The Fall Showcase (October 2020)

Have you ever put in a ton of work to overhaul a class? How about committee work to assess a program? This work is often thankless and goes unnoticed. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and the Provosts’ Office seek to change that with an event specifically designed to spotlight this important work. The Fall Showcase will bring together bring (asynchronously) some of our most creative minds and highlight their work at investigating the effectiveness of teaching and learning strategies.

What

The fall showcase will be a virtual poster session. Presenters will submit a virtual poster (on a PowerPoint template provided by the Center) along with a short description of their work. This description will stand-in for the “spiel” that one might give in a live poster session in a face-to-face event.

Attendees and presenters will be able to interact through VoiceThread.

In this way we hope to simulate the give-and-take of a live poster session.

Examples

Examples of submissions may include UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars projects, UW Teaching Fellows and Scholars projects, scholarly teaching efforts, or creative attempts at changing assignments to deal with pandemic circumstances.

Timeline

Since this is a multi-stage event, there are multiple deadlines:

  • Deadline to apply for presenters: Sep. 25
    • CATL will notify presenters by Oct. 2 and include presentation kit (template and guidelines for talking points, etc.)
  • Deadline to submit presentation: Oct. 16
    • The Center will prepare the online gallery of presentations
  • Open comment period for attendees: Oct. 20–Oct. 23
    • Attendees and presenters will engage in back-and-forth regarding topics

How

Email a brief description of the project you would like to present along with a summary of the methods you used and your findings (it is o.k. to submit anticipated findings).

Send your email to catl@uwgb.edu

Who

Individuals or groups who have engaged in educational research, scholarship of teaching and learning, scholarly teaching, or innovative assessment practices.

Fall Showcase

The Fall Showcase will be a virtual poster session that highlights the scholarly teaching on campus. This work is rigorous and often goes unnoticed. We seek to bring it out into the light for the attention it deserves. So, if you have put work into a scholarship of teaching and learning project, this showcase is for you. It is also for you if you have put in a work on a departmental assessment project; prepared for an accreditation visit; or done a creative redesign of an assignment or course to deal with pandemic circumstances. In short we are looking for the creative and rigorous ways that you have worked on to improve your teaching and your students’ learning. See the full call for more information or email catl@uwgb.edu for more information. Submissions are due Sep. 25.

Solidarity Café

Looking for a place to talk with colleagues and get some work done? The solidarity cafe is a place for you.  

Participants in our summer cohorts asked for a place to talk about teaching this fall and share stories about what’s working at the cafe is our response 

This cafe will be a virtual place, open to anyone who wants to drop in and chat with colleagues, work on assignments, share in successes, and swap tricks of the trade for teaching in these new environments. There won’t be live music, but there might be some live discussions. If you are looking for a place where we can support, learn from, and connect with each other in a semi-structured environment, the solidarity cafe is for you. Look for more information on how to join in upcoming Teach Tuesday emails. 

Coffee Klatches

While instructors are busily re-connecting with students, the Center also wants to help instructors and staff re-connect with one another.

We are organizing a series of “Coffee Klatches” where your colleagues will be offering answers the question: “What are you doing?” with a series of curated discussions.

Hope to see you all there!

Here is a list of the topics and times.
Facilitator(s) Topic Date and Time Link to recording
Bill Sallak What are you listening to? March 30, 1pm Recording
Ekaterina Levintova and Caroline Boswell What are you binging?: killer murder mystery edition April 1, 2pm Recording
Tara DaPra What are you writing (journaling)? April 7, 1pm Recording slides
Vicki Medland What can you start growing now? April 9, 1pm Recording slides
David Coury What are you watching? April 14, 1pm Recording
Bryan Carr, Julialicia Case, Chris Williams What are you playing? April 16, 1pm Recording
Alison Staudinger How are you engaging? (politically, socially, etc.) April 21, 1pm Recording
Jemma Lund What are you cooking/baking? April 28, 1pm Recording

LTDC 2019 Virtual Showcase

Theme: Building the New: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate 

April 2-3, 2019 – See full schedule here 

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 8:45 AM, Malcom Brown is kicking off the event with his keynote: “We are the Architects: Pathways to the New Learning Ecology” and Kona Jones will lead Wednesday morning with “You’ve got to Connect! Humanizing Online Learning.”  

Sign up to attend! Registration is free and open to everyone. You’ll need a computer and an internet connection. Registered participants will receive notices of schedule changes and cancellations.