Teaching Talks & Hands-On HuskyCT

Teaching Talks

You are invited to participate in a series of informal teaching talks.  These are opportunities for participants to comfortably share teaching concerns and discuss techniques and strategies with colleagues, experts, and CETL staff.  All sessions will take place in Rowe 319 unless otherwise noted.  All UConn instructors —graduate students, TAs, and APIRs, as well as adjunct, tenure-track and tenured faculty—are encouraged to attend.

Attend all the sessions or choose only those covering the topics that most interest you. 

Contact Suzanne LaFleur if you have questions or would like more information.

Link to HBL CLC Map – https://lib.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/FloorMap_Level2.pdf

Collaborative Learning Classroom is on the 2nd Floor of the Homer Babbidge Library. Once off the stairs or elevator take a left, take another left once through doors.

     

    JULY

    Thursday, July 11                    12:00-1:00       ROWE 318       Summer Lunchtime Theater Games – CANCELLED

    Theater games are a fun way to enhance your presence and mental agility in the classroom.  We will switch between nonverbal complicity games and narrative improv, and we may even try on the red nose of the clown to see what it offers!

     

     

    Thursday, July 11                    2:00-3:15                                 First Impressions and the First Day of Class – CANCELLED

    Participants will walk away with:

    • Specific strategies for making a good first impression as well as specific strategies for conducting the first class in a manner that will draw students in and, hopefully, be motivated to do well in the class.
    • We will discuss topics such as:
    • Preparing for the first class
    • How to begin- the very beginning
    • What to include, how to go about it
    • Introductions, yours and theirs…

     

    Tuesday, July 16                      1:30-2:45                                 Time Management During a Single Class

    • Participants will leave with specific time management strategiesWe will discuss such topics as:
      • Have a plan going in
      • Understand that nearly everything will take either more or less time than you expected it to. Adjust accordingly.
      • Do frequent time checks during class-
      • If there’s no clock in the room consult your watch or phone regularly
      • Start with your objectives- Prioritize the list
      • Active learning (discussion, mini-projects, projects, problems…) takes time.
      • Start on time. End on time.
      • Have a plan for what was not covered
      • At the end of class a brief wrap up or “exit slip” enhances learning.
      • Think about what you need to do after the class ends

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=926

     

    Thursday, July 18                    12:00-1:00       ROWE 131       Summer Lunchtime Theater Games

    Theater games are a fun way to enhance your presence and mental agility in the classroom.  We will switch between nonverbal complicity games and narrative improv, and we may even try on the red nose of the clown to see what it offers!

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=911

     

    Thursday, July 18                    2:00-3:15                                 Teaching Creatively

    Participants will leave with specific strategies for teaching more creatively

    At this session, participants will discuss topics like:

    • Tools to enhance creativity, such as SCAMPER, Synectics, Brainstorming, and others
    • The role of choice in motivating students to be more creative and productive
    • Presenting products creatively
    • Taking chances
    • Active learning
    • Bloom’s Taxonomy
    • Playing to your strengths
    • Finding creative ways to present material in order to increase student interest and participation
    • The role of improvisation, role play, story telling, modeling the real world…
    • Learning games, Ice Breakers…
    • Making it safe to fail
    • Using art and music
    • Divergent and convergent thinking
    • Using student creativity to help plan more interesting lessons
    • Encouraging reluctant students to be more creative
    • Assessment techniques that encourage creative problem solving

    Register at  – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=927

     

     

    Tuesday, July 23                      11:00-12:15                             Being Present in the Classroom

    Participants will walk away with specific strategies for how to remain present throughout the class and how to keep students present and engaged.

     

    We discuss topics such as:

     

    • What does it mean to be present, to be fully present- as the instructor… as the student…
    • Maintaining Focus
    • “Mixing it up” in order to keep students present
    • The importance of enthusiasm and energy…

    Register here – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=928

     

    Wednesday, July 24                2:00-3:15                                 Giving feedback early in the semester

    Bring your syllabus. In this teaching talk we will discover opportunities for giving feedback on early assignments or activities and structuring feedback to support learning. We will discuss how much feedback is enough; consider different modes of feedback; and relate feedback to course objectives.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=955

     

    Thursday, July 25                    10:30-11:45                             The Introvert as a Successful Instructor or Learner

    Participants will walk away with specific strategies for being successful as a teacher or a student, and alternative strategies for taking “center stage” less often.

    We will discuss topics such as:

    • Situations and learning environments where introverts thrive
    • Inclusive teaching strategies
    • Communication strategies
    • Distinguishing between introversion and lack of confidence
    • Developing a positive view of your temperament & personality

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=929

     

    Thursday, July 25                    12:00-1:00       ROWE 131       Summer Lunchtime Theater Games

    Theater games are a fun way to enhance your presence and mental agility in the classroom.  We will switch between nonverbal complicity games and narrative improv, and we may even try on the red nose of the clown to see what it offers!

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=912

     

    Tuesday, July 30                     1:30-2:45                                 Less Listening, More Active Participation

    Participants will come away with specific strategies for getting students more actively involved in their learning.

    At this session, participants will discuss topics like:

    • When do I need to lecture, and when may I allow students to learn on their own?
    • Overcoming obstacles to active learning
    • Opening the lecture to increase active learning
    • Strategies to activate the classroom
    • Small group discussion, whole group discussion
    • Active learning through projects, problem solving activities, experiments …
    • Giving choices
    • Specific things to consider for the beginner

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=930

     

    Wednesday, July 31                10:00-11:15                             A conversation about inclusive teaching practices

    In this teaching talk we will discuss topics such as:

    • Welcoming all students and promoting belongingness
    • The relevance of diversity
    • Kinds of inclusion
    • Becoming aware of and examining our own assumptions and bias
    • The importance of dialogue and guidelines for dialogue

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=956

     

    Wednesday, July 31                1:00-2:15                                 Designing activities to foster critical thinking

    How do you incorporate critical thinking into your course design? How do you build it into class time when class time already seems too short to cover all the content you want to cover? What are some critical literacy activities you have implemented in your classes? How did you think about assessment of them? In this teaching talk we will share experiences, challenges, and activities that can be modified to fit even a small amount of class time.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=957

     

    Wednesday, July 31                2:30-3:30                                 Reading SET comments and putting them in perspective

    In this one-hour meeting we will gather in a supportive environment, with milk and cookies, to discuss how to approach SET evaluations received in previous semesters, and how to use them in planning our courses.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=958

     

    AUGUST

    Thursday, August 1                 9:00-11:30                               Combination workshop 1) Designing a syllabus and 2) Crafting a Teaching Philosophy Statement

    It can be very productive to design a syllabus and think about your teaching philosophy at the same time. In this two and a half hour workshop you will be given writing prompts to help you begin to draft a syllabus and teaching philosophy statement or, if you have them already, to continue revising. We will do timed writing and share our writing with other participants. Writing alongside others is a time-tested way of advancing a writing project. Bring a laptop or paper and pens, and feel free to leave early or arrive late or leave early.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=959

     

    Thursday, August 1                 12:00-1:00       ROWE 131       Summer Lunchtime Theater Games

    Theater games are a fun way to enhance your presence and mental agility in the classroom.  We will switch between nonverbal complicity games and narrative improv, and we may even try on the red nose of the clown to see what it offers!

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=913

     

    Thursday, August 1                 2:00-3:15                                 The teacher as student: Using the “Beginner’s Mind” approach to refresh your teaching practice

    “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki.

    Learning is easier when new concepts and data are connected to already acquired networks of knowledge and experience. As subject experts, it is common to lose touch with what it’s like to be a beginner, or novice, at the thing we are teaching. As the new semester begins to ramp up, it can be helpful to do some exercises to help you take the perspective of students, particularly if you are teaching first year students, but also if you encounter transfer students or anyone who is new to higher education or new to a particular discipline, field, or major.

    The workshop will consist of a variety of problem-solving exercises, done as individuals and in groups, followed by individual reflection in response to writing prompts related to those exercises and to uncovering your personal connection to the subject you will be teaching.

     Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=960

     

    Tuesday, August 6                   11:00-12:15                             Icebreakers you can use in classrooms, large and small

    Building on theater games, this workshop will introduce you to different ways to enhance student engagement with other students in the classroom through icebreakers.  Some icebreakers are designed as on-the-spot, low-stakes games that don’t take a lot of time, while others are designed to support community building in more depth, over time. We will discuss how community and relationship building impacts learning.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=961

     

     

    Tuesday, August 6                   2:00-3:15                                 First Impressions and the First Day of Class

    Participants will walk away with:

    • Specific strategies for making a good first impression as well as specific strategies for conducting the first class in a manner that will draw students in and, hopefully, be motivated to do well in the class.
    • We will discuss topics such as:
    • Preparing for the first class
    • How to begin- the very beginning
    • What to include, how to go about it
    • Introductions, yours and theirs…

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=931

     

    Wednesday, August 7             11:00-12:15                             Using personal stories (yours and theirs) in the classroom

    The goal of this workshop is to identify and develop two or three personal stories you can use to illustrate course content, promote vocational awareness in students, or establish rapport in the classroom. We will discuss ways that personal stories have changed the dynamics of a course and increased student learning and engagement.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=962

     

    Wednesday, August 7             1:30-2:45                                 Making Learning Easier

    Participants will come away with specific strategies and ideas for making student learning easier.

    At this session, participants will discuss topics like:

    • Motivating students to read and prepare for class
    • Having clear learning objectives, goals, and expectations
    • Teaching students to think and write in your particular discipline
    • Using visuals and technology effectively
    • Using class time to emphasize learning/study skills
    • Having and communicating clear objectives
    • Offering choices whenever possible
    • Giving credit for class participation; Offering extra credit opportunities
    • Making work submitted later in the semester count more than earlier work

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=932

     

    Thursday, August 8                 12:00-1:00       ROWE 131       Summer Lunchtime Theater Games

    Theater games are a fun way to enhance your presence and mental agility in the classroom.  We will switch between nonverbal complicity games and narrative improv, and we may even try on the red nose of the clown to see what it offers!

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=914

     

    Thursday, August 8                 2:30-3:45                                 Podcast and audio assignments

    Students who are reticent to speak in whole-class discussions may display remarkable eloquence and engagement through other kinds of assignments requiring oral communication. In this teaching talk we will explore how assigning students to compose podcasts or other kinds of audio-recordings can:

    • encourage creativity, participation, and listening;
    • help scaffold the development of discussion skills; and
    • increase engagement with course material.

    We think of podcasts as a series of conversations or reflections on a particular topic or theme. The genre includes a range of approaches. But generally they are informal in tone and don’t necessarily require high production values. The term “podcast” might describe a one-off audio assignment, or a series of them.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=963

     

     

    Tuesday, August 13                 10:00-12:30                             Combination workshop: 1) Designing a syllabus and 2) Crafting a Teaching Philosophy Statement

    It can be very productive to design a syllabus and think about your teaching philosophy at the same time. In this two and a half hour workshop you will be given writing prompts to help you begin to draft a syllabus and teaching philosophy statement or, if you have them already, to continue revising. We will do timed writing and share our writing with other participants. Writing alongside others is a time-tested way of advancing a writing project. Bring a laptop or paper and pens, and feel free to leave early or arrive late or leave early.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=964

     

     

    Tuesday, August 13                 1:00-2:15                                 The Teaching Persona

    Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the teaching persona- what it consists of, how to decide which parts of “you” that you will share with your students, how you will present yourself…

    At this session, participants will discuss topics like:

    • Effects of gender and age on how you present yourself, what you can do as an instructor
    • How your personality affects your teaching style
    • Your sense of self and how it affects your work with students
    • How to develop an effective teaching persona
    • How much of teaching is a function of your personality?
    • Why is the teaching persona important?

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=933

     

    Tuesday, August 13                 2:30-3:45                                 Designing activities to foster critical thinking

     How do you incorporate critical thinking into your course design? How do you build it into class time when class time already seems too short to cover all the content you want to cover? What are some critical literacy activities you have implemented in your classes? How did you think about assessment of them? In this teaching talk we will share experiences, challenges, and activities that can be modified to fit even a small amount of class time.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=965

     

    Wednesday, August 14           11:00-12:15                             Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation

    At this session, participants will discuss topics like

    • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
    • The role of choice in motivation
    • Engaging student passion
    • The importance of the teacher/student relationship
    • Challenge and reward
    • The reluctant learner
    • Service Learning

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=934

     

     Wednesday, August 14           1:30-2:45                                 Mixing It Up- Adding Variety to your Classroom Instruction

    Participants will come away with specific strategies for adding variety to classroom instruction.

    This talk will cover such topics as:

    • Breaking up the lecture: when, how (videos, stories, role play, Q & A, iClickers, Poll Everywhere, Survey Monkey, small group discussion, brief activities…) why
    • Q & A as review
    • Restatement of key points by students as a check for understanding
    • Small group discussion of key points followed by whole group discussion
    • Brief activities to reinforce learning objectives
    • Problem solving in Math, the sciences, Engineering…
    • Long term projects

    Assigning each section of a chapter to a small group of students who will then present the material to the whole group

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=935

     

    Thursday, August 15               12:00-1:00       HBL CLC           Summer Lunchtime Theater Games

    Theater games are a fun way to enhance your presence and mental agility in the classroom.  We will switch between nonverbal complicity games and narrative improv, and we may even try on the red nose of the clown to see what it offers!

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=915

     

    Monday, August 19                 2:30-3:45                                 Effective Questioning Techniques

    Specific strategies regarding formulating and asking effective questions. An understanding of how an effective question differs from a less effective question. Ways to get answers to your questions…

    We will discuss topics such as:

    • What kinds of questions should be asked?
    • How do we form these questions?
    • How do we get answers to our questions?
    • How can we use questions to assess learning?
    • How can we more effectively respond to questions? …

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=936

     

    Tuesday, August 20                 9:30-10:45                               The teacher as student: Using the “Beginner’s Mind” approach to refresh your teaching practice

     “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki.

    Learning is easier when new concepts and data are connected to already acquired networks of knowledge and experience. As subject experts, it is common to lose touch with what it’s like to be a beginner, or novice, at the thing we are teaching. As the new semester begins to ramp up, it can be helpful to do some exercises to help you take the perspective of students, particularly if you are teaching first year students, but also if you encounter transfer students or anyone who is new to higher education or new to a particular discipline, field, or major.

    The workshop will consist of a variety of problem-solving exercises, done as individuals and in groups, followed by individual reflection in response to writing prompts related to those exercises and to uncovering your personal connection to the subject you will be teaching.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=966

     

    Tuesday, August 20                 11:00-12:15                             Giving feedback early in the semester

    Bring your syllabus. In this teaching talk we will discover opportunities for giving feedback on early assignments or activities and structuring feedback to support learning. We will discuss how much feedback is enough; consider different modes of feedback; and relate feedback to course objectives.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=967

     

     

    Tuesday, August 20                 2:30-3:45                                 A conversation about inclusive teaching practices

    In this teaching talk we will discuss topics such as:

    • Welcoming all students and promoting belongingness
    • The relevance of diversity
    • Kinds of inclusion
    • Becoming aware of and examining our own assumptions and bias
    • The importance of dialogue and guidelines for dialogue

    Register at –https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=968

     

    Wednesday, August 21           9:00-10:15                               Podcast and audio assignments

    Students who are reticent to speak in whole-class discussions may display remarkable eloquence and engagement through other kinds of assignments requiring oral communication. In this teaching talk we will explore how assigning students to compose podcasts or other kinds of audio-recordings can:

    • encourage creativity, participation, and listening;
    • help scaffold the development of discussion skills; and
    • increase engagement with course material.

    We think of podcasts as a series of conversations or reflections on a particular topic or theme. The genre includes a range of approaches. But generally they are informal in tone and don’t necessarily require high production values. The term “podcast” might describe a one-off audio assignment, or a series of them.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=969

     

    Wednesday, August 21           11:00-12:15                             Creating a Positive Classroom Atmosphere

    Participants will walk away from the talk with:

    • Specific tools and strategies related to creating and maintaining a positive classroom atmosphere
    • We will discuss topics such as:
    • Maintaining a positive attitude
    • Providing clear expectations, clear boundaries…
    • Getting to know your students and making a connection
    • Making students feel heard, welcome, and showing you care

    Maximizing Opportunities for active learning…

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=937

     

    Wednesday, August 21           2:00-3:15                                 First Impressions and the First Day of Class

    Participants will walk away with:

    • Specific strategies for making a good first impression as well as specific strategies for conducting the first class in a manner that will draw students in and, hopefully, be motivated to do well in the class.
    • We will discuss topics such as:
    • Preparing for the first class
    • How to begin- the very beginning
    • What to include, how to go about it
    • Introductions, yours and theirs…

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=938

     

    Wednesday, August 21          3:30-4:30                                 Reading SET comments and putting them in perspective

    In this one-hour meeting we will gather in a supportive environment, with milk and cookies, to discuss how to approach SET evaluations received in previous semesters, and how to use them in planning our courses.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=970

     

     

    Thursday, August 22               12:00-1:00       HBL CLC           Summer Lunchtime Theater Games

    Theater games are a fun way to enhance your presence and mental agility in the classroom.  We will switch between nonverbal complicity games and narrative improv, and we may even try on the red nose of the clown to see what it offers!

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=916

     

    Thursday, August 22               2:30-3:45                     Icebreakers you can use in classrooms, large and small

    Building on theater games, this workshop will introduce you to different ways to enhance student engagement with other students in the classroom through icebreakers.  Some icebreakers are designed as on-the-spot, low-stakes games that don’t take a lot of time, while others are designed to support community building in more depth, over time. We will discuss how community and relationship building impacts learning.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=971

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    HANDS-ON HUSKYCT Workshops and other EdTech Workshops

    Hands-On HuskyCT Series: Assessments and Assignments

    Three sessions:

    Location: Rowe 319

    This three-session series walks participants through the most commonly used features in HuskyCT for assessing student learning: the Test and Assignment tools. Beginning with an introductory/overview session and progressing to two hands-on/review sessions, participants in this series will get an overview of the tools available to instructors and how to use them, including online quizzes/exams, file submissions for assignments, and using SafeAssign (a built-in plagiarism detection software) as it relates to pedagogy. We will conclude with a complete review of each participants’ strategies for assessing students using HuskyCT, and by the third session participants will be able to implement those strategies. (Please note: When registering for this session, please keep in mind that the series is intended for attendees who plan to attend all three sessions.)

     

     JULY

    DIY Closed Captioning & Creating Accessible Digital Content
    Monday, 7/8, 11:15-12:15
    Rowe 319 and Online

    We will explore two applications (Kaltura and YouTube) that can be used to create closed captions for your videos. Both use computer-generated captioning which often requires that captions be edited by the video owner to improve accuracy. Research has shown that closed captions can benefit all learners as they watch the video content. Learn more about it here: https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/8/a-rising-tide-how-closed-captions-can-benefit-all-students.  In addition, we’ll explore tools that you can use to make your documents accessible such as tagging images, using styles in Microsoft Word, etc.

    Once registered and if you will be attending via online please plan to join 10 minutes before the session begins to make sure you connect successfully.

    Link to join online: (https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/278a2a4d55b748678b02bce4ff15556a)

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=951

     

    Using digital badging to document student achievement
    Mon., 7/8, 1:30-3:00
    ROWE 320

    Although a diploma provides some insight into an individual’s abilities, it does not provide detailed insight into what that individual knows and can do. A digital badge can provide greater understanding of an individual’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes. When combined in a pathway, students can showcase what they have achieved and how they get there. Digital badges are also new pathways to learning by connecting students to learning opportunities. In a rapidly changing society, digital badges are credentials awarded to individuals that publicly certify achievement. It provides an indicator of accomplishment, skill, or interest in a learning environment. Join us for a session on how to incorporate digital badging into your course.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=920

     

     

    Advancing learning through ePortfolios
    Wed., 7/10, 1:30-3:00
    ROWE 318
    An ePortfolio is a valuable tool in the development of a learner. It is more than an electronic record keeping system; it is intentional designed instructional approach that encourages periodic reflection on and deepen of learning by connecting and making sense of experiences inside and outside of classroom. Join us for a session on how you can incorporate ePortfolios into your courses in a way that will allow the student to demonstrate learning beyond what is on an official transcript by showcasing best work, co-curricular experiences, and the student’s own interpretation of how these all combine to be larger than the sum of their parts in the student’s development.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=918

     

    Create Videos for Your Class
    Thursday, 7/11, 9:00-10:30
    Rowe 319 and Online

    Some advantages of using video in your class include the following:

    • Provides a way for students to review material
    • Provides instructors another way to present content (i.e. flip the classroom)
    • Record video “microlectures” before or after class to help with difficult concepts

    Using UConn’s video platform, Kaltura, you can record lectures, store videos, create quizzes and share them in your HuskyCT course. In addition students can use it for homework assignments or for discussions. The training will cover how faculty, staff or students can create, upload, store, edit and share videos.

    Once registered and if you will be attending via online please plan to join 10 minutes before the session begins to make sure you connect successfully.

    Link to join online:  (https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/f87d3f49242d49ae9f46b2c97a286579)

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=952

     

    HuskyCT Basics
    Thursday, 7/11, 11-12:30
    Online via Bb Collaborate

    This session covers the basics of HuskyCT such as how to begin using HuskyCT, how the LMS can be used in academic and non-academic environments, basic functions and tools, and tips and tricks for beginner users.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=944

     

    Create Videos for Your Class
    Tuesday, 7/23, 1:30-3:00

    Rowe 319 and Online

    Some advantages of using video in your class include the following:

    • Provides a way for students to review material
    • Provides instructors another way to present content (i.e. flip the classroom)
    • Record video “microlectures” before or after class to help with difficult concepts

    Using UConn’s video platform, Kaltura, you can record lectures, store videos, create quizzes and share them in your HuskyCT course. In addition students can use it for homework assignments or for discussions. The training will cover how faculty, staff or students can create, upload, store, edit and share videos.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=975

     

    HuskyCT Basics
    Wednesday, 7/24, 11-12:30
    Online via Bb Collaborate

    This session covers the basics of HuskyCT such as how to begin using HuskyCT, how the LMS can be used in academic and non-academic environments, basic functions and tools, and tips and tricks for beginner users.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=945

     

    Using iClickers
    Thursday, 7/25, 2:00-3:00
    Rowe 319 and Online

    The use of Student Response Systems or “clickers” is a proven way to engage students and let instructors know what students are thinking. We will demonstrate how to use iClicker Classic and later discuss the similarities and differences of iClicker Classic and iClicker Cloud versions of the software. The training will cover the following:

    • How to install/run the iClicker software
    • How to setup a Polling Session
    • How to run a Polling Session
    • How to link your Polling Sessions to HuskyCT
    • How to sync your roster and scores into HuskyCT
    • How to setup clicker Registration for your students in HuskyCT

    Once registered and if you will be attending via online please plan to join 10 minutes before the session begins to make sure you connect successfully.

    Link to join online: (https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9f349e3dee704aed9e9d75b066ab5e93)

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=953

     

    Portfolium Training for Instructors
    Thurs., 7/25, 2:00-3:00 pm
    On-line
    This online session will be conducted by Portfolium staff to introduce faculty into using their eportfolio system in their courses. It will address basics, badging, assessment of learning outcomes, and linking with HuskyCT.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=949

     

    Keep It Simple – Organizing Course Materials in HuskyCT
    Tuesday, 7/30, 11-12:30
    Online via Bb Collaborate

    This session will cover options for presenting and arranging materials in your HuskyCT course in ways that minimize confusion for students. We will discuss various options for adding content, such as the difference between sorting materials into folders or learning modules, as well as controlling the visibility of content to students. We will also cover options for adding multimedia elements to your course, such as audio and video, among the variety of other content options available in the system.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=946

     

    DIY Closed Captioning & Creating Accessible Digital Content
    Tuesday, 7/30, 9:30-10:30
    Rowe 319 and Online

    We will explore two applications (Kaltura and YouTube) that can be used to create closed captions for your videos. Both use computer-generated captioning which often requires that captions be edited by the video owner to improve accuracy. Research has shown that closed captions can benefit all learners as they watch the video content. Learn more about it here: https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/8/a-rising-tide-how-closed-captions-can-benefit-all-students.  In addition, we’ll explore tools that you can use to make your documents accessible such as tagging images, using styles in Microsoft Word, etc.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=954

     

    AUGUST 

    Portfolium’s badging systems training
    Thursday 8/1, 1:00-2:00
    Online
    This session is a demonstration by Portfolium on how to create badges and pathways for your students. The company’s staff will walk you through how to work with them on badge/pathway creation, templating your pathway, create your badge icon, and other essentials.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=974

     

    Using iClickers
    Friday, 8/2, 10:00-11:00
    ROWE 319 and Online

    The use of Student Response Systems or “clickers” is a proven way to engage students and let instructors know what students are thinking. We will demonstrate how to use iClicker Classic and later discuss the similarities and differences of iClicker Classic and iClicker Cloud versions of the software. The training will cover the following:

    • How to install/run the iClicker software
    • How to setup a Polling Session
    • How to run a Polling Session
    • How to link your Polling Sessions to HuskyCT
    • How to sync your roster and scores into HuskyCT
    • How to setup clicker Registration for your students in HuskyCT

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=976

     

    Create Videos for Your Class
    Monday, 8/5, 1:30-3:00
    ROWE 319 and Online

    Some advantages of using video in your class include the following:

    • Provides a way for students to review material
    • Provides instructors another way to present content (i.e. flip the classroom)
    • Record video “microlectures” before or after class to help with difficult concepts

    Using UConn’s video platform, Kaltura, you can record lectures, store videos, create quizzes and share them in your HuskyCT course. In addition students can use it for homework assignments or for discussions. The training will cover how faculty, staff or students can create, upload, store, edit and share videos.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=977

     

    DIY Closed Captioning & Creating Accessible Digital Content
    Thursday, 8/8, 1:00-2:00
    Rowe 319 and Online

    We will explore two applications (Kaltura and YouTube) that can be used to create closed captions for your videos. Both use computer-generated captioning which often requires that captions be edited by the video owner to improve accuracy. Research has shown that closed captions can benefit all learners as they watch the video content. Learn more about it here: https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/8/a-rising-tide-how-closed-captions-can-benefit-all-students.  In addition, we’ll explore tools that you can use to make your documents accessible such as tagging images, using styles in Microsoft Word, etc.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=978

     

    Create Videos for Your Class
    Monday, 8/12, 2:00-3:30
    ROWE 319 and Online

    Some advantages of using video in your class include the following:

    • Provides a way for students to review material
    • Provides instructors another way to present content (i.e. flip the classroom)
    • Record video “microlectures” before or after class to help with difficult concepts

    Using UConn’s video platform, Kaltura, you can record lectures, store videos, create quizzes and share them in your HuskyCT course. In addition students can use it for homework assignments or for discussions. The training will cover how faculty, staff or students can create, upload, store, edit and share videos.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=979

     

    Using iClickers
    Thursday, 8/15, 1:00-2:00
    ROWE 319 and Online

    The use of Student Response Systems or “clickers” is a proven way to engage students and let instructors know what students are thinking. We will demonstrate how to use iClicker Classic and later discuss the similarities and differences of iClicker Classic and iClicker Cloud versions of the software. The training will cover the following:

    • How to install/run the iClicker software
    • How to setup a Polling Session
    • How to run a Polling Session
    • How to link your Polling Sessions to HuskyCT
    • How to sync your roster and scores into HuskyCT
    • How to setup clicker Registration for your students in HuskyCT

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=980

     

    Using iClickers
    Monday, 8/19, 1:00-2:00
    ROWE 319 and Online

    The use of Student Response Systems or “clickers” is a proven way to engage students and let instructors know what students are thinking. We will demonstrate how to use iClicker Classic and later discuss the similarities and differences of iClicker Classic and iClicker Cloud versions of the software. The training will cover the following:

    • How to install/run the iClicker software
    • How to setup a Polling Session
    • How to run a Polling Session
    • How to link your Polling Sessions to HuskyCT
    • How to sync your roster and scores into HuskyCT
    • How to setup clicker Registration for your students in HuskyCT

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=981

     

    Advancing learning through ePortfolios
    Mon., 8/19, 1:30-3:00
    ITE 128

    An ePortfolio is a valuable tool in the development of a learner. It is more than an electronic record keeping system; it is intentional designed instructional approach that encourages periodic reflection on and deepen of learning by connecting and making sense of experiences inside and outside of classroom. Join us for a session on how you can incorporate ePortfolios into your courses in a way that will allow the student to demonstrate learning beyond what is on an official transcript by showcasing best work, co-curricular experiences, and the student’s own interpretation of how these all combine to be larger than the sum of their parts in the student’s development.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=919

     

    DIY Closed Captioning & Creating Accessible Digital Content
    Tuesday, 8/20, 1:00-2:00
    Rowe 319 and OnlineWe will explore two applications (Kaltura and YouTube) that can be used to create closed captions for your videos. Both use computer-generated captioning which often requires that captions be edited by the video owner to improve accuracy. Research has shown that closed captions can benefit all learners as they watch the video content. Learn more about it here: https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/8/a-rising-tide-how-closed-captions-can-benefit-all-students.  In addition, we’ll explore tools that you can use to make your documents accessible such as tagging images, using styles in Microsoft Word, etc.

    Register at – https://web9.uits.uconn.edu/fins/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=982

     

     

    HuskyCT: Contact Daniel Facchinetti if you have questions or would like more information.

    Other EdTech: Contact Karen Skudlarek if you have questions or would like more information.