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August 15, 2017


Announcements

Responding to Charlottesville in Our Teaching

CITL Offering Graduate Student Position

Top Hat, IU's New Student Response System, Drop-in Session August 23

Applications for Fall Graduate Student Learning Communities Due Aug 31

Apply for the Fall 2017 CDI

Join Us for the Next SoTL Reading Group!


Upcoming Events

SOTL Event: Stereotype and Prejudice in Academia

Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate

For Associate Instructors: Teaching Orientation Workshops

Designing a Beautiful Lesson

Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate

Videoconferencing with Zoom: Engaging Your Students Online

Getting Started with Top Hat

Leading Discussions


Canvas Series

Creating a Compelling Syllabus

One-on-one Canvas Help: Get Ready for the Fall

Canvas: Getting Started

One-on-one Canvas Help: Get Ready for the Fall

One-on-one Canvas Help: Get Ready for the Fall

Canvas: Get Ready for Fall

Announcements

CITL Offering Graduate Student Position

The CITL invites applications for a graduate student intern. This position is available August 21, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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Top Hat, IU's New Student Response System, Drop-in Session August 23

From 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM you can drop-in and join us for lunch to learn more about getting started with Top Hat at IUB.

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Applications for Fall Graduate Student Learning Communities Due Aug 31

In fall GSLCs, Classroom Inquiry and Talking about Teaching, ask teaching and learning questions, try innovations, and reflect on practice.

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Apply for the Fall 2017 CDI

Applications for the Fall 2017 Course Development Institute are now being accepted through September 1.

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Join Us for the Next SoTL Reading Group!

Join us this fall to read The Spark of Learning. Applications are due Friday, September 1.

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Upcoming Events

SOTL Event: Stereotype and Prejudice in Academia

Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Frangipani Room (IMU)

Mary Murphy studies the cues that influence under-representation and underperformance of women and of minorities in academia, and the biological and socialization factors that may contribute to these phenomena. These cues make people with stereotyped or stigmatized social identities cognitively and physiologically vigilant, depressing their sense of belonging, and decreasing their desire to continue to participate in the setting. Besides bringing up the particular concerns of underrepresented groups about stereotype threat, she considers possible interventions for classrooms and teaching. Topics for table discussions will include taking stock of stereotype threat in your department or classroom and applying the research on stereotype threat to your own context. Ample time will be provide for an active question and answer session.

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Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate

Tuesday, August 15, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Registration in first floor lobby of Ballantine Hall

The Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate invites new AIs to think about their role as instructors, orients graduate student instructors to compliance with Federal laws and IU policies regarding classroom inclusion and equity, and provides eight concurrent workshops addressing inclusive and equitable teaching practices. The Classroom Climate workshop satisfies the requirement by the Bloomington Faculty Council policy that all new associate instructors receive training in enhanced understanding of cultural diversity (1990).

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For Associate Instructors: Teaching Orientation Workshops

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, (Multiple Events, Times, and Locations)

Graduate students who will have instructional roles in the upcoming academic year are invited to attend the following events as part of the CITL’s Associate Instructor Orientation. Both new and experienced AIs are welcome to participate. Registration is not required for AI Orientation workshops.

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Designing a Beautiful Lesson

Thursday, August 17, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Joan Middendorf will lead participants through structured activities to pick a difficult concept (a bottleneck) and provide modeling and practice on it so that students will gain a firm grasp. The session is appropriate for faculty and instructors in any field who have taught a course at least once.

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Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate

Thursday, August 17, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Registration in first floor lobby of Ballantine Hall

The Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate invites new AIs to think about their role as instructors, orients graduate student instructors to compliance with Federal laws and IU policies regarding classroom inclusion and equity, and provides eight concurrent workshops addressing inclusive and equitable teaching practices. The Classroom Climate workshop satisfies the requirement by the Bloomington Faculty Council policy that all new associate instructors receive training in enhanced understanding of cultural diversity (1990).

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Videoconferencing with Zoom: Engaging Your Students Online

Friday, August 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

In this workshop we will discuss why and how you could use video conferencing in your classes. All faculty, staff and students now have access to Zoom, a web collaboration tool that provides high-quality audio and video, various sharing and annotation tools, breakout rooms, whiteboard tools, and the ability to record meetings. After an introduction to the Zoom you will have the opportunity to get hands-on practice with it. We will also discuss best practices to effectively use video conferencing to engage your students.

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Getting Started with Top Hat

Wednesday, August 23, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Top Hat is a student response system (replacing Turning Technologies) that allows instructors to actively engage students in learning during class, as well as gather feedback about their understanding of course concepts. This drop-in session will allow you to learn more about Top Hat and how to get started with it at IUB. Join us for lunch and learn more about Top Hat.

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Leading Discussions

Monday, August 28, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Dogwood Room (IMU)

Joan Middendorf will lead participants through structured activities to pick a difficult concept (a bottleneck) and provide modeling and practice on it so that students will gain a firm grasp. The session is appropriate for faculty and instructors in any field who have taught a course at least once.

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Canvas Series

Creating a Compelling Syllabus

Tuesday, August 15, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Whether you've been handed a syllabus from another instructor or have created one on your own, how can you make your syllabus effective and compelling? How can you use the features of Canvas to make your syllabus easily visible and engaging for your students? In this workshop, we will discuss what makes a syllabus engaging and effective. Participants will have a chance to analyze and revise their own syllabi during the workshop and get feedback from their peers. We will also show a variety of ways to post your syllabus to your Canvas course site. Participants should bring hard-copy drafts of their own syllabi to the workshop, and can revise either on paper or on a laptop.

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One-on-one Canvas Help: Get Ready for the Fall

Thursday, August 17, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Whether you are a Canvas novice, expert, or somewhere in between, these 1 hour consultations are meant for you. Meet with a CITL consultant to ask all of your questions, get your course ready for the semester, and anything else you have on your mind related to teaching and learning.These consultations will be scheduled in one-hour increments and exact times confirmed after you have registered. (You will receive an email asking for your meeting time preferences.)

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Canvas: Getting Started

Friday, August 18, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, (Webinar)

In this webinar, jointly offered by the Centers for Teaching & Learning and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences the way courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Syllabus, Assignments, SpeedGrader and Notifications.

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One-on-one Canvas Help: Get Ready for the Fall

Monday, August 21, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Whether you are a Canvas novice, expert, or somewhere in between, these 1 hour consultations are meant for you. Meet with a CITL consultant to ask all of your questions, get your course ready for the semester, and anything else you have on your mind related to teaching and learning. These consultations will be scheduled in one-hour increments and exact times confirmed after you have registered. (You will receive an email asking for your meeting time preferences.)

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One-on-one Canvas Help: Get Ready for the Fall

Friday, August 25, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Whether you are a Canvas novice, expert, or somewhere in between, these 1 hour consultations are meant for you. Meet with a CITL consultant to ask all of your questions, get your course ready for the semester, and anything else you have on your mind related to teaching and learning. These consultations will be scheduled in one-hour increments and exact times confirmed after you have registered. (You will receive an email asking for your meeting time preferences.)

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Canvas: Get Ready for Fall

Friday, August 25, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Join a CITL consultant to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences course setup. You will learn how to create assignments that help to set up your gradebook, the options for adding your syllabus, how to grade assignments and how to customize the home page and the overall look of your Canvas course site. Please bring a laptop if you want to work on your own materials at the end of the workshop.

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