Teaching and Learning Symposium (TLS) - Call for Proposals
The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the 2013 Teaching and Learning Symposium (Formerly known as the Online Educator Symposium). The Symposium will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 8:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.
About the Teaching and Learning Symposium
The Teaching and Learning Symposium, or TLS, is a one-day symposium that will bring together faculty members, adjuncts, teaching assistants and graduate students to share best practices, models and lessons-learned in uses of technology both in the face-to-face classroom and in the online classroom. Faculty members from the three TWU locations are invited to submit a presentation proposal. Houston Faculty - TLT will cover travel expenses for faculty presenters from Houston, should your proposal be accepted.
Presenters are asked to select a presentation type and to categorize their presentation into a presentation track. Information on presentation types and tracks is located below. You may submit more than one presentation proposal and have multiple presenters. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013. Submit a presentation proposal. If you have any questions, please email Allison Rogers.
Face-to-Face (F2F) Presentations
F2F sessions are 45 minutes in length (please allow time for questions). F2F presenters will have a classroom presentation station available for use. Pre-recorded, online or video-conferenced presentation proposals will not be considered.
Presenters will display and discuss their posters over a 30 minute period. Posters must fit onto a poster board that is approximately 44” x 90.” Pushpins and poster boards will be provided. If your poster presentation is selected , TLT will pay for the poster printing.
You may choose from six tracks for your presentation:
- Teaching with Classroom-based Technology – Successful teaching and learning techniques and/or activities using TWU’s classroom technologies
- Teaching with Online Technology – Successful teaching and learning techniques and/or activities using online technology
- Research in Teaching and Learning with Technology - Planned or ongoing research on topics related to teaching and learning with technology
- Creative Uses of Technology - Successful uses of technology tools
- Student Success - Successful teaching strategies aimed at learning enhancement and academic success
- Faculty Showcase - TWU Faculty Award for Distinction in Teaching, TWU Faculty Award for Distinction in Distance Education, and Non-TWU recognition related to Teaching and Online Course Design
8:15 a.m. – Check-in (ACT 2 Lobby)
8:30 – 9:05 a.m. – Welcome & Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy Panel (ACT 301)
9:15 – 10 a.m. – Session 1 Concurrent Sessions (ACT)
10:10 – 10:55 a.m. – Session 2 Concurrent Sessions (ACT)
11:05 – 11:50 a.m. – Session 3 Concurrent Sessions (ACT)
12 p.m. – 12:30 – Lunch (ACT 2 Lobby)
12:30 – 1 p.m. – Posters (ACT 2 Lobby)
1:15 – 2 p.m. – Session 4 Concurrent Sessions (ACT)
- Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013.
- Notification of acceptance will occur on or before Monday, July 8, 2013.
- Submit a presentation proposal.
Pedagogy of Online Synchronous Meetings
Successful use of web conferencing tools like Bb Collaborate requires use of certain tools and instructional techniques. Join us for a session covering many of these instructional techniques unique to web conferencing. This session will also showcase a number of the interactive features that can be used to engage and manage students at a distance. All sessions will be conducted in Bb Collaborate. Registration will be coming soon.
- Friday, June 14 | 3 – 4 p.m.
- Monday, August 12 | 3 – 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 11 | 3 – 4 p.m.
Applying the QM Rubric
June 17 - July 1, 2013
Register for the June Applying the QM Rubric Workshop
Registration deadline: 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 13
Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. www.qualitymatters.org
The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop introduces participants to the Quality Matters (QM) process and rubric. The facilitator will present information about the rubric and peer review process and guide participants through a series of activities designed to promote understanding of the quality standards and to give hands-on experience in applying these standards to the review of an online/blended course.
The TWU workshop is two weeks online. The workshop may be completed in less than two weeks, however, you are asked to complete the work within the two week time frame. Upon completion of the workshop, faculty will be eligible to participate in Peer Reviewer Certification training, online from Quality Matters.
Please contact Alli Peterson (email@example.com; 81-3486) for more information.
*Please note, space is limited. The workshop is subject to cancellation, if minimum enrollment is not met.
Teaching Essentials in Blackboard for Denton and Dallas Adjuncts & Graduate Teaching Assistants
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
- Tuesday, August 20 | 2 – 4 p.m. | ACT 503
- Tuesday, August 27 | 6 – 8 p.m. | ACT 503
- Tuesday, September 3 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | ACT 503
Registration is coming soon.
Teaching and Learning with Blackboard for Houston Faculty, Adjuncts and Graduate Assistants/Teaching Assistants
If your courses have a large online component and the instructor-of-record is an Adjunct or Graduate Teaching Assistant, or if you use Graduate Assistants to manage your courses, encourage them to attend one of the Teaching and Learning workshops.
Friday, August 23 | 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Monday, August 26 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30 | 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Locations are TBD and registration is coming soon.
Foundations in Supporting Instruction for Denton and Dallas Graduate Assistants
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
- Friday, August 23 | 2 – 4 p.m. | ACT 503
- Thursday, August 29 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | ACT 503
- Wednesday, September 4 | 3 – 5 p.m. | ACT 503
Registration is coming soon.
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 newsletters.
The TLT group also sponsors several special events for the TWU community. Each fall, the Online Educator Symposium brings together faculty and others to discuss teaching in the online environment. During the spring semester, TLT sponsors the Academic Success Series (a lecture and/or workshop session followed by two online sessions on related topics). During the summer, several TLT sponsored events take place. In June, 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 attend a three day institute on teaching and learning and 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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