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Events & Workshops

Weekly Drop-in Hours

Steve Bertolino, Fisk 114, Thursdays, 11 am-Noon, 3-4 pm 

Bonnie Solivan, PAC 114, Mondays, 8:30-9:30 am, 3:30-4:30 pm

Top Hat Training

August 8, 2017, 1-2 pm, ESC 509A

Academic Technology Roundtables

We pleased to share our exciting line-up for this semester's Academic Technology Roundtable series! Co-sponsored by the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, ITS, and the Wesleyan Library, Academic Technology Roundtables are designed to promote conversation, cooperation and the sharing of information, ideas and resources among faculty members, librarians, graduate students and staff.

All Academic Technology Roundtables will take place at Noon in Allbritton 311. Lunch will be provided.

The Fall schedule is as follows:

October 9th
"Concept Checking: Knowing What Your Students Understand"
How do you know that your students are “getting it” in between quizzes? Join us for a discussion of how to use concept checks in your classroom. During this ATR, we will have a conversation about interactive ways to help students discover content areas with which they need more practice. We will demonstrate different methods of concept checks, including a new feature in Moodle that provides a multitude of approaches to streamline this important process, and invite you to share your own strategies.
Paula Blue, Instructional Technologist, and Jeffrey Goetz, Assistant Director of Instructional Design

October 31st
"Universal Design for Learning"
UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn by providing a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. Come learn more about UDL in this gentle introduction.
Allison Lombardi
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
University of Connecticut

November 29th
"Designing Active Learning Today"
From early warning and intervention to lecture capture and polling, Echo360 supports more ways to improve learning and student success. Echo360’s tools promote active learning, both in and outside the classroom, by combining video learning and allowing integrated student responses, discussions (in and out of the classroom), contextual notes, confusion alerts, and is accessible on mobile devices.
Bonnie Solivan, Academic Technologist

December 12th
"A More Interactive Classroom with Top Hat"
Come learn about how Top Hat can help you build interactivity through real-time polling and feedback from your students. The questions you create can be integrated into your lectures or called up on the fly, with student responses connected to a saved gradebook or recorded anonymously. We'll show a demo of the web platform you'll use on the back-end as well as the smartphone or tablet app your students will use for their replies.
Steve Bertolino, Academic Technologist