Fall 2022 Presentations

Gathering Student Feedback to Make Mid-Semester Improvements

Wednesday, October 5th at 2:00 PM

Collecting and responding to mid-semester feedback provides instructors with valuable insights to enhance student learning for the remainder of the semester. Join us to identify strategies to gather feedback from students and discuss how to respond to student feedback.

Cardinal Learn (Blackboard) Basics

Tuesday, October 18th at 12:30 in Pangborn 302

Join us and learn the basics of the Cardinal Learn (Blackboard) system.  We will be discussing creating content such as: tests and assignments, discussion boards, and posting content for your students.  We will also touch on basic grading in Cardinal Learn.  This session will take place in a computer lab or via Zoom

Cardinal Learn (Blackboard) Advanced Tools

Wednesday, October 19th at 12:30 in Pangborn 302

Join us to discuss Cardinal Learn's (Blackboard) tools in a deeper dive of their functions. We will cover how to use Wiki, Blogs, and Journals, Discuss the content collection, how to set up groups, and more. This session will take place in a computer lab or via Zoom

Setting Boundaries with Students

Wednesday, October 26th at 12:30 PM

This workshop is designed to provide instructors with concrete tools that can help to alleviate some causes of burnout and of being overwhelmed with students’ needs. Participants will receive handouts from the CTE with resources that they can draw on throughout the semester. During the workshop, participants will learn more about these resources and practice implementing them in case studies of common, potentially stressful student-facing scenarios.

Growing with Technology

Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00 PM

Two  plus years into the pandemic, educators are pivoting from the forced adoption of emergency remote instruction to making intentional decisions about integrating technology in the classroom. Join us as we highlight the benefits of using technology tools that serve your learning objectives and pedagogical strategies, feature some examples of tools being used in the Catholic University community, and share a few best practices when choosing technology.

Faculty Fellow Presentation

 

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Unlocking the Canon with Contemporary Music and Film

September 30th, 11:15-12:30 pm 

Previous Events

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2021
  • Summer 2021
  • Spring 2021
  • Fall 2020
  • Summer 2020
  • Past Events
Fall 2022

Faculty Fellow Presentation

  • August 23, 2022 3:00 pm - Awakening Wonder in Foundational Courses
    • Jonathan Buttaci, PhD
  • September 9, 2022 11:15 am - What is Socrates's Method, Really?
    • Jonathan Buttaci, PhD
  • September 30, 2022 11:15 am - Unlocking the Canon with Contemporary Music and Film
    • Jonathan Buttaci, PhD

Presentations

    • September 13, 2022 12:30 pm - Teaching Portfolios for Faculty
      • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
    • September 14, 2022 1:00 pm - Teaching Portfolios for Graduate Students
      • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
    • September 22, 2022 12:30 pm - Universal Design for Learning: A Framework for Creating Classroom Experiences for All Students
      • Katryna Andrusik, Ph.D.

Spring 2022

Faculty Fellow Presentation

  • January 14, 2022 12:00 pm - Faculty Fellow Brown Bag - Encouraging Students to Seek Help to Promote Long-Term Learning 
    • Kathryn Bojczyk, Ph.D. and Anita Shagnea, M.S.
  • March 29, 2022 12:45 pm - “Going There”: Facilitating Difficult Discussions in the Classroom
    • Michael Massey, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • April 11, 2022 2:00 pm - Experiential and Project-Based Learning in Humanities Courses
    • Taryn Okuma, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.

Presentations

  • January 20, 2022 12:45 pm - Assessing Prior Knowledge & Skills in Your Students’ Writing
    • Kevin Rulo, Ph.D. and Christian Gannon, Ph.D.
  • January 25, 2022 12:45 pm - Teaching Portfolios for Faculty
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • Jaunuary 26, 2022 1:00 pm - Setting Up your Course in Cardinal Learn
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • February 7, 2022 1:30 pm - Engage Yourself, Engage Your Students
    • Danny Beason, M.F.A. and Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • February 8, 2022 11:00 am - Gathering Student Feedback to Make Mid-Semester Improvements 
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • February 10, 2022 1:00 pm - Work Smarter, Not Harder: Optimize your Workflow in Cardinal Learn
    • Amelia Vacante, M.S.
  • April 5, 2022 10:00 am - Tips for End-of-Semester Grading
    • Angela McRae, Ph.D and Katryna Andrusik, Ph.D.
  • April 25, 2022 2:00 pm Never Too Soon To Start: Preparing your CL course for Summer/Fall 2022
    • Danny Beason, M.F.A. and Helen Smetheram M.S.

Fall 2021

Presentations

  • Best Practices for Running a Hybrid Class Session 
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • Developing a Teaching Portfolio & Teaching Philosophy Statement
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • Increase Engagement and Re-energize Student Participation
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.

Summer 2021

Course Design Retreat 2021

  • August 9, 2021 10 am - Develop a Foundation: Applying Research on Learning to Your Teaching
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D. and Hannah Jardine, Ph.D.
  • August 9, 2021 1 pm - Bolstering Your Course through Effective Use of the CatholicU Template
    •  Helen Smetheram, M.S. and Danny Beason, M.F.A.
  • August 9, 2021 2:30 pm - Motivating Students to Take Control of Their Learning 
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • August 10, 2021 10 am - Start with the End in Mind: Employing Backward Course Design
    •  Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • August 10, 2021 1 pm - Mapping a Clear Pathway for Your Learners in Cardinal Learn 
    • Danny Beason, M.F.A. and Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • August 10, 2021 2:30 pm - Maximizing Cardinal Learn Quizzes from the Start 
    • Amelia Vacante, M.S. and Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • August 11, 2021 10 am - Identify Measures: Monitoring and Evaluating Student Learning
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.  
  • August 11, 2021 1 pm - Enhancing Clarity through Transparent Assignments and Rubrics in Cardinal Learn 
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • August 11, 2021 2:30 pm - Creating an Organized Gradebook in Cardinal Learn
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S. and Danny Beason, M.F.A.
  • August 13, 2021 10 am - Make a Plan: Engaging Students through Course Design
    •  Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • August 12, 2021 1 pm - Leveraging Technology to Support Group Work
    •  Danny Beason, M.F.A. and and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • August 12, 2021 2:30 pm - Increasing Student Participation During Lecture
    •  Marissa Stewart, Ph.D. and Amelia Vacante, M.S.
  • August 13, 2021 10 am - Integrate Students: Building a Community to Support Learning
    •  Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • August 13, 2021 1 pm - Introducing Yourself to Students Using Panopto
    •  Amelia Vacante, M.S and Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • August 13, 2021 2:30 pm -Creating Class Norms and Cultivating a Sense of Belonging
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. and Hannah Jardine, Ph.D.

Spring 2021

Presentations

  • February 2, 2021 1-2 pm - Running a Hybrid Class Session
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • April 19, 2021 10-11 am - Grading Effectively and Efficiently 
    • Angela McRae, Ph.D. and Helen Smetheram M.S.

Mid-Semester Recharge Week

  • March 8, 2021 10-11 am - Increase Engagement and Reenergize Student Participation 
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. and Aránzazu Ascunce, Ph.D.
  • March 9, 2021 3-4 pm - Cardinal Learn Midsemester Refresher - Beginners
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S. 
  • March 10, 2021 1-2 pm - Refresh Your Course Using Mid-semester Feedback
    • Marissa Stewart,Ph.D. and Hannah Jardine, Ph.D.
  • March 11, 2021 11-12 pm - Cardinal Learn Midsemester Refresher - Advanced
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S. 
  • March 12, 2021 11-12 pm - Restore and Recharge: Guided Reflection on Your Teaching
    • Aránzazu Ascunce, Ph.D. and Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.

Graduate Student Workshop Series

  • February 15, 2021 2:30-3:45 pm - Best Practices for Running a Hybrid Class Session 
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • February 22, 2021 2:30-3:45 pm - Fostering Student Engagement in the Hybrid and Online Classroom
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. and Aránzazu Ascunce, Ph.D.
  • February 26,2021 2:30-3:45 pm - Designing Your Cardinal Learn Course for Hybrid Learning
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • March 5, 2021 2:30-3:45 pm - Discussion-based Teaching in the Hybrid & Online Classroom
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. and Marissa Stewart,Ph.D.

Fall 2020

Presentations

  • August 20th, 2:30 pm Creating Community in the Online Classroom
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Maria Cecila Ulrickson, Ph.D.
  • September 8th, 2 pm Creating Alternative Assessments for an Online Course
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D.; Marrisa Stewart, Ph.D.; and Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • September 17th, 11 am Debate as a Teaching Tool 
    • Jennifer Paxton, Ph.D.
  • September 22nd, 11 am Respondus-Beginners 
    • Noah Bickford
  • September 22nd, 1 pm Respondus-Advanced
    • Noah Bickford
  • October 1st, 2 pm Discussion Based Teaching in the Online Classroom
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. 
  • October 15th, 1:30 pm Annotation and Grading in Cardinal Learn
    • Helen Smetheram, MS
  • October 27th, 10 am Strategies to Support Learning in Online Classes
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Marrisa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • November 12th, 1 pm Evaluating Essays and Term Papers
    • Kevin Rulo, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • November 16th, 2 pm Project-Based Learning and Student Engagement
    • Aránzazu Ascunce, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.

Summer 2020

Previous Summer 2020 Training

  • July 8, 11 am Blackboard Walkthrough take a virtual 'tour' of Blackboard
  • July 8, 4 pm Zoom for Beginners scheduling; basic settings; sharing your screen; recording
  • July 9, 3 pm Blackboard for Beginners uploading materials; setting up the gradebook and discussion boards; basic settings
  • July 10, 10 am Zoom Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about Zoom
  • July 10, 1 pm Blackboard Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about Blackboard
  • July 13, 10 am Zoom for Advanced Users breakout rooms for small group work; polling; advanced tools
  • July 13, 1 pm Walkthrough of New Syllabus Template setting up your syllabus in Blackboard
  • July 13, 6 pm Blackboard & Zoom tips for setting up your classes in Blackboard and using Zoom  *Open Access Session 
  • July 14, 4 pm Best Practices for Blended Instruction how to structure a class with students face to face and other students joining remotely
  • July 15, 1 pm Zoom Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about Zoom
  • July 16, 3 pm Blackboard for Advanced Users gradebook options; creating and grading assignments
  • July 20, 10 am Online Assessment alternatives to traditional assessment; creating and using rubrics; preventing cheating
  • July 21, 1 pm Best Practices for Online Instruction tips for teaching classes that are 100% online
  • July 22, 12 pm Panopto for Beginners  learn how to use Panopto to record course material, such as lectures                                                   
  • July 22, 1 pm Blackboard Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about Blackboard
  • July 23, 10 am Online Course Walkthrough example of an online course
  • July 23, 3 pm Online Assessment Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about online assessment
  •  July 27, 6 pm Best Practices for Blended Instruction how to structure a class with students face to face and other students joining remotely  
  • August 6, 10 am Accessibility and Accommodations rreview of specific accommodation statements: What do they mean in a remote classroom?
  • August 10, 10 am Tips on Using Blackboard Discussion Boards increasing student engagement 
  • August 11, 1 pm Library Online Resources linking library e-resources in Blackboard; integrating open access resources
  • August 12, 1 pm General Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about instruction; practice using Zoom tools and other technology *Open Access 
  • August 12, 3 pm General Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about instruction; practice using Zoom tools and other technology
  • August 13, 10 am General Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about instruction; practice using Zoom tools and other technology
  • August 14, 1 pm General Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about instruction; practice using Zoom tools and other technology

Past Events