Program for the 2018 PDI

Monday, January 8th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Advancing Toward the Equality of Women and Men
Presenters:
Timothy Wood
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 376
Description:
This session is a group study of a text used at the United Nations to open dialogue among those working toward the equality of women and men. The document approaches equality from a Baha'i-inspired perspective, which posits that all human beings have a soul, that this is our primary identity, and that a spiritual perspective may open new possibilities for thought and action. A tutor will lead the group through discussion of the document and exploration of the questions raised.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals of the study would be: (1) to deepen understanding of a spiritual perspective on advancement toward gender equality, (2) to consider that a commitment to spirituality may link with a commitment to gender equality, and (3) to develop connections across lines of faith with others who are thinking and acting on behalf of equality. Audience: People who believe in a spiritual aspect of human beings or who are curious to participate in a dialogue on gender equality based on that assumption
Session Resources:
Session Title:
Your Toolbox for Constructing Learning Objectives
Presenters:
Barbara Maynard,Greta Steber
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 8th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
lsc 308-10
Description:
Come prepared with two topics in a course you plan to teach and something to write or type on. We’ll start this workshop with a very brief overview of how and why to write learning objectives, then you’ll spend most of the hour writing learning objectives for your topics, with help from your fellow instructors and TILT instructional designers. You’ll leave with specific, measurable learning objectives written for your two topics and the tools to write more.
Goals and Target Audience:
Workshop Goals: 1. Find out why learning objectives are critical to effective learning outcomes. 2. Consider what to keep in mind when writing measurable objectives. 3. Walk away with a conceptual toolkit of how to write learning objectives. 4. Practice writing learning objectives. Target Audience: If you have a course in mind that you expect or just hope to teach someday, this workshop is for you. No experience with writing learning objectives necessary.

Tuesday, January 9th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
YOU Are an Adult Educator! Foundational Concepts to Assist Anyone Who Teaches or Trains Adults
Presenters:
Leann Kaiser,Kalpana Gupta
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Most people experience being an adult learner on a regular basis, whether in formal or informal settings. And, although many people may not directly identify themselves as such, those who facilitate this learning for adults are adult educators. Adult educators include university faculty/instructors, workplace trainers, human resource managers, adult basic educators, and career/technical instructors, among many others. Adult educators often do not have formal training in how to best facilitate adult learning. They are experts in their areas/subjects, but usually have little background in how to best teach those subjects. During this session the presenters will first help participants to understand the scope of breadth of adult education. They will then introduce the three main concepts that all adult educators need to know to succeed in their work. These include 1) how to teach/facilitate, 2) adult learning and development theory, and 3) instructional design. The overall intent of this session is to introduce the participants (adult educators) to the wealth of information available through the field of adult education, which in turn can assist them to improve their teaching and training of adults. Resources will be provided to help the participants apply these concepts, as well as additional information on how to continue to deepen their knowledge after the session has completed.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience for this session includes anyone who teaches or trains adult learners or plans to do so in the future. This includes university faculty/instructors in any discipline, workplace trainers, human resource employees, adult basic educators, and career/technical instructors, among many others. 1. Participants will explore what adult education is and identify the various professional contexts in which adult educators work. 2. Participants will be introduced to the major concepts that underlie being an effective adult educator. 3. Participants will be provided practical ways to begin to utilize these concepts in their own contexts.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Mentoring Effective Teaching
Presenters:
Matthew Hickey
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
This session will share reflections on how to mentor teaching, including discussion of a variety of tools to help instructor self-reflection on teaching, thoughts on the place for peer and student feedback in professional development, and suggestions on how peer teaching interactions can be mutually beneficial.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff, and students interested in the art and science of teaching.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
The Power of Faculty Peer Mentoring as a Strategy for Teaching Effectiveness and Portfolio Development
Presenters:
Debora Colbert,Tonya Buchan,Jennifer Todd,Karen Falkenberg,Chris Geanious
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Join TILT in a conversation about the changes to the faculty manual on instructor effectiveness and evaluation. What does it mean for you as an individual instructor? What does it mean at a department level? And what is TILT proposing?
Goals and Target Audience:
All are welcome!

Wednesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Lecture Capture 101
Presenters:
Al Powell,Jeff Dotson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 378
Description:
Nearly 50 CSU classrooms have lecture capture recording ability using Echo360. Not everyone is familiar with it, but it has benefits for both students and faculty. It can be used at no cost to you or students. This session is your basic introduction to lecture capture. Come and learn: - What is lecture capture? - How does it work? - What do students see when viewing Echo360 recordings? - What does it do to help students and faculty? - Which classrooms have lecture capture capability? - How can I record material for students if I’m not teaching in a capture equipped room?
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is to help you answer those questions and decide whether lecture capture can be used to help your students.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
How Will I Know My Impact? – Assessing Student Understanding to Provide Constructive Feedback
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd,Tonya Buchan
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
LSC 372
Description:
In this interactive workshop, we will highlight the connection between measuring student understanding and its role in providing constructive feedback to students. You will leave this workshop with several tools to quickly assess student understanding in both small and large enrollment classes. Participants should bring a lesson or concept with which students struggle.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to... explain the connection between outcomes, student understanding, and constructive feedback. determine outcomes and formative assessments for a typically challenging concept.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Open Educational Resources: Benefits, Options and Recent Trends
Presenters:
Meg Brown-Sica
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
This session will present information regarding how to find and evaluate Open Educational Resources, discuss the benefits for students and instructors and provide information about trends in Colorado and elsewhere.
Goals and Target Audience:
Grad Students, faculty, students, staff