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Fall 2012 Teacher Trainings (September 10-21, 2012)

Every year the Teaching Effectiveness Program offers teacher training to all instructors. While trainings focus on those who are teaching for the first time, we welcome any instructor who would benefit by attending. Sessions fill quickly so early sign up is recommended.

Teacher Trainings

Technology Trainings (Blackboard and UO Blogs)


Teacher Trainings

Registration is required. Contact Jason Schreiner, jschrein@uoregon.edu to register. There is no cost for these trainings.

Basic Teaching Skills (Leading a Discussion or Lab Section) - choose one date

Note: All sessions are now full, if you were not able to attend please contact us about setting up an individual consulation (see below). You might also consider registering for our Strategies for Discussion workshop.

September 11, 12, 13, 17, 19, 21 from 9am-4pm.

Locations:
Sept. 11, 12, 13, 19, 21 will be in Anstett 193

Sept. 17 will be in 142 Columbia


As you prepare to lead your first sections, we’ll outline strategies for leading rich class discussions, encouraging students to prepare and participate, managing your group, preparing for exams, responding to student work, promoting critical thinking, working within the context and goals of the larger course and with your faculty mentor, and inhabiting an intermediary role between student and professor--and all the potential (and potential pressure) that comes with that. We’ll consider how this teaching work will support your own academic professionalization, and how to make the most of it.

Basic Teaching Skills (Online and Blended Course Design)

September 13 from 9am-4pm.

Location: HEDCO 142 - HEDCO is the new College of Education building, see map (link opens in new window): http://education.uoregon.edu/feature.htm?id=1897)


We’ll discuss getting students to prepare and participate in an online course environment, promoting an online learning community, and outlining and drafting an online learning unit or assignment.

Teaching for the First Time as the Sole Instructor - choose one date

Sept. 10 and 14 from 9am-4pm.

Location: Anstett 193

 

Now that you’re fully at the helm, we’ll discuss how to articulate and achieve your class goals, design and sequence assignments, facilitate discussion, build classroom community, and respond to student work. We’ll consider developing and remaining in tune with a teaching philosophy, melding your research and teaching identities, and gaining satisfaction from your teaching.  

Teaching Large Classes

Customized Consultations

Whether you are able to make time for the Teacher Trainings listed above or not, the Teaching Effectiveness Program offers one-on-one consultations to prepare you for teaching. We can help with syllabus preparation, lesson/lecture planning, grading decisions, workload issues, managing GTFs and any other questions and concerns. Please contact Jason Schreiner, jschrein@uoregon.edu to arrange a consultation.

Teaching in the U.S. for International Graduate Teaching Fellows

September 14, 1:30-4:30pm, Mills International Center

Presented by Robert Elliott, Char Heitman, and Trish Pashby

 

This workshop will provide an overview of the challenges IGTFs may face in the U.S. classroom and a chance to meet and network with fellow IGTFs. Topics covered will include strategies and techniques for teaching in U.S. university classrooms, overcoming cultural and language challenges, tips for a positive and effective first day of class, and accessing a variety of resources to support you in your position. A panel of current and former IGTFS will also be present to share their experiences with you.

 

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Technology Trainings

To register, contact Robert Voelker-Morris (rmorris1@uoregon.edu)

UO Blogs: Using WordPress
Date: Friday, September 21st, 2012
Time: 9:30-11:00
Room: Proctor 41, Knight Library
Presenters: Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program and Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting

Looking for an easy-to-use academic blogging and web publishing service? Learn more about UO Blogs service at the University of Oregon and how you can use it for creating course sites, course blogs, and student portfolios.

Blackboard Sessions:

Blackboard: Introduction for New Users
Date: Monday, September 10th, 2012
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 41, Knight Library
Presenters: Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting and Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Are you new to the Blackboard system? In this session we will offer a basic introduction to the Blackboard system for new users. Participants will learn about the basics of accessing and developing your course sites. Additionally, there will be an open time to receive hands-on help accessing and navigating the interface.

Blackboard: Basic Review
Date: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 41, Knight Library
Presenters: Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting and Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Do you need a refresher to the Blackboard system? In this session we will offer a general overview to the Blackboard system. Participants will learn about the basics of accessing and developing your course sites, various tools and ways in which to best use those tools, and general overview of best practices for using Blackboard.

Blackboard: Using Multi-Media
Date: Friday, September 14th, 2012
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 42, Knight Library
Presenters: Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting and Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Are you considering working media into your blackboard site? In this session we will introduce uploading media files, formatting the media files for best compatibility across multiple platforms, finding various UO media resources, and using mashups (such as Youtube videos and SlideShare PowerPoints).

Blackboard: Tests and Surveys
Date: Monday, September 17th, 2012
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 42, Knight Library
Presenters: Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program and Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting

Want to learn more about how the Blackboard system can help manage and organize testing and surveying for your course? In this session we will introduce various tools Blackboard offers instructors to set up tests, quizzes, and anonymous surveys.

Blackboard: Grade Center
Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 42, Knight Library
Presenters: Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting and Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program

Want an easy way to manage and post student grades? In this session we will introduce using the Blackboard Grade Center feature to set up your course grades. Participants will learn about how to initially set up a course Grade Center, specifics about setting up specific grading schemas, and other important grade management features found with the Grade Center.

Blackboard: Assignments and SafeAssign
Date: Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Time: 10:00-11:00
Room: Proctor 42, Knight Library
Presenters: Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program and Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting

Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting Want to learn more about how the Blackboard system can help manage and organize your course assignments? In this session we will introduce various tools Blackboard offers instructors to set up assignments for direct student submissions through the Blackboard system. Additionally, we will cover the basics of using the essay plagiarism prevention application SafeAssign.

Blackboard: Discussion Board and Blogs
Date: Friday, September 21st, 2012
Time: 11:00-12:00
Room: Proctor 41, Knight Library
Presenters: Robert Voelker-Morris, Teaching Effectiveness Program and Nargas Oskui, Center for Media and Educational Technologies Consulting

Looking for new ways to engage student participation? Learn more about using the Blackboard Discussion Board and blog features to set up class discussions. In this session we will introduce the basics for setting up your Discussion Boards and course blogs. We will also explore the pedagogical benefits and challenges of moving class participation into the online environment.

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