Fall 2017 Events

Professional Development Opportunities with ATUS - Fall 2017

Welcome to a new line up of professional development opportunities for Fall 2017!  

Professional developmentInterested in learning more about ways to improve your teaching effectiveness, how to use the latest educational technology, or just learn fun and exciting new skills?  ATUS has developed a variety of helpful professional development opportunities for Western faculty, staff, and students on such topics as personalized adaptive teaching and learning, telling your story through video and audio, and using technology to increase student engagement.  

Informative new webinars
Fall 2017 brings two new webinar viewings in the Faculty Drop-in Center:  "Strategies for Personalized Adaptive Teaching and Learning + TLT Discussion of Mastery Paths in Canvas" (Monday, October 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) and "Using Technology To Increase Student Engagement" (Wednesday, November 1, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.).  

Feel free to watch with us.

Monday Morning Mentor moves to Monday afternoon
Join Justina Brown in the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment for short, weekly video presentations on such topics as secrets to making effective educational videos, aligning learning objectives with technology, and making exams more accessible, and much more.  Connect and collaborate with peers after each presentation over coffee or tea.

Now at a new time:  Monday afternoons throughout Fall Quarter, 3:30-4:15, Haggard Hall 154 (Faculty Drop-in Center).

Each Monday (10/2-12/4), a new online teaching strategy video is made available and accessible for seven days. Even if you cannot join us, you can watch the videos on your own via the link on the Monday Morning Mentor Canvas site (click Join this Course).

Empowering Technologies Series
This new workshop series, designed by the ATUS Teaching, Learning, & Technology team, focuses on utilizing the seven key areas of “Empowering Tech” strategies to function as action-oriented citizens in our technology-centered world. These include: Identity, Security, Print, Audio, Video, Social Media, Critical Information Assessment. This curriculum will be offered as professional development opportunities throughout the year or can be requested as a session for a class, program, or department.

Presentations and Workshops
Every quarter, ATUS and CIIA offer several workshops, demonstrations, and presentations on relevant instructional strategies and technologies, often partnering with University partners such as Extended Education, Western Libraries, and the Learning Commons. Interested in using audience response systems in your classroom?  Curious about the use of automation to make your life easier?  Our professional development schedule has something for everyone!

Professional Development Schedule

For more information, please feel free to contact Justina Brown at Justina.Brown@wwu.edu or 360-650-7210 for more information.