Writing Effective and Reflective Teaching Philosophies (Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.)

Teaching philosophies. We may think of them when required to write one for a job application or promotion file—or maybe you haven’t touched your teaching philosophy since graduate school. But there are many reasons educators can benefit from writing—and revisiting—a teaching philosophy. Teaching philosophies help us to reflect upon and articulate our ideas about what makes for effective teaching. And doing so helps to ensure that what we do in our classes is consistent with those beliefs and promotes student learning. In this workshop, we will share some basics of developing a teaching philosophy, including the components that can effectively illustrate your values as a teacher and the details of how you’ve enacted and evolved your craft. Join us for our open exchange of ideas this Friday, October 21, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., in the CATL Conference Room (CL 405) or via Zoom.

Pre-Semester Workshops

Get ready to teach! CATL is offering a variety of pre-semester workshops to help instructors prepare their Fall 2022 courses. Each workshop will be held via Zoom. Drop in and meet the CATL team! 

Creating a Dynamic Syllabus: Best Practices (Thursday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.)

Learn about creating effective syllabi and exchange your ideas with colleagues!

Click here to join the workshop via Zoom


Getting Started with Canvas: Building Your First Module (Thursday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m.) 

New to Canvas and not sure where to start? In this one-hour workshop, we will walk you through the essentials for building your first module!

Click here to join the workshop via Zoom


Building on the Basics: Effective Instruction Practices in Canvas (Thursday, Aug. 25, 2:00 p.m.) 

Have you used Canvas before but never at UWGB? Are you a returning instructor looking to use Canvas beyond the basics of modules and pages? Then please join us in this overview of some Canvas features included in the UWGB digital learning environment.

Click here to join the workshop via Zoom


Using PlayPosit in the Classroom to Collect Live Student Responses (Monday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m.)* 

Looking for an audience response system or “clickers” solution for your classroom? Join this session with PlayPosit and CATL to learn how to collect live responses with PlayPosit’s “broadcast” mode.

Click here to join the workshop via Zoom

*Session led by vendor representative with CATL input.


Fostering Engagement in High Enrolled Courses (Monday, Aug. 29, 2:30 p.m.) 

We know that active learning strategies and high-impact practices make a difference. How can we leverage these practices in a high-enrolled context? Join us to discuss strategies and best practices.

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Using Zoom in Streaming and Recording Classrooms (Tuesday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m.)

Learn how to use Zoom to record and stream lectures from specially equipped UWGB classrooms. This session will provide an overview of the entire process, from scheduling to sharing recordings.

Join the workshop in person on the UW-Green Bay Campus in MAC 210!

OR

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Using the Syllabus to Set the Tone for Your Class (Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1 p.m.) 

How can a syllabus cover important information and also set a positive, welcoming tone? Attend this interactive session, share your ideas, and come away with new ones.

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Exploring the Possibilities of UWGB Modalities  (Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m.)

Let us help you navigate UWGB’s modalities. Join this interactive session to explore strategies and technology specific to the modalities you are teaching in this fall.

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PlayPosit 101: Intro to Interactive Bulbs with PlayPosit (Wednesday, Aug. 31, 12 p.m.)*

PlayPosit 101 is designed for faculty who have not used PlayPosit previously. Join us for an interactive tutorial that demonstrates how easy it is to add interactions to your video content.

Click here to join the workshop via Zoom

*Session led by vendor representative with CATL input.


Getting Your Canvas Gradebook Going (Thursday, Sept. 1, 1 p.m.)

Maintaining an accurate gradebook in Canvas benefits students in any class modality. Bring your questions to this session as we explore the ins and outs of using the feature-rich Canvas gradebook.

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Hypothesis: A Social Annotation Tool (Thursday, Sept. 1, 2:30 p.m.)*

Learn more about our new tool, Hypothesis, and transform reading from a passive, individual activity to an active, collaborative exchange.

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*Session led by vendor representative with CATL input.


 

Fall 2021 Events Digest

December

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

Request Consultation

Presentation & Discussion: White Emotionality, Teaching, and Learning (Dec. 9, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) for a presentation and guided conversation, on Dec. 9, from 1-2 p.m. Building on prior conversations, we will discuss white emotionality (Matias, 2016) as a complex set of emotional responses to race-focused discussions and consider the role of white emotionality in teaching and learning. Learn more.

Exploring Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop (Dec. 10, 11:40 a.m-12:35 p.m.)

In this virtual workshop, CATL and Library staff will help participants explore open educational resources for their courses. Learn more.

November

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

Request Consultation

Student Parent Advocacy Panel (Nov. 11, 12-1 p.m.)

Those on our campus who are interested in unique learning challenges facing student parents on our campus, both in our regular classes and in engaging with HIPs, are cordially invited to a panel of UWGB student parents, including Carl Woitekaitis and Candace Hoch, discussing these issues. The panel, moderated by Katia Levintova (Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies (Political Science and Global Studies), and a 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) is on Thursday, November 11, 12-1, virtually via Zoom. Learn more.

Workshop: Providing WISE Feedback to Students (Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m.)

Join CATL staff on Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m. for a workshop about the WISE feedback technique for providing constructive, encouraging feedback and how it can be applied to your class, regardless of size. Participants will engage with scenarios to practice applying WISE principles. Learn more.

Presentation & Discussion: Building a Process for Critical Reflection in our Teaching (Nov. 18, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) on Nov. 18, from 1-2 p.m. for a presentation and guided conversation, where we will discuss the role of “self-excavations” (Sealey-Ruiz, 2021) and reflective practice in our teaching. Learn more.

Common CAHSS Panel: “Instructor Perspectives on Managing Information, Misinformation and Democracy in the Classroom” (Nov. 29, 11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m)

Check out the Common CAHSS panel on Nov. 29 from 11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., where Sam Mahoney will facilitate a discussion with panelists: Preston Cherry, Christin DePouw, Lisa Lamson, J P Leary, Brian Merkel, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier, and Jessica Warwick. Learn more.

October

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

Request Consultation

Register for Conference: Equity in the College Classroom: Educating Ourselves as Educators (Oct. 1 & 15)

Oct. 1 and 15: UW System, Wisconsin Technical College System, WAICU, College of the Menominee Nation, and Ojibwe College are sponsoring a two-day, virtual professional development conference for Wisconsin faculty & instructors as part of our state-wide 60 Forward Initiative. Learn more.

Virtual Coffee and Conversation with Director of Student Success and Engagement (Oct. 4, starting at 9 a.m.)

Vince Lowery, Director of Student Success and Engagement, invites instructors to join him for virtual coffee and conversation Monday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. He offers this time as an opportunity to chat about creating flexibility in the classroom and how to connect students to resources they need to succeed.” Learn more.

Workshop: Collecting and Working with Mid-semester Feedback (Oct. 11, 3-4 p.m.)

Join CATL staff for a workshop on collecting mid-semester feedback Oct. 11 from 3-4 p.m. where participants will learn about several different techniques for collecting student feedback. Learn more.

Presentation & Discussion: Building Information Literacy and Racial Literacy Together (Oct. 14, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) on Oct. 14 from 1-2 p.m. for guided conversations about humanizing pedagogies as a foundation for racial literacy in our classrooms. Learn more.

Exploring Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop (Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m.)

In this virtual workshop, CATL and Library staff will help participants explore open educational resources for their courses. Learn more.

Distance Education Certificate Program

The Provost’s Office launched a Distance Education Certificate program in June. With the help of the CARES Act and the Provost’s Office, instructors who participate will earn stipends for completing courses in the program. Anyone developing or reconfiguring a course for any of the distance education modalities is encouraged to participate. Learn more.


August

Office Hours

CATL staff will be available to answer questions, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or test new technologies with you during virtual Open Office Hours. Dates and times are below.

Join us via Microsoft Teams

  • Monday, Aug 23 from 8–9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 1–2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25 from noon–1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 26 from 10–11 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27 from noon–1 p.m.

Teaching Tool Presentations & Workshop

Workshop: What Will You Carry Forward? (Aug. 23, 12–1:15 p.m.)

Last year changed everything—or did it?

CATL is partnering with faculty for a “show and tell” event via Microsoft Teams where some of your fellow instructors will show how they are moving on from last year. What did they keep? What will they discard? Learn more.

Workshop: Syllabi Building (Aug. 26, 1–3 p.m. & Aug. 27, 11 a.m–1 p.m.)

Come build your syllabi with friends in these workshops where we’ll offer templates, checklists, and snippets to help you set the tone for the semester. Learn more.

Follow Up to Workshop “What Will You Carry Forward?”

This workshop featured four instructors who did a “show and tell” about how they incorporated lessons from the pandemic into their teaching. They then fielded questions from the audience. Now, through the magic of video technology, we are extending that workshop to those who were not able to attend the live event. Learn more.

Follow-Up: Transparent Assignment Design

Faculty and staff from Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette, and Sheboygan joined other institutions participating in the Taking Student Success to Scale high-impact practice (HIP) project in an interactive webinar about designing transparent assignments. The session was hosted by Mary-Ann Winkelmes on 4/15/19. More information on Dr. Winkelmes’s work can be found beneath the embedded video.

Session Recording (4/15/19)

Session Resources

More Information

The National Association of System Heads (NASH) sponsored a webinar with Mary-Ann Winkelmes on Transparent Assignment Design. All members of the campus community were invited.  Mary-Ann is the founder and director of the Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Project (TILT Higher Ed).

Transparent instruction is an inclusive, equitable teaching practice that can enhance High Impact Practices by making learning processes explicit and promoting student success equitably. A 2016 AAC&U study (Winkelmes et al.) identifies transparent assignment design as a small, easily replicable teaching intervention that significantly enhances students’ success, with greater gains by historically underserved students. A 2018 study suggests those benefits can boost students’ retention rates for up to two years. In this session we reviewed the findings and examined some sample assignments. Then we applied the research to revising some class activities and assignments. Participants left with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses, and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments that promote students’ learning equitably.