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April 2018

He Said, She Said, They Said: Going Beyond Binary in the Classroom

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

LGBTQ Services and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning are excited to continue the series of events focused on recruiting and retaining majors through increasing student inclusivity & engagement. Join us for a working discussion around student identity to learn small but powerful ways you can build an inclusive and classroom environment. This workshop will review the basic concepts of sex, gender, and sexual orientation identities of the students in your classes; provide you with opportunities to explore tangible ways to break down…

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Introduction to Cloud Data Storage

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Research data has value long after you publish an article. Where can you store your data to comply with funder requirements? How can you share it with future collaborators, or store sensitive data securely? Cloud data storage, a vital component of research data management, will help you meet these needs. At this workshop, learn about Google Drive and Box, as well as ACG’s Seafile for your large data sets. Time permitting, hear about other ACG resources, including DMPTool, Maine Dataverse…

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Introduction to Kaltura in Blackboard

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The University of Maine has a powerful new video service: Kaltura. This service greatly expands 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.   Register Here

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Using Zoom in Your Classroom

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 content,…

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Blackboard Grade Center

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this workshop Blackboard users will take an in-depth look the GradeCenter. 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 It is strongly recommended the participants have attended an Intro to Blackboard training, or are current users of Blackboard. These sessions typically run 1-1.5hrs.  If possible, please bring a laptop computer to the training session.  …

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Blackboard Grade Center

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this workshop Blackboard users will take an in-depth look the GradeCenter. 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 It is strongly recommended the participants have attended an Intro to Blackboard training, or are current users of Blackboard. These sessions typically run 1-1.5hrs.  If possible, please bring a laptop computer to the training session.  …

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Rise Colloquium: What do the NAEP test results for mathematics mean and how can we help students navigate real world data?

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Dr. Franziska Peterson Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics and RiSE Center and Bryn Keenhold Master of Science in Teaching program, RISE Center   Politicians and educators are currently discussing the results of various student assessments, both nationally and internationally. The release of the 2017 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores for mathematics have led to several conclusions, which differ depending on who is using what data and how. Which of these should we believe? If there…

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May 2018

Using Zoom in your Classroom

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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 content,…

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Registration Deadline: Access + Success for Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning

May 4
UMA

Come  join UMA for a day of presentations on teaching and learning with technology! This year’s theme has been selected by the planning committee as “Access & Success” to encompass matters of accessibility, navigation, college-readiness, and retention for students across the University of Maine System with a particular emphasis on distance teaching and learning in all its varieties. For more information and to register click here.      

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Graduate Commencement Ceremony

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alfond Arena, Alfond Arena
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The inaugural Graduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 3–5 p.m. at the Alfond Arena honoring graduate students with conferred degrees from December 2017 and candidates for degree in May and August 2018. A reception will immediately follow in Wells Conference Center. For more information, visit umaine.edu/graduate/grad-commencement or contact the Graduate School at umhooding@maine.edu or 207.581.3291.

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