Teaching and Learning Week 2016

Teaching for Impact: Conversations about Learning February 8-12, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our
2nd Annual Teaching and Learning Week
with special guest L. Dee Fink, author of

Creating Significant Learning Experiences:
An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses

Stay updated via Twitter #DUTandLWeek

13984852040_4449c99e7c_b At the University of Denver, we seek to create effective, engaged and inclusive learning environments. Teaching and Learning Week provides a variety of opportunities to share good ideas about proven instructional practices.

Tuesday, February 9

Stop by the special events room of Anderson Academic Commons to join in on the presentations and discussions. There are a number of concurrent interactions planned, allowing participants to pop in and out of events as desired… and engage in some genuine conversation around teaching, learning, technology, and more!

  • Unconference Sessions: Presentations from DU faculty and staff about teaching techniques, new concepts, technology, et cetera – given in concise, 20-minute servings. Join your colleagues and participate in driving teaching and learning forward!
  • Guided Discussions: Tables are reserved for facilitated discussions on a variety of topics. Stop by at any time during each 90-minute block.
  • Technology Fair: Drop by to learn about the hardware and software tools that help to engage students and improve learning. Talk with representatives from: OTL, UTS, AAC, Adobe, Turning Point, TopHat, and more!

Don’t forget to check the schedule of software and service demos offered throughout the day!

Participants do NOT need to register for this event – or even be affiliated with DU – just stop on by!

Wednesday, February 10

Special Guest: L. Dee Fink, author of Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses, will host a workshop and provide a keynote address at lunch. Registration is required for both of these events.

  • Workshop: “Designing Your Courses for Significant Learning”
    8:30-11:45 – Anderson Academic Commons 340 (The Loft)
    This is a modified version of Dee Fink’s popular two-day workshop held annually in Chicago – a great opportunity for DU faculty members! Because the workshop will be hands-on, we suggest that only those who are able to attend the entire morning plan to participate.
    Description and Registration
  • Keynote & Luncheon: “5 High Impact Teaching Practices”
    12:00-1:30 – Anderson Academic Commons 290 (Special Events Room)
    Description and Registration

Thursday, February 11

Intentionally Teaching for Impact: Faculty Panels – How are DU instructors currently teaching for broader impact? These faculty panels will include short presentations of specific strategies followed by sharing and in-depth discussion of how to apply these ideas in your own classes. Please register for the panels that you plan to attend.

  • How do we prepare students to address real-world problems and challenges?
    9:00-10:30 – Anderson Academic Commons 345 (OTL Conference Room)
    Description and Registration
  • How do we intentionally help students develop intercultural competency and explore multiple perspectives?
    12:00-1:30 – LOCATION CHANGED TO: RENAISSANCE ROOM, MARY REED
    Description and Registration
  • How do we prepare students to address real-world problems and challenges?
    2:00 – 3:30 – Anderson Academic Commons 345 (OTL Conference Room)
    Description and Registration

Past Conference Materials:

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L. Dee Fink

About our keynote speaker

Dr. L. Dee Fink is a nationally and internationally-recognized consultant on college teaching and faculty development.

After receiving his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1976, he accepted a faculty position at the University of Oklahoma. In 1979 he founded the Instructional Development Program at the University of Oklahoma and served as its director until his retirement from Oklahoma in 2005. In 2004-2005, he served as president of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the primary professional organization for faculty developers in the United States.

He is the author of “Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses” (Jossey-Bass, orig. ed. 2003; updated ed., 2013) and co-editor of “Designing Courses for Significant Learning”, Issue #119 in the quarterly series New Directions for Teaching and Learning (Jossey-Bass, Fall 2009).

More information can be found on his website: http://www.finkconsulting.info

Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses San Francisco: Jossey-Bass: 2013.

Tuesday, February 9th

du-conference-300w Stop by the special events room of Anderson Academic Commons to join in on the presentations and discussions. There are a number of concurrent interactions planned, allowing participants to pop in and out of events as desired… and engage in some genuine conversation around teaching, learning, technology, and more!

Unconference Sessions: Presentations from DU faculty and staff about teaching techniques, new concepts, technology, et cetera – given in concise, 20-minute servings. Join your colleagues and participate in driving teaching and learning forward!

Guided Discussions: Tables are reserved for facilitated discussions on a variety of topics. Stop by at any time during each 90-minute block.

Technology Fair: Drop by to learn about the hardware and software tools that help to engage students and improve learning. Talk with representatives from: OTL, UTS, AAC, Adobe, Turning Point, TopHat, and more!

Don’t forget to check the schedule of software and service demos offered throughout the day!

Participants do NOT need to register for this event – or even be affiliated with DU – just stop on by!

Morning Presentations

Incorporating Synchronous Online Meetings (9:00-9:20am)
Chelsea Ruge & Ellen Evancheck

Teaching Online in the Humanities (9:30-9:50am)
Jere Surber

Flipped Classroom for Standardized Delivery (10:00-10:20am)
Scott Toney

Using Infographics to Engage Students (10:30-10:50am)
Kim Hosler

Blogging and Writing to Learn (11:00-11:20am)
Brad Benz

Copyright within the University (11:30-11:50am)
Naomi Bishop & Anna Harper

Morning Guided Drop-in Discussion Tables

Demonstrating Practitioner Competence (9:00-10:30am)
Brian Gearity

Culture and Languages across the Curriculum (9:00-10:30am)
Alison Nishi

Art in Science (9:00-10:30am)
Debbie Mitchell

Just-in-Time Teaching Online (9:00-10:30am)
Jae McQueen

Using Video Essays in Class (10:30-12:00pm)
Lynn Schofield Clark

Teaching with Cases (10:30-12:00pm)
Paul Seaborn

Afternoon Presentations

Using Humor Effectively in the Classroom (12:30-12:50pm)
Aimee Reichmann-Decker

A Partially Flipped Classroom (1:00-1:20pm)
Nic Ormes

Pecha Kucha and other Visual Methods (1:30-1:50pm)
Barb Stuart

Teaching Thinking Skills (2:00-2:20pm)
Chip Reichardt

Meaningful and Intentional Instructional Practice (2:30-2:50pm)
Molly Smith

Afternoon Drop-in Discussion Tables

Best Practices to Engage Students in Online Courses (12:00-1:30pm)
Allison O’Grady & Michelle Kruse-Crocker

Emergent Genres of Instructional Video (12:00-1:30pm)
Dan Singer

Effective Practices for Teaching International Students (12:00-1:30pm)
Ethel Swartley

Using a Reacting to the Past ‘Game’ in DU ASEM (1:30-3:00pm)
Gregory Robbins

Back to the Basics to Ensure Engagement (1:30-3:00pm)
Matthew Taylor

Student Perceptions & Resistance to Innovative Teaching & Learning Strategies (1:30-3:00pm)
Juli Morris

Live Options in Online Classes (1:30-3:00pm)
Michael Schwartz

Vendor Demos – AAC Room 345 (OTL Conference Room)

Turning Point 9:00-10:00am

Tophat 11:00-12:00pm

Adobe #1 1:00-2:00pm Adobe – New Creative Apps for Mobile

Adobe #2 2:00-3:00pm Adobe – Digital Asset Management

Technology Fair 9:00am-3:00pm

  • Digital Media Center (DMC): The DMC is a high-tech computer lab open to students, faculty, and staff members. Learn how they can help you and your students with video, audio and 3D-printer projects. In addition, learn about the newest classroom technology that allows your students to share their computer screen with fellow classmates.
  • University Technology Services (UTS): Learn how to collaborate with Students in Office 365: Document Sharing, Co-Authoring in real-time, and more!
  • Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL): Learn more about the new version of DU Portfolio, Canvas/DU CourseMedia video import tool, and DU VideoManager.
  • Teaching Resources at University Libraries: Learn more about the Libraries teaching tools and services and see demonstrations of our new digital tools including Digital Commons @ DU, our open access institutional repository, and Kanopy, a collection of on demand streaming videos.

The Unconference Promotion Video

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