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Portland, OR 97201

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Join fellow PSU instructors at three days of workshops, luncheons, and events, highlighting innovative teaching practices across our university. From morning discussion sessions to dynamic course design sprints and in-depth forays into civic-minded, universal-design-lead, or community-based teaching and learning, you'll enjoy new professional development opportunities and connection with educators on and off campus. Below you'll find a list of the kinds of events offered.

Register now to attend Teaching and Learning Week! The event is open to all graduate teaching assistants, adjuncts, and instructors. Participants are welcome to come and go as their schedule allows. All events are first-come, first-serve, so plan to arrive early to claim your seat!

Coffee and tea will be provided all day. Lunch will be provided during the lunchtime events.


TEACHING AND LEARNING WEEK EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7th

COMMON GROUNDS
9:00am - 10:00am

Come early for coffee and conversation unconference style. Connect with other faculty around a topic you’re most interested in, and dive into discussion, idea sharing, and problem solving that will leave you feeling energized.


DEMYSTIFYING WRITING IN YOUR DISCIPLINE
10:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Comer, Associate Director of Rhetoric & Composition, English & Lauren Hobson, Graduate Teaching Assistant, English

This workshop offers a transferable framework and practical strategies for teaching writing in ]across disciplines. It will feature interactive discussions on assignment design, in-class activities, and responding to student writing.


FACULTY PANEL: Multimedia Solutions for the Classroom and Assignment Creation
10am-11:00am (Concurrent Session)
Panelists: Justin Coleman, Senior Instructor of American Sign Language, World Languages & Literatures., Stephanie Bryson Director of Bachelor of Social Work, Wendy Collins, Instructor, English Department

Faculty from a variety of departments will share their successes and failures in designing assignments and course content using multimedia. Participants will walk away with tips and tricks on designing course activities and capturing original content using multimedia.


GUIDED TOUR THROUGH MEDIA SPACE: Create and Manage Your Videos
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Laura Ohlson, Instructional Multimedia Coordinator, Office of Academic Innovation
Lunch provided

Join OAI's multimedia team to learn about PSU's video hosting platform, Media Space. This demo will walk you through the platform and its features. You'll walk away with an understanding on how you can create your own webcam video or screencast, edit your video, and create a video quiz all within Media Space.


SYNC 'EM UP! Strategies for Using Google Docs & Slides
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Todd Cherner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

The G Suite offers a variety of tools that can be used to engage students for collaborating on projects, providing feedback to one another, and sharing learning. This session will highlights strategies for syncing Google Docs and Slides together to promote student engagement and interaction with both their classmates and course content. Please bring your laptop, as there will be multiple activities built into this session.


OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES (OER) DESIGN SPRINT
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jaime Wood, Teaching Associate, Office of Academic Innovation

In an hour, learn what OER is, why using open educational resources can transform your classroom, and how to find quality open educational resources in your discipline.


THURSDAY, NOV. 8th

D2L & DONUTS
9:00am - 10:00am
Faculty Support Desk

Would you like to work with a D2L expert this fall while you teach your class or prep for next term? Drop by our morning D2L & Donuts session! You bring your questions, what you're working on, and we provide coffee and donuts and the support of our D2L experts.


JUMPSTART FACULTY ACADEMIC WRITING GROUP
9:00am - 10:00am
Danelle Stevens, Faculty in Residence for Academic Writing, Office of Academic Innovation

Faculty in the Jumpstart Academic Writing and Publishing program gain strategies for a more productive and satisfying academic writing practice. In this special teaching-focused session, learn how faculty have applied Jumpstart strategies not only to their own scholarly activities, but also to their courses and programs in order to improve students' scholarly and writing work.


DIGITAL SOCIAL JUSTICE: Editing Wikipedia with Your Students
10:00am - 12:00pm
Lindsay Murphy, Course Support Specialist, OAI; Jaime Wood, Teaching Associate, OAI

Discover how Wikipedia can be a catalyst for creating engaging research projects in this interactive workshop where you will learn how to…design assignments using Wikipedia that are authentic and espouse, Open Educational Practices, and discuss the context and implications of Wikipedia’s biases with your students.


BIRDS OF A FEATHER LUNCHEON
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch provided

Join colleagues for an OAI-hosted lunch at your choice of several "topic tables" that focus on various instruction-related issues of importance to you. Share your ideas and learn about others' experiences on topics of mutual interest. Facilitators will share notes and ideas from all table discussions after the event.


PANEL: CIVIC LEARNING
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Daneen Bergland, Instructor, University Studies & David Peterson Del Mar, Associate Professor, University Studies & History & JR Estes, Assistant Professor, University Studies & Jennifer Alkezweeny, Teaching Associate, Office of Academic Innovation

Three professors from University Studies will present what they learned from attending the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE) of AASCU, a conference designed around an emergent theory of change which engages several questions about the key features of a thriving democracy. The theory asks us to consider how we might foster the acquisition of the skills, knowledge, and disposition necessary to participate in a thriving democracy, as well as how to build the institutional culture and infrastructure needed to support that learning.They will share their reflection on the meeting, as well as useful takeaways -- how they’ve applied key concepts and resources from the conference in their own courses, assignments, and teaching practices, as well as at the program and institutional levels. Our goal is to prepare, and empower students as civic leaders, not just in their imagined future, but as they engage in real work in their communities right now.


DESIGN SPRINT: Redesign an Aspect of Your Course for Teaching Fully Online in an Hour
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Andrew Lawrence, Instructional Technologist, Office of Academic Innovation & Susan Adams, Instructional Designer, Office of Academic Innovation

How would you like to come to a workshop with a problem, and leave with a solution? In this active workshop, we’ll be systematically defining a real life instructional problem, and then implementing a tangible solution that works in your learning community. Once familiar with this design process, you can use it again and again as a pathway to collaboratively solve any course design challenge!


FRIDAY, NOV. 9th

COMMON GROUNDS
9:00am - 10:00am

Come early for coffee and conversation unconference style. Connect with other faculty around a topic you’re most interested in, and dive into discussion, idea sharing, and problem solving that will leave you feeling energized.


CONNECTING YOUR COURSE AND COMMUNITY: An introduction to Community-based Learning
10:00am - 12:00pm
Jennifer Alkezweeny, Teaching, Learning, and Engagement Associate, Office of Academic Innovation & R. Avy Harris, Graduate Assistant for Community Based Learning, Office of Academic Innovation

Community-based Learning is an active-learning, high-impact pedagogy engaging students with communities working toward social change. Portland has 100s of organizations looking to engage with your students on meaningful projects that will advance their missions and connect to your learning goals.


STUDENT EXPRESSION: What Students Know Through The UDL Lens
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Samantha Johns, Accessibility & Course Support Specialist, Office of Academic Innovation
Lunch provided

Join us for a meaningful discussion about welcoming and expecting diversity in the classroom, and the student experience of UDL in practice. This workshop will include practical examples of how to remove barriers in the digital, hybrid and classroom learning environment.

CREATING ENGAGING DISCUSSION FORUMS
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sonja Taylor, M.S, Instructor, University Studies and Susan Adams, Instructional Designer, Office of Academic Innovation

Participants will come away from this workshop with a variety of discussion approaches and activity ideas that can foster authentic online conversations both inside of D2L and in the open web. We’ll explore the barriers we face to having an engaging online discussion and reflect on how we inhabit our digital spaces professionally and personally. What constitutes a substantive post? How can discussions be assessed?


Requests for Reasonable Accommodations:
Requests for reasonable accommodations for faculty and staff may be made to the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: drc@pdx.edu. In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided in time, please make your requests as soon as possible.

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