Workshop Calendar

The Faculty Development Office and E-Learning Office offer and host workshops and information sessions. All UPEI staff and faculty are welcome to attend any sessions that they would wish to attend. Invitations to these events are also sent out through Campus Notices

If you would like to request or propose a workshop topic, please fill out our workshop request form.

 

January 2018

January 23 - Workshop - Encouraging Student Participation - Joel MacDonald
10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
How can I make the shift from lecturer to facilitator in order to promote more class discussion?  What kind of questions should I ask or activities should I set up to stimulate more student engagement? How do I get students to take an active role in their learning?  This last question sums up the aim of this workshop. Instructors do the teaching. Students do the learning. If the two are to mesh successfully then students must take, and be encouraged to take, a more active role in their learning. This workshop will help instructors create a more engaging class environment. REGISTER

January 24 - Lunch and Learn - Debbie MacLellan: "Examining the Helicopter Professor Label"
11:30am-12:30pm - Faculty Lounge in Main Building
"We are all familiar with the term "helicopter parents." But what about the "helicopter professor"? Last September, I came across an article by Maryellen Weimer entitled "Examining the Helicopter Professor Label," and it made me feel intensely uncomfortable as I reflected on how my teaching has changed over the past 'almost' 30 years. This brown-bag lunch will provide a definition of the "helicopter professor" and a discussion about how much we need to 'hover' over our students."

January 25 - Workshop - Design a Mid-Semester Student Feedback Survey - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
How is my course going and how am I doing? With the semester nearing the half way point, these are great questions to ask your students since there's still time to make minor changes that could have a major impact on overall student learning outcomes. In this workshop you will learn what kinds of questions to ask to help you get the feedback you need from your students. You will also learn how to create a quick online survey for your questions that will make data collection and analysis easy. REGISTER

January 29 - Workshop - Design a Mid-Semester Student Feedback Survey - Joel MacDonald
10am-11am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
How is my course going and how am I doing? With the semester nearing the half way point, these are great questions to ask your students since there's still time to make minor changes that could have a major impact on overall student learning outcomes. In this workshop you will learn what kinds of questions to ask to help you get the feedback you need from your students. You will also learn how to create a quick online survey for your questions that will make data collection and analysis easy. A repeat of the January 25 workshop. REGISTER

January 31 - Lunch and Learn - A Presentation from Student Affairs
12pm-1pm - Faculty Lounge in Main Building 

 

February 2018

February 1 - Workshop - Encouraging Student Participation - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
How can I make the shift from lecturer to facilitator in order to promote more class discussion?  What kind of questions should I ask or activities should I set up to stimulate more student engagement? How do I get students to take an active role in their learning?  This last question sums up the aim of this workshop. Instructors do the teaching. Students do the learning. If the two are to mesh successfully then students must take, and be encouraged to take, a more active role in their learning. This workshop will help instructors create a more engaging class environment. A repeat of the January 23 workshop. REGISTER

February 8 - Workshop - Feedback & Rubrics as Communication Elements for Student Assessment - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
As an instructor, you’ve set up a syllabus that clearly explains your expectations for where students will end up. Then you set them on the journey to that destination. However, some will get off track along the way. The information you provide, how you provide it and when you provide it will be key to getting them back on the right path or in keeping them on the right path. In this workshop instructors will learn strategies for the use of feedback and rubrics that they can use to accompany student assessments. REGISTER

February 14 - Workshop - How People Learn - Joel MacDonald
10am-11am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
With the increase in quality and quantity of cognitive sciences research over the last few years, what of it can be usefully applied to teaching? This workshop aims to summarize that research on learning and memory and provide instructors with tips for integration into their teaching. REGISTER

February 27 - Workshop - H5P Interactive Video - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Interactive videos can increase student engagement and interest. Our latest version of Moodle is now equipped with interactive video creation capability. Instructors are invited to attend a workshop on how to create a basic interactive video. REGISTER

 

March 2018

March 5 - Workshop - Feedback & Rubrics as Communication Elements for Student Assessment - Joel MacDonald
11am-12pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
As an instructor, you’ve set up a syllabus that clearly explains your expectations for where students will end up. Then you set them on the journey to that destination. However, some will get off track along the way. The information you provide, how you provide it and when you provide it will be key to getting them back on the right path or in keeping them on the right path. In this workshop instructors will learn strategies for the use of feedback and rubrics that they can use to accompany student assessments. This is a repeat of the February 8th workshop. REGISTER

March 13 - Workshop - How People Learn - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
With the increase in quality and quantity of cognitive sciences research over the last few years, what of it can be usefully applied to teaching? This workshop aims to summarize that research on learning and memory and provide instructors with tips for integration into their teaching. This is a repeat of the February 14th workshop. REGISTER

March 22 - Workshop - H5P Interactive Video - Joel MacDonald
10am-11am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Interactive videos can increase student engagement and interest. Our latest version of Moodle is now equipped with interactive video creation capability. Instructors are invited to attend a workshop on how to create a basic interactive video. This is a repeat of the February 27th workshop. REGISTER

March 26 - Workshop - Maximizing Student Learning - Joel MacDonald
10am-11am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Learning is an action that only the student can own and control. As an instructor, what can be done to help support the development of student core skills? In this workshop, instructors will learn about three key skills that contribute to more efficient and effective learning. Those skills are how to take quality notes, how to read for learning, and how to study effectively. REGISTER

 

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