Are you thinking ahead and preparing to teach in the spring and summer? This January, grab a mug of hot chocolate and join [U]Tech’s TLT and UCITE for TWO workshops to help you enter the new year with a confident swing in your step!
The Swing Into Spring workshop series is aimed at helping you to prepare for the Spring Semester (and beyond), while the ROOT: Refocus on Online Teaching workshop series is focused on in-depth topics to help you think of ways to enhance your teaching with technology practices in the summer and beyond!
The curriculum for each will be unique and we invite you to attend both, or just one, depending on your time and interest.
Swing Into Spring to Prepare for Spring Semester
The Swing Into Spring workshop series was initially offered the week of December 14. Access the recordings in Canvas here.
In addition, all four Swing into Spring workshops will be offered again the week of January 11. Interested participants are encouraged to register to receive the session links and access to the Canvas resources, but advanced registration is not required.
- January 11: Technology and Flexible Course Design
What technologies are available, tips to optimize usage for remote and hybrid instruction, and information on where to get help.
- January 12: Assessment and Flexible Course Design
Purposes of assessments, identifying learning objectives, selecting assessment methods, and designing assessments.
- January 13: Synchronous and Asynchronous Course Activities and Assignments in Flexible Course Design
Discovering what course activities can be asynchronous or synchronous, and identifying tools and strategies to facilitate activities.
- January 14: Communication and Community in Flexible Course Design
Elements of a successful communication policy, how to create an engaging community in your course, and incorporating flexibility.
All workshops are held from 10-11:30 a.m. via Zoom; Zoom specifics are listed on the TLT Trainings and Events calendar.
ROOT: Refocus on Online Teaching Workshop Series
The ROOT: Refocus on Online Teaching Workshop Series will focus on advanced uses of Zoom to maximize synchronous instruction, easy ways to create instructional videos and interactive learning objects, how to structure and facilitate group work and collaborative learning online, and a special session on putting tools into practice to address various teaching/scenarios. Faculty participants will spend approximately one hour each day outside of the synchronous sessions reviewing materials and preparing for the sessions.
ROOT will take place via hour long synchronous Zoom sessions, Monday through Friday, January 11-22 (with the exception of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), from 12-1 p.m.
The sessions are being collaboratively developed by CWRU faculty support experts in [U]Tech's TLT and UCITE with learning designers in Noodle, CWRU’s new partner in delivering upcoming online programs in the Case School of Engineering and the Weatherhead School of Management. Noodle’s learning designers will lead the sessions with CWRU support members serving as additional guides.
Registration is required. Please fill out the form below and expect to receive confirmation and more information in early January.