TLI Workshop Registration Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Active Learning in Large Online Classes: Strategies for Promoting Student Engagement

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“Learning is not a spectator sport,” wrote Chickering and Gamson in their influential 1987 AAHE bulletin, “Seven Principles for Good Practice.” 30 years later, the statement holds true. This workshop introduces faculty to strategies that promote and sustain online student engagement, even in high enrollment courses. Learn tips for managing large online classes, as well as methods for delivering materials and assessing student learning.
An Introduction to Reacting to the Past (RTTP)

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RTTP consists of elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. It seeks to draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve academic skills. Learn how to get started in this first workshop in the gaming and role-playing certificate program where we will be discussing RTTP syllabus and course assignment design.
Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning

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Over the past twenty years, researchers and practitioners in the field of online education have identified the very best pedagogical strategies for developing and delivering a quality online learning experience. In this workshop, participants will learn more about those strategies and how to implement teaching, learning and assessment practices that lead to student success and satisfaction.
Building Work-Life Resilience and Balance

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This workshop will provide an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to develop and sustain the support systems that will enable them to establish their own work-life balance and successfully complete career transition milestones. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify the characteristics of resilient people, define what work-life balance means generally and personally, identify resources to develop and sustain support networks and processes for well-being, and map individual work/life priorities and develop strategies for integrating and completing them successfully.
Closing Ceremony: Gaming & Role-Playing Certificate Reflection

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For participants in the gaming and role-playing teaching certificate program, participants will use this time to reflect on what they've learned and discuss the best practices for moving forward in gaming and/or role-playing implementation. Certificates will be given during this ceremony, and lunch will be provided to the certificate program participants.
Developing an Inclusive Teaching Philosophy Statement

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This introductory workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to develop an inclusive teaching philosophy statement. Increasingly, universities and colleges are requesting that faculty job applicants provide a statement addressing how they plan to create an inclusive learning environment for their students. This session will introduce several approaches to developing and writing an inclusive statement and give participants an opportunity to begin generating ideas on their own and in small groups. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify what a teaching philosophy is, name several inclusive teaching practices, compare and contrast examples of teaching philosophies, and develop an outline for their own inclusive teaching philosophy.
Diversi-Tea: Best Practices in Inclusive Teaching

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Diversi-Tea is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among faculty and staff about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. For this session, a panel of faculty members will lead the discussion on best practices in the area of inclusive teaching. The panel will also share stories of how they have successfully supported our students within their own disciplines. If you can't make it to the session in-person, follow along on our webcast: https://bit.ly/2RHuKZo.
Diversi-Tea: Supporting International Students

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Diversi-Tea is part of an ongoing effort to facilitate communication among faculty and staff about issues related to inclusive teaching practices. In this Diversi-Tea session, participants will learn about international students' needs from a panel of international undergraduate and graduate students. The students will share their stories and experiences working with faculty and fellow UT students. After discussion between the panel and participants, the final part of the session will focus on the students’ suggested inclusive teaching strategies that they believe would address their learning needs. If you can't attend the session in-person, follow along via our webcast: https://bit.ly/2FiT79p.
Effective Collaborative Group Work in the Large Classroom

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Research has shown the benefits of collaborative engagement on student learning. But collaborative learning can be a difficult task in larger classes. In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate techniques for engaging students in collaborative learning in large classroom settings. We will discuss observed challenges and benefits to these implementations. Participants should bring a course syllabus or topics they wish to modify to incorporate collaborative learning in their own classroom to the session. An active working and discussion time will round out this session.
This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants in the gaming teaching certificate program to learn more about game-based learning and then actually go through the steps of game ideation and implementation. Participants will be able to bounce ideas off of experienced faculty who have successfully incorporated game-based learning in their courses, and test out their game prototypes with fellow participants.
Getting Started Teaching Online

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Interested in teaching online, but not sure where to begin? This workshop will help you take your first steps toward teaching an online class. Participants will be introduced to the course development process, learn details about faculty support resources, and participate in a Q and A with the director of online programs.
Implementing Reacting to the Past in your Course

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In this second workshop of the gaming and role-playing certificate program, participants will learn how to implement RTTP into their own coursework and the best strategies for tailoring this pedagogy for specific disciplines. Participants should expect to walk away with practical skills and the building blocks for implementing RTTP into a course.
Inclusive Teaching 101 – Understanding the Language of Inclusivity

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“Inclusive Teaching” has become a buzzword in higher education within the last five years. Much of the research produced in relation to inclusive teaching has focused not only on the effectiveness of specific teaching strategies, but also on the ways in which instructors speak and relate to their students. In this workshop, the presenters will discuss how research defines inclusive teaching, as well as how language can create unnecessary barriers and challenges to student learning. Through group activities, real-life scenarios, and discussion, participants will reflect on the language they use in the classroom and identify strategies for effectively communicating their expectations to students.
Informational Session: Role-Playing & Gamification Certification

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Are you looking for new ways to engage your students in your course material? Why not try gaming or role-playing - one of the recognized twelve types of experiential learning at UT? In this informational session led by faculty who have successfully incorporated this pedagogy into their courses, you'll learn more about role-playing and game-based learning, their benefits, as well as information on the certificate program offered by TLI in spring 2019.
Introduction to Game-Based Learning

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In this workshop in our gaming and role-playing certificate series, we will discuss the logistics of gamifying a course. More specifically, participants will learn the goals and challenges of this pedagogy, the game-based learning lingo, and best practices for game-based learning course design.
Large Classroom Engagement

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Teaching in large classrooms presents its own set of unique challenges and can be intimidating even to the most seasoned professionals. In this session, we will discuss challenges and concerns related to teaching in large classroom settings. Evidence based teaching methods for large classrooms will be reviewed and demonstrated. Participants will have time to work with peers on plans for implementing small changes to their current courses to more effectively engage students in the learning process. Participants are encouraged to bring their course syllabus or examples of topics they would like to revise to this session for the active working time. Time for feedback and discussion of potential implementation strategies will round out the session.
Online Learning: A New Frontier for Community Engagement

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Online learning has the potential to increase the reach of university-community engagement by removing place-based, geographical barriers and expand access to service-learning opportunities among students. Service-learning pedagogy is increasingly being utilized in online courses. In this workshop, participants will learn more about different models of ‘Online Service Learning’, explore case examples, and leave with some action steps on how to incorporate service-learning into online courses.
The Fundamentals of Rubric Development

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Would you like to use a rubric to assess some of your course assignments, but struggle with creating a strong instrument? Participants of this session will gain the following skills and knowledge: - Identify the purpose of a rubric and determine which situations are appropriate for using it. - Discuss the different parts of a rubric. - Describe the different types of rubrics and when to implement them. - Implement best practices for designing a rubric. - Discuss the importance and process of calibrating a rubric. If you can't attend the workshop in-person, follow along via our webcast: https://bit.ly/2se5VpI.
Tips & Advice from Large Classroom Instructors

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The three-part series on teaching in large classrooms will conclude with a panel discussion featuring some recognized teachers from several different colleges within the university. Hear from the panelists as to how they have overcome some of the challenges in teaching large classes, and some of the best practices they have adopted. This will be a good time to interact with colleagues, and there will be plenty of time for question and answer. If you can't attend in-person, you can follow along in our webcast: https://bit.ly/2I6y1ya