CTL: Center for Teaching and Learning

TLC Program Archive

Fall 2017

Book club: Whistling Vivaldi

 November 10

noon - 3:00 pm

 ID 300 reflection discussion and refreshments
 

November 8

2:30 - 3:30 pm

At the University of Idaho

Teaching for Learning: Making the Most of the New Science of Learning Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, co-author of New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain and other books, will be at the University of Idaho to share strategies for enhancing student success through learning-centered teaching. For more information, see hisTedX-UNC Talk: Improve learning by thinking about learning. You can RSVP for the talk here.

November 3

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty: Professional Development

 

November 2

noon - 1 pm

p-values: context, process, and purpose. 

In 2016 the American Statistical Association released a position paper with the above title.  The use of the threshold p-value of 0.05 is entrenched revered, and sometimes reviled in both the teaching and practice of statistics.  In his sabbatical talk, Ed Miller will present and interpret the current position of the ASA as well as the supporting comments made by the contributors to the position paper.

 

Thursday, October 26

noon - 1 pm

 Microlectures. Videos are an important feature of many online courses. In producing and using videos to engage students and improve their learning, short and concise videos, microlectures, can be very effective.  Join Angela Meek to learn how and why to use microlectures in your online course. 
 

Tuesday, October 24

1:30 - 2:30 pm

 

Preparing Accessible Syllabi and Other Documents (IPC). A hands-on opportunity to submit and test your documents. Facilitated by Marlene Zentz and Aaron Page from the University of Montana School for Extended and Lifelong Learning (SELL).

As part of their visit, Marlene and Aaron will also be doing a large-group presentation 10:00-11:30 am on the same day in the Williams Conference Center.

 

Friday, October 20

noon - 1 pm

 

Sabbatical talks:

  • Teri Rust, “A Buckshot Sabbatical: Exams, Videos, Statistics, & Caring.”
  • Peter Remien, “The Oeconomy of Nature: A History of Ecology.”

Peter Remien used his mini-sabbatical to complete his book manuscript, The Oeconomy of Nature in Early Modern England, which is currently under review at a major academic press. Reading literary authors Ben Jonson, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, and John Milton alongside natural philosophers Kenelm Digby, Margaret Cavendish, Robert Boyle, and Thomas Burnet, he explore the development of the photo-ecological idea of the oeconomy of nature in seventeenth-century England. In the talk, he will give a brief overview of his research and then discuss the logistics of completing and submitting his book manuscript for publication consideration. 

  • Ken Wareham , “Experiences while Organizing and Implementing the First Statewide Science Fair in Idaho.”

Ken Wareham will give a report on his sabbatical activity where he worked with the Idaho STEM Action Center to organize and implement the first statewide science fair in Idaho. Winners from the state fair were then eligible, for the first time in Idaho’s history, to participate at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). From his work with Idaho Ken was selected to be a judge at the 2017 ISEF event in Las Angeles, CA. Come listen to his experiences with the students, parents, judges, ISEF finalists/winners, Nobel Prize winners, and Derek Muller—host of Veritasium.

 

Wednesday, October 18

or

Thursday, October 19

noon - 1 pm

 please come to whichever fits into your schedule.

Elements of Course Design: Learning Outcomes. One of the key elements of course design, learning outcomes provide a clear target for student success while also reflecting your core reasons for teaching. Please join us for a hands on workshop to write effective and meaningful outcomes for your program, course or assignment. Facilitated by Rachel Jameton. 

October 13

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Advising

 

October 12

noon - 1 pm workshop in the CTL

4:00 - 5:00 pm talk, open to public, at the Center for Arts and History

 

Kindness Matters: Finding the Strength and Courage to Lead  (IPC)

Kindness is a powerful skill set that empowers us to think and act differently so that we can effect positive change in our workplaces, schools, families, neighborhoods, and communities. Kindness is also an effective tool for creating a positive work environment because it prioritizes thoughtful dialogue, development of critical thinking, and interpersonal growth.

 Research continues to show that workplace engagement is linked to productivity. Yet according to a 2014 Gallup poll, a surprisingly low number of employees report feeling fully engaged at work—as low as 30 percent! In this interactive workshop session, Dr. Laura Gronewold, Director of Education at Ben’s Bells Project, will consider the challenges and opportunities for kindness we encounter in daily interactions. She will demonstrate how infusing the practice of intentional kindness into workplaces can help departments effectively utilize vulnerability and kind communication to form better teams, prioritize professional development, encourage a more effective work culture, and help employees feel valued as individuals. Focusing on concepts such as metacognition and emotional agility, Gronewold will lead participants in a discussion of Kind Communication, distinguishing between nice and kind communication and providing strategies for empathetic and effective dialogue. Whereas “nice” can sometimes raise stress levels and be ineffective, “kind” empowers us to communicate successfully, ask important questions, and solve problems together to create cohesion.

 Dr. Laura Gronewold is Director of Education for Ben’s Bells Project in Tucson, AZ, where she develops educational programming, including workshops for higher education professionals. She spent nearly 15 years on college campuses as a graduate student, instructor, student affairs professional, and advocate for change. For two years, she served as Co-Chair of University of Arizona Commission on the Status of Women (2013-2015), promoting equity, opportunity, and diversity across the UA campus. She also led the Commission through a strategic redirection and completing successful change management. In her teaching and student development work, Dr. Gronewold practiced a social-justice methodology and empowered students to use critical dialogue and close reading to better understand privilege, social location, cultural capital, and civic engagement. She holds a PhD in English from UA.

 September 28

9 am - 10 am

and 

noon - 1 pm

Co-teaching mixer and possibilities - Whether you are interested in submitting an RFP, meeting faculty from across campus, or learning more about different ways of co-teaching, you are invited to join us for an hour of exploring common ground and possibilities. 
 

September 21

Noon - 1 pm

Introduction to SnagIt.SnagIt is a versatile screenshot program free to LCSC faculty and staff, and available by contacting the Help Desk. Among many other applications, it is used to capture lectures for online courses. Join Carrie Kyser from e-Learning Services to learn how to use SnagIt and also to learn about best practices when posting your videos to YouTube and Blackboard.   

 September 8

noon - 1 pm

 New Faculty Workshop: teaching
September 7

9 am - 10:20 am 

or

noon - 1:20 pm

Creating Inclusive Courses: Practical Approaches to Advance Learning for All Students. (IPC) This interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to enhance student learning by creating more inclusive classrooms and courses. In particular, participants will be able to identify inclusive excellence strategies most relevant for their courses, reflect upon the learners they may privilege, and explore common challenges to inclusive teaching. Facilitated by Dr. Tasha Souza, Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Communication at Boise State.
September 1, 2 pm Food Pantry Advisory Committee
 

Wednesday August 30th noon - 1 :15 pm

or

Thursday August 31st

noon - 1 :15 pm

Building opportunity for co-teaching at LCSC. Teaching a class with a partner is a great way to model interdisciplinary problem solving, learn about an area of interest, build relationships and observe another teacher (see our co-teaching page for more information). In this workshop, we will discuss methods, models and opportunities for co-teaching at LCSC.
August 17, noon - 1:30  

Welcome back workshops (rooms are tentative): 

-       TJH 17, 12:30 - 1:30 pm: BlackBoard Nuts and Bolts (Carrie Kyser)

-        CTL: Orientation to the Inclusive Practices Certificate (Marlowe Daly-Galeano and Amy Canfield)

-        MLH 210: Games to Engage Students on the First Day and throughout the Semester (Angela Wartel)

-        MLH 220:  An Introduction to Course Design (Rachel Jameton)

   
   

 

Spring 2017

Book Club selection: Teaching to Transgress

Thursday, May 11 

2 pm - 3 pm

 End of the semester reflection - open to all who would like an hour to write a reflection on your year. Guidance, conversation and sharing is available if it is useful to you. 

Thursday, April 20

noon - 1 pm

 Teaching Culturally III of III

Tuesday, April 11,

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Role-Immersion Games and Simulations in the Classroom: Are you looking for new ways to engage students? Role-immersion games and simulations have been shown to build community, engage students, and lead to deeper critical thinking skills. Join us to learn more about how these exciting approaches can inspire students and enhance your teaching. Presented by Angela Wartel.

Monday, April 10

1 pm - 2 pm

Peer Observers II
 Monday, April 10

noon - 1 pm

 Assessment Workshop II: How do I respond to the results of my Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT)? This workshop is directed toward faculty that have already implemented a CAT, but all faculty are welcome to attend. Facilitated by Marlowe Daly-Galeano, Jane Finan and Amanda VanLanen.

April 7 

1:30 - 2:30

 Online Engagement Discussion II of III

March 22 and 23

8 am - 3:30 pm

NGSS workshop: assessment II
 

Thursday, March 16

3:30 - 4:30 pm

*cancelled due to snow*

Faculty workshop with Dr. Marita Nika Flagler, founder and co-director of the Institute for Social Inclusion at Shippensburg University. Dr. Flagler will bring her expertise in inclusion, human rights, disability and social justice in the US and abroad to her keynote at noon - 1 pm in MLH 100. Then, she will join us in the TLC for a follow-up workshop in the afternoon. All faculty are invited to either or both the keynote and the workshop, as your schedule allows. Dr. Flagler’s visit is supported by the Social Work Program as part of their National Social Work Month Celebration. 
 Wednesday, March 15

12:00 - 1:00 pm

please rsvp

In the WCC

 Teaching Culturally with RunningHorse Livingston, founder and CEO of Mathematize Inc.  Luncheon provided by the President’s Diversity Commission. 
 Tuesday, March 14

1:00 - 2:00 pm and/or

2:00 - 3:00 pm

 Teaching Culturally conversation 2 of 3: Please contact the TLC for more information

March 6

1:00 - 2:00 pm

 Informal peer observation training. Please contact the TLC for more information
 

Tuesday, February 21,   noon - 1:00 pm

Friday, February 24,     1:30-2:30

 Flipped Classrooms II. A time for work and conversation related to designing and/or reworking both online and in-class portions of your current or planned flipped class.
 Friday, February 17

2:00 - 3:00 pm

 Discussion group 1 of 3: Online Engagement. Please contact the TLC for more information.

 Tuesday, February 14, 2 pm -3 pm

Wednesday, February 15, noon - 1 pm 

Introduction to Flipped Classrooms: common models for pre-class and in-class work, ways to promote independent learning and accountability, differentiation and equity, and suggestions for getting started

Thursday, February 9, noon - 1:00 pm 

Friday, February 10, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Discussion group 1 of 3: Teaching Culturally. Please contact the TLC for more information.
 

Monday, February 6,    noon-1 pm

Monday, February 6,     1:30 pm - 2:30pm

Tuesday, February 7,     9:00 am - 10:00 am

 Workshop: Teach Students How to Learn. Are you looking for new ways to talk with your students about learning and help your struggling students? Join us for a one hour workshop for strategies that you can use in any class. Based on the book of the same title by Saundra Yancy McGuire.
 

February 3

noon - 1:15 pm

 Faculty Workshop with Chad Goller-Sojourner, "How to have a Meaning Conversation on Race."  We are so excited to welcome Rosehill Estate guest, Chad Goller-Sojourner, to the TLC as part of his visit to campus. This workshop will focus on approaching race and privilege in a non-diverse setting and is a follow-up to his public performance. His public performance is “Riding in Cars with Black People and Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness,” followed by a Q & A session on Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 7pm in the Silverthorne Theater.

 

 

Fall 2016 

Book Club selection: Make it Stick

November 15 Campus Conversation on the second draft of the mission statement and core themes. The entire campus community is invited to participate and provide feedback on the second draft.
November 8  Lunch with Joyce and Alicia
November 8 and 9  A conversation about co-teaching. Please come join us for a conversation about co-teaching at LCSC. Angela and Rachel will start by introducing some of the reasons that faculty worldwide co-teach and models for it. We will then turn our attention to co-teaching at LCSC to share experiences, opportunities, obstacles and hopes. Time permitting, we will also brainstorm co-taught classes.
 

October 26

noon - 1 pm

 Integrated course design - Have you ever heard faculty say "some of my students don't know how to prepare for my class" or "some of my students don't think critically about their reading"? These problems and many more can be addressed through course design. In this workshop, we will draw on elements from Backward Design and Integrated Course Design to model how learning outcomes, assessments and classroom work can be created to solve a teaching/learning problem decided upon by the participants. The workshop will include a brief introduction of concepts, activities and discussion. Participants will leave with the design, resources for further information and the invitations to participate in follow up workshops during the spring semester if so desired. Bring your lunch and join us. Rachel is facilitating.

October 24

2:00 - 3:30 pm

 

Faculty workshop with Swen Nater "John Wooden's Research and Development System; The Key to His Success": As part of his day at LCSC which will include a noon talk in the Silverthorne, “Rebounding with Success” and an evening basketball clinic, author and poet Swen Nater will join faculty for a workshop based on his book “You Haven’t Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden's Teaching Principles and Practices.” This workshop is a part of the Dr. Bob Frederick Sport Leadership Lecture Series organized by Pete Van Mullem and supported by many including Student Activities (Stacy Shepard), ASLCSC, Warrior Entertainment Board, Student Affairs (Andy Hanson), and Athletics (Gary Picone, Brian Orr, & Brandon Rinta. More information is here and here.

Please let us know that you are coming to this workshop by signing up here.

 Oct. 13

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Reception for Dr. Andy Jameton. Please join us in the TLC to welcome Andy after his talk at noon in SAC 115: "Is Health Care (As We Know It) Sustainable?" "In our world of increasing change, health care continues to take on more responsibilities. These now include managing its environmental costs in addition to economic expenses. In the long run, how can we continue to maintain high quality care while mitigating our costs? Our discussion will set these issues in a broad context of philosophy, ethics, and public health."

Oct. 13

9:00 am - 10:15 

Workshop with Josie Fretwell. We are so excited to partner with the Center of Arts and History to welcome Josie to campus. Here is more information about her workshop and presentation at 4:30 pm October 13 at the Center for Arts and History. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please rsvp Rachel before Monday, Oct. 10.

Oct. 12 

noon-1:00 pm

Sabbatical Presentation: Dr. Amy Canfield. Three stories from Amy's sabbatical year

Oct. 6 1:30-2:45 pm

Conversation about Open Educational Resources  with Dr. Harold Crook: Whether you are new to OERs or have been using them for years, you are invited to come share your thoughts and experiences. During this conversation, we will discuss benefits and obstacles and identify ways to move forward here on campus. Please come join us!

October 4

11:30-1:30 pm

 Outdoor classroom open house - Come visit the new outdoor classroom in the LC Learning Garden! Enjoy veggies and other garden delights while seeing LCSC's newest learning space. The Learning Garden is southeast of the President's House and is on the Campus Map.
 

September 28

1:00 - 3:00 pm

 and

September 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Campus Conversation about mission, core themes and strategic enrollment. The Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Institutional Planning, Research and Assessment Director, and Faculty Senate Chair will facilitate a conversation about the institution’s mission statement and core themes, and how they drive strategic enrollment planning and initiatives. Please join in one of the scheduled Campus Conversations to help guide refinement of our mission and core themes and give input into the Strategic Enrollment Plan. Everyone is invited to participate and share thoughts and ideas. Presentation materials are here. Those who are unable to attend are welcome to review the materials and provide feedback to the facilitators.

 September 27

11 am - 12:30 pm

 Webinar Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

September 26th and 27th

noon - 1pm and 9 am - 10 am

Assessment Workshop I  Jane Finan, Marlowe Daly-Galeano and Amanda Van Lanen will reprise their very engaging introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques.  Please join us for hands-on practice in determining what your students know. The methods don’t require a lot of time grading on your part, or any in many cases, and can really help you figure out how your students are learning. All faculty, including those that already attended this workshop last semester, are invited.

September 22

noon - 1 pm

 

Connecting the LCSC Classroom to the World. Dr. Bryce Smedley, new faculty in Education and Kinesiology, comes to LCSC after years of working, teaching and studying abroad. During this talk, he will tell us about some of his experiences, opportunities available for work and study abroad and impacts on teaching after travel.  He will also address how faculty and students can connect with international educators, students, NGO’s, schools and communities in other countries and what that connection can look like. 

 

Thursday August 18

noon-1:30 pm

Workshop I Blackboard Nuts and Bolts Facilitated by e-learning staff

Workshop II Engaging Students Online, Located in the Teaching-Learning Center

Spring 2016

April 27 Tenure and Promotion Portfolios: telling our stories. A workshop for faculty finishing their first and second years, but open to all that would like an opportunity to reflect on the past year through writing and conversation. 

April 20

Reports of and discussions about sabbaticals and grants: Leif Hoffmann, Jenni Light, Keegan Schmidt, Mike Edgehouse, Tracy Flynn and Marlowe Daly-Galeano.
April 18 Writing in the classroom, a discussion with Lauren Connolly
April 13 Reframing Instruction to Fit a Culturally Responsive Paradigm with Joyce McFarland and RunningHorse Livingston.This session will highlight the Nez Perce State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) Project's work to improve academic achievement of tribal students through culturally-responsive instruction by their public school teachers.  
April 13 and 14  Classroom Aseesment Techniques with Amanda VanLanen, Marlowe Daly-Galeano and Jane Finan
April 11 and 12 Student Course Evaluations with Sean Gherke
March 17 and 21  Math Pathways open forum with Kacey Diemert
March 2  Queering the Classroom: Vulnerability, Direct Experience, and Trust with TC Tolbert
March 2 Friends of the Clearwater 
March 1 webinar: Open Education Resources and Creative Commons Licensing with UI law professor Dr. Bridy 
February 25 Meet the new(ish) Director of e-Learning Services: Dawn Lesperance
February 17 Civic engagement and experiential learning with Angela Wartel 
February 3 and 11 SnagIt and other conversations about online teaching and learning with Carrie Kyser
January 28  Active Learning with Dr. Leif Hoffmann
January 19 

 Culture and Inclusion: Strategies for Engaging Cultural Dialogue and Action in the Classroom with Dr. Malcolm Scott 

Faculty Inquiry Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Nov. 4 and 12

Flipped classrooms with Wendy Shuttleworth and Rachel Jameton. An introduction to and examples of Flipped/inverted classes.

Oct. 29

Conversation about writing in our classes with Dr. Lauren Connolly.

Oct. 22

 Work Scholar Program with Erin Casetto. If you are interested in learning more about the Work Scholar program, how it can help students and/or how it fits into an academic environment, please join us. 

Oct. 8 and 14

Grants and Contracts with Char Kremer. If you are interested in grant writing or are in the midst of it, please bring your lunch and enjoy casual conversation about your work. Char is also our campus expert on Service Learning and can talk with you about that if you are interested.

Sept. 30  Your research and scholarship with Rachelle Genthos and Kerensa Allison. Time to talk about research and scholarship, particularly the research symposium and journal.
Sept. 24 Your research and scholarship with Harold Crook. Faculty development grants, sabbaticals and conversation.
Sept. 9 and 17  Assessment with Sean Gehrke. Open conversation with our new director of assessment.
Sept. 3 Engaging students and other ideas for starting off on the right foot. Share your start-of-the-semester experiences in the classroom and online.

Faculty Inquiry Spring 2015

  • Faculty Perspectives on Writing Across the LCSC Campus - Lauren M. Connolly
  • Hells Canyon Institute: Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinarity, and Collaboration - Marlowe Daly-Galeano
  • Campus as a Living Laboratory: The LCSC Teaching and Learning Garden - Jeanette E. Gara-Betzold
  • Strategies to Improve Student Listening, Learning, and Following Directions - Heidee E. McMillin
  • Exploring Online Learning Strategies to Promote Student Engagement - Nina M. Peterson
  • Learning by Growing AND Growing by Learning - Jill S. Thomas-Jorgenson
  • Preparing Teachers of Writing: Elementary Faculty and Graduate Perspectives - Holly Tower
  • Promoting Active Engagement in Controversial Online Courses: The Effectiveness of Anonymous Discussion Postings - Angela R. Wartel
  • Post-Merrill’s Radiography: Development of an Accessible, Inexpensive Multimedia Textbook - Scott A. Wimer