the PILOT program. This four-week course covers basic concepts for teaching online and F2F for Teaching Assistants. The Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy also convenes in June. A select group of faculty members and mentors work through the year to explore some aspect of teaching. In July, the Online Faculty Development Program is offered for new TWU faculty members. This program covers course development and pedagogical concepts for teaching online.

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