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October 2019

“Teach Students How to Learn” CoP/Book Club

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

Monday, October 21st, 12:00-1:00pm Note: Registration for attendance is required. Register for the “Teaching Students How to Learn” CoP/Book Club here!

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Picking a Citation Manager

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

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 semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers (Zotero and Mendeley). For information about other workshops, visit our event calendar.

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Formatting a Manuscript with LaTeX

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to LaTeX typesetting. Participants will learn the basics of formatting a manuscript using LaTeX, including basic layout, tables, mathematical formulas, graphics, tables of contents, references, indices, and bibliographies. Time permitting, we will also go over putting together presentations using LaTeX and/or using multiple fonts and languages. We recommend bringing laptops with LaTeX already installed and a piece of writing that you would like to format. For Windows and Mac users, the free TeX Live…

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Fundamentals of College Teaching CoP/Track: Backwards Design

October 23 @ 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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Science of Learning CoP

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

This group meets monthly to discuss issues around the science of learning and how this affects our roles as instructors. The meeting typically lasts 1hr with the last thirty minutes as optional.   NOTE: This CoP is currently full for Fall, 2019. Click here to visit the Communities of Practice page to check out other CoPs!

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Zotero: Getting Started

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

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 semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers (Zotero and Mendeley). For information about other workshops, visit our event calendar.

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Mendeley: Getting Started

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

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 semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers (Zotero and Mendeley). For information about other workshops, visit our event calendar.

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Making the Most of Your Literature Review

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

How to Search for, Track, and Organize your Research Join us for an interactive workshop that will address: How to strategically search for literature in the library, in Google Scholar, and beyond When to stop searching for literature and start writing How to stay on top of literature in your field How to organize your literature to save time Not seeing what you hope to learn? Share any topics you’d like us to explore in the RSVP below. Space is…

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November 2019

Large Enrollment Teaching Strategies CoP- Active learning approaches

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

Tuesday, November 5th, 12:00-1:30pm Note: Registration for attendance is required. Register for the Large Enrollment Courses CoP here!

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An Introduction to Kaltura and Using Video in Teaching

November 6 @ 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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Active Learning Techniques CoP

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fernald Room 202, 157-169 Munson Rd
Orono, ME 04473 United States

Thursday, November 7th, 10:00-11:30am Note: Registration for attendance is required. Register for the Active Learning CoP here!

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Mug Club: Time Management

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stodder Hall, Rm 57 Orono, ME 04469 United States + Google Map

Would you benefit from some time management tips and tricks? We sure can! Join us at the Mug Club event on November 7th from 4-6 p.m. in Stodder Hall. We’ll be hearing from Jennifer Jain, a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program and getting our "Growth" sticker! Mug Club events are open to graduate and undergraduate students and are held on the first Thursday of every month and will have some aspect of professional or personal development to meet…

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Mug Club – Time Management

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stodder Hall, Rm 57 Orono, ME 04469 United States + Google Map
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Learn how to get the most done in the 24 hours we all have with Interdisciplinary Ph.D. candidate Jennifer Jain. Open to all graduate and undergraduate students, this event will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. in room 57 of Stodder Hall.

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Supervised Machine Learning Workshop

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

This workshop will provide an introductory overview of supervised machine learning as a general approach to building classification and regression models from a set of example observations. We will begin with an overview of the topic, highlighting a number of common algorithms. We will subsequently dive into some hands-on examples using the Python programming language and the Jupyter Notebook, a web application widely used for developing and sharing code, data visualizations, and analyses. Previous programming experience is not required. We recommend…

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Science of Learning CoP

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
102 Fernald Hall, 102 Fernald Hall
Orono, 04469

This group meets monthly to discuss issues around the science of learning and how this affects our roles as instructors. The meeting typically lasts 1hr with the last thirty minutes as optional.   NOTE: This CoP is currently full for Fall, 2019. Click here to visit the Communities of Practice page to check out other CoPs!

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