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.
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. You can also view this workshop via our webcast: https://bit.ly/2JirWyT.
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. You can view this workshop via our webcast here: https://bit.ly/2UIpnYj.
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. You can view this workshop via our webcast here: https://bit.ly/2I6y1ya.
Fostering Student Cultural Competency to Engage in Service-Learning

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Service-learning is a fitting pedagogy to support the development of cross-cultural competency of students. By engaging in the community beyond the university, students are able to work alongside and learn from community members of different backgrounds. At the same time, students also need to have a certain level of awareness and cultural competency in order to respectfully engage with the community. That could also allow them to make deeper connections between their disciplines and the needs of and challenges faced by the community. This workshop will focus on strategies and tools to start the personal inquiry and reflection on cultural competency, and begin the conversation among students, from the start of their service-learning experience. You can also view this workshop via a live webcast using your NetID: https://bit.ly/2TYFdhf.
Game Jam!

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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. You can also view this workshop via our webcast: https://bit.ly/2EPSG4k
Inclusive Teaching Means Inclusive Grading Practices, Too

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Grading and assessment practices influence much that happens in university classrooms. Given that, discussions of inclusive teaching must attend to issues of assessment -- from assignment design to feedback mechanisms to grading. This session will engage instructors in conversations and activities designed to foreground diversity and inclusion in considerations of assessment and grading practices. Drawing on a range of research traditions, we will consider how assignment, testing, and grading practices can promote student motivation and foster learning for students across diverse identities and experiences. Throughout the session, participants will be asked to review their own practices in light of this research.
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.
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