Announcing Teaching with Technology Workshops for Faculty

Information Services announces the schedule of Teaching with Technology workshops for fall 2013. Registration is recommended but not required. Register for any, or all, of our upcoming workshops by clicking on any title, or contact Jessica McCullough.

Freshman Research Skills
Thursday, September 12, 9:00-10:00 AM
Haines Room, Shain Library
Enjoy breakfast while learning more about your freshmen students and their approach to the research process. For the past five years the library has been administering a survey to incoming freshmen to collect information on students’ research experiences and assess their research skills. During this workshop we will share some of the interesting results and trends we’ve seen, discuss our efforts to incorporate these findings into our work with students, and how you might use this information to construct assignments that help them grow as researchers.

Students as Creators: Incorporating Video Projects
Tuesday, September 24, 2:30-3:30 PM
Haines Room, Shain Library
Well-designed video assignments provide a rich learning environment and require students to fully engage with course material, apply it by creating something new – all while strengthening communication skills in multiple media. This workshop will focus on the benefits and drawbacks of video assignments, how to design them, and will outline the technology support available to students and faculty. Sample projects will be presented, and there will be ample time for discussion and questions. Coffee, tea, and dessert will be served.

Productivity Tools to Make Work and Life Easier
Thursday, October 17, 2:30-3:30 PM
PC Classroom, Shain Library
Tired of emailing files to yourself or figuring out which version is the latest one? Wondering where to keep all your notes and ideas? Looking for a way to better organize your time? This workshop will demonstrate cloud-based tools, like Evernote, that will keep you up-to-date and on top of your projects without having to lug your laptop around. Time for hands-on practice and personalized instruction included. Coffee, tea, and dessert will be served.

Reading Day Recap
Thursday, December 12, 11:30-1:00 PM
Haines Room, Shain Library
Need a break? Unwind in a collegial atmosphere while we exchange insights, strategies, challenges, and successes related to integrating technology into the curriculum. Leave with new ideas and inspiration for the upcoming semester. Feel free to come late or leave early as your schedule allows. Lunch and dessert will be provided.

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