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Monday, August 28, 2017, 10 AM - Monday, May 28, 2018, 11 AM (-04)

Virtual Learning

The Monday Morning Mentor is a virtual PD session delivered each Monday to your email inbox throughout the Academic Year 2017-2018. While you do not need to register for this series as you will receive an automatic email each Monday, at the end of the academic year you will be requested to provide feedback. In addition to the virtual session, you will receive:

  1. PowerPoint handouts
  2. Facilitator’s guide
  3. Transcript
  4. Supplemental materials

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1 PM - Friday, August 31, 2018, 4 PM (-04)

Virtual Learning

“Research in Action” (RIA) is a podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education featuring experts across a range of disciplines. Episodes are posted weekly and include guest interviews and occasional solo episodes. Guests are from a range of higher education institutions and share their expertise on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods as well as their personal experiences as researchers, research and writing practices, organizational and productivity strategies, and much more. Some weeks, bonus content will also be posted.

Note: The workshop start date is to allow anyone to register throughout the year. You can register for this course as soon as you notice it or receive an email through academic all.

Thursday, January 25, 1 - 4:30 PM (-04)

CETL-Technology Lab

With the advancement of technology and its integration in education, animation is playing a more important and impactful role in the teaching and learning experience. Using animation for teaching and learning provides several benefits for the student as well as the facilitator. According to Mayer (1996), animation helps to reduce the cognitive load on students. Rieber et al (1990) also illustrate that animation aids in students’ processing of information. More than the profound internal/cognitive benefits, incorporating animation in the teaching and learning process helps to develop communication, critical thinking and technological skills as well as creativity in both educator and student, and makes the overall experience more engaging. With a focus on PowToons, this workshop will provide you with a hands-on experience in creating animated PowerPoint presentations, and the ways in which animated PowerPoint presentations can be used for highly engaging and innovative teaching, learning, student interaction, projects and assessments.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Create a plan/blueprint for an animated PowerPoint presentation
  2. Create engaging animated presentations using PowerPoint PowToons
  3. Design learning activities using PowToons
  4. Identify the benefits of animation in teaching and learning

Friday, February 2, 9 AM - 1 PM (-04)

TLC-Tutorial Room 1

This workshop looks at how brain-based learning theories can be applied in the university classroom to enhance learning. First participants will examine the neuroscience of learning and some of the tenet of brain-based learning theories then determine how the theory can be applied at the university level.
Participants will also study techniques for making the classroom more engaging, learner-friendly and successful. You will be introduced to exciting, easily-applied techniques that are based on how the human brain assimilates and retains information.
Come and spend some time with us in this interactive workshop and explore ways to making the teaching and learning experience more meaningful.
*Participants will receive a certificate of participation on the completion of the workshop.

Thursday, February 8, 1 - 4:30 PM (-04)

CETL-Technology Lab

Video games are a staple in the daily lives of the Millennials and Gen Zs who continue to grow and live in digital gaming environments. In this workshop, we address how play, video games, and interactive digital environments affect learning, reflection and creativity. According to the Pew Research Center, 72% of millennials play video games, some on a daily basis. Furthermore, 57% of these millennials play with others online (Pew Research Center, http://www.pewinternet.org). These figures indicate that we need to be looking at gaming as a tool for individual and collaborative online learning. According to research by Olson (2010), gaming increases attention, retention, accuracy, multitasking, and scores on creativity tests. With the emergence of online or mobile games such as Candy Crush, Angry Birds, Who Am I?, Farm Heroes, Bejewelled and Pet Rescue, which have transcended from to mobile and social media platforms, we can no longer ignore the proliferation of games and digital media on the lives of the persons we teach. This workshop will pique your interest in game-based learning by introducing you to online gaming tools such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and Jeopardy, allowing you the opportunity to customize the games to your course contexts. In so doing, these technology tools allow for game-based learning, maximizing the 21st century teaching and learning experience.

Thursday, February 15, 9 AM - Thursday, March 1, 4 PM (-04)

Want to improve your teaching skills and assessment methods? Curious about how to develop a learning outcome or an in-class assessment? Currently teaching at UWI as a graduate student, tutor or part-time instructor? Want to connect with others teaching at UWI? Then it sounds like the Instructional Skills Workshop is for you!!

The Instructional Skills Workshop or ISW is designed to provide a framework for planning and delivering lessons and a foundation for growing as a professional educator. It also provides a forum for participants to deliver lessons to their peers and receive feedback in a variety of formats. This workshop is open to all UWI employees and graduate students who have teaching responsibilities

The workshop is highly interactive and requires that the participant complete ‘homework’ between sessions.
At the end of the workshop, the participant will have:
• Reviewed basic ideas about teaching and learning
• Developed learning outcomes, lesson plans and assessment strategies
• Explored instructional strategies, feedback methods and classroom assessment techniques
• Designed, developed and delivered two-mini lessons
• Received written, oral and video feedback from peers

Note: dates for this workshop are Feb 15, 22 and March 1st from 9 am to 4pm. To be successful in this workshop you need to attend all sessions and complete the mini lessons.

Friday, February 23, 9 AM - 1 PM (-04)

CETL-Technology Lab

This workshop is part of the theme of the application of brain-based learning to tertiary education. Unlike the theory and methodology workshops, however, this one introduces technologies and their application in the classroom to promote student-engagement, ownership and success.
At this workshop you will be introduced to three free, easy-to-use online tools—Edpuzzle, GoSoapBox, and Kahoot!. Even more, you will be shown how to use them in innovative ways for engagement, motivation, teaching and assessment to enhance your classroom experience.
By the time you leave this workshop, you will have accounts and activities for each of these tools. Keep building your expertise at brain-based learning and let’s revolutionize learning together. Register for this workshop today and begin the new semester with a bang!
*Participants will receive a certificate of participation on the completion of the workshop.

Thursday, March 8, 9 AM - Thursday, March 29, 4 PM (-04)

Want to improve your teaching skills and assessment methods? Curious about how to develop a learning outcome or an in-class assessment? Currently teaching at UWI as a graduate student, tutor or part-time instructor? Want to connect with others teaching at UWI? Then it sounds like the Instructional Skills Workshop is for you!!

The Instructional Skills Workshop or ISW is designed to provide a framework for planning and delivering lessons and a foundation for growing as a professional educator. It also provides a forum for participants to deliver lessons to their peers and receive feedback in a variety of formats. This workshop is open to all UWI employees and graduate students who have teaching responsibilities

The workshop is highly interactive and requires that the participant complete ‘homework’ between sessions.
At the end of the workshop, the participant will have:
• Reviewed basic ideas about teaching and learning
• Developed learning outcomes, lesson plans and assessment strategies
• Explored instructional strategies, feedback methods and classroom assessment techniques
• Designed, developed and delivered two-mini lessons
• Received written, oral and video feedback from peers

Note: dates for this workshop are March 8, 22 and 29th from 9 am to 4pm. To be successful in this workshop you need to attend all sessions and complete the mini lessons.

Friday, March 9, 9 AM - 3 PM (-04)

This workshop builds on the workshop Applications of Brain-based Learning to Tertiary Education, which looked at neuroscience, learning theories and how brain-based learning theories can be applied in the university classroom to enhance learning.
In this workshop, participants will have an advanced, in-depth study of strategies and techniques for making the classroom more engaging, learner-friendly and successful. It is a hands-on workshop where you will have opportunities for group work and short presentations. You will develop lessons that are based on how the human brain assimilates and retains information. We will cover issues relative to large class sizes, student motivation, student readiness, second language acquisition, differentiation and working with technology.
Here’s your opportunity to more deeply explore concept of brain-based learning, discover its applications and engage in riveting, meaningful conversations on the topic.
*Participants will receive a certificate of participation on the completion of the workshop.

Friday, March 23, 9 AM - 1 PM (-04)

CETL-Technology Lab

Grading. What a task! Multiple choice questions makes grading so simple, but we know that we need to have more rigorous assessments. So, why not take some of the difficulty out of grading by using a grading rubric. A good rubric will guide students in completing assignments, guide graders in assessing student work, help to reduce the subjective nature of grading, and benefit all subject areas, including yours.
This workshop explores building grading rubrics, sourcing existing rubrics and utilising rubric-creation software. It will help you develop a system for grading projects, presentations and other authentic assignments. Take the first step in simplifying your grading through the use of this valuable tool. Register today!
*Participants will receive a certificate of participation on the completion of the workshop.

Thursday, April 12, 9 AM - Thursday, April 26, 4 PM (-04)

Want to improve your teaching skills and assessment methods? Curious about how to develop a learning outcome or an in-class assessment? Currently teaching at UWI as a graduate student, tutor or part-time instructor? Want to connect with others teaching at UWI? Then it sounds like the Instructional Skills Workshop is for you!!

The Instructional Skills Workshop or ISW is designed to provide a framework for planning and delivering lessons and a foundation for growing as a professional educator. It also provides a forum for participants to deliver lessons to their peers and receive feedback in a variety of formats. This workshop is open to all UWI employees and graduate students who have teaching responsibilities

The workshop is highly interactive and requires that the participant complete ‘homework’ between sessions.
At the end of the workshop, the participant will have:
• Reviewed basic ideas about teaching and learning
• Developed learning outcomes, lesson plans and assessment strategies
• Explored instructional strategies, feedback methods and classroom assessment techniques
• Designed, developed and delivered two-mini lessons
• Received written, oral and video feedback from peers

Note: dates for this workshop are April 12, 19, and 26 from 9 am to 4pm. To be successful in this workshop you need to attend all sessions and complete the mini lessons.

Friday, April 13, 9 AM - 1 PM (-04)

TLC-Tutorial Room 1

Do you know that the course outline has been digitized? You now have the opportunity to cut your time down by using a tool specifically designed for you. In this workshop participants will be introduced to the new digitized UWI course outline and taught how to use it.
Come and be introduced to the future of the course outline process and learn how you can take ten simple steps to the perfect course outline. This workshop is designed to help you reduce the time spent outline development and have your outlines approved in record time. Register today!
*Participants will receive a certificate of participation on the completion of the workshop.

Thursday, April 26, 1 - 4:30 PM (-04)

TLC-Tutorial Room 1

This workshop explores the conceptions of teaching held by higher education lecturers in an attempt to help understand the issues related to 21st century teaching and learning. It explores concepts of teacher-centric and student-centric teaching/learning including the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
This workshop is intended to initiate deep conversations among colleagues about teaching and learning in the 21st century. It will broaden your perspectives about conceptions of teaching and learning, and demonstrate how these conceptions impact your practice and students’ learning.

Thursday, May 17, 9 AM - 12 PM (-04)

TLC-Tutorial Room 1

This workshop explores teaching and learning in the 21st century. It elucidates on concepts of ‘elite’ education and ‘mass’ education in the context teaching/learning, and the need for continuous professional development in the complex, globalised, ‘massified’ and ‘commercialised’ higher education environment underpinned by information and communications technology (ICT). This workshop will engage educators in addressing the challenges of teaching and learning in the 21st century and how to engage students in the learning experience.

Monday, July 2, 10 AM - 4 PM (-04)

Virtual Learning

Do you have a new course outline to develop? Not sure how to go about it or what template to use? Then this course is the perfect one for you. The 10 Steps to the Perfect Course Outline course is an online course that concentrates on the various areas of a UWI Course Outline for the St. Augustine Campus. Through its self-paced, self-directed design you will develop the skills associated with creating a course outline that meets the University’s Quality Assurance Standards. The course is designed to allow you to return to the content and review the material as often as needed. Once you have completed the course outline you will be ready to submit it to CETL for review and recommendation for approval.