Workshops 2019

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 1: Active Learning in Online Classrooms

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Session facilitators:  Jessica Vargas and David Cuevas, Instructional Technology
This workshop will be conducted fully online using Zoom video conferencing.

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Moving your course online can present a unique opportunity to offer content in ways you’ve never thought of before. Come explore how to keep your online learning community active and engaged with Active Learning. This technique will help enrich your content while enhancing the overall learning experience. You’ll walk away with strategies and techniques that will ensure your class has just as much engagement as your face-to-face and perhaps maybe even a little more!

Workshop 2: High Impact Practices & Experiential Learning

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, HCH 105
Session Facilitator: Jennifer Jefferson, Center for Teaching Excellence

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High-Impact Educational Practices are practices proven to promote broad learning, critical knowledge and skills, student engagement, and therefore learning. Research has shown that when done well, such practices are even more beneficial to underserved or disadvantaged students than others. How can we ensure that all of our students–not just those who are high-achieving–have multiple opportunities and the necessary support to engage in these practices and connect learning to real-world problems? This workshop will explore high-impact practices, focusing on experiential learning opportunities–student research, internships, community-based learning, and study abroad–and strategies as we work toward equity and inclusion campus wide.

Workshop 3: Going Big: Taking Pedagogical Risks

Thursday, May 23, 2019,10:00 – 11:30 am, HCH 105
Session Facilitator: Jennifer Jefferson, Center for Teaching Excellence

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In this session, we’ll discuss pedagogical risk taking as a complex endeavor that is related to your teaching identity, your disciplinary background, and levels of support. We’ll tease out what approaches to taking risks feel authentic to you as a teacher and think about ways to integrate them into your teaching. Ultimately, at the end of this session, you should have a better understanding of a range of pedagogical strategies and a plan to incorporate one or two new things into your teaching.

Workshop 4: Making Connections: Linking Skills, Knowledge, and Student Experiences

Tuesday, May 28, 2019,12:30 – 2:00 pm, HCH 105
Session facilitators:  Cory Lock, AVP for General Education and Rebecca Frost Davis, Instructional Technology

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Integrative learning is an ideal outcome of our new general education curriculum, our QEP, and our student success initiative because all three require our students to synthesize the various components of their SEU education. Students must connect the skills and knowledge emphasized in general education more closely with the skills, knowledge and methods of students’ majors. They must connect their SEU experiences with their future career. And, they must transfer and apply knowledge and skills developed in high-impact experiences, like research, internships, study abroad, and community-based learning in order to thrive in college and beyond. Ultimately, students have to make these connections themselves; we can’t do it for them. How can we help them build the skills to make sense of their college education?
In this session, participants will learn about and develop their own activities and assignments that encourage integrative learning.

Workshop 5: Expand Your Toolkit: More Tools for Teaching and Learning Online

Asynchronous: Available Monday, May 20 -Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Session facilitators:  Mike Weston and David Cuevas, Instructional Technology

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In this virtual workshop participants will learn about a new technology tool to use either in an online course or to supplement a face-to-face course.  Tools include social annotation tools, like Hypothesis or Perusall; CATME, a tool for group formation and peer assessment; Portfolium, an eportfolio tool, Flipgrid, a video discussion platform; Adobe Spark, a tool for easy digital media creation; as well as a variety of other tools to expand interaction online.  Participants will build and share assignments based on these tools.