ILC Workshop Schedule

so Professional Development Workshop Schedule

This Spring, the ILC will be offering a variety of workshops and seminars that address pedagogical issues and instructional technologies. Unless noted otherwise, all workshops will be held in the ILC Classroom (across the courtyard from the ILC offices). 
 

Schedule Spring Semester 2019

The schedule at a glance provides the complete lists of workshops offered, click on the hyperlinks provided on the PDF document to register.  The monthly schedule contains the workshop descriptions, as well as a link for your registration.  We hope you join our workshops!

 

At-a-glance

 Detailed Schedule

Click on each tab to see the detailed workshop description and registration link.
▼   February

         
February 22, 2019

9:00-12:00 pm

 

Course Design Open Lab

Presenter: Dr. David Williams

Email Dr. Williams at dwilliams@southalabama.edu to confirm availability

February 26, 2019

12:00-2:00 pm

USAonline Advanced: Gradebook

Presenters: ILC Staff

Learn how to use weighted and non-weighted categories as you set your gradebook up to compliment your course design as well as to be inform students about their progress in the class. You will also have the opportunity to explore and learn advanced ways to organize the gradebook and to make sure all of your assessments have the correct settings.

Register for USAonline Advanced: Gradebook

February 28,2019

2:00-3:30 pm

Collaborative Workshop Series

Pedagogy of Feedback: Using Feedback as a Teaching Tool to Improve Student Writing - Dr. Libby Jones (Dept. of English) and Dr. David Williams (ILC).

Students often neglect to internalize feedback they receive from instructors. This session will focus on providing effective feedback to students in all-size classes. A three-pronged approach to feedback that has been utilized in courses thus far will be presented and accompanied with a discussion on effectiveness and motivation to reflect on feedback.

Register for Pedagogy of Feedback

▼   March

 March 8, 2019

9:00-11:00 am

Course Design Open Lab

Presenter: Dr. David Williams

Email Dr. Williams at dwilliams@southalabama.edu to confirm availability

March 13, 2019

2:30-4:00 pm

 

 

Slide into Pear Deck: Transform your Lecture Slides into Active Learning Sessions

Dr. David Williams will take you on a tour of Pear Deck, a classroom response system (CRS) that is implemented into lecture slides and provides faculty with more options for real-time engagement than many other such tools. Pear Deck is an online application that allows professors to collect student responses in a variety of formats. The responses are compiled and can be displayed anonymously to the class in real time

Click here to register

March 14, 2019

12:00-2:00 pm.

USAonline Advanced: Test and Quizzes

Assessment through exams is one of the most important components for many online courses. Explore the USAonline tool, Tests and Quizzes more thoroughly and let us teach you how to use create tests for your course using Markup Text and Question Tools.

Click here to register

 March 27, 2019

2:30-4:00 pm

Collaborative Workshop Series

Pedagogy of Feedback: Using Feedback as a Teaching Tool to Improve Student Writing- Libby Jones

Students often neglect to internalize feedback. This session will focus on providing effective feedback to students in all-size classes. A three-pronged approach to feedback that has been utilized in courses thus far will be presented and accompanied with a discussion on effectiveness and motivation to reflect on feedback.

Click here to register

March 29, 2019

9:00-11-00 am.

Course Design Open Lab

Presenter: Dr. David Williams

Email Dr. Williams at dwilliams@southalabama.edu to confirm availability

▼   April

April 2, 2019

2:00-3:305 pm.

Slide into Pear Deck: Transform your Lecture Slides into Active Learning Sessions

Dr. David Williams will take you on a tour of Pear Deck, a classroom response system (CRS) that is implemented into lecture slides and provides faculty with more options for real-time engagement than many other such tools. Pear Deck is an online application that allows professors to collect student responses in a variety of formats. The responses are compiled and can be displayed anonymously to the class in real time.

Click here to register

April 10, 2019

12:15-1:15 pm.  Via Zoom

Writing Effective Final Exam Questions

Presenter: Dr. Raj Chaudhury

As final exams loom, faculty need a toolbox of questions to ask on final examinations that are both easy to grade (given the compressed timeline) and also probe whether or not students can apply information they have learned throughout the course. In this workshop, participants will engage with sample questions types that Dr. Chaudhury has used in his own classes and in work with faculty from various disciplines. They will also have the chance to think about appropriate questions they can design for their own needs.

 April 12, 2019

9:00-11:00 am,

Course Design Open Lab

Presenter: Dr. David Williams

Email Dr. Williams at dwilliams@southalabama.edu to confirm availability

 April 17, 2019

TBD

 

 

April 18, 2019

TBD

Collaborative Workshop Series

Attitude Assessment: Improving competence and Confidence in Chemistry Instruction- Pamela Clevenger 

An attitude assessment, designed by Jennifer Lewis, tracks student attitudes in chemistry from beginning to end of the course, Freshmen General Chemistry. By collecting this baseline data, we can hopefully identify key attributes of students and faculty that can be used to increase success in future STEM courses and ultimately degree completion.

 April 23, 2019

12:00-2:00 pm

 USAonline Advanced: Course Design

Learn how to make the content in your course more interactive, appealing, and streamlined with the USAonline Lessons Builder tool. In this workshop you will learn how to embed content, link assignments to lessons, customize your course page, and improve the overall quality of your content design with this tool.

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 April 26, 2019

9:00-11:00

Course Design Open Lab

Presenter: Dr. David Williams

Email Dr. Williams at dwilliams@southalabama.edu to confirm availability