Fall 2018 Events

Professional Development Opportunities with ATUS - Fall 2018

Academic Technology & User Services will be providing many new and exciting professional development opportunities for Western faculty, staff, and students on such topics as gamification, accessibility tips in Canvas, and strategies for engaging student through creativity.  

Please join us this Fall 2018 for a variety of exciting new professional development opportunities! See our Events page for details.

Justina Brown and Andy ZamoraMonday Morning Mentor
The CIIA and Extended Education continue this quarter to offer Monday Morning Mentor.  Join us for the video, coffee/tea & discussion. Each Monday, a new online teaching strategy video is made available and accessible for seven days. 

Monday mornings throughout Fall Quarter,
Haggard Hall 154 (Faculty Drop-in Center).

Each Monday, a new online teaching strategy video is made available. 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").

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.  Our professional development schedule has something for everyone!

This quarter, the ATUS presents:

Making Your Class Available to Everyone​
Accessibility is essential for educators and educational organizations to fulfill their commitment to create high quality content that all people with or without a disability can access. Join ATUS instructional designer, Kevin Dixey, to learn some simple techniques to make your Canvas course content open to all learners.

Lecture Capture Possibilities with Screencast-O-Matic  
Take a few minutes with ATUS instructional designer Kevin Dixey to look at a new option for lecture capture here at Western. Screencast-O-Matic is a lightweight yet full-featured lecture capture and editing tool that can help you open up the possibilities for a wide variety of your screen-casting and classroom video needs. With its simple and intuitive user interface and ease of exporting your finished videos to YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive, Screencast-O-Matic might just become one of your favorite tools! 

Going Beyond Polling with Socrative
Bring your devices and be ready to explore methods for using the Socrative Pro polling tool, available for academic use at WWU (just ask). ATUS/CIIA instructional designer Justina Brown will share ideas and strategies for using this powerful tool for student engagement. Expect to participate and share your ideas, too! 

Exciting new webinar
Fall 2018 brings a new webinar viewing in the Faculty Drop-in Center:  

Engaging Students Through Creativity in Instruction​
Join us as we tune in to watch this webinar and hear from Joni Dunlap, Faculty Fellow for Teaching, who has seen growing success from encouraging faculty to incorporate elements that diverge from traditional lecturing into their classrooms. During this webcast, you will engage in a variety of activities and discussions to give you ideas for providing multiple avenues for learning with students, including creative ways to start or end a course, carry out in-class lectures, activities, and discussions, and to set up assessments and feedback.

Please drop in to watch with us.

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.