Faculty Workshops for October

We encourage our faculty to participate in a series of workshops designed to promote the use of active and experiential learning methods. The series will run weekly through November. Below are the offerings for October.

“Simulations as Learning Tools” with Dr. Chad Raymond

Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 in the Antone Academic Center, Room 221

Simulations allow students to experience the decision-making processes of real-world actors. Learn two of the ways in which simulations can be integrated into the classroom and examine their effects on student engagement with course content.

“Utilizing Canvas to Enhance Student-Faculty Research Projects” with Dr. Jon Marcoux

3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 in McAuley Hall, Room 104

Students get excited when they realize that the research they are conducting with faculty contributes to the understanding of the world around us. This workshop will explore a number of ways that Canvas can be used to enhance the quality and efficiency of student-faculty collaborative research.

“Bringing the Outside In: Partnering with Local Businesses” with Dr. Nadia Abgrab

3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 in McAuley Hall, Room 104 

Working with local clients on problems they face creates real-time, hands-on class involvement. Explore how students can apply theoretical course concepts through interactive research on the issues facing businesses in the community.

“Turn Your Traditional Lecture Into a More Active Learning Experience” with Dr. Jameson Chace

3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 in McAuley Hall, Room 104 

Retooling a tried and true traditional lecture for an active learning environment can be daunting. Bring an outline of one of your lectures and learn how to pare it down to its key elements, build a guide to the lecture for students, embed the lecture with discussion, and use brief quiz questions as formative assessment checkpoints.

“Moving Content Outside of the Classroom” with Dr. Steven Symington and Dr. JD Swanson

Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 in the Antone Academic Center, Room 221

“Walking the Path of Reality: Life Simulation Combined with Didactics” with Dr. Sharon Stager

3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 in McAuley Hall, Room 104 

Learn how to use the classroom as a simulated real life environment and integrate case studies with questions, teamwork and the development of professional roles.

“Let’s Give ‘Em Something to Talk About: Utilizing Canvas Discussions” with Dr. Amanda Minor

Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 in the Antone Academic Center, Room 221

This workshop will focus on how to use the platform of Canvas discussions to increase student interactions both in and out of the classroom. Participants will discuss how to creatively utilize elements of Bloom’s Taxonomy to help create transformative dialogue

No registration is required. Refreshments will be served.

This workshop series is funded by a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation, obtained earlier this year by Dr. Chad Raymond and Dr. Traci Warrington. The Davis Educational Foundation was established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.