CAFE will be hosting a series of sessions based on the Magna 20 Minute Mentor Series.  Each session will include a 20 minute audio presentation on the selected topic, followed by a facilitated discussion with fellow faculty members to share concerns and ideas for new methods and techniques to improve your teaching. Sessions will be on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 10:00am - 11:00 am mostly in LIB 304, * denotes a change from this location to GHH 103 or LIB 302.

 

20 Minute Mentor Series Fall 2012

All workshops are held in the CAFE Conference Room located on the east side of campus in the Consortium Library Rm. 304.  * denotes this workshop will be held on the west side of campus in GHH 103.

10:00 - 11:00 am (unless otherwise noted**)

 

Wed August 22
Cellphone, Laptops and Facebook:  What Can I Do About Them?
Tue Sept 11
I'm Teaching Online Next Term:  What Do I Have to Know?
Wed Sept 19
How Do I Get More Students to Read Their Assignments Before Class?
Tue Oct 2
How Do I Create Engaging Threaded Discussion Questions?
Wed Oct 10
Can Service Learning Work in My Discipline? **
Wed Oct 17
How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class?
Tue Oct 23
How Can Document Sharing Tools Help Student Collaboration?
Wed Nov 14
How Do I Get Started with Service Learning?  **

Wednesday August 22, 2012

Cell Phones, Laptops and Facebook: What Can I Do About Them?

*Library 302

You will learn:

-The positive and negative challenges of teaching the Millennial Generation, the most technologically skilled and savvy generation ever.

-How to work with Millennials more effectively on the use of cell phones, laptops, and Facebook.

-How to set boundaries in communicating with students

Suggestions and recommendations for syllabus statements will also be covered.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I'm Teaching Online Next Term:  What Do I Have to Know?

Library 304

You will learn critical steps involving:

-Learning management systems

-Course flow and structure


-Planning and calendars

-Creation of a teaching plan

-Establishing expectations

-Student evaluation and assessment

-Tech support

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Wednesday September 19, 2012

How Do I Get More Students to Read Their Assignments Before Class?


Library 304

You will learn how to:

-Motivate students constructively to come to class prepared.

-Create and adopt consequences for students who come to class unprepared.

-Convey to student s the value of having read the assigned text.

-Communicate to students that they are responsible for reading the assigned material.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How Do I Create Engaging Threaded Discussion Questions?

Library 304

You will learn:

-The difference between good and bad discussion questions.


-Why questions written for a test or essay do not work in an online environment.

-How to tease out a good question from different subject matter.

-Key do’s and dont's to consider in writing good online discussion questions.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Can Service Learning Work in My Discipline?

Library 304   9:00 am - 10:00 am **

You will learn:

·The key principles of service-learning- reflection and reciprocity.

·The benefits of service-learning for both students and communities.

·How to link activities to outcomes.

·The different types of service-learning.

·How to assess outcomes and grade service-learning.

·And more.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 *

*How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class?

GHH 103 (note this is a change from our normal location)

You will learn how to:

-Better encourage students who rarely participate to speak more often.

-Provide other participation opportunities to help generate contributions.

-Move beyond seeing reluctant participators as a problem.

-Limit the participation of students who speak too often.

-Find something positive to say about a first-time contribution.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How Can Document Sharing Tools Help Students Collaborate?

Library 304

-You will:

-Understand the value of collaborative projects for learning.

-Learn how to choose the best document sharing system for different types of projects.

-Know how to set up group projects using document sharing systems.

-Be able to track students’ contributions to group projects.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How Do I Get Started with Service Learning?

Library 304  12:00 - 1:00 PM **

This program will explain


  • The principles of reflection and reciprocity at the heart of service-learning.
  • How service-learning benefits students and communities alike.
  • How to incorporate it into virtually any discipline.
  • How to identify community partners.
  • How to assess student and community outcomes.
  • How to successfully manage the logistics of service-learning, from transportation to training to risk management.
  • And much more.

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