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September 26, 2017


Announcements

CITL Blog: Structuring Teamwork on Group Projects with CATME

What Does SoTL Look Like at IUB?

Save the Date: NTT Day on Professional Development - January 5

CITL Part-time Position for Canvas Instructional Support Specialist Available Through 6/30/2018


Upcoming Events

For Graduate Students: Teaching Portfolios: Documenting and Reflecting on Teaching Practice

Teaching, Mentoring, and Professional Skills Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars: Introducing the CIRTL Network

For Graduate Students: Creating a Diversity Statement Statement: Critical Reflection on Diversity

Writing is a Process! Responding to Linguistically Diverse Writing During the Drafting Stage

New Tools for Teaching and Learning: Google@IU (Brownbag)

SoTL Event: Student Predictions, Mental Models, and Need for Complex Problem Solving in the 21st Century

The Status of Women Scientists, Preparing Women for Post-PhD Careers in STEM (Topics in STEMinism CIRTLcast Series)

Quality Matters: Applying the Standards at IU

For Graduate Students: Teaching Portfolios: Documenting and Reflecting on Teaching Practices

“E” is for Empowerment: The IU eTexts Initiative


CIRTL Events

Fall Workshops, Webinars, and MOOCs Start Oct 2

Announcements

What Does SoTL Look Like at IUB?

You are invited to participate in a survey exploring faculty and graduate student perceptions of and participation in SoTL at IUB.

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Save the Date: NTT Day on Professional Development - January 5

If you are NTT faculty & would like to lead a session during the event, please complete the statement of interest form by 10/1/17.

Apply Here

CITL Part-time Position for Canvas Instructional Support Specialist Available Through 6/30/2018

This position will consult directly with instructors on topics such as Canvas and related tools...

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Upcoming Events

For Graduate Students: Teaching Portfolios: Documenting and Reflecting on Teaching Practice

Tuesday, September 26, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

In this workshop for graduate students, we will share strategies to reflect on teaching through a teaching portfolio and discuss how to document, organize, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness. Participants have an opportunity to view sample teaching portfolios during the workshop.

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Teaching, Mentoring, and Professional Skills Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars: Introducing the CIRTL Network

Tuesday, September 26, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM, (Webinar)

In this workshop for graduate students, we will share strategies to reflect on teaching through a teaching portfolio and discuss how to document, organize, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness. Participants have an opportunity to view sample teaching portfolios during the workshop.

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For Graduate Students: Creating a Diversity Statement: Critical Reflection on Diversity

Wednesday, September 27, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Walnut Room (IMU)

Academic job committees are increasingly requesting applicants submit a diversity statement. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies on how to reflect on diversity and how to craft a diversity statement. Participants will discuss how they incorporate diversity into their course materials and how they make space for their students’ diverse experiences and perspectives. We will read and analyze several statements and distribute reflection guides for getting started on our own statements.

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Writing is a Process! Responding to Linguistically Diverse Writing During the Drafting Stage

Thursday, September 28, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Writing is a process that develops over time. We can best support our students’ writing development by assigning and responding to multiple drafts of a writing project throughout the semester. Developed at the request of prior workshop participants, this workshop will cover formative feedback pedagogy in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. The workshop targets intensive writing faculty and associate instructors as well as faculty who assign sustained research and writing projects throughout the semester. Workshop participants will leave with strategies for assigning multiple drafts, responding to language issues, and engaging students in dialogue about writing goals and expectations.

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New Tools for Teaching and Learning: Google@IU (Brownbag)

Friday, September 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Google offers many powerful tools for teaching, learning, and collaboration, and a new Google integration in Canvas allows instructors and student to take advantage of them from within the LMS. In this brownbag session, presenters Lynn Ward and Natalie Lyon will provide an overview and demo of the Google @ IU service, which provides all faculty, staff, and students access to G(oogle) Suite for Education and the Google Drive LTI for Canvas. The presenters will discuss both the benefits and challenges of using Google tools in Canvas and offer strategies for overcoming common stumbling blocks.

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SoTL Event: Student Predictions, Mental Models, and Need for Complex Problem Solving in the 21st Century

Friday, September 29, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Frangipani Room (IMU)

In this talk, Mark Guzdial will share results from a computer science course developed for non-STEM majors, and designed using theories of student achievement and motivation. In the course, students are encouraged to develop their own mental models by predicting results before demonstrations, using a process known as sub-goal labeling. His research about this teaching approach indicates that asking students to make predictions through self-explanations improved learning and knowledge transfer. This especially appears to be the case when novice students experience cognitive overload due to the complexity of the task at hand, and the manner in which the material is presented.

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The Status of Women Scientists, Preparing Women for Post-PhD Careers in STEM (Topics in STEMinism CIRTLcast Series)

Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, (Webinar)

The purpose of this session is to define and characterize participation of women in STEM, challenges faced by women at the graduate level and in careers, and discuss strategies for creating inclusive environments. Example questions to be addressed: what are current proportions of women in a range of fields? Which fields are doing the best? What fields are lagging? What are some common challenge during graduate education, in careers, and in academia?

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Quality Matters: Applying the Standards at IU

Thursday, October 5, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Quality Matters (QM) is a tool created to help faculty improve the quality of online and hybrid courses. This workshop will introduce both the foundational concepts of QM and the research-supported standards that make up the QM Rubric. It will guide participants as they examine an existing online course in Canvas and determine whether it meets selected QM standards. Upon successfully completing the workshop, participants will think more critically about the design of their courses and be able to apply the QM Rubric when designing and reviewing online and hybrid courses. They also will have the prerequisite to enroll in the QM Peer Reviewer Course.

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For Graduate Students: Teaching Portfolios: Documenting and Reflecting on Teaching Practices

Thursday, October 5, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Walnut Room (IMU)

In this workshop for graduate students, we will share strategies to reflect on teaching through a teaching portfolio and discuss how to document, organize, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness. Participants have an opportunity to view sample teaching portfolios during the workshop.

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“E” is for Empowerment: The IU eTexts Initiative

Monday, October 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, (Webinar)

Electronic textbooks (etexts) have enormous potential to empower students and teachers. Every aspect of the IU eText initiative, as well as the eText reading tool itself, is designed to help students achieve their learning goals, and to enable faculty to improve their teaching. In this webinar, Tammy Fong Morgan will offer specific examples of how she has been using eTexts with Unizin Engage in her courses to improve student learning outcomes and engagement. Then she and co-presenter Mark Goodner will briefly discuss other eText successes, large and small, across the IU system. Finally, Mark will provide a guided tour of the eText reading platform, Unizin Engage, and some of its most important, empowering features.

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CIRTL Events

Fall Workshops, Webinars, and MOOCs Start Oct 2

CIRTL is a collaboration among almost 50 research universities to provide online events and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM. Sign up to receive announcements and register for events.

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