Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

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Fall 2016 - Professional Development Workshops and Activities

SEPTEMBER

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Topic: How to Use the New Epson Classroom Projectors in Teaching

Presenter: Mr. John Kleinoeder

Date: 9/7/2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: Tiffin University classrooms are equipped with Epson BrightLink Projectors.  The projectors provide a fully integrated system with electronic whiteboard. With the projectors, you can present; turn your whiteboard into a giant tablet; wirelessly share and compare students' work from multiple devices at the same time; and connect up to 50 devices simultaneously including PCs, Mac, and Android devices and share student content with other.  You can use an interactive stylus or fingers to control, annotate, draw, and more. This session will show you ways to use the technology to optimize your teaching.

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Topic: Teaching with Technology

Presenter: Mr. John Kleinoeder/Dr. Terry Collins

Date: 9/9/2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: How can technology help improve your course and engage your students? You may have some ideas, but are not sure if there are technologies that will enable you to bring those ideas into reality. As a seated instructor, you may wonder what technology TU offers for the seated classroom. This session will discuss technologies for seated courses.

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Topic: Intellectual Property Rights & Copyright

Presenter: Ms. Luann Edwards

Date: 9/12/2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Webinar

Description: Can I access and use everything online in my course? Can I show that new movie to my class? Federal Laws and Guidelines are changing! Are you aware of the intellectual property rights and copyright expectations? Ms. Luann Edwards will update attendees with the steps needed to ensure you are in compliance.

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Topic: Beginners: Strategies for Using Word

Presenter: Mr. Nathan Treadway

Date: 9/13/2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: In this session, you will learn about how to effectively and efficiently use Microsoft Word. Find out how to create and format your documents, use short-cuts, create pdf versions, and more.

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Topic: Using Moodle in your Seated (classroom) Course

Presenter: Mr. Nathan Treadway

Date: 9/14/2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: This session will enable you learn how to use Moodle in your seated classroom course. Moodle has tools that will enable you to create your gradebook, interact with your students online, hold classes online, administer quizzes, and more. Mr. Treadway will show you ways to use Moodle in your seated course.

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Topic: Preparing to Teach Online

Presenter: Dr. John Nworie

Date: 9/20/2016

Time: Noon

Location: Murphy Center Classroom

Description: Have you wanted to teach online? Have you delayed teaching online because you do not know where to start? Have you wondered what literature says about online teaching and learning? Join us in this interactive session.

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Topic: Developing Learning Objectives

Presenter: Ms. Amanda Dominique

Date: 9/21/2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: How do I create good learning outcomes? How will learning outcomes help my students? Well-constructed learning outcomes are essential component of course design. Outcomes that emphasize the development of students’ abilities, attributes, and knowledge will give meaning and purpose to what students do in your course. Good measurable objectives help in assessing learning outcomes. During this session, Ms. Amanda Dominque will present strategies for developing learning objectives for online or seated courses.

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Topic: The Role of the Online Advisor- How We Support and Engage Online Students

Presenter: Ms. Nikki Hintze

Date: 9/22/2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Webinar

Description: Ms. Nikki Hintze will share how the Online Advisors and other support members help online undergraduate and graduate students succeed in their academic pursuits.

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Topic: APA Formatting Techniques

Presenter: Dr. Sharon Perry-Fantini

Date: 9/23/2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Murphy Center Classroom

Description: What is new in APA style format? Do students really have to use it? How can faculty members help students understand and use APA style format in their writings? How can students be encouraged to understand APA style and correctly use it for their research? Dr. Sharon Perry-Fantini will share ways we can help our students use APA.

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Topic: Academic Writing and International Students: Culture, Writing, and Instructional Methods

Presenter: Ms. Tiffanie Goff

Date: 9/26/2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Murphy Center Classroom

Description: This workshop will explore how the roles and rules of academic writing are shaped by culture. Through the workshop, participants will understand how these cultural differences result in unique needs of our international students. The major part of the workshop will focus on meeting these needs in courses that require writing assignments, but are focused on other content. Faculty members who have no background in teaching academic writing will gain information that will assist them in creating effective writing assignments and providing useful corrective feedback.

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Topic: Encouraging Academic Integrity

Presenter: Ms. Luann Edwards

Date: 9/27/2016

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Webinar

Description: During this webinar, our e-Librarian Ms. Luann Edwards, will share strategies for encouraging students to engage in activities and discussions with academic integrity.

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Topic: Real-Time Assessment Data Collection

Presenter: Dr. John Nworie & Dr. Terry Collins

Date: 9/28/2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: Have you wondered if the resources and strategies you use in class are effective? Have you wondered how you could determine if your students are paying attention? This workshop will show participants how to utilize simple and free tools to collect real-time assessment data without using devices such as clickers. In this workshop, participants will be given the steps needed to acquire the tools, use them, and manage the data, and interpret reports in real-time in the classroom. The workshop will also include demonstration of how to implement these technologies in the classroom. Please bring your tablet or a smartphone to this workshop.

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Topic: Intermediate MS Word

Presenter: Mr. Nathan Treadway

Date: 9/28/2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: Are you ready for the next step in Word? Mr. Treadway will share methods and strategies for the intermediate Word user.

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Topic: The Online Course Development Process

Presenter: Ms. Amanda Dominque

Date: 9/29/2016

Time: 12 PM

Location: Franks Hall Conference Room – Brown Bag Lunch

Description: The DEIL team operates an efficient, effective Course Development Process (CDP) for our online courses.  Ms. Dominique will present the process and policies for our CDP.  This session will be of benefit to SMEs, Department Chairs, and those planning to teach online.

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Topic: Safely Storing Your Data/Documents

Presenter: Ms. Jennifer Stuller

Date: 9/30/2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Location:  Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: Learn the importance of saving your work, backing up data, and safely storing your data. In this session, you will learn how to use Google Drive to save, store, and share your work.

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Topic: How to use VoiceThreads

Presenter: Mr. Dyrk Ashton

Date: 9/30/2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Webinar

Description: Many online instructors rely on VoiceThreads to post from anywhere, at any time, making it easy to involve groups in disparate time zones, or even different countries, in a single conversation. Join Mr. Ashton in this webinar to see how VoiceThreads may help you with teaching in your online class environment!

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OCTOBER

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Topic: The Science behind Student Engagement (Teaching Actions that Promote Learning - Based on Brain Research)

Presenter: Ms. Ana Paula Fantini

Date: 10/5/16

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: How can professors make informed decisions on which teaching style and what tools to use in the classroom if we do not have an understanding of how our students learn? In order to help our students we must first understand how their brains take in, process, and retrieve information as well as the innumerous factors that affect these processes. The presentation will include teaching actions that promote learning based on brain research.

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Topic: How to Use TurningTechnologies.com and Clickers

Presenter: Bill Riedthaler /John Kleinoeder

Date: 10/6/16

Time: 2:00 PM

Location:  Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: TurningTechnologies offers ResponseWare, which allows the instructor to poll students in class using iPhone, iPodTouch, Smart phone, laptop, or clickers. With this technology, the instructor can receive instant feedback on student engagement and help to keep the students at alert, as the quiz could come up anytime in the class. In this session, you will get a first-hand experience on using clickers.

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Topic: Career Services

Presenter: Ms. Celinda Scherger

Date: 10/7/16

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Webinar

Tiffin University’s Career Development Office provides the resources our students need to be prepared to enter the work force or continue to graduate school.  Ms. Scherger will explain how she helps students prepare for job searches, interviews, internships, etc.

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Topic: Outcomes Assessment

Presenter: Dr. Dan Weinstein

Date: 10/12/16

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description:  Join this interactive session to hear about the direction and progress of Outcomes Asessment at TU.  Dr. Weinstein will conduct an interactive session to talk about OA and how we can collaborate to stream processes.

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Topic: Beginners: How to Use Excel

Presenter: Mr. Nathan Treadway

Date: 10/13/16

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: This session will introduce Excel and present information on how to create and manage spreadsheets. The session will include tips and strategies for using Excel.

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Topic: Managing and Leading an Academic Department

Presenter: Dr. John Millar

Date: 10/17/16

Time: 10 AM

Location: Murphy Center

Description: This workshop will explore the administrative side of being an academic. In this workshop, participants will be given an overview of leadership, information on academic departments or administrative units within academic affairs, and provided with strategies for managing and leading academic departments. The session is recommended for department chairs and faculty who aspire to take up leadership positions in higher education.

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Topic: Teaching International Students

Presenter: Mr. Sami Mejri

Date: 10/18/16

Time: Noon

Location: Murphy Center-Brown Bag Lunch

Description:  Teaching and relating to international students and people from different cultures can be difficult. How do you get international students to actively participate in your class?  In this session, Mr. Mejri will share ideas, best practices, and strategies that can be used to engage, empower, and teach international students.

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Topic: Intermediate: How to Use Excel

Presenter: Mr. Nathan Treadway

Date: 10/21/16

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: Excel on Steroids! There are a lot more things you can do with Excel. Mr. Treadway will present advanced techniques and strategies for using Excel.

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Topic: Introducing Moodle Phone App

Presenter: Mr. Nathan Treadway

Date: 10/25/16

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: The DEIL team is excited to roll out the Moodle Phone App! Mr. Treadway will demonstrate this APP and share how it can help our online learners and instructors use Moodle with any device!

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Topic: Tips & Strategies for Using Turnitin.com

Presenter: Ms. Luann Edwards

Date: 10/25/16

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Webinar

Description: During this interactive session, Ms. Luann Edwards will share best practices and strategies on how faculty can use Turnitin to help students in their classes.

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Topic: Teaching Strategies: Engaging the Online Learner

Presenter: Mr. Diego Hernandez

Date: 10/26/16

Time:  11:00 AM

Location: Webinar

Description: There are different ways to engage the online learner to ensure they participate actively in their courses and stay and complete the course or the degree program. It is a lot easier for online students to disengage and dropout. This session will share strategies that faculty can use in online courses and discuss services designed to support students.

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Topic: Creating ADA Compliant Courses: Tips for Meeting the Needs of the Hard of Hearing and Students with Visual Impairment

Presenter: Ms. Sally Kloepfer, Director of Disability Services

Date: 10/26/16

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Murphy Center

Description: This workshop will explain and demonstrate simple ways you can transform your online and seated courses to be more ADA compliant. The workshop will examine such areas as creating suitable PDF documents; using appropriate fonts, styles, and color choices; transcribing documents; creating video captioning; and understanding graphics considerations for both online and seated courses. The workshop will also provide information on available resources on campus to support faculty in their efforts.

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Topic: Tips & Strategies for Using Grammarly.com

Presenter: Ms. Luann Edwards

Date: 10/28/16

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Webinar

Description: Ms. Luann Edwards will introduce Grammarly and share ways that faculty can use Grammarly to help students avoid plagiarism and improve their writing skills.

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Topic: How to Use Google Hangouts

Presenter: Ms. Bili Zehner

Date: 10/28/16

Time:  2:00 PM

Location: Google Hangout Session

Description: Ms. Bili Zehner will share strategies for using Google Hangouts.  This session will be interactive and collaborative!

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Topic: How to Use Google Voice

Presenter: Ms. Luann Edwards

Date: 10/31/16

Time:  2:00 PM

Location: Webinar

Description: Ms. Luann Edwards will share tips and strategies for using Google Voice.  This session will be interactive and collaborative!

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NOVEMBER

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Topic: Let’s Talk Research

Presenter: Dr. Perry Haan & Kristi Krintzline

Date: 11/2/16

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Murphy Center Classroom

Description: Are you interested in research? Do you want to share ideas and research methodologies? Have you been considering publishing your work? Find out more in this session. We are creating a collaborative group to support and encourage research! Join us and talk about your ideas!

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Topic: Adopting Technology for Instruction

Presenter: Ms. Kristi Krintzline

Date: 11/3/16

Time: Noon

Location: Murphy Center Brown Bag Lunch

Description: What technologies are out there? How do I know which technologies to use in my course? Are there significant differences when technology is used in instruction? We focused on ways we can adopt technology to help students in their learning, growth, and development.  Join us to discuss ways we can positively impact our teaching and learning!

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Topic: Discouraging Plagiarism

Presenter: Ms. Luann Edwards

Date: 11/8/16

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Webinar

Description: How can I prevent plagiarism by my students? Ms. Luann Edwards offers ways faculty can help prevent student plagiarism.

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Topic: Intermediate: How to Use PowerPoint

Presenter: Mr. Nathan Treadway

Date: 11/9/16

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hertzer Faculty Training Lab

Description: Are you ready to take your Power Point skills to the next level? Do you want to create effective presentations? How about adding video or narration to your presentation? Have you thought about using free add-ons to enhance your presentation? The session will explore ways to fully utilize PowerPoint and its capabilities!

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Topic: Characteristics of a Successful Online Instructor

Presenter: Ms. Kristi Krintzline

Date: 11/15/16

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Webinar

Description: In this webinar, Ms. Krintzline will share effective strategies and best practices for online instructors.

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Topic: How to Get Published

Presenter: Dr. Jan Goldman

Date: 11/18/16

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Franks Conference Room

Description: In a one-hour presentation, Dr. Jan Goldman will discuss the development and crafting of a proposal to academic publishers. Using a “template approach,” he will quickly cover the different aspects of an academic proposal.  Additionally, he will discuss the types of academic publishers, practical and content-related considerations, and the possible responses that can be expected to your proposal.

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DECEMBER

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Topic: Adopting Technology for Instruction

Presenter: Kristi Krintzline

Date: 12/7/16

Time: Noon

Location: Brown Bag Lunch

Description: We are a dedicated group of TU employees focused on ways we can adopt technology to help our students' learning, growth, and development.  Join us for an interactive session to talk about ways we can positively impact our teaching and learning!

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Topic: e-Library Services Updates

Presenter: Ms. Luann Edwards

Date: 12/9/16

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Webinar

Description: What's new and exciting in our online library? Luann Edwards, our e-Librarian will share updates!