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Upcoming workshops
Aug
28
Introduction to Blackboard

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Whether you are teaching in the classroom or online, Blackboard can be a useful tool for enhancing your connection to students. By the end of this session, you'll know how you can use Blackboard to keep in touch with your students, provide access to core (or supplemental) media such as PowerPoint slides, videos, and readings, and streamline assignment collection.

12:15 pm – 12:50 pm
Aug
30
Teaching Basics

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

This workshop is designed to get new and early career faculty up to speed for the new year! You’ll learn basic classroom management techniques and essential start-of-the-year survival skills. IDS will cover basic room management techniques like proximity and leveled questioning along with other tips and tricks to help create a classroom culture of learning and engagement. Experienced faculty are also welcome at this workshop if they would like to attend.

12:45 am – 1:30 am
Aug
30
New Faculty Roundtable

Facilitators: Russell Davidson | Elizabeth Royal

Our New Faculty Roundtable is a time for you to sit and chat with other faculty and the Instructional Design Studio. Come have a cup of coffee and ask questions, get answers, and share your experience. Experienced faculty are also welcome to attend this roundtable and share what they know with new faculty. Outside of the first session, which starts at 1:30p, these roundtables are offered the fourth Thursdays of the month, 12:15p – 12:45p.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
03
Roundtable Discussion

Facilitators: Elizabeth Royal | Russell Davidson

Our Faculty Round Table is a time for you to sit and chat with other faculty and the Instructional Design Studio. Come have a cup of coffee and ask questions, get answers, and share your experience. Each session will have a topic selected based current trends and concerns in higher education.

12:15 am – 12:45 am
Sep
04
Service Learning in the Classroom

Facilitator:

University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions, believes that compassion starts the engine of learning and engagement. In this session, led by Fr. Tim Hipskind, Director of Service Learning at Detroit Mercy's Institute for Service and Leadership, you'll learn what Service Learning means at Detroit Mercy, how you can incorporate it into your courses, and how the Institute for Leadership and Service can provide support.

12:45 am – 1:30 am
Sep
10
Applying Ignatian Pedagogy

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Based in St. Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises, Ignatian pedagogy is a student-centered approach to teaching and learning that incorporates five key elements: context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation. In this session you'll learn what these terms mean in the context of Ignatian pedagogy, and how you can incorporate them to your course design.

12:15 am – 12:50 am
Sep
14
Blackboard Migration: Listening Sessions

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Toward the end of the 2018-2019 Fall Term, Detroit Mercy will be migrating Blackboard from a service hosted in our on-campus ITS offices to a service hosted by Blackboard itself. The Instructional Design Studio wants to hear your concerns and questions as we work with ITS and Blackboard to plan and execute this transition. To that end, we've scheduled four listening sessions in the month of September. These are intended to give Blackboard users a chance to provide input and express concerns that IDS should consider as we plan the transition. Once we have a transition plan in place, IDS will hold further sessions to address the additional questions that are likely to arise.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Sep
14
Blackboard Migration: Listening Sessions

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Toward the end of the 2018-2019 Fall Term, Detroit Mercy will be migrating Blackboard from a service hosted in our on-campus ITS offices to a service hosted by Blackboard itself. The Instructional Design Studio wants to hear your concerns and questions as we work with ITS and Blackboard to plan and execute this transition. To that end, we've scheduled four listening sessions in the month of September. These are intended to give Blackboard users a chance to provide input and express concerns that IDS should consider as we plan the transition. Once we have a transition plan in place, IDS will hold further sessions to address the additional questions that are likely to arise.

11:00 am – 11:50 am
Sep
18
Blackboard Migration: Listening Sessions

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Toward the end of the 2018-2019 Fall Term, Detroit Mercy will be migrating Blackboard from a service hosted in our on-campus ITS offices to a service hosted by Blackboard itself. The Instructional Design Studio wants to hear your concerns and questions as we work with ITS and Blackboard to plan and execute this transition. To that end, we've scheduled four listening sessions in the month of September. These are intended to give Blackboard users a chance to provide input and express concerns that IDS should consider as we plan the transition. Once we have a transition plan in place, IDS will hold further sessions to address the additional questions that are likely to arise.

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sep
18
Stepping Up Your Lecture Game

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

The current story around lecturing is that it is bad and boring, ineffective, and should be avoided at all costs. But the truth of the matter is, sometimes a lecture is the best way to communicate a concept or process. The question then becomes: how can we make our lectures more effective? In this session we will look at some strategies and techniques that you can use to make your lectures more engaging and memorable, whether you're lecturing online or in the classroom.

 

 

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Sep
19
Blackboard Migration: Listening Sessions

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Toward the end of the 2018-2019 Fall Term, Detroit Mercy will be migrating Blackboard from a service hosted in our on-campus ITS offices to a service hosted by Blackboard itself. The Instructional Design Studio wants to hear your concerns and questions as we work with ITS and Blackboard to plan and execute this transition. To that end, we've scheduled four listening sessions in the month of September. These are intended to give Blackboard users a chance to provide input and express concerns that IDS should consider as we plan the transition. Once we have a transition plan in place, IDS will hold further sessions to address the additional questions that are likely to arise.

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sep
20
AR / VR in the Classroom

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

Augmented reality and virtual reality has taken off in the higher education classroom. Over the last five years, use of VR has increased 85% in educational settings. There are some great case studies and examples of best practices emerging from instructors all over the world. This workshop walks you through several exampls of how innovative instructors have used this in their own classrooms and shows you how to incorporate this into your own classroom in simple, easy-to-access ways.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Sep
24
–  
Nov
12
Online Instruction: Pedagogy and Practice

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

This seven-week hybrid class will give you the opportunity to hone your online instruction strategies. This class takes a deeper dive into the mechanics behind planning an engaging, interactive, and student centered online class. We’ll cover topics like active learning, formative and summative assessments, and instructor presence. We’ll spend the in-person sessions mapping our courses and sharing ideas with each other.

The course is designed for instructors of all skill levels, from the new instructor to someone who has been teaching for a while and wants an infusion of new ideas and streamlined strategies. Even if you are not teaching fully online course, you are welcome to enroll. Many of the instructors in the previous cohort were surprised by how much information from the course worked in their face-to-face classes, too.

Meets:
Thu 09/27/2018 12:45 am – 1:45 am
Thu 10/11/2018 12:45 am – 1:45 am
Thu 10/25/2018 12:45 am – 1:45 am
Thu 11/08/2018 12:45 am – 1:45 am
Sep
27
New Faculty Roundtable

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Our New Faculty Roundtable is a time for you to sit and chat with other faculty and the Instructional Design Studio. Come have a cup of coffee and ask questions, get answers, and share your experience. Experienced faculty are also welcome to attend this roundtable and share what they know with new faculty. Outside of the first session, which starts at 1:30p, these roundtables are offered the fourth Thursdays of the month, 12:15p – 12:45p.

12:15 am – 12:45 am
Oct
03
Roundtable Discussion

Facilitators: Elizabeth Royal | Russell Davidson

Our Faculty Round Table is a time for you to sit and chat with other faculty and the Instructional Design Studio. Come have a cup of coffee and ask questions, get answers, and share your experience. Each session will have a topic selected based current trends and concerns in higher education.

12:15 am – 12:45 am
Oct
10
Stepping Up Your Lecture Game

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

The current story around lecturing is that it is bad and boring, ineffective, and should be avoided at all costs. But the truth of the matter is, sometimes a lecture is the best way to communicate a concept or process. The question then becomes: how can we make our lectures more effective? In this session we will look at some strategies and techniques that you can use to make your lectures more engaging and memorable, whether you're lecturing online or in the classroom.

 

 

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Oct
24
Organizing Your Course Materials in Blackboard

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

Have you ever wondered how to best layout and structure a module or unit in Blackboard? This 50-minute hands on workshop will teach you how to create content, embed videos, use selective release, and organize your units in a way that is supported by Adult Learning Theory.

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Oct
25
New Faculty Roundtable

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Our New Faculty Roundtable is a time for you to sit and chat with other faculty and the Instructional Design Studio. Come have a cup of coffee and ask questions, get answers, and share your experience. Experienced faculty are also welcome to attend this roundtable and share what they know with new faculty. Outside of the first session, which starts at 1:30p, these roundtables are offered the fourth Thursdays of the month, 12:15p – 12:45p.

12:15 am – 12:45 am
Nov
07
Roundtable Discussion

Facilitators: Elizabeth Royal | Russell Davidson

Our Faculty Round Table is a time for you to sit and chat with other faculty and the Instructional Design Studio. Come have a cup of coffee and ask questions, get answers, and share your experience. Each session will have a topic selected based current trends and concerns in higher education.

12:15 am – 12:45 am
Nov
07
AR / VR in the Classroom

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

Augmented reality and virtual reality has taken off in the higher education classroom. Over the last five years, use of VR has increased 85% in educational settings. There are some great case studies and examples of best practices emerging from instructors all over the world. This workshop walks you through several exampls of how innovative instructors have used this in their own classrooms and shows you how to incorporate this into your own classroom in simple, easy-to-access ways.

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Dec
04
Organizing Your Course Materials in Blackboard

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

Have you ever wondered how to best layout and structure a module or unit in Blackboard? This 50-minute hands on workshop will teach you how to create content, embed videos, use selective release, and organize your units in a way that is supported by Adult Learning Theory.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Dec
05
New Faculty Roundtable

Facilitators: Elizabeth Royal | Russell Davidson

Our New Faculty Roundtable is a time for you to sit and chat with other faculty and the Instructional Design Studio. Come have a cup of coffee and ask questions, get answers, and share your experience. Experienced faculty are also welcome to attend this roundtable and share what they know with new faculty. Outside of the first session, which starts at 1:30p, these roundtables are offered the fourth Thursdays of the month, 12:15p – 12:45p.

12:15 am – 12:45 am
Mar
04
–  
Apr
22
Online Instruction: Pedagogy and Practice

Facilitator: Elizabeth Royal

This seven-week hybrid class will give you the opportunity to hone your online instruction strategies. This class takes a deeper dive into the mechanics behind planning an engaging, interactive, and student centered online class. We’ll cover topics like active learning, formative and summative assessments, and instructor presence. We’ll spend the in-person sessions mapping our courses and sharing ideas with each other.

The course is designed for instructors of all skill levels, from the new instructor to someone who has been teaching for a while and wants an infusion of new ideas and streamlined strategies. Even if you are not teaching fully online course, you are welcome to enroll. Many of the instructors in the previous cohort were surprised by how much information from the course worked in their face-to-face classes, too.

Meets:
Tue 03/06/2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tue 03/20/2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tue 04/03/2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tue 04/17/2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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