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Fall 2014 Events


Faculty and Staff Training on Military and Veteran Student Populations: A Moderated Webinar Series The W’s of Faculty and Staff Training: Who, What, Why and How
Thursday, Sept. 4
Time
: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Bruce Holzschuh, Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Location: St. Paul campus, Library 302 (Ecolab)

This webinar will focus on the promising practices for creating and providing faculty and staff training programs focused on supporting military student populations. It will provide an overview of the steps Operation College Promise followed to create their successful 3-day training program along with some examples of ways in which having faculty and staff who were able to better understand the military student population helped enhance the experience of student veterans.

The webinar will be viewed in a group setting, followed by a live Q & A session (3:00-3:30) with student representatives from the Metro State Veterans Network. This series is co-sponsored by Metro State’s Veterans and Military Services and the Center for Faculty Development.

 


Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
Saturday, Sept. 6

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Online Learning Classroom, Energy Park Place
Registration and prior approval are required

  • Thinking about revising a course?
  • Want to work with other faculty to review online courses?
  • Interested in exploring a faculty-driven process for ensuring quality in online courses?

Register for the “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric” Workshop to learn about strategies and techniques for assuring quality in the design and development of online courses.

Quality Matters:

  • focuses on course design
  • looks at a course from a student’s perspective
  • engages faculty in a collegial peer review process
  • is supported by current research on student success
  • is used internationally

All full-time and part-time instructors are welcome to participate in this work- shop. QM most directly applies to online and hybrid courses, but is also applicable to web-enhanced and face-to-face courses.

Limited seating is available. Please complete the registration form and submit it to online.training@metrostate.edu by noon on Friday 8/29/2014. Departmental Chair and Dean approval are required. An email will be sent to confirm your enrollment in the workshop.

 


 

Brown Bag Literary Readings: Field
Wednesday, Sept. 10

Time: 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: St. Paul campus, New Main 203 (St. Paul Room - top floor of New Main)

Please bring a poem or short prose excerpt somehow related (we're very flexible) to the above theme to share with others. Or, just bring yourself (and your lunch, if you wish) and relax, for half an hour of listening and reading pleasure.

Come one, come all - staff, faculty and students - all are welcome. No reservations required. For more information, please email Alison McGhee, Professor of Creative Writing at Alison.McGhee@metrostate.edu. We hope to see you there!


 


Faculty and Staff Training on Military and Veteran Student Populations: A Moderated Webinar Series Military 101 – The Basics of Military Culture
Thursday, Sept. 11

Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Bruce Holzschuh, Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Location: St. Paul campus, Library 302 (Ecolab) 

During this webinar, participants will be introduced to a broad overview of Military Culture. Topics to be covered include common military terms, issues related to transition into and out of combat, transition out of the military into the civilian world, and potential related stressors.

The webinar will be viewed in a group setting, followed by a live Q & A session (3:00-3:30) with student representatives from the Metro State Veterans Network. This series is co-sponsored by Metro State’s Veterans and Military Services and the Center for Faculty Development.

 


Talking about Teaching
Thursdays, Sept. 11
Time
: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Midway Center (1450 Energy Park Drive), Room TBD
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder
Contact Lori Schroeder, lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752, to register or for more information

Are you interested in receiving support and ideas regarding teaching strategies, concerns, and challenges? Would you like to share teaching strategies, assessment techniques, classroom management techniques that you’ve found to be particularly effective? Would you like to relax, listen to lively discussion about teaching and learning?

If you have answered yes to these questions, then join your colleagues in these faculty-facilitated casual conversations. Discussions may include but are not limited to these topics: creating writing and speaking assignments, identifying students with non-apparent learning challenges, classroom civility, attendance issues, effective lecturing, course design, syllabus construction, assessment of student learning, first day of class activities, engaging students, active learning, and teaching with technology.

 


Mingling with Your Mentors – A Social Event for New Resident Faculty and Their Mentors
Friday, Sept. 12

Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Campus, Library 308

This short social event will allow new resident faculty members to meet their mentors.


Teaching Online Institute Part 1: Backward Design and Course Planning
Monday, Sept. 15

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Instructor: Bilal Dameh
Registration Deadline: Sept. 4

This is a four-week hybrid workshop. Online activities for this training will start on Monday 9/15 with one required face-to-face meeting (9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) on Thursday 10/2.

The workshop will:

  • list the key design phases for developing your online course
  • apply the integrated design approach to the design of your courses
  • classify learning objectives according to Bloom's Taxonomy
  • identify the internal support systems through the Center for Online Learning

Participants require approval to take the workshop from both their department chairs and their deans. Participants will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the course.

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.

 


Faculty Professional Development Grant applications DEADLINE: September 17

All Metro State resident and community faculty members are eligible to apply for funds to support professional development and travel. See Portal | Reference Manual | Faculty Personnel Matters for application form or download it from here.

Completed applications should be given to college Faculty Issues committee representatives:

CAS

Andrew Carlson

COM

Jennifer Dosch

CHCPS

Kelly Hazel

CIS

Charles Tedder

Library

Alec Sonsteby

SLC

Deb Eckberg/Jennifer Wingren

UED
Community Faculty

Fred Carpenter

 


Multi-session Faculty Discussion Group based on the book: "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"
Wednesdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10
Time: 4:30 p.m. -5:45 pm
Location: Center for Faculty Development, St. Paul Campus, Library 131 in person and remotely via Google Hangout
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder (lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752)
Reservation required. Space is limited to 12 people. Contact Lori Schroeder to make reservations and for more information.

Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching. One reviewer wrote: “Whether you think you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, this book is a must read for college faculty.”

Why participate? To connect with colleagues. To stimulate thinking about our teaching practice. And because it is just a great book!

Books will be provided to participants.

 


Brown Bag Introduction to the Quality Matters Rubric
Thursday, Sept. 18
Time
: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place
Center for Online Learning
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104-13
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Facilitator: Robert Bilyk
Registration Deadline: Sept. 16

The new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Online and Hybrid Course Development provides for a peer review of the course design, based on the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric.

The QM rubric is a set of standards used to evaluate the design of online and hybrid courses. The rubric is accompanied by annotations that explain the application of the standards and the relationship between them.

During this brown bag session, Robert Bilyk will provide an overview of the rubric and the peer review process. He will show the relationship of the rubric to the principles of integrated course design that are explored in the teaching online institutes and then conclude with a question and answer session on the review process.

Please note that this brown bag session is free of charge and does not pay stipends

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.  


Faculty and Staff Training on Military and Veteran Student Populations: A Moderated Webinar Series Examples of On-Campus Faculty and Staff Programs Thursday, Sept. 18
Time
: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Bruce Holzschuh, Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Location: St. Paul campus, Library 302 (Ecolab)

Campuses throughout the country have begun to look at opportunities to better serve their military student populations. One of the ways they have done so is through the implementation of faculty and staff training programs. This webinar will provide examples of innovative ways institutions have been able to successfully implement these types of programs on their campuses.

The webinar will be viewed in a group setting, followed by a live Q & A session (3:00-3:30) with student representatives from the Metro State Veterans Network. This series is co-sponsored by Metro State’s Veterans and Military Services and the Center for Faculty Development.

 


Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship (Full)
Dates
: Fridays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17
Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Community.engagement@metrostate.edu
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: CWA Conference Room at Energy Park Place (EPP), 1380 Energy Lane, Suite 205
Registration deadline: July 25 (Registration closed - full)

Are you interested in integrating community engagement activities into your course design and scholarship, but unsure how to begin? Or, are you already utilizing community engagement and interested in deepening your knowledge of best practices through interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration? If so, the members of the ICES Faculty Work Group warmly invite you to participate in a Faculty Learning Circle on Community-Engaged Scholarship during FY15.

The goals of this learning circle are to:

  • Create a space for dialogue about the foundational elements of community-engaged scholarship,
  • Widen the circle of faculty members who undertake and promote best practices in community-engaged teaching, learning and research, and
  • Deepen relationships among faculty and the possibilities for interdisciplinary community-engaged scholarship.

A common text, A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future, will provide a framework for conversation that draws on your own experience and questions. 

 


Faculty and Staff Training on Military and Veteran Student Populations: A Moderated Webinar Series Student Veterans: A Lens into Cultural and Clinical Competency + Student Panel
Thursday, Sept. 25
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Bruce Holzschuh, Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Location: St. Paul campus, Library 308 (NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION)

This webinar highlights a Serving Student Veterans on Campus one-day workshop offered by the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP). The workshop is part of one university’s Counseling Center Core Competency Program (UC4) and is designed to address cultural and clinical concerns of Service Members and Veterans on a university or college campus. The webinar will be an overview of the one-day workshop and will provide information on how to host a UC4 training event or register for one.

The webinar will be viewed in a group setting, followed by a panel discussion (3:00-3:30) with student representatives from the Metro State Veterans Network.

This series is co-sponsored by Metro State’s Veterans and Military Services and the Center for Faculty Development.

Military-style refreshments will be served.

 


Brown Bag Literary Readings: Tumble
Wednesday, Oct. 8

Time: 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: St. Paul campus, New Main 203 (St. Paul Room, top floor of New Main)

Please bring a poem or short prose excerpt somehow related (we're very flexible) to the above theme to share with others. Or, just bring yourself (and your lunch, if you wish) and relax, for half an hour of listening and reading pleasure.

Come one, come all - staff, faculty and students - all are welcome. No reservations required. For more information, please email Alison McGhee, Professor of Creative Writing at Alison.McGhee@metrostate.edu. We hope to see you there!.

 


Multi-session Faculty Discussion Group based on the book: "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"
Wednesday, Oct. 8
Time: 4:30 p.m. -5:45 pm
Location: Center for Faculty Development, St. Paul Campus, Library 131 in person and remotely via Google Hangout
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder (lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752)
Reservation required. Space is limited to 12 people. Contact Lori Schroeder to make reservations and for more information.

Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching. One reviewer wrote: “Whether you think you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, this book is a must read for college faculty.”

Why participate? To connect with colleagues. To stimulate thinking about our teaching practice. And because it is just a great book!

Books will be provided to participants.

 


Fall Teaching Workshop - "Engaging Millennial Learners"
Facilitated by Christy Price, Dalton State College
Saturday, Oct. 11

Time: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Great Hall and Founders Hall Auditorium, Metro State St. Paul Campus
Register now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W9GMJ7G

What factors influence student motivation and desire to learn? Obviously, there are some influences beyond the professor’s control, but research in educational psychology suggests one thing we can do to increase student engagement is to create learning environments that are in some ways linked to, and supportive of, the current student culture. During this participatory session, we will briefly review the literature regarding the culture of the Millennial student and apply the findings of the presenter’s research regarding Millennial learners. We will specifically discuss the characteristics of Millennials’ ideal learning environments, their preferences regarding assessments, their perceptions regarding the characteristics of the ideal professor, and their ideal institutional practices. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in activities that will require them to reflect on their own teaching methods and/or institutional practices. Open-ended questionnaires, check-lists, and video clips of faculty and students will be utilized in order to facilitate discussion regarding practical steps we can take to meet the needs of Millennial learners.

 


Community Faculty Issues Forum
Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Campus, Founders Hall Auditorium

Metropolitan State University has gone through major transitions over last year. Join us in discussing issues of interest to community faculty. The agenda for the Forum will include:

  • Participation in Governance - explore ways we can maximize our participation and become a robust part of the dialog and decision making process.
  • The New IFO Contract
  • Professional Development Reports - strategize ways to make your work count.
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Faculty Development - share your reflections and wishes for offerings as we strive for excellence for all faculty

 


Poverty Institute
Monday - Tuesday, Oct. 20-21

Location: Metropolitan State University, Great Hall, New Main
Time: 9 a.m. – 4  p.m. (registration & continental breakfast – 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.)
Presenter:  Donna M. Beegle
Register online at: www.combarriers.com/cab_institutes
Cost: $249  

Obtain the tools needed to effectively move people out of poverty. This intensive two-day Poverty Institute provides a grounded understanding of poverty and what you can do to more successfully  assist people  in moving out – and staying out – of poverty.

Participants will:

  • Learn to communicate more effectively with those living in poverty (e.g., bridging print and oral cultures).
  • Use role play, activities, modeling and dialogue to understand and practice the core concepts.
  • Come away with concrete strategies and materials that you can use right away to make a difference.
  • The Poverty Institute is designed for professionals from the fields of justice, education, health, social service, faith- based and community organization members.

More information can be found at http://www.combarriers.com/cab_institutes

 


Coaching Institute - Be your organization’s Poverty Coach and on-site expert
Wednesday - Thursday, October 22-23, 2014

Date: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (registration & continental breakfast – 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.)
Location: Metropolitan State University, Ecolab, Library
Register online at: www.combarriers.com/cab_institutes
Cost: $695

This intensive two-day Coaching Institute will prepare you for breaking barriers in your organization. Participants will learn how to serve as on-site experts for educating colleagues, providing leadership for eliminating barriers, and developing system-wide approaches for improving outcomes for families and individuals.

Poverty Coaches are trained to conduct Poverty Competency Assessments and assist their organizations in developing and implementing customized action plans with measurable results. Coaches receive a variety of tools and materials, including the Action Approach Training Kit (valued at $449).

NOTE: Coaching Institute participants must have completed at least the “Poverty 101” online course or a two-day Poverty Institute.
 
More information can be found at http://www.combarriers.com/cab_institutes

 


Talking about Teaching
Thursdays, Oct. 23
Time
: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Midway Center (1450 Energy Park Drive), Room TBD
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder
Contact Lori Schroeder, lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752, to register or for more information

Are you interested in receiving support and ideas regarding teaching strategies, concerns, and challenges? Would you like to share teaching strategies, assessment techniques, classroom management techniques that you’ve found to be particularly effective? Would you like to relax, listen to lively discussion about teaching and learning?

If you have answered yes to these questions, then join your colleagues in these faculty-facilitated casual conversations. Discussions may include but are not limited to these topics: creating writing and speaking assignments, identifying students with non-apparent learning challenges, classroom civility, attendance issues, effective lecturing, course design, syllabus construction, assessment of student learning, first day of class activities, engaging students, active learning, and teaching with technology.

 


Creating engaging activities with LodeStar
Saturday, Oct. 25

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place
Center for Online Learning
1380 Energy Park Lane, Suite 104-13
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Instructor: Bob Bilyk
Registration Deadline: Oct. 16

This workshop introduces instructors to creating interactive multimedia learning activities with the LodeStar eLearning authoring tool, licensed to all MnSCU faculty.

The workshop will cover the creation of presentations, instructional strategies, decision-making scenarios, and simple web pages that can be uploaded as lessons into D2L.

Please note that this workshop is free of charge and does not pay stipends

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.

 


Teaching Online Institute Part 2: Establishing Student Expectations
Monday, Oct. 27

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Instructor: Bilal Dameh
Registration Deadline: Oct. 16

Online activities for this training will start on Monday 10/27 with one required face-to-face meeting (9:00 am-2:30 pm.) on Thursday 11/13.

The workshop will cover:

  • clear faculty-student communication strategies
  • build active and engaging course components with D2L 10.3
  • applying facilitator roles, voices, tones, and critical thinking techniques
  • identify the internal support systems through the Center for Online Learning

Participants require approval to take the workshop from both their department chairs and their deans. Participants will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the course.

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.

 


Career Steps: 12 Things Faculty Should Encourage Students To Do Before Graduation
Tuesday, Oct. 28
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Library 312
Self-register in D2L: https://www.metrostate.edu/applications/drep/files/CareerStepsFlyer.pdf

Entering the job market or making a career transition is much easier if the wheels are set in motion while still in school. Career Steps is a no fee, no credit online tool that provides faculty with a career development to-do list of specific, action-oriented steps to point their students in the right direction and help them move efficiently down their post-college career paths.

Career Steps takes a rather daunting process (finding a career niche or a better job) and breaks it down into manageable pieces. Content is designed to be incorporated into existing courses by faculty and includes 12 modules with classroom activities and assessments covering everything from LinkedIn to networking. Faculty will learn how about this new Career Development course and how to use all or parts of it in their classes.

 


Career Steps: 12 Things Faculty Should Encourage Students To Do Before Graduation
Thursday, Oct. 30

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis Campus, Room M2300
Self-register in D2L: https://www.metrostate.edu/applications/drep/files/CareerStepsFlyer.pdf

Entering the job market or making a career transition is much easier if the wheels are set in motion while still in school. Career Steps is a no fee, no credit online tool that provides faculty with a career development to-do list of specific, action-oriented steps to point their students in the right direction and help them move efficiently down their post-college career paths.

Career Steps takes a rather daunting process (finding a career niche or a better job) and breaks it down into manageable pieces. Content is designed to be incorporated into existing courses by faculty and includes 12 modules with classroom activities and assessments covering everything from LinkedIn to networking. Faculty will learn how about this new Career Development course and how to use all or parts of it in their classes.

 


Multi-session Faculty Discussion Group based on the book: "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Time: 4:30 p.m. -5:45 pm
Location: Center for Faculty Development, St. Paul Campus, Library 131 in person and remotely via Google Hangout
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder (lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752)
Reservation required. Space is limited to 12 people. Contact Lori Schroeder to make reservations and for more information.

Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching. One reviewer wrote: “Whether you think you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, this book is a must read for college faculty.”

Why participate? To connect with colleagues. To stimulate thinking about our teaching practice. And because it is just a great book!

Books will be provided to participants.

 


Brown Bag Literary Readings: Burning
Thursday, Nov. 13

Time: 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: St. Paul campus, New Main 203 (St. Paul Room, top floor of New Main)

Please bring a poem or short prose excerpt somehow related (we're very flexible) to the above theme to share with others. Or, just bring yourself (and your lunch, if you wish) and relax, for half an hour of listening and reading pleasure.

Come one, come all - staff, faculty and students - all are welcome. No reservations required. For more information, please email Alison McGhee, Professor of Creative Writing at Alison.McGhee@metrostate.edu.

 


Talking about Teaching
Thursdays, Nov. 13
Time
: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Midway Center (1450 Energy Park Drive), Room TBD
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder
Contact Lori Schroeder, lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752, to register or for more information

Are you interested in receiving support and ideas regarding teaching strategies, concerns, and challenges? Would you like to share teaching strategies, assessment techniques, classroom management techniques that you’ve found to be particularly effective? Would you like to relax, listen to lively discussion about teaching and learning?

If you have answered yes to these questions, then join your colleagues in these faculty-facilitated casual conversations. Discussions may include but are not limited to these topics: creating writing and speaking assignments, identifying students with non-apparent learning challenges, classroom civility, attendance issues, effective lecturing, course design, syllabus construction, assessment of student learning, first day of class activities, engaging students, active learning, and teaching with technology.

 


Multi-session Faculty Discussion Group based on the book: "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Time: 4:30 p.m. -5:45 pm
Location: Center for Faculty Development, St. Paul Campus, Library 131 in person and remotely via Google Hangout
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder (lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1752)
Reservation required. Space is limited to 12 people. Contact Lori Schroeder to make reservations and for more information.

Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching. One reviewer wrote: “Whether you think you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, this book is a must read for college faculty.”

Why participate? To connect with colleagues. To stimulate thinking about our teaching practice. And because it is just a great book!

Books will be provided to participants.

 


D2L 10.3 Basic Part 1
Tuesday, Dec. 16

Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Online Learning
Energy Park Place
1380 Energy Park Lane, Suite 104-13
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Instructor: Travis Morgan
Registration Deadline: Dec. 5 

D2L Boot Camp is run to equip professors with the essential tools that will make them successful within the online learning environment.

This course is for everyone who has an instructor role at Metropolitan State University. New Online and Hybrid instructors will benefit from this course as will in-class instructors who use, or wish to expand their classroom into, D2L.

This workshop will cover

  • News Items
  • Content
  • Links
  • Discussions
  • Groups

This will be in a computer lab environment with instruction given followed by immediate hands- on practice

Participants require approval to take the workshop from both their department chairs and their deans. Participants will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the course.

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.

 


D2L 10.3 Basic Part 2
Thursday, Dec. 18
Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Online Learning
Energy Park Lane, Suite 104-13
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Instructor: Travis Morgan
Registration Deadline: Dec. 9 

This workshop builds on the skills learned in D2L 101 Boot Camp part 1 and covers the following:

  • Dropbox
  • Rubric
  • Quizzes
  • Grades
  • Tying it all together

This will be in a computer lab environment with instruction given followed by immediate hands- on practice

Participants require approval to take the workshop from both their department chairs and their deans. Participants will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the course.

Register by completing the Registration Form and sending an email to online.training@metrostate.edu. When registering, type “Fall 2014 Faculty Workshops” in the subject line of your email. All workshops are free of charge.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Online Learning and Center for Faculty Development.


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