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Spring 2017 Professional Development

For software training by ATUS staff for Office and Adobe products, see the TRAINING site.

For past events, see the Events Archive.

Weekly

MONDAY MORNING MENTOR: 20 Minute Video Series  [WWU users: Add to Outlook]

Mondays during Spring Quarter, 9:30-10:30, Haggard Hall 154 / Faculty Drop-in Center (or on your own)

The CIIA continues this spring with MONDAY MORNING MENTOR (click "Join this Course" for offerings). Join us for the video, coffee/tea & discussion or watch on your own. Each Monday (see below), a new online teaching strategy video is made available and accessible for 7 days. Even if you cannot join us, you can watch the videos on your own.

  • 3/27: How Can I Evaluate Online Teaching if I Haven't Taught Online?
  • 4/3: How Can I Design Copyright-Compliant Courses?
  • 4/10: How Can I Get Useful Feedback to Improve my Online Teaching?
  • 4/17: How Do I Monitor and Support Online Faculty?
  • 4/24: How Do I Adapt an Online Faculty Peer Review Tool?
  • 5/1: How Can I Identify and Overcome Obstacles to Change?
  • 5/8: How Can Student Learning Begin Before the First Day of Class?

Week 3

LEARNING TECHNOLOGY GROUP: Portable Podcast Production

Mon., Apr. 10, 12-12:50 PM, Haggard Hall 222 [WWU users: Add to Outlook]

Join AJ Barse and Chris Powell as they demonstrate how to implement podcasting into a class and record this session “live” as a podcast. Participants will see how their mobile-to-desktop workflow is used every week to produce their regular podcast. Podcasting has quickly evolved as an easy platform for anyone to have a voice on any topic. In academia, students can be empowered to see immediate value in their writing and research. By implementing podcasting into a class, we can help students leverage an active voice in their academic study.

Week 4

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Week 5

EMPOWERING TECH: Print

Tues., Apr. 25, 12-12:50, Haggard Hall 154 (Faculty Drop-in Center) [WWU users: Add to Outlook]

Join Kevin Dixey for this session, part of the “EMPOWERING TECH” series, where you will learn about ideas and tools to better organize for positive change.

Print is one of the oldest forms of mass communication, even in the digital age, yet can still be a powerful and extremely effective method of communicating. Kevin will explore the basics of producing printed material such as posters, flyers, and booklets using a variety of simple-to-use and readily-available tools.

WEBINAR: G Suite for Academics

Wed., Apr. 26, 10-11 AM, ONLINE [WWU users: Add to Outlook]

Explore Google's G Suite (previously called Google Apps) in this interactive webinar. With Michael Wilder, ATUS Assistant Director, as your guide, this session will provide an overview of the many G Suite applications (including Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms) as well as introduce some of the ways that these tools can enable active learning, collaboration, and engagement in higher education. Find out how to login to your account, create documents, work collaboratively, and share documents with peers in this hands-on workshop.

Note: This session will be conducted entirely online using Zoom Web conferencing software. You will receive more information about downloading and installing the software when you confirm attendance. Webinar access link: https://zoom.us/j/352791880

Week 6

LEARNING TECH GROUP: Introduction to Virtual Reality

Mon. May 1, 12-12:50 PM, Haggard Hall 246 (Digital Media Center) [WWU users: Add to Outlook]

Step into the new world of virtual reality with AJ Barse and David Hamiter. The Student Tech Center is building upon their Intro to 3D workshops into virtual reality with an all new immersive headset, made by HTC called the “Vive.” The Vive will be demonstrated at this session, along with easily accessible virtual and augmented reality tools available via your smart phone. Learn what this technology is, how to access and experience it, and how some WWU faculty are using it in their classes. Don’t miss this opportunity to try the Vive VR headset and possibly walk away with your own Google Cardboard viewer! 

PRESENTATION: Introduction to Online Course Peer Review

Tues. May 2, 2-3 PM, Haggard Hall 222 [WWU users: Add to Outlook]

Interested in improving your fully online or blended course? Join Michael Wilder, ATUS Assistant Director, for an exploration of faculty peer review, a method for improving online course curriculum. This workshop introduces peer review models (such as Quality Matters) including established standards and processes. Find out how these strategies can benefit you and your academic unit.

Week 7

EMPOWERING TECH: Audio

Wed., May 10, 12-12:50, Haggard Hall 154 (Faculty Drop-in Center) [WWU users: Add to Outlook]

Join AJ Barse for this session, part of the “EMPOWERING TECH” series, where you will learn about ideas and tools to better organize for positive change. 

Learn how to record audio with your smartphone, transfer files from mobile to desktop, access free audio editing software, create music with loops, host your music on the web for free, and much more.

Week 8

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Week 9

EMPOWERING TECH: Video

Thurs., May 25, 12-12:50, Haggard Hall 154 (Faculty Drop-in Center) [WWU users: Add to Outlook]

Join AJ Barse for this session, part of the “EMPOWERING TECH” series, where you will learn about ideas and tools to better organize for positive change.

Learn how to turn your smartphone into a mobile video recording studio. AJ will look at low cost solutions for lighting, setup, recording in high definition, video editing software, and hosting your finished product on the web with YouTube and Vimeo.

Week 10

LEARNING EVENT: Innovative Teaching Showcase

Fri., June 2, 1-3 PM, Wilson Library 270 [WWU users: Add to Outlook]

Members of the Western community are invited to learn about this year’s Showcase via interactive displays, videos, and conversation, and to honor this year’s featured instructors. The Learning Event celebrates the completion of this year’s “Critical Thinking”-themed web issue, to be published in June by the Center for Instructional Innovation. The new issue will be available via the Innovative Teaching Showcase site.

With appreciation to the Learning Commons for use of this space!

 

Winter 2017 Professional Development

ATUS staff also provides software training for Office and Adobe products; see the TRAINING site for details.

The CIIA continues this winter with MONDAY MORNING MENTOR (click "Join this Course" for offerings). Join us for the video, coffee/tea & discussion or watch on your own. Each Monday (1/23-3/13), a new online teaching strategy video is made available and accessible for 7 days. Even if you cannot join us, you can watch the videos on your own.

Mondays throughout Winter Quarter, 9:30-10:30, Haggard Hall 154 / Faculty Drop-in Center (or on your own)

Week 1

DEMONSTRATION: Using Socrative Pro for Student Response and Engagement

Wed., Jan. 4, 3-4, Haggard Hall 154 / Faculty Drop-in Center

Week 2

Blended/Online Learning Workshops (FULL)

5-week Blended/Online Course Development and Design
Jan. 10 to Feb. 8, 2017

2-week Blended/Online Course Revision and Redesign
Feb. 21 to Mar. 2, 2017

Week 3

LEARNING TECHNOLOGY GROUP: G Suite for Academics

Wed., Jan. 18, 1-2 PM, Viking Union 462A 

Join Chris Powell and Michael Wilder to explore Google's G Suite (previously called Google Apps). G Suite provides some innovative opportunities for both students and educators. This session will provide an overview of the many G Suite applications (including Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms) as well as introduce some of the ways that these tools can enable active learning, collaboration, and engagement in higher education.  Find out how to login to your account, create documents, work collaboratively, and share documents with peers in this hands-on workshop.

Link to webinar here.

OPEN HOUSE: Digital Media Center

Fri., Jan. 20, 2-4 PM, Haggard Hall 246 / Digital Media Center  

Join Deran Browne, DMC Manager, for this chance to see the Digital Media Center in action. Watch the wonders of broadcasting live, get hands-on experience with the facility, and explore ideas for how you and your students can utilize this amazing resource. The DMC is a fully functional TV studio located on campus on the 2nd floor of the Library/Haggard Hall. Refreshments provided.

Week 4

WORKSHOP: Introduction to Digital Media Production

Tues., Jan. 24, 1-2 PM, Haggard Hall 246 / Digital Media Center  

From shooting narrative dramas to live multi-camera events, video production offers many educational opportunities. By the end of this hands-on workshop, led by DMC Manager, Deran Browne, you will be able to write a simple script, create a short television show or public service announcement, and navigate the basic technical operations of a television studio. Also, you will leave with ideas about how video/television can be seamlessly integrated into your classes.

Week 5

PRESENTATION: Technology Foundations

Wed., Feb. 1, 11 AM-Noon, Haggard Hall 154 / Faculty Drop-in Center  
Space is limited; RSVP appreciated: cii@wwu.edu

Gain important skills to de-stress your relationship with technology. You’ll learn the elements of what makes a strong password, how to eliminate distractions and streamline your web browsing experience, and receive tips to organize and securely save your files. Be prepared for a great deal of information to improve both your work and personal computing life. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome! The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center's Chris Powell will lead this session in the Faculty Drop-in Center.

Week 6

PRESENTATION: Interviews, Storytelling, & Birdcalls:  an overview of portable audio recording techniques

RESCHEDULED FOR 2/17

Being able to capture sounds and store them electronically is an important skill to have in today’s digital world. After this short class, led by Classroom Services' manager Gary Malick, you will be able to choose the best microphone for your recording, understand the differences in audio file types and have a clear understanding of what the ATUS loan pool offers in the audio category.

Week 7

DEMONSTRATION: Using Socrative Pro for Student Response and Engagement

Thurs., Feb. 16, 2-3 PM, Haggard Hall 154 / Faculty Drop-in Center
Space is limited; RSVP appreciated: cii@wwu.edu

Join Justina Brown and Kevin Dixey to learn how to use Socrative Pro to ask students anonymous questions during class, complement discussions, gauge student learning, and much more. This easy, web-based tool is free to students and instructors (ATUS will cover instructor license for 1 year). We will explore the basic features of quizzes, polls, and exit tickets, as well as the extra powers of the “pro” version, which expands student capacity per activity to 150 and allows for activities that are limited to your student roster. Find out how to get started and what makes this tool so engaging for students and instructors alike!

PRESENTATION: Interviews, Storytelling, & Birdcalls:  an overview of portable audio recording techniques

Fri., Feb. 17, 2-3 PMHaggard Hall 122

Being able to capture sounds and store them electronically is an important skill to have in today’s digital world. After this short class, led by Classroom Services' manager Gary Malick, you will be able to choose the best microphone for your recording, understand the differences in audio file types and have a clear understanding of what the ATUS loan pool offers in the audio category.

Week 8

WORKSHOP: YouTube Basics for Education

Wed., Feb. 22, 11-12 AM, Haggard Hall 245 
Space is limited; RSVP appreciated: cii@wwu.edu

Video can be an extremely valuable tool in any educator’s toolkit. By the end of this hands-on workshop, led by ATUS Assistant Director, Michael Wilder, you will be able to upload a video to YouTube, configure settings appropriately, and publish your masterpiece to the Web. Additional topics will include embedding YouTube videos on a web page or Canvas course as well as using contemporary mobile (smartphone) applications to produce simple videos.

LEARNING TECHNOLOGY GROUP: Alternative Text Panel Discussion

Thurs., Feb. 23, 1-2 PM, Viking Union 462A 

Please join us for a panel discussion with last year’s “Faculty Development Summer Grant” recipients who used the grant to develop alternative texts for their classes. Information will be available about the grant (call for proposals due March 17) as well as resources and ideas for using open educational resources. More information about the grant is available online: http://cii.wwu.edu/cii/award/

Week 9

WEBINAR: Designing Effective Rubrics: How To Align Learning Outcomes, Instructional Activities & Course Assignments

Thurs., Feb. 28, 10-11 AM, Viking Union 462A 

Join us for tea and treats—and a live, web-based presentation by Dr. B. Jean Mandernach, Research Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University. With a background researching student learning through assessment, she will share ideas for using rubrics to efficiently grade student work in a manner that is clear and consistent, to align learning outcomes, and to facilitate communication with students—providing clear expectations to guide their work. Participants will explore various types of rubrics and learn how to design, integrate and utilize rubrics to foster student learning. Stay for optional discussion of use of rubrics in Canvas from 11-11:30.

Co-sponsored by Extended Education and the Center for Instructional Innovation

Week 10

WORKSHOP: Using Formative Assessments to Foster Critical Thinking
 

Wed., Mar. 8, 11-Noon, Haggard Hall 222 

Join Sarah McDaniel (Western Libraries Director of Teaching & Learning, and the Learning Commons) and Justina Brown (Instructional Designer, CIIA/ATUS) for an interactive learning session on using formative assessment, supported by various technologies, to deepen student learning. What simple activities can faculty use to slow students down to engage in critical thinking? What kinds of formative assessments provide opportunities for students to reflect on and give one another feedback? How can learning technologies make these activities more effective, inside and outside the classroom? Explore practical examples and best practices for your classes.

Co-sponsored by Western Libraries and the Center for Instructional Innovation