WINTER WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY & RESEARCHERS: Online Teaching Tools, Science Communication & Writing, Technology Skills

Join us for virtual workshops in December on a range of topics including educational technology tools, writing and publication support, and more.

Canvas Basics
Thursday, January 7
8 – 9:30 a.m.
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Participants will review access to Canvas for faculty and students, its layout and organization, your dashboard, and introduce key course-building features. We will discuss five critical elements or actions to take in your Canvas course.

Active Learning: Building Your Toolkit
Monday, January 11
12 – 1:30 p.m.
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Active learning has been identified as a method of learning whereby student retention of material is much greater in comparison to the traditional lecture format. This session will introduce the faculty member to the definition of active learning, the benefits of active learning and examples of active learning with attention given to the utilization of technology in its facilitation.

Grading in Canvas 2.0
Tuesday, January 12
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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In this hands-on workshop, you will explore Jefferson’s new learning management system—Canvas.

Participants will explore the various assessment tools available—from creating assignments, deploying tests and quizzes, and building rubrics. Please bring digital copies of a quiz or short test and rubric you currently use and start building in Canvas during the workshop! 

Editing Recorded Lectures
Wednesday, January 13
10 – 11 a.m.
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 In this workshop, we’ll provide instruction on how to edit your recorded lectures by using two simple and readily available video editing programs. We will go over using Imovie (Mac only) and Adobe Rush (Free to install with Adobe Creative Cloud).

Social Presence in the Online Classroom
Thursday, January 14
2 – 3 p.m.
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Emotions are inextricably linked to learning and cognition, with relationships between educators and learners at the center of that experience. This workshop will review best practices in establishing and maintaining meaningful interactions between learners and faculty. Together, let’s “reach through the screen” and connect with learners!

VoiceThread: Engaging Students and Facilitating Interaction
Friday, January 15
12 – 1 p.m.
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VoiceThread is a multimedia conversation tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence. With VoiceThread, instructors and/or students can create, share, and comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using a microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.

Winter Writing Retreat
Friday, January 29
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Join us this winter at our monthly half-day writing retreats, devoted solely to your writing projects. Most importantly, you’ll get quiet time to write. We’ll also have a writing consultant and librarian available to answer writing and research questions, help you find materials, talk over your journal choice, edit your work, or just read what you have so far.

Winter Writing Retreat
Friday, February 26
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Join us this winter at our monthly half-day writing retreats, devoted solely to your writing projects. Most importantly, you’ll get quiet time to write. We’ll also have a writing consultant and librarian available to answer writing and research questions, help you find materials, talk over your journal choice, edit your work, or just read what you have so far.