Below you'll find information about activities coming up this week at FCTL and beyond. Remember to register by Wednesday for this Friday’s Teaching and Learning Day. See details below. Also below you’ll find info about “Narrated PowerPoint Presentations,” the first workshop in UCF’s Faculty Multimedia Workshop Series, co-sponsored by CDL, FCTL and OIR. That event will be held on July 18. Remember—if you’re interested in incorporating a new technology, activity, or approach into your fall class, or if you want to explore conducting a scholarship of teaching and learning project during the upcoming year, stop by or call us.
Have a good week!
HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK
(All events will be held in CB1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email email@example.com to make arrangements.)
Monday, July 8th
Workshop: Metacognition in STEM Laboratories 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 9th
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Workshop: Creating a Successful Learning Environment 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10th
Workshop: Increasing Student Engagement in Your Undergraduate Class 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
STEM Education Research Reading Group 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Held in PSB-146.)
TEACHING AND LEARNING DAY THIS FRIDAY!
Friday, July 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FCTL (CB1 207)
Join us for this event celebrating excellence and innovation in instruction. Activities will include sessions on topics such as mapping a plan for your professional development, workshops on specific pedagogical approaches like flipping the classroom, think tank sessions on trends in higher education, and a showcase of award-winning teachers’ favorite pedagogical practices. Lunch included for first 30 registrants. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
WORKSHOP: NARRATED POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS THURSDAY, JULY 18
Everyone is invited to register for “Narrated PowerPoint Presentations,” the first workshop in UCF’s Faculty Multimedia Workshop Series. This session will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013. “Narrated PowerPoint Presentations” will introduce participants to the basics of narrating PowerPoint slides, provide tips for using them in your teaching, and discuss the various technology options from which to choose. Discussion and demonstration will occur from 12:00-12:30pm and will focus on developing accessible materials that can be used over multiple semesters in various modalities. A hands-on session (optional) will follow from 12:30-1:00pm for any participants who would like to begin implementing the workshop information. Complete information is available at: http://www.oir.ucf.edu/index.php?q=FMworkshopseries. Co-sponsored by UCF’s Office of Instructional Resources (OIR), Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), and Center for Distributed Learning (CDL), these workshops are offered periodically to facilitate faculty creation of multimedia for UCF courses. All workshops are held in UCF’s Faculty Multimedia Center (FMC) and highlight media creation tools available within the FMC. You may participate face-to-face or online and demonstrations will be recorded for later review.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2014 HETL CONFERENCE IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation at its 2014 International Conference, to be held in Anchorage, in partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage, May 31 - June 2, 2014. The conference aims to review the impacts that digital, social and mobile media and networks are having on learning environments in higher education. Both scholarly and practice reports are invited. Participants will be from the gamut of academic disciplines across the arts, sciences, and professions, as well as from other administrative and staff functions delivering and supporting new technologies and approaches to learning. Please submit your proposal for a presentation before the July 26, 2013 deadline - go to https://www.hetl.org/2014-anchorage-conference-submission-form/
FACULTY WRITING CLUB SUMMER 2013
Join a faculty writing club to start your summer off with a focus on productivity and camaraderie. Having trouble getting into a good writing rhythm? Need to get away from your office to get a change of perspective and a little privacy? Forget the coffee shop--join your colleagues on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in FCTL for a loosely structured writing session. We'll take five or six minutes each week to go around the room and state a goal for the time block and then spend the rest of the time working on our individual projects. Bring your own laptop or use an FCTL computer. And of course there will be coffee. Everyone is welcome!
IF YOU TWEET…
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