Workshops 2016


As part of the Innovation Institute, Innovation Fellows will participate in their choice of three of five workshops that will provide more focused resources related to the fellow’s project.  These workshops will also be open to others in the St. Edward’s University community, and fellows may participate in additional workshops if desired.  Workshops are:

Workshop A: Designing Collaborative Learning Activities and Projects

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Fleck 305
Session facilitators:  Chris Mosier and Jenny Cha

In this session, we will explore some of the core concepts that underlie the collaborative pedagogies at work in many of our courses and projects.  Participants will articulate the learning goals they wish to achieve when using collaborative learning approaches in their own courses, will gain familiarity with a variety of models for designing collaborative learning activities, and will know how to anticipate and address some of the challenges that can accompany these strategies.

Workshop B:  Digital Storytelling and Other Uses for Digital Video

Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Moody 212
Session Facilitator: Eric Trimble

How can digital video expand the classroom and encourage student creativity?  What tools and equipment are available to our students to record presentations or create projects?  This workshop will share models for assignments that use digital video, engage participants in making some easy videos, and review equipment, tools, and support on campus for using video in and out of the classroom.

Workshop C:  Course Design Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement in Activities Outside of Class

Monday, May 23, 2016, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Fleck 305
Session facilitators:  Chris Mosier and Mike Weston

Many of us seek to design courses that engage students in learning activities inside and outside of class; before, during, and after class; and in face-to-face, print, and digital environments.  What course design strategies can help us complement these different modalities; integrate learning across a variety of activities; scaffold preparatory work towards more complex tasks; and prepare students to move beyond simple information acquisition to engage in higher-order activities?  In this session, you will learn both theory and practice for developing courses that integrate students’ learning from across their learning ecosystem.

Workshop D: Digital Liberal Arts

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Fleck 305
Session facilitators:  Rebecca Frost Davis and Brittney Johnson

This session will help participants to identify the full range of teaching tools available in their digital ecosystem.  Participants will learn about common misperceptions of our students’ technology skills and how to help students see the value of trying new ways of working and learning.  They will learn ways to match technologies to teaching needs and will also understand some of the pedagogical strategies that various digital tools can help to support.

Workshop E: Scaffolding Student Learning In (and Across) Projects

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Fleck 305
Resources: Resource page
Session facilitator:  Julie Sievers

In this hands-on workshop, participants will develop a detailed plan for sequencing student development towards key learning goals across assignments.  By identifying bottleneck or threshold concepts critical to student development, framing the learning cycle, assessing and sequencing the stakes assigned to new activities, and mapping these structures onto your syllabus and assignment sequence, you will create road map for students’ learning in your course.