Wayne State University

Upcoming Events

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Events

Introduction to Blackboard
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard course? This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started. Click here to register. 
August 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Engaging Students through Blackboard
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Blackboard. Participants will identify similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students. Click here to register. 
August 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Building Your Course in Blackboard
Will you be designing a new hybrid or online course? Join colleagues to explore how to build a unit of learning in Blackboard for your hybrid or online course. We will discuss strategies for organizing your course, selecting interactive tools to engage students, and building a unit of learning for your hybrid or online course. Click here to register.
August 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Activities for the First Day of Class
Do you expect students to actively participate in your course throughout the semester? Set an example by engaging them in an active learning activity on the very first day. Join colleagues to learn about pedagogical strategies that can be implemented on the first day to help create an inclusive learning environment, build community, and clarify students personal learning outcome goals.  Click here to register. 
August 21, 2017 at 9:30 am
Classroom Assessment Techniques
Do you want to get an informal sense of how well students are learning while class is taking place? Join colleagues to explore formative classroom assessment techniques for online, hybrid, and traditional learning environments. We will discuss a number of quick, easy, and effective strategies that engage students and improve learning. Click here to register. 
August 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Student-Centered Teaching Methods
Are students getting the most out of your teaching? Not all teaching methods are equally effective. Research indicates that some teaching methods have a greater influence on student learning and retention. Join colleagues to learn about skills, tools, and processes for implementing evidence-based teaching practices. Click here to register. 
August 23, 2017 at 9:30 am
Universal Design for Learning - Design with Everyone in Mind
Would you like to know how to design curriculum to reach a variety of learners?  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for developing and delivering curriculum to meet the needs of all students.  Join colleagues to examine an overview of the UDL guidelines developed by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and discuss some techniques to get started applying UDL to a course. Facilitated by Professor Susan Gabel, faculty in the College of Education at WSU. Click here to register
August 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Designing Courses for Significant Learning
Will you be designing a new course or enhancing a current one? Join colleagues for an extended workshop to learn about and apply Integrated Course Design, a framework to articulate and incorporate deeper facets of learning into your course. We also explore strategies of educative assessments to improve students learning and ways to enhance their performance with high quality feedback. In addition, we discuss active learning techniques that most appropriately fit your course, your students, and the learning tasks. Click here to register. 
August 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Designing Courses for Significant Learning
Will you be designing a new course or enhancing a current one? Join colleagues for an extended workshop to learn about and apply Integrated Course Design, a framework to articulate and incorporate deeper facets of learning into your course. We also explore strategies of educative assessments to improve students learning and ways to enhance their performance with high quality feedback. In addition, we discuss active learning techniques that most appropriately fit your course, your students, and the learning tasks. Click here to register. 
August 25, 2017 at 9:30 am
Introduction to Blackboard (Geared towards GTA's)
Would you like to make the most of your Blackboard course? This workshop focuses on the design, development, and organization of hybrid, traditional, and online course content delivery. Join colleagues to discuss how to: set up your Blackboard course site; navigate, organize and manage materials; and access available Blackboard features to get you started. Click here to register. 
August 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Engaging Students through Blackboard (Geared towards GTAs)
Would you like to make the most out of the interactive tools in Blackboard? Join colleagues to learn about the interactive tools in Blackboard. Participants will identify similarities and differences between the discussion board, blogs, journals, and wikis, as well as potential uses of these tools for engaging students. Click here to register. 
August 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Introduction to Hybrid & Online Teaching
Are you new to hybrid or online teaching? Would you like to learn more about the unique characteristics of hybrid and online teaching and learning? Join colleagues to discuss the critical differences between hybrid, online, and traditional courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation. You will leave this session with frameworks for getting started in hybrid and online course development. Click here to register. 
August 28, 2017 at 9:30 am
Classroom Assessment Techniques (Geared towards GTA's)
Do you want to get an informal sense of how well students are learning while class is taking place? Join colleagues to explore formative classroom assessment techniques for online, hybrid, and traditional learning environments. We will discuss a number of quick, easy, and effective strategies that engage students and improve learning. Click here to register. 
August 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Clicking With Your Students: Using i>Clicker to Enhance Learning
Are you interested in using polling to engage your students and assess their comprehension during class? iClicker provides real-time information to help gauge student understanding of important concepts. This interactive demonstration will show the features and functionality of iClicker Reef and Reef Quizzing alongside physical i>clicker remotes, while providing the information to incorporate iClicker into your classroom, regardless of the device used! BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to this demonstration if youd like to join in the fun! Those considering using iClicker as well as those who just need a refresher will benefit from this session. Click here to register. 
August 29, 2017 at 9:00 am
Writing Engaging Polling Questions
How do you write challenging polling questions that help students learn? Join colleagues to discuss how to formulate and present polling questions and scenarios that stimulate deep thinking and engage students in discussion. Click here to register. 
August 29, 2017 at 10:30 am
Evidence-Based Teaching Methods
Are you ready to get started with evidence-based teaching practices? Let us help you! In this workshop we will focus on taking a content element of your class and converting it to an effective student-centered activity. Bring with you to the workshop one element of a lecture that you want to work on or just bring an idea. Participants will leave this workshop with an evidence-based, student-centered activity tailored to a learning goal in their lecture. Lunch will be provided. Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Feig. Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program.  Click here to register.
September 11, 2017 at 11:30 am
Leading Effective Discussions
Do you want the discussions you lead in class to be more effective? Do you want to start having discussions in class, but want to first learn how to do so successfully? Join colleagues to view videos of effective discussions and discuss what worked in the videos and how to apply the strategies. Videos will be of undergraduate students discussing science, but all disciplines are welcome. Faculty and graduate teaching assistants are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Grant Program. Facilitated by Dr. Karen Myhr, faculty in the Biology Department at WSU. Click here to register. 
September 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Service-Learning Course Design
Would you like to incorporate community service-learning (CSL) in your course? Join colleagues to discuss key elements of CSL courses that lead to integrated learning experiences for students. You will leave this session with a framework for designing, implementing, and assessing a CSL component of your course. Click here to register. 
September 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Writing Effective Exams
Do your exams effectively measure what you want your students to learn? How do you assess whether your exam was a good measure of student learning? Join colleagues to discuss strategies for aligning your exams with the measurement of your course learning outcomes. These tools will help you write your exams faster and be more intentional in the design of exam questions. Facilitated by Professor Andrew Feig, Chemistry Department. Co-sponsored by The Office for Teaching and Learning and the WSU WIDER Program. Click here to register. 
September 18, 2017 at 11:30 am
Cooperative & Collaborative Learning
Do you encourage interaction among students during class? Do the groups work well together? How do your assessments reflect the importance of teamwork? We will look at the cycle of group work as an integrated whole, from the practicalities of making the groups to closing the loop on assessment to get better buy-in from the students, including the strategies of group quizzes and pyramid exams. Positive results from this approach include improved learning as well as enhanced feelings of satisfaction among students. Join colleagues to explore the nuts and bolts of cooperative and collaborative learning strategies and assessments. The workshop is facilitated by Professor Andrew Feig,...
September 25, 2017 at 11:30 am