Seminars

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will be offering teaching seminars and presentations on topics to enhance teaching and learning. The seminars provide an opportunity to gather with colleagues to listen, discuss, comment, interact, and reflect on a number of topics. They are organized on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations, please contact Stacey Valliere at stacey.valliere@uconn.edu

The seminars are available to faculty, graduate students, and professional staff. Reservations are required and are accepted on a first-come-first serve basis. If you have signed up and are not able to attend, your colleagues would appreciate it if you unregistered, as we often have others who would like to register. Feedback from you is also important. It will help us focus as well as plan a more diverse program.

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Spring 2019

Flip, Blend, Flend: Alternative Instructional Approaches
Tuesday, February 12th from 12:30 PM – 1:45PM
HBL CLC
David Des Armier and Eileen Stuyniski
This authentic workshop on flipped, blended and flended instructional approaches begins with required participation in an online module via HuskyCT and then attendance at a face-to-face workshop. Flipped, blended and flended approaches will be defined and brought to life using real UConn courses/cases. Participants should come prepared with a course project to conceptually apply one of the instructional approaches. The challenges of each approach will be discussed and reflected upon, as they relate to each participant’s specific project. The workshop will conclude with an explanation of University resources (and beyond) applicable to flipped, blended and flended course development. Note: This workshop will include online coursework using HuskyCT prior to attending the day of the workshop. More details will be provided upon registration.

Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=791

 

Getting Started with Flipped Instruction
Friday, March 8th from 1:30 PM – 3PM
ROWE 318
Jennifer Parker and David Des Armier, Jr., eCampus
Want to learn more about flipped classroom approaches? This seminar will provide an introduction to designing a flipped course. We will describe the reasons for wanting to flip a course, explain how this course delivery approach will benefit you and your students, and identify specific pedagogical challenges. Also, we will highlight some of the various tools, processes, and methods available for creating a flipped course. This seminar is informational, however, a more advanced flipped seminar/workshop will be available later in the spring semester.

Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=765

 

Getting Started with Hybrid/Blended Instruction
Tuesday, March 12th, from 12:30 PM – 1:45PM
HB CLC
David Des Armier and Eileen Stuyniski
Interested in learning more about hybrid/blended courses? This seminar will provide an introduction to hybrid/blended course design. We will describe the reasons for wanting to create a hybrid/blended course, explain how this course delivery approach will benefit you and your students, and identify specific pedagogical challenges. Also, we will highlight some of the various tools, processes, and methods available for creating a hybrid/blended course. This seminar is informational, however, a more advanced hybrid/blended seminar/workshop will be available later in the spring semester.

Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=792