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November 2018

Colloquium with Vincent Sherry: Modernism and Its Aftermath

November 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Neville Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Dr. Vincent Sherry, the Howard Nemerov Professor in the Humanities and chair of the English department at Washington University in St. Louis, will hold a colloquium on modernism and its aftermath using chapters from his Cambridge History of Modernism in the UMaine Writing Center, 402 Neville Hall. Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students are welcome. Dr. Sherry’s visit to Orono coincides almost exactly with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice formally ending the hostilities of the first global war. Dr. Sherry’s eminence in the…

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Graduate Student Workshop: Research Tips & Tricks

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by the University of Maine Graduate Student Government and Fogler Library, this workshop is designed to help graduate students learn how to: Get materials delivered to your campus office Strategically search for literature Manage citations for literature reviews Find publication venues for your research Space is limited. Register online today.

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Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 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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December 2018

International Teaching Assistant Community of Practice

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 18, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 6, 2018 at 12:00pm

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is collaborating with doctoral candidates, Andrea Mercado and Ming-Tso Chien to provide international teaching assistants (ITAs) with a Community of Practice, designed for those who are primarily non-native speakers of English with little to no prior teaching experience and who want to improve their teaching. This community will meet four times throughout the fall 2018 semester to discuss the challenges they encounter in the classroom and to support each other by brainstorming strategies…

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CoP – International Teaching Assistants

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This community of practice is designed for incoming international teaching assistants (ITAs) who are primarily non-native speakers of English with little to no prior teaching experience and who want to improve their teaching. This community will meet four times throughout the fall semester of 2018 to discuss the challenges they encounter in the classroom and to support each other by brainstorming strategies for culturally- and linguistically-responsive teaching and learning. Some potential topics that will be explored in these four meetings include:…

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Introduction to Computer Programming: Make Online Snowflakes With the Hour of Code

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate the winter season and the worldwide Hour of Code at Fogler Library. In this introductory, hands-on workshop, learn how to use the programming language Python to draw snowflakes on your screen. No previous coding experience required. We recommend bringing fully charged laptops, with Python already installed. Laptops will be available for attendees who need to borrow one. About the Presenter Kendra Bird, a Faculty Associate in Anthropology and a member of the Fogler Library Circulation staff, has been coding off…

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Blackboard Grade Center

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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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Blackboard Grade Center

December 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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