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February 2018

Using Peer Instruction and Clickers to Promote Student Learning

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
UM Fernald Room 102

Facilitators: MacKenzie Stetzer and Erin Vinson Partners from the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) will present an interactive workshop focused on evidence-based strategies for using student response devices (e.g., clickers, TopHat, Plickers, colored cards) in the classroom.  Specifically, this workshop will cover the use of Peer Instruction, a proven method of increasing learning, in addition to designing effective questions, and successfully building questions into your class session   MacKenzie R. Stetzer is an Assistant Professor in…

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Managing Your Citations Workshop

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. It’s difficult to locate and organize these materials and their citations, and to represent these references in the required format. Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process. This workshop is intended to provide an overview of citation management software. We’ll use examples from multiple managers to demonstrate the capabilities and usefulness of these tools. As well, we will…

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Graduate School Town Hall Meetings

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Graduate School Town Hall Meetings Please attend one of these meetings to discuss graduate student topics with the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Kody Varahramyan. We are offering two meeting times to accommodate as many schedules as possible. The Assistant Vice President for Graduate Studies and Senior Associate Dean, Scott Delcourt, and Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. David Neivandt, will also be on hand to get your input and answer…

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Technology Bytes Lunch & Learn: GradeScope

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UM Fernald Room 102

Automate Grading in Large Enrollment Courses with GradeScope   Gradescope is an online FERPA compliant grading tool that can be used to automate and streamline grading in large enrollment courses.  Scan your documents, build a dynamic rubric, provide individualized feedback and improve student learning. In this Tech Byte Lunch & Learn, we will do a walk through of this tool and explore features. We would love to hear your thoughts and impressions of adopting a tool like this in your…

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3MT Presentation Workshops/Competition

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Foster Center for Student Innovation, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5798 United States
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Learn about creating a 3-minute thesis (3MT) presentation at three Presentation Workshops. Compete and earn a cash prize! Each workshop will be held at the Foster Center for Student Innovation. 2/14 @ 2:30-3:30pm - The Basics of 3MT 3/2 @ 11:00-1:00pm - Building the Presentation 3/6 & 3/8 @ 12:30-2:00pm - Practicing Your Presentation The final competition will be held on March 23rd from 3:00-6:00pm Prizes: 1st place - $500; 2nd place - $300; 3rd place - $200 If you…

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Difficult Dialogues Community of Practice

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UM Fernald Room 102

Monthly through Spring Semester As a follow up to Dr. Libby Roderick’s campus visit in November, the Rising Tide Center and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning will host a Difficult Dialogues Community of Practice. These informal gatherings will be held monthly to allow for conversations about engaging in and managing challenging dialogues and topics in the classroom. Using the book “Start Talking” as a reference, we will share and practice strategies and discuss our own experiences of…

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The Top 10 Dos and Don’ts to Making Educational Videos

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
UM Fernald Room 102

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.   CITL Instructional Designers 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.…

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Using Zoom in your Classroom

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
UM Fernald Room 102

Zoom is a video and web conferencing software that shares many of the features of Adobe Connect, allows you to record your sessions, and 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 teaching with Zoom. We will explore how to set up your Zoom account, schedule meetings, share…

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MAT Program Open House – Today!

February 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Coe Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Master of Arts in Teaching Open House Today, February 20th from 2:30-5:00pm Coe Room, Memorial Union College of Education and Human Development faculty and staff will be on-hand to answer questions about the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, launching May term. The MAT is a combined online/in-person degree for those with an undergraduate degree interested in a 15-month program to become a secondary school teacher in English, Math, Science, Social Studies or World Languages. Part-time study is also…

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Introduction to using Video in Blackboard with Kaltura

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
UM Fernald Room 102

The University of Maine has rolled out a powerful new video service: Kaltura. This service will greatly expand our ability to use video in teaching and learning environments. This training will offer an overview of the Kaltura service, discuss ways to use video in teaching, and provide step by step instructions on using Kaltura in your Blackboard course. If possible, please bring a laptop computer to this training session.   Wednesday February 21st 10:00-11:30am 102 Fernald Hall Register Here

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