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Event Schedule

REGISTER HERE to reserve a place at an event.
Reservations must be made a minimum of two business days prior to the event or by the date in the event description.
No reservations are required for Teaching Bites (60 minutes or less) or Faculty Special Interest Groups.
Scroll down to see event descriptions.

On Campus Events

Date
Day
Time
Topic
Room
1/9 R
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key
KC 130
1/9 R
12:00 - 2:30 pm
Using Appreciative Advising to Help Students Excel
KC 130
1/15 W
10:00 - 11:15 am
SuperPowering Your PowerPoint
KO 275
1/16 R
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Brown Bag: Globalizing the Curriculum
KO 170
1/21 T
10:00 - 11:00 am
Echo360 Lecture Capture/Personal Capture Workshop
KO 214
1/21 T
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Echo360 Lecture Capture/Personal Capture Workshop
KO 214
1/21 T
4:30 - 5:20 pm
Echo360 Lecture Capture/Personal Capture Workshop
KO 214
1/22 W
10:00 - 11:00 am
Teaching Bites: Using Streaming Video to Engage Your Students in Learning
KO 170
1/23 R
10:00 - 11:15 am
Adobe Connect
KO 275
1/30 R
1:00 - 2:00 pm
I'm Curious about Developing an Online Course - DATE CHANGE!
KC 114
1/30 R
2:30 - 3:30 pm
I'm Curious about Developing an Online Course - DATE CHANGE!
KC 114
2/3
M
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Faculty Special Interest Group: Clickers
Havens/KO134
2/5
W
1:00 - 2:15 pm
Adobe Connect
KO 275
2/6
R
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Teaching Bites: Working with Students with Learning Disabilities: Emphasis on Autism, Asperger's, and Anxiety
KC 223
2/11 & 2/13
T & R
8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (Participants must attend both mornings) Reservation deadline 1/27/14
KC 223
2/12
W
1:00 - 2:15 pm
Assessment Orientation
Havens/KO134
2/20
R
10:00 – 11:15 am
Raptivity
KO 275
2/25
T
10:00 - 10:45 am
Teaching Bites: How Do I Accommodate Student Veterans with Disabilities? (relevent for faculty and staff)
Havens/KO134
2/26
W
2:00 - 3:15 pm
SuperPowering Your PowerPoint
KO 275
2/27
R
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Teaching Bites: Improving Learning Objectives
Havens/KO134
3/4
T
10:00 - 11:00 am
Teaching Bites: From Podium to Podcast: How to Flip Your Classroom & Enhance Student Engagement
Cole/KA106
3/6
R
10:00 - 11:15 am
Word Collaborative Tools
KO 275
3/12
W
10:00 - 11:15 am
Raptivity
KO 275
3/13
R
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Promotion and Tenure Info Session - postponed; to be rescheduled
3/26
W
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Teaching Bites: Reducing Barriers, Reducing Risk: Increasing Access and Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
Havens/KO134
4/1
T
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Third Year Review Info Session
Havens/KO134
4/2
W
2:30 -3:30 pm
Faculty Special Interest Group: Learner-Centered Teaching
Cole/KA106
4/3
R
10:00 - 11:15 am
Podcasting: Audio
KO 275
4/7
M
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Faculty Special Interest Group: Team-Based Learning
Havens/KO134
4/9
W
1:00 - 2:15 pm
Adobe Connect
KO 275
4/15
T
2:30 - 3:15 pm
Teaching Bites: Creating a Culture of Assessment
Cole/KA106
4/17
R
10:00 - 10:45 am
Teaching Bites: What Learning Activities Help Student Veterans Succeed?
Cole/KA106
4/17
R
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A Quick Look Under the Hood of Canvas
Cole/KA106
4/18
F
8:45 am - 4 pm
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (Full day workshop) Reservation deadline 4/7/14
KC 223
4/23
W
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A Quick Look Under the Hood of Canvas
KO 170
4/24
R
1:00 - 2:15 pm
Raptivity
KO 275
4/28
M
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Teaching Bites: The Logic Model and Assessment
Havens/KO134
4/30
W
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
A Quick Look Under the Hood of Canvas
KO 170
5/1
R
1:00 - 2:15 pm
SuperPowering Your PowerPoint
KO 275
5/12
M
12:30 - 1:30 pm
A Quick Look Under the Hood of Canvas
Havens/KO134

Online Events

Date
Topic
Start anytime
MERLOT and Search Strategies for Online Resources
2-6 - 3/5
Online Course Strategies Workshop
4/3 - 4/16
Universal Design Guidelines Workshop
4/21 - 4/27
Oncourse: Online Wikis & Blogs
4/21 - 4/27
Oncourse: Online Modules
5/22 - 6/18
Online Course Strategies Workshop
7/17 - 7/30
Universal Design Guidelines Workshop
Other Online Webinars from IU . Set "location" drop down box  on that page to "online" only.

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Reservations must be made a minimum of two business days prior to the event or by the date in the event description.

On-Campus Event Descriptions [Workshops, Presentations, Teaching Bites, and Faculty Special Interest Groups]

Adobe Connect: For live or archived teaching points

If you only learn one new technology this semester come and learn how to narrate Powerpoint slides online to deliver a live or archived example for students to view.  An ideal application to learn in order to make up classes that are cancelled due to weather issues and a particularly useful tool for Online Instructors delivering fully-online or hybrid courses.  Use Adobe Connect to explain muddy points. Suitable for instructors.

Applying the QM Rubric Workshop

The workshop should appeal to novices and more seasoned faculty alike who are looking for assistance with designing a quality online course or those who may be interested in becoming Peer Reviewers. Throughout the workshop emphasis is placed on the QM Program being an open, collegial, collaborative, continuous, and centered approach to a quality course design. The standards are created by faculty for faculty. QM strives to assist faculty in going beyond “good enough” in their course design.

At the completion of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Identify the underlying principles of QM.
  • Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric materials, processes, and administrative components.
  • Apply the 2011-2013 QM Rubric to review online courses.
  • Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric standards.
  • Apply the concept of alignment.
  • Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

Reservation deadline 1/27/14 for January workshop and 4/3/14 for the April workshop.

Assessment Orientation

A subgroup of Assessment Council members will conduct an Assessment Orientation especially for newer faculty on campus and anyone else who is interested. Included will be a number of presentations and posters on:

  • campus assessment concepts and terms
  • distinctions between grades and assessment
  • distinctions between program assessment, program accreditation, and program review
  • what is included in assessment plans and reports
Echo360 Lecture Capture/Personal Capture

Lecture Capture/Personal Capture software has recently become available to IU faculty through an agreement with Echo360 (http://echo360.com ). It allows faculty to create and easily make available course content for their face to face, hybrid, or online classes. This session will provide an overview of how Echo360 works, the Classroom Lecture Recording service, and a demonstration of the Echo360 student portal.  Participants will also be shown the Echo360 Personal Capture software that allows them to create recordings from their laptops, office workstations, or at home and post them to the Web for their students to view. Lecture capture can be a powerful learning tool when used to review in-class lectures or catch up on a missed class. The Personal Capture software is one way to make short videos of key or difficult concepts to supplement readings, or to provide first exposure to course content in a flipped classroom model. Randy Newbrough from UITS Collaborative Technologies will conduct these sessions. Suitable for instructors.

Faculty Special Interest Group on Clickers

This semester’s meeting for the Faculty Special Interest Group on Clickers welcomes those using clickers in the classroom, those who want to know how to get started, or those curious to hear more about their use. This group meets early each semester for discussion about Classroom Response Systems (a.k.a. Clickers} so that faculty who want to add this feature for active learning in the classroom will be ready to place their clicker orders along with textbook orders.  No registration needed.

Faculty Special Interest Group on Learner-Centered Teaching

This semester’s meeting for the Faculty Special Interest Group on Learner Centered Teaching (LCT) welcomes those using LCT, those interested in adding LCT, and those curious about it who would like to participate in a discussion about this instructional strategy. No registration needed.

Faculty Special Interest Group on Team-Based Learning (TBL)

This semester’s meeting for the Faculty Special Interest Group on TBL welcomes those using TBL, interested in trying TBL, and those curious about it who would like to participate in a discussion about using teams for active learning. No registration needed.

Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key!

21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels.  Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning.  This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles.  We will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that significantly improve learning while transforming student attitudes about the meaning of learning. This session is presented as an interactive workshop by national speaker Saundra McGuire, Ph.D., Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. Suitable for resident and adjunct faculty. Reservations needed by 12/16.

Globalizing the Curriculum

In this talk Donna McLean will look at some trends, outcomes and possible methods for globalizing courses. Suitable for instructors.

I'm Curious About Developing an Online Course

Faculty will learn about IU Kokomo's Online Course Development process, payment, and the Basic Online Instruction Developers Certificate that faculty earn as they prepare to develop an online course. Presenters are Chérie Dodd, Kathy Ross, and Candy Thompson.

Podcasting: Audio

This workshop is intended for anyone interested in understanding what Podcasting is all about. During the workshop, we will cover how to find and listen to podcasts as well as how to create them. We will create and edit an audio podcast, and upload it into Oncourse so your students can subscribe to them via the Podcasting tool.

Promotion and Tenure Information Session

Academic Affairs will provide university and campus information to pre-tenure faculty to learn the details of the process to prepare for promotion and tenure. All Assistant Professors are invited to attend the session. We especially recommend that those who will be creating dossiers to turn in Fall 2014 attend this session.

Raptivity

Create Interactive learning activities for a Hybrid or Online Course using Raptivity. Come and learn how to use the Raptivity software to easily create online interactive case studies to engage your students in deeper learning. Raptivity provides easy-to-use templates to set up drag-and-drop, competition, case studies, flash cards and numerous other types of interactive activities for your students.

SuperPowering Your PowerPoint

Learn how to use the advanced features of PowerPoint including inserting images and using Alt text, creating a photo album, inserting hyperlinks, inserting audio, embedding YouTube videos, and checking for accessibility issues.

Teaching Bites: Creating a Culture of Assessment

What does it mean to create a culture of Learning rather than a culture of Assessment on our campus?  Dr. Susan Hatfield challenged her audience at the WeaveOnline/Virginia Tech Conference on Assessment in March, 2013, to focus our teaching so that student learning is outcome driven. By creating expectations of learning throughout the infrastructure of a campus, assessment will be less about data and more about the student.   IU Kokomo faculty member Joann Kaiser attended the Hatfield session and brings the question back for our consideration. In this presentation, participants will discuss how to create a campus culture of learning here at IU Kokomo in order to facilitate a more enlightened culture of assessment. Suitable for faculty.

Teaching Bites: From Podium to Podcast: How to Flip Your Classroom and Enhance Student Engagement

This recorded webinar gives you some concrete ways that show how two faculty approached flipping their classroom so that students received mini-lectures in a series of recorded videos as homework and used class time to solve problems and collaborate with other students and the instructor. A flipped course can engage students in interaction and problem-solving using the concepts they are learning in the course. You can gain practical suuggestions, strategies, ways to adapt course materials, and a checklist to help you see how to flip a class. There are also special advantages of mixing flipped classrooms for hybrid courses. Suitable for instructors teaching hybrids and face-to-face courses.

Teaching Bites: How Do I Accommodate Student Veterans with Disabilities

Two of the signature injuries of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, resulting in acquired disabilities that can affect an individual's ability to learn and process information in many ways. This session uses a short video by this name and participation discussion facilitated by adjunct instructor and miliary veteran David Wallace and CTLA's Kathy Ross. You will get some ideas from the video presenter about what it feels like to experience various cognitive disorders, their impacts on learning, and how thoughtful course design can help all students have free and equal access to information. It can also help you you better understand ways that learning accommodations help any students with these kinds of cognitive disabilities. Suitable for instructors and for staff who work with students.

Teaching Bites: Improving Learning Objectives

Faculty use learning outcomes in several important places such as class syllabi and program assessment plans yet often we struggle to write good learning outcomes that can actually be assessed.  In many cases we might default to very generic outcomes and never follow up on assessing those outcomes at the end of the semester.  After attending the 2013 Assessment Institute conference Netty Provost will be presenting on some easy and creative techniques to make the process of writing learning outcomes easier and much more meaningful.  These techniques are useful for outcomes at any level, from syllabi to degree assessment and beyond.  Much of this session will be treated as an interactive workshop so please bring a syllabi or other material that contains learning outcomes that you’d like improve on. Suitable for instructors.

Teaching Bites: Reducing Barriers, Reducing Risks: Increasing Access and Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

Maxwell (1997) stated that at-risk students have skills, knowledge, motivation, and/or academic ability substantially below those of non at-risk students in the post secondary setting in which they are enrolled. Most students with disabilities do not have these characteristics yet are consistently considered at-risk. This recorded webinar presentation will address the myriad components of why students with disabilities are considered at-risk and will address how faculty, staff and administrators can decrease this perception through increasing access and inclusion for students with disabilities. Suitable for both faculty and staff.

Teaching Bites: The Logic Model and Assessment

After attending the 2013 Assessment Institute conference, Public Affairs and Health Managment (PAHM) faculty member Karl Besel will present this session and apply the "logic model" used by public and nonprofit administrators to discuss ways to assess classroom effectiveness. This technique was employed by a recent Brookings Institute study that assessed the most effective federal programs in the 20th Century with regard to outcome measurement. 

Teaching Bites: Using Streaming Videos to Engage Your Students in Learning

This is the time to learn more about finding and adding videos to learning materials or assignments if you want to add new engaging media or you are looking for options to take the place of VHS tapes. Using videos can also work well for online assignments. Librarians Angie Thorpe and Yan He will introduce you to more ways to make use of the many educational video options available through our IU Kokomo Library resources. Suitable for instructors.

Teaching Bites: What Learning Activities Help Student Veterans Succeed?

Using a short video by this name and participant discussion facilitated by adjunct instructor and military veteran David Wallace and CTLA's Kathy Ross, you will learn more about special challenges student veterans. These include shifting from a rapid response, action-oriented decision-making style, switching from military communication to an academic approach, adapting to a less hierarchical environment, and additional physical, behavioral, and emotional issues. Student veterans bring specific strengths to the classroom.There are ways that your course structure and learning activities can help them make a successful transition from military to academic learning. Suitable for instructors.

Teaching Bites: Working with Students with Learning Disabilities: Emphasis on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety

Educational Psychology faculty member Melissa Grabner-Hagen will give an overview, and Ashlee Shoaff, Coordinator of Accessibility Services, will provide you with some categories of learning disabilities on our campus and numbers of students in those categories. Much of the session will be devoted to questions and answer time with the presenters so that faculty can bring questions and gain understanding about the conditions and some ways to work with the students and their classmates. Suitable for faculty and for staff who work with students.

Third-Year Review Information Session

Academic Affairs will provide university and campus information for faculty to learn the details of the process to prepare for third-year review. Faculty in continuing resident positions in up through their third year here are invited to attend the session. We especially recommend that those who will be creating third-year dossiers to turn in Fall 2014 attend this session.

Using Appreciative Advising to Help Students Excel

Students often come to universities with high aspirations, but with inadequate preparation to excel.  And many students resist the efforts of the advising staff to help them chart a course that will lead to success. This interactive session will present a newly developed advising technique, appreciative advising, that has the potential to facilitate more effective academic advising of these students. This session is presented as an interactive workshop by national speaker Saundra McGuire, Ph.D., Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. Suitable for Advisors. Reservations needed by 12/16.

Word: Collaborative Tools

Intended for anyone who is comfortable using Word and has a need to collaborate with others in writing or editing a Word document. This workshop introduces Word's collaborative writing features that can be particularly useful when giving students feedback on their writing electronically, working with multiple authors, but can also be used by a single author. With these features, multiple people can review a document and make changes or suggestions without actually altering the original text. Also introduces how to protect documents from undesired changes.

FULLY ONLINE SESSIONS

MERLOT and Search Strategies for Online Materials

Looking for some new resources to enhance student learning in your course? MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) provides descriptions and links to online learning resources including case studies, tutorials, animations, interactive multimedia, reference materials, quizzes/assessments, drills, and presentations suitable for higher education learning. Creative Commons, also introduced in this class, helps you find copyrighted media that come with some advance permissions for use. It is also suitable for faculty teaching hybrids or those looking for supplementary online materials for classroom courses. This training is delivered in Oncourse using web resources, is self-paced, and can start and end when convenient for your schedule. The class requires completing assignments using MERLOT and Creative Commons. This course counts for those earning their Basic Online Course Development Certificate. Register anytime for the MERLOT class and you will receive the instructions to get started. Suitable for instructors.

Oncourse: Modules (Online)

If you would like to give your course structure, sequencing, and add content in Oncourse then this is the course for you.  You will learn how to create and edit in the Modules tool and how to add content to your course.  Particularly useful for instructors developing fully-online courses or hybrids. Suitable for instructors.

Oncourse: Wikis & Blogs (Online)

Increase collaboration, group work, and individual reflection on class assignments and projects using the Wiki and Blog tools in Oncourse. Come and learn how to use these tools. Suitable for instructors.

Online Course Strategies Workshop

Experience an online class in Oncourse from a student perspective when you take this four-week workshop to guide you through course development for an online course. This course is required for those faculty earning their Basic Online Course Development Certificate. It is also useful for faculty planning or revising hybrid courses. Participants will work on a specific course, selected by them, during the workshop, making course level decisions and working on developing one module, or short segment, of the course. Weekly workshop assignments are due. This workshop does not result in a fully-developed online course but gets you started.  The workshop includes reading two books from the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching, which will be purchased for you by the Office of Distance Education. Past participants have estimated the class taking them about 3-7 hours per week. Suitable for instructors.

Universal Design Guidelines

This workshop will focus on reasons why accessibility for students with disabilities is important, principles of Universal Design of Learning that can be used to result in a more inclusive online learning environment for all students, and practical tips on making instructional materials more accessible using common software (like Office).  The workshop is taught totally online from Oncourse using Web resources. Faculty will experience this Oncourse experience from a student perspective. It is recommended for faculty who create/revise online or blended courses or are considering doing so. Faculty who use online resources or create instructional materials as supplementary learning as part of classroom courses can also benefit. This course is required for those earning their Basic Online Course Development Certificate. Suitable for instructors.

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