March - Week 3

Hello Everyone-
Below you'll find information about activities coming up at FCTL and beyond. Attached please find a flyer about Latina Looks, just one of the many events taking place over the coming weeks in honor of UCF’s 50th anniversary. Please share this information with your students. Have a great week!
Melody

HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 18TH
(All events will be held in CL1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email fctl@ucf.edu to make arrangements.)

Tuesday, March 19th
Honors Teaching Circle 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
i>clicker Lunch and Learn 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m (please RSVP—see details below)

Wednesday, March 20th
Workshop: MOOC Workshop 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (see details below)
Honors Teaching Circle 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Workshop: Professional Communication 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Russian Culture Night 5:00 p.m. (see details below)

Thursday, March 21st
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CL1-205

Friday, March 22nd
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CL1-205

UCF I>CLICKER LUNCH & LEARN MARCH 19
Join us on Tuesday, March 19th from 12:00-1:00 pm in CL1-205 to learn more about using i>clicker in your classroom! i>clicker is the most widely-used student response system at UCF. This interactive demonstration will show the features and functionality of i>clicker2 and web>clicker. Lunch will be provided. RSVP:Eric.Main@ucf.edu Mandy Gunnell, the i>clicker representative, will also be available for one-on-one appointments and i>clicker demonstrations that day. You may contact her directly for an appointment at Amanda.Gunnell@macmillan.com

RUSSIAN CULTURE NIGHT MARCH 20
You are invited to Russian Culture Night, Building Bridges with Languages and Cultures on March 20 at 5:00 pm in the Faculty Center. Teachers from Russia will make a presentation about their school, city and region. There will be traditional Russian food from their region and a concert prepared by Russian students for their American pen pals.

WEBINAR: WOMEN VETERANS RETURNING TO CAMPUS MARCH 28
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC) will be hosting a webinar called “Women Veterans Returning to Campus: Exploring the Military and Gender Transition Issues.” The event is Thursday, March 28 at 2:00 in ENG2 Room 0205. We look forward to a great discussion following the webinar led by one of our very own female student veterans. We hope you are able to join us as we honor our heroes and explore these issues further! For more information contact Stacie.McLeod@ucf.edu.

MOOC DISCUSSIONS SESSION SERIES
UCF's Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) and Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) are co-sponsoring a series of informal, 30-minute information/discussion sessions related to MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses). To register for *any* session in the series, please visit: http://bit.ly/mooc_lunch

3/13 Session 1: “What are MOOCs and What Can I Do with Them in My Teaching?”
Massive Open, Online Courses/Communities/Content (MOOCs) are one of the most talked about educational phenomena in recent years with the New York Times declaring 2012 “the year of the MOOC.” In this first in a series of brief, informal lunch gatherings (bring your food) come find out more about MOOCs and the range of ways in which teaching faculty might find them of use.

Sessions are scheduled for the following Wednesdays from 12:15pm-12:45pm in CL1-205:
3/13- Session 1: “What are MOOCs and What Can I Do with Them in My Teaching?”
3/20- Session 2: Linking MOOC learning activities to supplement academic courses
3/27- Session 3: Repurposing MOOC Content for to academic courses
4/10- Session 4: Participating in a MOOC as professional development
4/17- Session 5: Offering a MOOC
(Please note that no session is scheduled for April 3.)
To register or make inquiries please visit: http://bit.ly/mooc_lunch

FACULTY WRITING CLUB 2013 Join a faculty writing club to start your spring semester 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 Thursday 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…
If you tweet about teaching and learning issues, please follow me on Twitter @MelodyBowdon; I’ll follow you too!

 

 

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