ATUS Professional Development Opportunities - Spring 2019
Many new and exciting professional development opportunities offered by Academic Technology & User Services will be available for Western faculty, staff, and students on such topics as open and inclusive instructional practices, Canvas course accessibility, and strategies for managing online discussions.
Please join us this Spring 2019 for a variety of exciting new professional development opportunities! See our Events page for details.
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, ATUS presents:
Innovative Teaching Showcase: Open Educational Practices
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 “Open Educational Practices” - 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.
Open and Inclusive Practices discussion
Join the “idea team” of instructional designers, technologists, and innovators from ATUS, CIIA, Extended Education, and Western Libraries for an open discussion about supporting inclusive and open instructional practices. Inspired by a recent blog post in Educause Review, we will explore ideas and strategies, such as: How can we create equity through learning experiences? How can we communicate, engage, and assess knowledge in ways that value a variety of learners? How do open pedagogies and inclusive practices intersect? What are specific examples of inclusive practices and how does technology help or hinder the practice?
The ABCs of Making Your Canvas Course Accessible
Accessibility is essential for educators and institutions wanting to fulfill their commitment to providing high quality content for all people. Join ATUS instructional designer Kevin Dixey to learn some easy-to-implement techniques for making your Canvas class open to all learners
Join us for a new webinar!
Spring 2019 brings a new webinar viewing in the Faculty Drop-in Center:
How to Make Online Discussion Assignments Manageable & Meaningful for Students & Faculty
Wanting to make your design and implementation of online discussions more meaningful and engaging for both you and your students? Join us for this webinar presented by Eric Salahub, Instructional Coach in Colorado. Learn how discussions are a cornerstone to online teaching and how they can add meaningful learning opportunities to hybrid and face-to-face classes.
Please drop in to watch with us.
Monday 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 Winter Quarter,
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
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").
For more information, please feel free to contact Justina Brown at Justina.Brown@wwu.edu or 360-650-7210 for more information.