November - Mangaging "Hot Topics" in the Classroom.
December - Factors that Influence Classroom Climate.
Factors that Influence Classroom Climate with Stephanie Sanders:
Classroom climate can be characterized as the intellectual, social, emotional and physical environment in which students learn. Often times, climate is created by a constellation of intersecting factors such as classroom demographics, interactions between faculty-student and student-student, the tone set by the instructor, stereotypes, and the range of perspectives represented in the curricular content. This session seeks to assist instructors in being reflective about events taking place in the classroom with the goal of maximizing student engagement and learning.
Stephanie Sanders, Associate Director for University Initiatives, Institutional Equity and Diversity, will lead this workshop.
December - Factors that Influence Classroom Climate
In this fast paced, focused session you will learn the critical skills necessary when using Blackboard, particularly if you are using it for the first time and need to get your course ready quickly. It’s also a great opportunity for those who have been using Blackboard for a while to refresh their view and see how Blackboard has changed over the past several years. Topics will include: course management, content organization, basic communication, and using the Grade Center.
Adobe Connect is an online meeting tool where faculty and students can engage in synchronous collaboration using text, audio, and video. Participants in online meetings can also share applications and a whiteboard during the meeting. This is a two part series at ODU’s Center for Learning and Teaching that must be taken in sequence.
(1) In the "Basics Workshop" participants will learn the "basics" of using the online meeting interface.
(2) In the "Beyond the Basics Workshop" participants will explore and practice using the many "beyond basics" features and tools as they relate to content presentation, student presentation, collaboration, document sharing, small group work, recordings, and more. PLEASE NOTE: Part I (BASICS) is a prerequisite for Part II (BEYOND THE BASICS).
Because the online workshop is self-paced, some participants will prefer to and be able to allocate time to finish very quickly and others may need to work at a slower pace. There are no deadlines except to finish within 7 days. The estimated time to complete the workshop in one session is 2 hours.