Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Introduction to the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Join TILT for a tour of the Teaching Effectiveness Framework developed to guide faculty and departments in the process of defining, enhancing, and evaluating teaching effectiveness at CSU. After extensive research into best practices in teaching and learning, along with feedback from CSU faculty and leadership, the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Team has identified 7 domains for effective teaching and, therefore, student learning. The team has developed a program that outlines a process for departments and faculty to set teaching goals and evaluate goal achievement to develop teaching effectiveness. The program includes a set of tools that can be modified by each department or individuals to meet their needs as they grow their teaching practice.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Chairs Participants will be able to… Define effective teaching Describe the Teaching Effectiveness Framework Connect growth in teaching to annual review Identify tools that can be used to improve teaching

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Ready to try the Undergraduate Learning Assistant (LA) Model? Organizational Techniques for your ULAs
Presenters:
Medora Huseby
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
Employing learning assistants (LAs) in the classroom disrupts the traditional, 'professor down' style of teaching. Learning assistants serve as a bridge between the professor and the students, straddling the role of both learner and teacher. Research shows that LA involvement increases student performance. Furthermore, LAs support interactive classroom environments, which positively impacts nontraditional students (such as first generation students). LAs promote student-centered learning, where students have agency over their educational choices. Many LAs have pedagogical training (or go through pedagogical training during their LA tenure) that increases their awareness of student's backgrounds and how individual experiences impact learning. These LA specific practice create a more inclusive classroom environment. This session will focus on the importance of and preparation for weekly LA meetings, as well as strategies to increase LA learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participant learning outcomes: -Gain awareness of how the LA model increases classroom inclusivity -Discuss strategies for organizing courses to include LAs -Discuss strategies to prepare LAs for student interactions This session is intended for teachers that use the LA model, are considering employing the LA model in future courses, or would like to learn effective organizational techniques within the LA model.
Session Title:
The Rare Plants of Colorado
Presenters:
David Anderson,Pam Smith,Crystal Strouse,Ann Grant
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
In this session we will go on an adventure focusing on the rarest, weirdest, and most interesting plants of Colorado. We will explore our state through the lens of habitats for rare plants, and what the rare plants tell us about our natural history, cultural history, and landscapes. We'll also talk about early botanical explorers of Colorado, focusing on the amazing women who made key discoveries, and about how we are saving the rare plants of Colorado. Then we will have a panel of amazing female botanists here in our community. They will talk about their work and career path and discuss ways that you can be a rare plant explorer.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Learn about Colorado's rare plants and their natural history, and meet some botanical super-stars. Become aware of ways you can be involved. Target Audience: Anyone who is interested in nature

11:00 AM

Session Title:
All Things Echo
Presenters:
Marianne Bauer,Nichole Pullen
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 304-06
Description:
In this session plan to find out everything you need to know to successfully record to Echo360. Topics include Echo360 basics – How to set up your course to record your lectures in Echo360, classroom recording tips and best practices, Echo Universal Capture (formerly Echo Personal Capture) from home, office or classroom, and Echo Active Learning, some great tools to help you with student engagement. Finally we will briefly touch on Echo Analytics tools and how to gauge your student’s involvement in your videos.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty interested in using Echo360 to enhance active learning in their classrooms.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Feedback and Assessment: Integrating Formative Feedback into your Teaching
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd,Tonya Buchan
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 386
Description:
Frequent formative assessments and low stakes assignments inform instructors and students of how much, and the extent to which, content or skills are mastered. Teaching strategies can then be adjusted to meet students’ needs. This workshop will introduce you to a variety of formative assessment strategies that can provide students with in the moment feedback.
Goals and Target Audience:
Teaching Faculty Participants will be able to… Define the difference between formative and summative assessments and their purposes Align formative assessment strategies with course outcomes and essential skills Learn a variety of formative assessment techniques Identify opportunities to incorporate feedback as a regular component of the student experience

Tuesday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Introduction to the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
Join TILT for a tour of the Teaching Effectiveness Framework developed to guide faculty and departments in the process of defining, enhancing, and evaluating teaching effectiveness at CSU. After extensive research into best practices in teaching and learning, along with feedback from CSU faculty and leadership, the TILT Teaching Effectiveness Team has identified 7 domains for effective teaching and, therefore, student learning. The team has developed a program that outlines a process for departments and faculty to set teaching goals and evaluate goal achievement to develop teaching effectiveness. The program includes a set of tools that can be modified by each department or individuals to meet their needs as they grow their teaching practice.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Chairs Participants will be able to… Define effective teaching Describe the Teaching Effectiveness Framework Connect growth in teaching to annual review Identify tools that can be used to improve teaching

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Set a Teaching Goal with the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Karen Falkenberg
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 382
Description:
You want to become a “better” instructor. But what does that mean? How do you get started? And what does effective teaching look like? Join instructional designers from TILT who will walk you through a goal-setting process based on the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework. You will leave this session with a goal, action steps to carry out that goal, and a plan to assess your level of achievement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to… Determine an area of strength in their teaching Determine an area of growth in their teaching Set a SMART goal for teaching Develop an action plan to achieve their teaching goal Target Audience: Instructors

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Let's Play Cards!: Building Community in Large Classes
Presenters:
Jennifer Reinke
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
In classes of 150 or 200 students, learners can feel nameless, instructors can feel frenzied, and both can feel overwhelmed. In this session, participants will experience and learn about a classroom management model that promotes student engagement and accountability, students' sense of belonging and teamwork, and effective and efficient assessment.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of the session is to describe and demonstrate a model for breaking down a large lecture-style class into manageable small groups. The target audience is instructors who teach large (50+) on-campus classes.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Introduction to the Best Practices in Teaching Online Modules
Presenters:
Katy Little,Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
Virgina Dale
Description:
TILT is offering a new “Best Practices in Teaching” (BPiT) Hybrid Course. The course offers you an opportunity to build your skill set in a key area of your job responsibility, teaching. In the course, you’ll learn evidence-based strategies, choose strategies to apply in your courses, and then reflect in facilitated discussions with colleagues. Most of the work is done asynchronously online (with weekly delivery dates), so you can pursue it at times that are convenient for you. Come hear how you can take part in this exciting opportunity!
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Instructors Goals: Participants will be able to: Connect the BPiT course with the Teaching Effectiveness Framework. Decide whether the course is a good fit for their professional development needs.

Wednesday, January 15th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Set a Teaching Goal with the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Karen Falkenberg
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
You want to become a “better” instructor. But what does that mean? How do you get started? And what does effective teaching look like? Join instructional designers from TILT who will walk you through a goal-setting process based on the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework. You will leave this session with a goal, action steps to carry out that goal, and a plan to assess your level of achievement.
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to...Determine an area of strength in their teaching, Determine an area of growth in their teaching, Set a SMART goal for teaching, Develop an action plan to achieve their teaching goal. Target Audience: Instructors

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Going beyond PowerPoint: How to give engaging and inclusive presentations
Presenters:
Joe Tiner,Brittany Otter
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
Giving a good presentation is more than just creating a nice-looking PowerPoint and asking for audience participation. The best presenters are the ones who present inclusively to engage all learners. In this session participants will learn techniques and strategies for creating and giving presentations that are not only engaging but that are inclusive to all learners. The presents will model inclusive presenting styles. Participants will leave with a checklist of accessible presentation tasks adaptable to any presentation or workshop.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals Participants will gain an understanding of techniques for giving engaging and inclusive presentations Participants will gain an understanding of digital and sensory accessibility principles Participants will gain an understanding of universal design Participants will gain an understanding of how to create digitally accessible presentation materials Target Audience Anyone who wants to be a better presenter/facilitator. Faculty and TAs who would like to improve content delivery.
Session Title:
Teaching the Importance of Science Communication: Elevator speech to reading primary literature
Presenters:
Medora Huseby
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 324
Description:
This session will showcase different techniques to encourage students to communicate their research. The first technique is an ‘elevator speech’ which uses non jargon terminology, in a fast (30 second) way that engages their non-science/non-major peers and other lay persons. The second aspect to this session is to break apart primary literature to show students how to assess what the paper is saying into three parts: What is known previously (they say), what the authors discovered (I say/we say), and why it contributes to the field (so what). This exercise encourages students to compartmentalize primary research into manageable portions, as well as sets a foundation to critically assess primary research articles.
Goals and Target Audience:
The learning objectives for this discussion would be: 1. Identify ways to encourage students to discuss their research in nontechnical terms (the elevator speech) 2. Examine why elevator speeches are an important skill for scientists of all levels to master 3. Discuss the difficulty of learning how to read primary research articles 4. Break down the abstract of a paper using ‘they say, I say/we say, and so what’ approach The target audience is instructors or individuals planning on instructing.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Teaching Squares Kick-off
Presenters:
Tonya Buchan,Jennifer Todd
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Piloted in Spring '18 at CSU, the TILT-sponsored Teaching Squares peer observation program allows faculty, instructors, and GTAs to observe each other, learn from each other, and support each other in their quest to become better teachers. The program is a sixteen hour commitment over the semester. Learn more about the CSU Teaching Squares program: https://tilt.colostate.edu/CourseDD/ID/TSquares *NOTE: This session is required for instructors participating in the Spring 2020 cohort.*
Goals and Target Audience:
Participants will be able to... Explain the Teaching Square philosophy of support and respect Begin to form connections with other instructors Choose a growth area from the CSU Teaching Effectiveness Framework Observe and give feedback to other instructors Target audience: Instructors teaching during Spring 2020