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February 4, 2020

Announcements

Reminder: CITL Instructional Grants Deadline Approaching

CITL Blog: Is the Gamification Fad Truly Over?

SoTL Keynote Event: Why They Can’t Write

Upcoming Events

Unpacking & Acting on Course Evaluations

Writing to Learn Across the Disciplines

Patterns of Student Performance in Gateway STEM Courses

More Leading Discussions

Student Centered Course Design

STEM Tech2Teach: Visual Note-taking for Active Listening and Learning — Not Just for Artists!

Making the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning a Part of Your Career Strategy

NTT Teaching Toolbox

For Graduate Students: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Teaching@IU: Is the Digital Course Material I Am Using an IU eText?

Announcements

CITL Blog: Is the Gamification Fad Truly Over?

Gamification of learning emerged as a pedagogy in the early to mid-2000s with a “fad”ish following in higher education. But is the fad over? Maybe not! Another look may be warranted. Much has improved in learning technology since the early 2000s and...

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SoTL Keynote Event: Why They Can’t Write

Join us for lunch and John Warner's (College of Charleston) SoTL Talk on Feb 21 in SPEA 169.

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Upcoming Events

Unpacking & Acting on Course Evaluations

Thursday, February 6, 2020 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Chemistry C002R

Course evaluations are one of the hot topics we love to hate in academia. However, when approached from a scholarly perspective rather than an evaluative perspective, course evaluations are a rich source of data. In this workshop, instructors will apply data analysis approaches utilized in SoTL work to unpack the useful information in...

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Writing to Learn Across the Disciplines

Friday, February 7, 2020 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wells Library 009

Do your students struggle to learn difficult concepts in your courses? Do they often fail to meet your expectations on final writing products? Do they seem to dislike writing in general? Writing-to-learn assignments are short, informal tasks that help students understand course concepts and generate their own ideas for future exploration.

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Patterns of Student Performance in Gateway STEM Courses

Friday, February 7, 2020 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., IMU - Persimmon Room

Improving large, gateway STEM courses so that they best support student learning and persistence remains an active area of concern for US colleges and universities and for the nation. Towards this end, administrators, faculty and academic staff are investigating patterns within their institutional data that can help identify both successes and...

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More Leading Discussions

Monday, February 10, 2020 12 noon - 1 p.m., Wells Library - Hazelbaker Room

Experience additional structured activities designed to promote engaged, equitable participation in the classroom. Participants will try several techniques (including teams teaching teams and another very playful method) and discuss when to strategically use them in their own classes.

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Student Centered Course Design

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Global and International Studies Building - GA 0011

During this workshop, we will discuss how to use the principles of “backward course design” to create a syllabus. We will talk about how to make student centered assessments and learning outcomes that reflect the instructor's course goal. To clarify these principles, participants will analyze a syllabus that has been taught at Indiana University.

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STEM Tech2Teach: Visual Note-taking for Active Listening and Learning — Not Just for Artists!

Thursday, February 13, 2020 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Chemistry C002R

Join this workshop to learn how instructors facilitate the use of visual note-taking methods in their classes. Spencer Hall’s Biology students use templates to take notes, draw graphs, work through problems, and complete other active learning activities. He will share why he decided to develop and incorporate these templates into this classes.

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Making the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning a Part of Your Career Strategy

Thursday, February 13, 2020 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., IMU - Oak Room

In the mythology of higher education the dedicated teacher has been expected, like the romantic poet, to produce something beautiful and then die young. Teaching was seen as a noble act of self-sacrifice that contributed little or nothing to one’s career development. In the last twenty years the development of...

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NTT Teaching Toolbox

Friday, February 14, 2020 12 noon - 1:15 p.m., Hodge Hall room 2050

This is the fifth in a series of practical lunchtime discussions in which we explore teaching and learning topics with an eye to their immediate application in one’s teaching. Open exclusively to NTT faculty, the series of discussions will take place once a month, with varying topics chosen by the group.

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For Graduate Students: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Friday, February 14, 2020 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wells Library W305C

In this workshop for graduate students, we will share strategies to reflect on and demonstrate teaching practices in a teaching portfolio. Participants will discuss how to document, organize, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness in an accessible manner to hiring committee members.

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Teaching@IU: Is the Digital Course Material I Am Using an IU eText?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12 noon - 12:45 p.m., Online

Are you using digital course materials in your class? Are they IU eTexts materials? Why does it matter? Digital course materials ordered through the IU eTexts program offer significant benefits to students and instructors. Join us for this 45 minute webinar to learn the basics of the IU eTexts program including how...

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