FDC/CFE Weekly Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Faculty Development Center and Center for E-Learning (the Canvas folks) held weekly Brown Bag Sessions to explore topics of interest for online and classroom teaching practices.

Could not join us in person?  You can watch the recording webinar and see the handouts for each session. 

 

March 9th - Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Peggy Liggit - Director, Faculty Development Center (Halle room 109B)


All participants will receive a copy of “The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools.” Together we will explore active-learning strategies highlighted in this resource, as well as share with each other our own techniques and tips that work with students for supporting critical thinking. 

You can watch the recorded webinar Here .

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March 16th - Managing Large Courses in Canvas with sections and iClickers
Cara Shillington - Dept. of Biology (Halle room 104)


Prof. Cara Shillington and her colleagues have an ongoing project to engage students in their very large BIO 120/121 lectures and labs taking advantage of a number of new technologies.  They use Canvas course/section organization to centralize online content while keeping lab section gradebooks separate.  And they deploy iClickers in their lectures to quiz students and automatically distribute the results to section gradebooks.  Join us for a show and tell of powerful ways to make teaching large classes more efficient.

You can watch the recorded webinar Here.


March 23rd - Standards Driven Online Course Design
Bill Jones - Director, Instr Tech & Info Mangmt (Halle room 104)


Widespread online learning has been with us for two decades, and in that time a number of well-regarded standards have emerged for online teaching including Quality Matters and the regional accreditors standards.  Join Bill Jones, Director of the Center for E-Learning at EMU, for an exploration of online learning standards and how to implement them in your teaching.


March 30th - Veterans in the Classroom, Part I"
Michael Wise - Director of Veterans Services at EMU (Halle room 109B)

This initial "Veterans in the Classroom, Part I" session will provide real-world insight to participants about military and veteran culture and the unique, life experience and insight that veterans bring to a classroom.

 You can watch the recorded webinar Here .

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April 6th - Xiaoxiao, what do you think? Support for International Students:
Elisabeth (Betsy) Morgan - Director, International Initiatives and Professor, ESL/TESO (Halle room 109B)


From correctly pronouncing a student's name to encouraging participation, this brown bag discussion, led by Prof. Morgan, provides helpful hints on making the most of having international students in your class.

You can watch the recorded webinar Here.

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April 13th - Syllabus Tune-UP 
Chiara Hensley: Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (Halle 109B)


Want a worry-free syllabus that clearly communicates your learning expectations and class policies? It’s never too early to start thinking about next semester's syllabi!  In this session Prof. Hensley provides an opportunity for EMU instructors to rethink the purpose, scope, or wording of their course syllabus.  Participants will also engage in a case study discussion working through various scenarios for managing student issues.

You can watch the recorded webinar Here.

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April 20th - Using Canvas Peer Review Tools
Jeanne Thomas - School of Social Work (Halle 104)


Prof. Jeanne Thomas has made peer reviews a core learning activity in her SWRK 319W courses for several semesters.  In the new Canvas LMS she has spearheaded development of how to deploy peer reviewing using the Canvas assignment activity to streamline the process for large classes.  Join us for a show and tell on the pedagogy and design of peer reviews in Canvas.

You can watch the recorded webinar Here .

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