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TEC Seminars

The Teaching Excellence Center will be scheduling a variety of seminars on a year-round basis.  In order to better accommodate different people's schedules, when possible we will offer each seminar at least twice and at different times.  Please check back regularly as the list of seminar opportunities will be frequently updated. (Archive of Previous Seminars)

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required unless otherwise noted (tec@sfasu.edu).

More workshops and details will be posted soon!

Faculty Service-Learning Workshop

 

The basics of incorporating service-learning into an existing class will be presented & resources for SFA service-learning resources, including funding opportunities will also be highlighted.

 

Presenters:  J.B. Watson, Jr and Jamie Bouldin, Co-Chairs Service Learning

When: February 27, 3 PM

Where: TEC Conference, Steen Library 220C


José Bowen on the Flipped Classroom

Flipping your classroom, a trending course design pedagogy, involves rethinking the way you use your class time and the activities your students complete outside and within your class.  As a follow-up to José Bowen’s Teaching Naked workshop on e-communication and finding web content, join José again to design in-class activities for your flipped classroom.  Come prepared to review your own short assignments that students can do before coming to class.  Gather best practices and collaborate with your colleagues to create an example for your own course by:

A. improving your out-of-class assignment
B. creating a classroom application activity
C. aligning the assignment and activities, and
D. creating a cognitive wrapper for the assignment/module.

This workshop will model the method. Come prepared with one learning outcome from a course you have and one concept/content area.  To get the most out of your time, you’ll want to prepare an assignment in order to work with colleagues in the workshop to improve it. (See Suggested Activity details for more information)

Presenter: José Bowen, Dean Meadows School of the Arts, SMU

When: February 27, 2 – 3:30 PM

Where: TEC Classroom, Steen Library 220A


Quick Statistics in the Classroom


Have you ever wondered what students were thinking during class? Would you like to have an immediate statistic to see if the students understand what the lecture/topic? This will be a hands-on seminar that addresses Poll Everywhere and Clicker use in the classroom.

Who: Heather Olson-Beal and Norm Markworth

Where: Infolab 2

When: March 6, 2-3 PM

 

 

Teaching Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Here is the PowerPoint presentation from the seminar:

Presentation
As part of our series with Disabilities Services, this seminar will discuss how to teach students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is SFASU policy (F-33) that no qualified handicapped student be excluded, denied, or discriminated against in the classroom or research facility. A number of us have deaf or hard of hearing students in our courses and may feel unsure as to how to instruct them better and what services are available to ensure their successful education at SFASU. This seminar will address those issues and any other questions that you may have.

 

Led by: Margaret Hilton

Date and Time: March 20, 2 PM

Location: Teaching Excellence Center Conference Room, Library 220A

 


Achieving Your Student Learning Objectives with Clickers

Join i>clicker for the webinar Achieving Your Student Learning Objectives with Clickers hosted by Dr. Deb Pires, University of California - Los Angeles as part of the 2014 Pedagogy Webinar Series.

Well-defined student learning outcomes are essential to student success in any course. Student learning outcomes provide a framework for organization of instructional pedagogies that will help students achieve defined course outcomes. More importantly, SLOs provide students with the expectations in respect to their level of understanding and skills at the end of the course. 

While SLOs span both lower order (LOCs) and higher order cognitive skills (HOCs), it can sometimes be difficult to craft clicker-based active learning exercises that not only help students construct the knowledge they need to achieve each of your SLOs, but also allow for developing LOCs and HOCs. In this session, Dr. Pires will describe a few different methods she uses for building in class clicker exercises that help students achieve defined course outcomes.

Led by: Dr. Deb Pires, UCLA

Date and Time: April 3, 1 PM

Location: Teaching Excellence Center Conference Room, Library 220A


Week of Reflection/Day of Gratitude

The Teaching Excellence Center and the Division of University Affairs present, “Getting the Most out of the Week of Reflection.” This event is intended to encourage students to pause and reflect upon everything that they have learned both inside and outside of the classroom this year, and how it has changed them. Adam Peck, Dean of Student Affairs, will lead a discussion on the purpose of the week and what faculty can do to encourage critical reflection in the classroom.

Led by: Adam Peck
Date and Time: April 11, 2014, 11-1
Place: Tiered Meeting Room, BPSC 2.201

Undergraduate Research and Faculty Grant information

I recently attended the Council for Undergraduate Research Dialogues conference where I was able to talk to representatives from various grant agencies about how to fund undergraduate research and grants for faculty. In this seminar I will present some some "insider" information about what they are looking for in grants and when is the best time to submit applications. The agencies covered will be NSF, NEH, National Geographic, McNair Foundation, and Community-Based Learning (this is not an agency, but they had some good tips).

Who: Leslie G. Cecil
When: April 15, 2014; 2-3 p.m.
Where: TEC Classroom, Library 220A


Undergraduate Research and Faculty Grant information

I recently attended the Council for Undergraduate Research Dialogues conference where I was able to talk to representatives from various grant agencies about how to fund undergraduate research and grants for faculty. In this seminar I will present some some "insider" information about what they are looking for in grants and when is the best time to submit applications. The agencies covered will be NSF, NEH, National Geographic, McNair Foundation, and Community-Based Learning (this is not an agency, but they had some good tips).

Who: Leslie G. Cecil
When: April 15, 2014; 2-3 p.m.
Where: TEC Classroom, Library 220A





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