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December 2018

Blackboard Grade Center

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

As we near the end of the semester, come learn about how you can make the most of your Grade Center to help you finalize your course grades. In this workshop Blackboard users will take an in-depth look at the many features of the Grade Center. 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  …

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CoP – Active Learning Strategies

December 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This community of practice will meet monthly to learn about 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. Monthly topic will be decided by the group members. This group will meet monthly on the second Thursday from 2:00-3:30pm on 9/13,…

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CoP – The Science of Successful Learning

December 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The Science of Successful Learning CoP  meets monthly to explore principles of learning theory.  Drawing inspiration from the books such as “Make it stick: The science of successful learning”  or “Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning” members bring relevant examples from their classrooms to the group for discussion, or issues, challenges or questions about how to apply the material to their own unique learning environment.  Members work to apply these learning principles to their course design and…

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End of Semester Reflection & Lunch for Faculty

December 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Effective teaching involves intentional reflection and revision of our teaching practices and materials. Although the end of the semester provides the best time to reflect on our courses, often we fail to carve out time to think critically about how our courses went.   What information do you take from your student evaluations? How do you identify what was successful or what needs to change? How will you implement new ideas?   Join other faculty for a conversation about effective…

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End of Semester Share and Prepare: A teaching reflection workshop for Graduate Students.

December 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for lunch and share about your teaching experiences from past semesters as we explore strategies to prepare for future teaching opportunities.     Effective teaching involves intentional reflection and revision of our teaching practices and materials. Although the end of the semester provides the best time to reflect on our courses, often we fail to carve out time to think critically about how our courses went and create actionable ‘next steps.’   We will discuss the value of…

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Using Zoom in your Classroom

December 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Zoom is a video and web conferencing software available to the University of Maine community starting Fall 2018.  Zoom shares many of the features of Adobe Connect, allows you to record your sessions, and can even transfer these recording directly to our new video streaming platform Kaltura.   Faculty can use Zoom to manage the synchronous components of their online courses, hold virtual office hours, and promote virtual student collaboration. This workshop will support faculty interested in using Zoom in…

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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

December 20, 2018 @ 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: CaptureSpace. If possible, please bring a laptop computer this training session. To gain the most from this training, we will…

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January 2019

How to use Clickers to Deepen Student Thinking and Enhance Discussions

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Student response devices, such as iClicker and TopHat, provide an easy way to engage with students in classrooms.  Yet, often the quality of these interactions remain superficial. In this workshop, researchers from the RiSE center will discuss way to construct and deploy clicker questions to lead to deeper student thinking and more rich engagement. If you are using these devices in your teaching already, please bring examples of your current questions with you to the workshop. Register Here  

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Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on January 17, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 18, 2019 at 10:00am

The Office of Research Development and Fogler Library are sponsoring "Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics" throughout 2018-2019. At this workshop, you will: search for grants in PIVOT analyze an agency's request for proposals learn grant writing basics What: Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, 10am-12pm. RSVP to Jen Bonnet here; space is limited. Friday, November 16, 2018, 9am-11pm RSVP to Jen Bonnet here; space is limited. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10am-12pm RSVP to Jen Bonnet here; space is limited. Monday, March 18,  2019, 10am-12pm RSVP here; space is…

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February 2019

Mug Club: Coffee, Cookies, & Cards

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stodder Hall Room 57, Stodder Hall
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Mug Club event

The Graduate School and Graduate Student Government are proud to introduce a new collaboration, a professional development series called Mug Club. Mug Club events are open to graduate and undergraduate students and will be held on the first Thursday of every month. The first 100 participants will receive a mug for use at future events and will be involved in some aspect of professional or personal development. The first event Coffee, Cookies, & Cards will be held on Thursday, February 7,…

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