To June 8: TTaDA offers summer workshop series

The Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) is pleased to offer two new summer workshops.

The workshops will consist of five integrated sessions focused on creating opportunities for deep learning and designing learning environments to encourage student success.

They are intended for faculty, instructors and graduate students teaching online, on-ground or blended courses.

This is a free professional development opportunity that does not include a stipend. Please register by May 11. See workshop descriptions below for more information and registration links. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Lori Swinney or call TTaDA at 701-777-3325.

Designing Assignments & Activities that Create Deep Learning
May 16-18 and 21-22, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Starcher Hall Room 137
We all want class experiences for our students that generate lasting and significant results. With the constraints of larger course sizes, heavier teaching loads, increases in blended and online learning, and a greater need to document student learning, we find ourselves seeking new approaches. Research shows that deep learning is accomplished when assignments and activities incorporate analysis, elaboration, synthesis, application and
reflection.

In this workshop we will introduce evidence-based pedagogies and work to incorporate those findings in the construction of assignments and activities that help students accomplish deep learning. The workshop is integrated and participants are required to attend all five sessions.

Reasons to Attend
• Create assignments that generate student work products you like to grade
• Develop ways to be more efficient with grading and assessment
• Learn how academic technologies can support deeper learning
Outcomes
• Plan and design or redesign assignments
• Explore instructional technologies that work best to meet student learning outcomes
• Share ideas with colleagues about teaching methods and tools
• Develop multiple (formal, informal, formative, summative) ways of assessing student learning

Click here to register for this workshop. Registration is requested by May 11.

Humanizing the Learning Environment: Make it More Likely that Your Students Succeed
June 4-8, 2018 | 12:30-4 p.m. | Starcher Hall Room 137
Technology can feel dehumanizing and sterile. Whether you are teaching on-campus, online, hybrid or blended courses, Blackboard and other academic technologies are often a distancing interface between students, instructors, and learning.

In this workshop, we will explore best practices for making students feel welcome, building community, creating a user-friendly learning environment, and reducing barriers to success. The workshop is integrated and participants are expected to attend all five sessions.

Reasons to Attend
• Learn about additional ways to connect meaningfully with students through technology
• Explore ways to make large enrollment courses feel more connected
• Create a class structure that reduces student frustrations with technology interfaces
• Make sure that the technology you implement facilitates student learning

Outcomes
• Gain a better understanding of how students experience academic technologies
• Explore instructional technologies that work best to meet student learning outcomes and retention
• Share ideas with colleagues about teaching methods and tools
• Plan and design or redesign your course structure

Click here to register for this workshop. Registration is requested by May 11.