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Professional Development and Certification

The Teaching and Learning Center offers numerous professional development opportunities. We offer group workshops and one-on-one workshops in the Innovation Center at your convenience. Let us know the day and time that works for you! Contact us to schedule a workshop for yourself or your team. Click on the course titles for descriptions.

Flipping the Classroom

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions (Educause 2012). Participate in this Webinar from your own computer at home or on campus; you’ll need Internet access and speakers. Earn a certificate of completion and work with the TLC to implement the model in your own classroom.

Bloom's Taxonomy in the Digital Age, Workshop 1: Virtual Flashcards to Mind Maps:

Attend this workshop to learn software tools that can promote:
• Remembering: Virtual flash cards with Cram, social bookmarking with Delicious
• Understanding: Quick slideshows with Popplet, graphic organizations with Animoto
• Applying: Virtual whiteboards with the Show Me iPad app
• Analyzing: Mind maps with MindMup

Bloom’s Taxonomy classifies learning levels that describe the progression from lower order thinking skills to higher order thinking skills. Including Bloom’s in your course design promotes student success by encouraging learners to become active participants.

Bloom's Taxonomy in the Digital Age, Workshop 2: Google Forms and RSS

Attend this workshop to learn how Google Forms and RSS readers can promote Evaluating.
Bloom’s Taxonomy classifies learning levels that describe the progression from lower order thinking skills to higher order thinking skills. Including Bloom’s in your course design promotes student success by encouraging learners to become active participants.

Bloom's Taxonomy in the Digital Age, Workshop 3: Prezi

Attend this workshop to learn how Prezi’s zooming slideshows can promote Creating.
Bloom’s Taxonomy classifies learning levels that describe the progression from lower order thinking skills to higher order thinking skills. Including Bloom’s in your course design promotes student success by encouraging learners to become active participants.

Bloom's Taxonomy in the Digital Age, Workshop 4: VoiceThread

Attend this workshop to learn how VoiceThread’s asynchronous voice discussions can promote Creating.
Bloom’s Taxonomy classifies learning levels that describe the progression from lower order thinking skills to higher order thinking skills. Including Bloom’s in your course design promotes student success by encouraging learners to become active participants.

Bloom's Taxonomy in the Digital Age, Workshop 5: WikiSpaces

Attend this workshop to learn how WikiSpaces’ collaborative web spaces can promote Creating.
Bloom’s Taxonomy classifies learning levels that describe the progression from lower order thinking skills to higher order thinking skills. Including Bloom’s in your course design promotes student success by encouraging learners to become active participants.

Best Practices for Quality Online Courses Workshop

Are you an experienced online instructor interested in measuring your course quality against national standards? The Quality Matters Rubric is a set of 8 general standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. Come to this workshop to get started in using the rubric to assess and enhance your course. The standards address Course Overview and Introduction; Learning Objectives (Competencies); Assessment and Measurement; Instructional Materials; Learner Interaction and Engagement; Course Technology; Learner Support; and Accessibility.

Create Video Podcasts from PowerPoint with Office Mix

Microsoft Office Mix is a new, free add-in for PowerPoint that allows you to add voice, video, and digital ink to your PowerPoint presentations. It is ideal for adding narration and live annotations to your PowerPoint presentations. You can easily export your presentation to a video podcast to share in the LMS or on another video host, like YouTube, for playback on any device—students do not even need PowerPoint to watch! Attend this presentation to discover the features of this exciting tool. We will also discuss UDL considerations.

Camtasia

Attend this workshop to begin using Camtasia software, which can be used to create multimedia presentations with screen captures and audio.