High Tech/Low Tech: Tools that Work for You (CETL Summer Workshops)
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High Tech/Low Tech: Tools that Work for You (CETL Summer Workshops)

High Tech/Low Tech: Tools that Work for You (CETL Summer Workshops)

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ITS-ET and the CETL are partnering this summer to offer “High Tech/Low Tech: Tools that Work for You.” Here’s the idea: we all do multiple things when we teach, in all sorts of classrooms, some with a lot of technology, and some not. What if we explored how we can do different teaching tasks, with and without technology? We’ve designed sessions that compare teaching tasks using technology and not using technology. We can talk about the advantages and disadvantages of using different strategies, and then you can decide which you want to use.

Sign up for as many—or as few—sessions as you’d like. (Note: The session on Group Work on Tuesday is intended to be a day-long workshop, and will include lunch. If you can’t make it the whole day, feel free to sign up for the portion you can attend.)

Here’s the schedule:

Monday, June 6, 9:00-11:30 am
Quick Classroom Assessment Techniques - Looking for ways to quickly assess student understanding? In this half day session we will share ideas on how to do this both with and without technology. Topics will include polling your students, survey methods, and various available tools.

Monday, June 6, 1:00-3:30 pm
Building Community, Surveying, Class Attendance, Office Hours - How do you engage and connect in the classroom? This session will provide insights on how to encourage student engagement and participation in low or high tech environments. Options for holding office hours will also be explored.

Tuesday, June 7, 9:00-11:30 am, lunch, 1:00-3:30 pm—SAC-CAT Classroom, Bartlett Hall 1043
Group Work – We’ll explore low and high tech active learning strategies in both CAT (Collaborative, Active learning, Transformational) and regular classrooms. We’ll discuss classroom management techniques, explore how to do group work effectively, show sample lessons, and practice with hands on activities. Martie Reineke (Philosophy & World Religions) and Kim Baker (SAC) will join us to facilitate. Please register for lunch by May 27th.

Wednesday, June 8, 9:00-11:30 am
Creative Strategies for Grading - This session will explore various ways of grading student work using high tech or low tech strategies. What is effective? What is not? We examine the variety of tools available to help you evaluate student work that maximize clarity and promote learning.

Wednesday, June 8, 1:00-3:30 pm
Collaborative Note Taking - Do your students’ note taking skills need improvement? We’ll explore options, both with and without the aid of technology, for students to take notes collaboratively. These skills can also apply to collaboration in many contexts outside the classroom.

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