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December 2018

Blackboard Grade Center

December 7, 2018 @ 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, 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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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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February 2019

R & D Town Hall

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and UMaine Faculty Senate President David Townsend for a town hall conversation on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in Wells Conference Center. The topic is the future of research and development at UMaine and UMaine Machias in the context of the R & D plan that is being developed for the University of Maine System. Community members will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated discussion about how university-based R & D…

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October 2018

Graduate School Open House

October 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Graduate School is excited to host the annual open house on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 4-6 pm in 5775 Stodder Hall which features a representative from each graduate program. Prospective and current students are invited to learn about all of the exciting programs UMaine has to offer. To pre-register for the event, complete the short registration form here.  For a full list of the programs that the University of Maine Graduate School has, see the Degree and Certificate…

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