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February 11, 2020

Announcements

Reminder: CITL Instructional Grants Deadline Approaching

Upcoming Events

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?

SoTL Workshop - The Writer’s Practice: Building Assignments That Get Students Thinking and Acting Like Writers

SoTL Keynote Event: Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities

STEM Coffee Hour: Community-engaged Learning in STEM Classes

Upcoming Events

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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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SoTL Workshop - The Writer’s Practice: Building Assignments That Get Students Thinking and Acting Like Writers

Thursday, February 20, 2020 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., IMU - Persimmon Room

Writing is thinking. Writing is about making choices consistent with the audience, purpose, and message of the piece of writing. Those choices are reflected in the writer’s “practice” - the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and habits of mind of writers. To improve, students must practice their...

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SoTL Keynote Event: Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities

Friday, February 21, 2020 12 noon - 1:30 p.m., SPEA 169

Rather than learning to write, students have been asked to perform writing simulations, artifacts which pass muster measured against surface-level checklists as part of a system rooted in assessment and standardization. They are proficient at creating imitations, but largely...

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STEM Coffee Hour: Community-engaged Learning in STEM Classes

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Chemistry Building C002R

High-quality community-engaged learning, aka service-learning, can produce outcomes in students that educators believe can help retain students in STEM fields as they give students glimpses of themselves as STEM professionals. Join this informal event to learn from instructors experienced in...

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