Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Week 7: Amazing job, UNI!

OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Wednesday October 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm
PREPARING EDUCATORS TO IMPLEMENT STANDARDS-BASED GRADING

Presenter: Matt Townsley (Educational Leadership), author of Making Grades Matter: Standards-Based Grading in a Secondary PLC

This presentation is in some ways a continuation of Prof. Townsley’s CETL session from September, but it will be easily understood by anyone who may have missed the earlier presentation. Standards-based report cards have become the norm for Iowa elementary schools, and a growing number of Iowa's secondary schools are implementing standards-based grading (SBG) practices. This trend has already impacted our work with college-aged Iowans, and will shape our preparation of future Iowa educators. In this 60-minute workshop we will discuss key principles of SBG, and explore how we can prepare K-12 educators to transition from thinking about points and percentages towards communicating learning. Click here to enroll.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 3:00pm-4:00pm
UNI STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: WHAT DO WE KNOW? AN ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (NASCE) RESULTS

Presenter: Kristina Kofoot

Faculty and staff are invited to learn about students' perceptions of Community Engagement at UNI in the classroom and across campus.  This presentation will share information gained from last fall’s administration of the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE). We will review an analysis of the 2019 results in comparison to 2015 NASCE results and review possible areas of growth and where UNI is excelling. Click here to enroll.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 9:00am-10:00am
THE POWER OF PRESENCE AT A DISTANCE

Presenter/Facilitator: Curtiss Hanson (Chemistry)

Professor Curt Hanson describes himself as “a typical faculty member, reluctant to change, rooted in practice by pedagogical habit and faith.”  While not in a hurry to chase tech, or to change what was working, Dr. Hanson has nevertheless found opportunity in pandemic-inspired pedagogy. In this session he will share specific production tools and techniques that have helped him sustain the humanity and community of classrooms mediated by video, with distinct solutions for synchronous and asynchronous interactions. The limitations are real, but Hanson reports dividends in attendance, office hours, and comprehension. The format of this event will allow for discussion and for input from others so we can explore together what is working/not working and develop a wider profile of techniques and successes. Click here to enroll.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 12:00pm
YOUR INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM: ESSENTIAL GOOGLE TOOLS FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND SUCCESS THROUGH UDL

Presenters: Sarah Bryans-Bongey, Magdalena Galloway, Leigh Zeitz (Curriculum & Instruction)

Open the door to an engaged and inclusive classroom! During this interactive session, you’ll explore three main principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), access helpful checklists and resources, and discover how free Google tools can help you implement the responsive and flexible benefits of UDL. Using the G-Suite apps and extensions, we will explore how you can make learning accessible to all learners. Create practical tools and strategies that you may be able to use next week. Click here to enroll.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a simple and straightforward method of mid-term course evaluation that uses an outside facilitator to conduct a discussion with students and to provide feedback to an instructor. SGIDs can help strengthen communication between faculty and students, offer an opportunity to make mid-semester course adjustments, and assist in the development of ideas for strengthening a course. 

For Fall 2020 the CETL has adapted the SGID process to make it available as a 30-minute session via Zoom for any class that meets in person or synchronously online. The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, October 2, and all SGIDs will be conducted between October 6 and 16. 

 Click here to submit your application.

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