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April 2019

Graduate Teaching Academy

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Graduate Teaching Academy Pilot CITL is excited to host a Pilot Graduate Teaching Academy to help graduate students develop skills related to undergraduate teaching and transfer those abilities beyond the classroom. We have had overwhelming interest in this program, so much so that registration is closed, but we are still accepting interested names for the waitlist.  Sign up on the waitlist to be informed of future opportunities to participate in the GTA.  Sign-up for the waitlist here. Click this link…

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Creating Community in Your Online Course

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Research supports that opportunities for student-teacher, student-student interaction improve performance and retention in online learning environments. Join CITL staff and instructional designers as we discuss when, why and how to create community and collaboration in your online courses.  We will share strategies and tools for synchronous and asynchronous community building. Light refreshments will be provided.   This course will be rescheduled.

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For Graduate Students: Writing a Diversity Statement

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Institutions of higher education are becoming more deliberate at targeting future faculty who can meaningfully contribute to diversity and inclusion initiatives.  More often job ads are requiring separate statements, in addition to a teaching philosophy that specifically address these issues. The Rising Tide Center and CITL will work to help you navigate this topic and develop a strategy for writing your own diversity statement.   Lunch will be provided. THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY WE ARE ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR…

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Blackboard Grade Center

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

In this workshop Blackboard users will take an in-depth look the GradeCenter. By the end of this training you will be able to: -Organize columns, categories, and views -Manage calculations, manual grading, student attempts -Use statistics, reports and item discrimination to inform your teaching It is strongly recommended the participants have attended an Intro to Blackboard training, or are current users of Blackboard. These sessions typically run 1-1.5hrs.  If possible, please bring a laptop computer to the training session.  …

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CoP – Teaching with Equity in Mind

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Teaching with Equity in Mind A joint initiative of the Rising Tide Center, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and CITL Our classrooms are changing. How do you reach  all students? How do you help students reach you? A monthly discussion group for all UMaine faculty and staff   Spring 2019 Dates Meeting Time: Tuesdays from 2-3pm Tentative Dates January 29th February 26th March 26th April 30th May TBD   Register Here

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May 2019

LMS Scenario Review & Discussion

Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The University of Maine System will be replacing the current version of its learning management system, Blackboard. The three vendors considered in the RFP are: Blackboard’s Learn Ultra Instructure’s Canvas Desire2Learn’s Brightspace All three of these new services will be significantly different than the current version of LMS.  CITL will host facilitated discussion of the all three vendor responses.  Learn more about the platforms by reviewing “scenario walkthroughs”  generated by each of the vendors and discuss. (Click HERE to let us…

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LMS Scenario Review & Discussion

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The University of Maine System will be replacing the current version of its learning management system, Blackboard. The three vendors considered in the RFP are: Blackboard’s Learn Ultra Instructure’s Canvas Desire2Learn’s Brightspace All three of these new services will be significantly different than the current version of LMS.  CITL will host facilitated discussion of the all three vendor responses; learn more about the platforms by reviewing “scenario walkthroughs”  generated by each of the vendors and discuss. (Click HERE to let…

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Summer Session Drop-In Consultations

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Teaching in May term or Summer Session?  Drop in to make sure your Blackboard course is ready to go, talk to an instructional designer about your course, find out about or request training on tools you might need. We will have faculty support staff and instructional designers available to get you set up and ready to go for the summer session.  Drop in for support, advice, or training.

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Graduate Teaching Academy

Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Graduate Teaching Academy Pilot CITL is excited to host a Pilot Graduate Teaching Academy to help graduate students develop skills related to undergraduate teaching and transfer those abilities beyond the classroom. We have had overwhelming interest in this program, so much so that registration is closed, but we are still accepting interested names for the waitlist.  Sign up on the waitlist to be informed of future opportunities to participate in the GTA.  Sign-up for the waitlist here. Click this link…

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Active Learning Community of Practice

Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This is our last meeting of the semester.  Join us as we reflect on this past year and discuss to goals and plans for next year. This community of practice focuses on different active learning strategies that can be used across disciplines to engage students.  We will call upon members to bring examples from their own teaching to share with other members, and discuss the corresponding assessment strategies, for example fishbowl debates, jigsaws, graphic syllabi, focused reading notes, case studies.

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Graduate Teaching Academy

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Graduate Teaching Academy Pilot CITL is excited to host a Pilot Graduate Teaching Academy to help graduate students develop skills related to undergraduate teaching and transfer those abilities beyond the classroom. We have had overwhelming interest in this program, so much so that registration is closed, but we are still accepting interested names for the waitlist.  Sign up on the waitlist to be informed of future opportunities to participate in the GTA.  Sign-up for the waitlist here. Click this link…

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Interpreting Student Evaluations of Teaching

Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Come together for lunch and conversation about student evaluations of teaching to wrap up your spring semester.  We will discuss pointers on reading and interpreting the information in SETs, strategies to improve the quality of the feedback from students, and potential weaknesses in the SET system to be aware of when interpreting these data. Lunch will be provided.

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LMS Demo Review, in-depth discussions and Q&A

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The University of Maine System will be replacing the current version of its learning management system, Blackboard. The three vendors considered in the RFP are: Blackboard’s Learn Ultra Instructure’s Canvas Desire2Learn’s Brightspace All three of these new services will be significantly different than the current version of LMS.  Vendor demonstrations from the UCFI will be recorded for those who cannot make it in person; CITL will make these recordings available to faculty for review. Following that, CITL will host a discussion…

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LMS Demo Review, in-depth discussions and Q&A

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The University of Maine System will be replacing the current version of its learning management system, Blackboard. The three vendors considered in the RFP are: Blackboard’s Learn Ultra Instructure’s Canvas Desire2Learn’s Brightspace All three of these new services will be significantly different than the current version of LMS.  Vendor demonstrations from the UCFI will be recorded for those who cannot make it in person; CITL will make these recordings available to faculty for review. Following that, CITL will host a discussion…

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June 2019

An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session. REGISTER HERE

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An Overview of Kaltura’s New Recording Software: Kaltura Capture

Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

In May, Kaltura retired their original recording software CaptureSpace, and replaced it with a new interface: Kaltura Capture.  In this brief session, we will review the features of the new recorder, along with considerations for those switching from the old recording software to Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring your laptop computer with you to this session. REGISTER HERE

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July 2019

An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session. REGISTER HERE

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An Overview of Kaltura’s New Recording Software: Kaltura Capture

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

In May, Kaltura retired the original recording software CaptureSpace, and replaced it with a new interface: Kaltura Capture.  In this brief session, we will review the features of the new recorder, along with considerations for those switching from the old recording software to Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring your laptop computer to this training. REGISTER HERE

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Introduction to Blackboard

Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This training session is aimed at faculty and graduate students who are new to the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS).  This session will review how to use your LMS as a central access point for your courses - providing access to other tools like Zoom and Kaltura.  In addition, we will discuss the basic layout, how to navigate in the environment, common terminology, suggestions for organization and the foundations of building content, announcements and discussion boards. More advanced topics may…

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August 2019

Calendar Reminder: Check out our Blackboard, Zoom, and Kaltura workshops this month!

Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Workshops Ongoing! Click here to see all of our educational technology trainings.

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Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session. REGISTER HERE

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Introduction to Blackboard

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This training session is aimed at faculty and graduate students who are new to the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS).  This session will review how to use your LMS as a central access point for your courses – providing access to other tools like Zoom and Kaltura.  In addition, we will discuss the basic layout, how to navigate in the environment, common terminology, suggestions for organization and the foundations of building content, announcements and discussion boards. More advanced topics may…

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Collaborative Learning in Blackboard

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this training session, we will take an in-depth look at Discussion Boards, Groups, Blogs, Journals and others means of collaborative learning in Blackboard. It is strongly recommended the participants have attended an Introduction to Blackboard training, or are current users of Blackboard. More advanced topics may be covered depending upon the skill level of the group. These sessions typically run 1-1.5hrs.  If possible, please bring a laptop computer to the training session. REGISTER HERE

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Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session. REGISTER HERE

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Introduction to Blackboard

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This training session is aimed at faculty and graduate students who are new to the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS).  This session will review how to use your LMS as a central access point for your courses – providing access to other tools like Zoom and Kaltura.  In addition, we will discuss the basic layout, how to navigate in the environment, common terminology, suggestions for organization and the foundations of building content, announcements and discussion boards. More advanced topics may…

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Considerations for Online Teaching

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Friday, August 23rd, 1:00-2:30pm Note: Registration for attendance is required. Register for other events in this series through the "Essentials of Online Teaching" page here (link to be added).

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Seeing your Syllabus through your Students’ Eyes: Shaping your Syllabus to Improve Student Performance and Engagement

Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hosts: Rising Tide Center and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Your course syllabus can be a powerful tool that can effectively establish classroom norms, performance expectations and foster student engagement. Research has shown that the tone and content of a course syllabus can directly affect students’ perception of instruction, the choice to pursue a subsequent major, and decision to engage with faculty outside of the classroom. Using research and established guidelines, we will discuss how small changes in…

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Using Academic Advisement Reports in MaineStreet

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Partner Event: Student Records and the Registrar This session is presented by Office of Student Records staff and begins with a basic FERPA overview, but will focus on the Degree Progress Report and Student Planner.  Topics include the functionality of the report, how the report ties to the undergraduate catalog, and submitting requests for substitutions and waivers.  The session also includes information about the Student Planner, a tool for students that assists them with laying the framework toward completion of…

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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session. REGISTER HERE

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Using the MaineStreet Faculty Center

Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with staff at Student Records for more information and setting up a one-on-one meeting. This session is presented by Office of Student Records staff and begins with a basic FERPA overview, but will focus on accessing information available in the MaineStreet Faculty Center. Topics include class rosters, grade rosters, class search, and how to find student information…

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Collaborative Learning in Blackboard

Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about these tools. In this training session, we will take an in-depth look at Discussion Boards, Groups, Blogs, Journals and others means of collaborative learning in Blackboard. It is strongly recommended the participants have attended an Introduction to Blackboard training, or are current users of Blackboard. More advanced topics may be…

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September 2019

Calendar Reminder: Check out our Blackboard, Zoom, and Kaltura workshops this month!

Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Workshops Ongoing! Click here to see all of our educational technology trainings.

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Introduction to Blackboard

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about this tools.

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Using Clickers to Promote Student Engagement

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about these tools.

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Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Your Classroom

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session.

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Graduate Teaching Boot Camp

Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Assessment Tools in Blackboard: Quizzes, Tests, and SafeAssign

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this training, we will take an in-depth look at quizzes, tests, and SafeAssign in Blackboard. You will learn how to make and grade assignments, create and edit online exams, and work with SafeAssign to check for plagiarism in your student’s written work. It is strongly recommended the participants have attended an Intro to Blackboard training, or are current users of Blackboard. Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel…

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Graduate Teaching Academy: Introductions and Student-Centered Learning

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Blackboard Grade Center

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about these tools.

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Creating and Selecting Effective Educational Videos

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Educational videos are now commonplace instructional tools in online and face-to-face classes. Whether delivering course content, announcements, discussion prompts, or demonstrations videos can engage students and promote learning. They also can distract students and impede student. We will review the top 10 do’s and don'ts of making educational videos backed by data from educational research, and years of experience. We will discuss tools and resources available to you to make videos alone, or alongside an instructional designer.  By the end…

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Fundamentals of College Teaching CoP/Track: The Case for Active Learning

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The term active learning captures many strategies and approaches. Come learn about the value of building active learning opportunities into your class, how to design and align assessments in meaningful ways, and different strategies to build an engaged and inclusive classroom. Register here Interested in joining our Community of Practice? Register for the Community of Practice series through the "Fundamentals of College Teaching CoP" page here.

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Assessment Tools in Blackboard: Quizzes, Tests, and SafeAssign

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about these tools.

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Introduction to Group Work

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Why is group work so hard? Having our students work collaboratively in our courses is an effective way to increase engagement and learning.  Yet, many faculty and students dislike group work. Designing and implementing group work requires considerations of many factors.  We will discuss the merits of collaborative learning, different types of collaborative learning and the factors to consider when designing group projects in your courses. Note: Registration for attendance is required. Register here to participate in a one-time workshop attendance.  

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Graduate Teaching Boot Camp

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Creating Community in Your Online Course

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Research supports that opportunities for student-teacher, student-student interaction improve performance and retention in online learning environments. Join CITL staff and instructional designers as we discuss when, why and how to create community and collaboration in your online courses.  We will share strategies and tools for synchronous and asynchronous community building.  Register here 

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October 2019

Calendar Reminder: Check out our Blackboard, Zoom, and Kaltura workshops this month!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Workshops Ongoing! Click here to see all of our educational technology trainings.

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Creating a Gender Inclusive Classroom

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenting a collaboration between the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Rising Tide Center: When: Tuesday, October 1st, 2-4 pm Where: 102 Fernald Hall Join us for a working discussion of student identity and learn about small and powerful ways you can build an inclusive and dynamic classroom environment. This workshop will review the basic concepts of sex, gender, and sexual orientation identities of the students in your classes, and provide tangible…

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Graduate Teaching Academy: Crafting a Genuine Teaching Philosophy

Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Using Student Feedback to Improve Learning Outcomes

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, October 7th, 11:00-12:00pm In this workshop we will discuss the value of your students to gather formative feedback that can be used to improve your teaching. We will demonstrate developing both in-class or online surveys to gather anonymous student feedback, how to use online tools such as Google Forms and Qualtrics, and how to interpret and use the results. By the end of the workshop you will be equipped to deploy a mid semester survey in your class. If…

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Community of Practice- Teaching with Equity

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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On selected Wednesdays throughout the semester.

A joint initiative of the Rising Tide Center, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and CITL: Our classrooms are changing. How do you reach all students? How do you help students reach you? A monthly discussion group for all UMaine faculty and staff. Selected Wednesdays @ 12:00-1:00pm in Fernald Hall, Rm. 102 REGISTER HERE

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Fundamentals of College Teaching CoP/Track: Inclusive Teaching Practices

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Research supports the use of inclusive teaching practices to improve student learning and retention.  Building an inclusive teaching environment is not hard and can have large impacts on your students' learning experience.  In this workshop we will discuss concepts around inclusivity and equity in the classroom and provide multiple applied examples of inclusive practices for all modalities of teaching. Registration is required.  Register here!  

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Scripting & Storyboarding to Improve Your Online Learning Environment

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about these tools.

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Graduate Teaching Boot Camp

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Graduate Teaching Academy: Backwards Design

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED.  The original date 10/11 has been changed for 10/18. This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible,…

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Fundamentals of College Teaching CoP/Track: Backwards Design

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Using Backwards Design (Wiggins and McTighe, 1998) in your course provides a clear roadmap for your students to understand what will be expected of them in the course, how learning will be measured and what opportunities to learn will be provided.  As faculty, it also provides clear organization for your course and ensures that your student learning outcomes are being achieved. In this workshop we will practice the application of backwards design in your course and discuss the benefits of…

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November 2019

Calendar Reminder: Check out our Blackboard, Zoom, and Kaltura workshops this month!

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Workshops Ongoing! Click here to see all of our educational technology trainings.

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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about these tools.

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Community of Practice- Teaching with Equity

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
On selected Wednesdays throughout the semester.

A joint initiative of the Rising Tide Center, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and CITL: Our classrooms are changing. How do you reach all students? How do you help students reach you? A monthly discussion group for all UMaine faculty and staff. Selected Wednesdays @ 12:00-1:00pm in Fernald Hall, Rm. 102 REGISTER HERE

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Graduate Teaching Boot Camp

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Graduate Teaching Academy: Inclusive Teaching Practices

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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How Creating a More Accessible Course Will Help ALL Your Students

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about these tools. In this workshop we will review some of the basic steps you can take to make your course more accessible to all students. The tips and strategies covered will benefit individuals with and without disabilities, by improving usability for all users in your course.  We will discuss topics…

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Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tuesday, November 19th, 2:00-3:30pm Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) in which “whole classes of students address a research question or problem with unknown outcomes” can provide meaningful and positive learning experiences for students.  In this workshop we will explore the benefits of CUREs, and the strategies and considerations needed to design an implement a CURE. Note: Registration for attendance is required. Register here to participate in a one-time workshop attendance.  

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Fundamentals of College Teaching CoP/Track: Designing and Aligning Assessment

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, November 20th, 3:00-4:30pm Note: Registration for attendance is required.  Register here to participate in a one-time workshop attendance. Interested in joining our Community of Practice? Register for the Community of Practice series through the "Fundamentals of College Teaching CoP" page here.

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Assessment Strategies for Online Teaching & Learning

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Friday, November 22nd, 9:00-10:30 In this workshop, we will explore examples of assessments from online courses and discuss how they can be better structured to reflect authenticity to take advantage of the online learning experience. We will also discuss strategies and technologies that can be used to better assess learning in an online environment.  Note: Registration for attendance is required. Register here to participate in a one-time workshop attendance.

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A Special Workshop for Graduate Students: Writing a Diversity Statement for the Academic Job

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Friday,  November 22 @ 12:00-1:30pm A joint workshop with the Rising Tide Center and CITL Institutions of higher education are becoming more deliberate at targeting future faculty who can meaningfully contribute to diversity and inclusion initiatives.  More often job ads are requiring separate statements, in addition to a teaching philosophy that specifically address these issues. The Rising Tide Center and CITL will work to help you navigate this topic and develop a strategy for writing your own diversity statement. This…

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Blackboard Grade Center

Monday, November 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about these tools.

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December 2019

Calendar Reminder: Check out our Blackboard, Zoom, and Kaltura workshops this month!

Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Workshops Ongoing! Click here to see all of our educational technology trainings.

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Community of Practice- Teaching with Equity

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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On selected Wednesdays throughout the semester.

A joint initiative of the Rising Tide Center, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and CITL: Our classrooms are changing. How do you reach all students? How do you help students reach you? A monthly discussion group for all UMaine faculty and staff. Selected Wednesdays @ 12:00-1:00pm in Fernald Hall, Rm. 102 REGISTER HERE

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Graduate Teaching Boot Camp

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Graduate Teaching Academy: Transferable Skills

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Fundamentals of College Teaching CoP/Track: Scholarly Teaching

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, December 11th, 3:00-4:30pm Scholarly teaching seeks to use and apply scholarship about teaching, learning and disciplinary knowledge to your teaching.  It can often involve asking questions about student learning and exploring ways to answer these questions. In this workshop we will discuss ways to develop inquiry and methods of evidence gathering into your teaching. Note: Registration for attendance is required.  Register here to participate in a one-time workshop attendance. Interested in joining our Community of Practice? Register for the…

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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, please feel free to meet and speak with our faculty support staff one-on-one about these tools.

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Graduate Teaching Boot Camp

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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Graduate Teaching Academy- Optional Session: End of Semester Reflections

Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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January 2020

An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Tuesday, January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session.   REGISTER HERE Click here to add this event…

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Active Learning Strategies Community of Practice (ALS CoP)

Wednesday, January 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Interested in learning more about our Communities of Practice?  Click HERE.

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Evaluating your Course Syllabus: Simple Tools to Increase Equity and Inclusion in Your Teaching

Friday, January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hosts: Rising Tide Center and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Your course syllabus can be a powerful tool that can effectively establish classroom norms, performance expectations and foster student engagement. Research has shown that the tone and content of a course syllabus can directly affect students’ perception of instruction, the choice to pursue a subsequent major, and decision to engage with faculty outside of the classroom. Using research and established guidelines, we will discuss how small changes in…

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Meeting the Accessibility Needs of Your Students Through Universal Design for Learning (UDL CoP)

Tuesday, January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Interested in learning more about our Communities of Practice?  Click HERE.

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Large Enrollment Courses: Student Engagement Strategies (LE CoP)

Tuesday, January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Registration for this Community of Practice is now closed. Interested in learning more about our Communities of Practice?  Click HERE.

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Science of Learning Community of Practice

Wednesday, January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Interested in learning more about our Communities of Practice?  Click HERE.

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Using Zoom in Your Classroom – Virtual Training

Monday, January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Zoom is a web conferencing software available to the entire University of Maine community. Faculty can use Zoom in their teaching to manage the synchronous components of their online courses, hold virtual office hours, and promote virtual student collaboration. This workshop will support users interested in using Zoom in their teaching. We will explore how to set up your Zoom account, schedule meetings, share content, create groups, record and share your video using Kaltura, and setting up Zoom in Blackboard.…

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Graduate Teaching Academy (Tuesday Cohort)

Tuesday, January 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

Acceptance into the Academy means a commitment to attend all 6 of the required meetings for the Graduate Teaching Academy, and completion of required materials. These meetings will be held on TUESDAYS from 9am - 10:30am, and breakfast items will be included for those registered and accepted.

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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

Wednesday, January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session.  REGISTER HERE

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Active Learning Strategies Community of Practice (ALS CoP)

Wednesday, January 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Interested in learning more about our Communities of Practice?  Click HERE.

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Creating a Supportive Classroom to Increase Student Motivation

Thursday, January 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

As faculty we often wonder why our students are not more interested or self-motivated to learn.  Anxiety, stress, and other factors of college life can lead to students who disengage and appear unmotivated.  Sometimes these play out in our classrooms, at times without our even being aware.  In this conversation we will discuss environmental factors, some of which can be easily changed, that could directly positively or negatively impact student motivation in your classroom. REGISTER HERE Click here to add…

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Graduate Teaching Academy (Friday Cohort)

Friday, January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Acceptance into the Academy means a commitment to attend all 6 of the required meetings for the Graduate Teaching Academy, and completion of required materials. These meetings will be held on FRIDAYS from 12pm - 1:30pm, and lunch will be included for those registered and accepted.

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Graduate Teaching Academy Book Club

Friday, January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The GTA BOOK CLUB will meet on Fridays (of the same week) from 2:00pm-3:00pm to discuss Ken Bain’s book “What the Best College Teachers Do”.  This book will allow us to dig deeper into topics related to teaching that we touch on during the Graduate Teaching Academy.  Recommended for people seeking deeper conversations and understanding about teaching, and greater opportunities to network with colleagues. Below is the reading schedule, copies of the book will be provided and is also available…

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February 2020

Using Zoom in Your Classroom

Wednesday, February 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the minimum number required to run this workshop; however, feel free to register for the next Zoom workshop on February 27.  Click HERE to register. Alternatively, you can reach out to our faculty support team at (207)581-3333 or citl@maine.edu with any questions you may have.

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Four Pillars of Effective Group Work

Thursday, February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Having our students work collaboratively in our courses is an effective way to increase engagement and learning.  Yet, many faculty and students dislike group work. Designing and implementing effective group work requires considerations of many factors.  We will discuss four key components of group work in this workshop: positive interdependence, individual accountability, opportunity for interaction, and the development of social skills. REGISTER HERE Click here to add this event to your Google calendar

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Science of Learning Community of Practice

Monday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Interested in learning more about our Communities of Practice?  Click HERE.

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Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Your Teaching

Tuesday, February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This training will offer an overview of the features of UMaine’s video storage and streaming platform: Kaltura. We will discuss creative ways to use video in your teaching and share ideas about using video to improve student learning, such as using video feedback for students, working with video content, making and using video quizzes and using the built-in desktop recorder: Kaltura Capture. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session. REGISTER HERE

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Large Enrollment Courses: Student Engagement Strategies (LE CoP)

Tuesday, February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Interested in learning more about our Communities of Practice?  Click HERE.

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Active Learning Strategies Community of Practice (ALS CoP)

Wednesday, February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Interested in learning more about our Communities of Practice?  Click HERE.

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Cultivating Curiosity in Your Classroom

Friday, February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Curiosity plays an inherent role in both student motivation and learning.  In this workshop we will explore the importance of cultivating curiosity in your students, and strategies to employ in your course design and implementation to keep your students curious and engaged. REGISTER HERE Click here to add to your Google calendar

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Graduate Teaching Academy (Tuesday Cohort)

Tuesday, February 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

Acceptance into the Academy means a commitment to attend all 6 of the required meetings for the Graduate Teaching Academy, and completion of required materials. These meetings will be held on TUESDAYS from 9am - 10:30am, and breakfast items will be included for those registered and accepted.

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Meeting the Accessibility Needs of Your Students Through Universal Design for Learning (UDL CoP)

Tuesday, February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Interested in learning more about our Communities of Practice?  Click HERE.

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CITL Spring Book Club – Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang

Thursday, February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 5, 2020

Learn more about CITL's Spring 2020 Book Club HERE.

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Graduate Teaching Academy (Friday Cohort)

Friday, February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Acceptance into the Academy means a commitment to attend all 6 of the required meetings for the Graduate Teaching Academy, and completion of required materials. These meetings will be held on FRIDAYS from 12pm - 1:30pm, and lunch will be included for those registered and accepted.

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Graduate Teaching Academy Book Club

Friday, February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The GTA BOOK CLUB will meet on Fridays (of the same week) from 2:00pm-3:00pm to discuss Ken Bain’s book “What the Best College Teachers Do”.  This book will allow us to dig deeper into topics related to teaching that we touch on during the Graduate Teaching Academy.  Recommended for people seeking deeper conversations and understanding about teaching, and greater opportunities to network with colleagues. Below is the reading schedule, copies of the book will be provided and is also available…

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