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SPRING 2017 SEMESTER WORKING LUNCHES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

 All working lunch sessions include a soup and salad lunch and are free.  Please register for each event you wish to attend.
**(Please note some registration links may not be active at this time - check back to register or contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at ctl@kent.edu)**


​January 26, 2017  |  11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.  |  Moulton Hall Ballroom  - Kent Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning 

Can you read this?  can you hear this?:  what faculty need to know about accessibility

Creating an accessible course ensures that all students are able to participate fully in their learning experience, whether that course is face-to-face or online.  Join Julie Di Biasio from Student Accessability Services (SAS), Jason Piatt from Student Accessibility Services (SAS), Dr. Laurie Wagner from the School of Health Sciences and Amanda Weyant from Kent State Stark in a workshop that will provide participants with hands-on guidance on how to make their courses accessible to students.
 
To register click here for Can you read this

February 3, 2017  |  11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.  |  107/113 Science Technology -  Tuscarawas Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning 

what's the big flippin deal?

Flipped classrooms - what are they? How do they work? Do instructors have to record their lectures? Come bust the myths and explore the methods of flipped instruction in this hands-on workshop facilitated by LeighAnn Tomaswick (Center for Teaching and Learning)
 
To register click here for Whats the flippin deal

 

SPECIAL EVENT: 

Dr. Eric Mazur
Educational Innovator, Dr. Eric Mazur, the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics
February 23, 2017  
|  7:00p.m.  |  Moulton Hall Ballroom  - Kent Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning 

dr. eric mazur "Confessions of a converted lecturer" 

Dr. Mazur states:  "I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material?" Dr. Mazur will explain "how he came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was his teaching that caused students to fail!  He will show how he has adjusted his approach to teaching and how it has improved his students' performance significantly"
 
To register click here for Confessions of a converted lecturer
 
​February 24, 2017  |  9:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.  |  Moulton Hall Ballroom  - Kent Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning 

Dr. eric mazur - "Getting every student ready for class"

Over the past decades there has been a concerted push away from lecturing to active engagement in the classroom.  A successful implementation of the so-called flipped classroom requires students to come to class prepared, either by reading the textbook or watching a pre-recorded video.  A variety approaches have been devised to get students to take responsibility for this information transfer, but none manage to get all students to participate, compromising the in-class activities.  Dr. Mazur will present a new approach to get every student to prepare for every class using a new social learning platform that uses a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation factors to get every student ready for every class in a course.
To register click here for Getting every student ready 

February 24, 2017  |  1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. |  223 Smith Hall  - Kent Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning 

DR. ERIC MAZUR - "Designing good questions for in-class engagement"

In this workshop we will analyze the component of effective ConcepTest implementation and design. Participants will begin to design their own ConcepTests.
To register click here for Designing good questions

Working lunches:

​March 8, 2017  |  11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.  |  Moulton Hall Ballroom - Kent Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning  

dr. joanne dowdy, Faculty Fellow - "A Conversation with diversity initiatives"

This presentation will feature highlights of conversations with faculty and staff who have been involved in diversity initiatives for as long as 27 years, or as recently as 8 years, and will be used as a prompt for discussions about the recommendations that may help the university to move forward in its efforts to make Kent State University a "great place" to work.
 
To register click here for Diversity Initiatives

March 14, 2017  |  11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.  |  Moulton Hall Ballroom  - Kent Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning 

Dr. John Staley, Faculty Fellow - "demystifying plagiarism"

Who plagiarizes? How do we uncover plagiarism? What should we do about it (report, punish, educate)?! John Staley (College of Public Health and Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching and Learning) will answer these questions as he leads a lively discussion intended to help faculty recognize, assess and address plagiarism.
 
To register click here for Demystifying Plagiarism

April 11, 2017  |  11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.  |  Moulton Hall Ballroom  - Kent Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning 

dr. kimberly karpanty, Faculty Fellow - "Faculty to administrator: exploring a successful transition

Are you a faculty member considering what it takes to move into an administrative role? Join Kimberly Karpanty (Professor of Dance and Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow) and a panel of chairs and directors as they share strategies to successfully navigate the transition to leadership.
 
To register click here for Faculty to Administrator

April 20, 2017  |  11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.  |  232 Moulton Hall  - Kent Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning 

Virtual Reality Open House


April 27, 2017  |  4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.  |  Moulton Hall Ballroom - Kent Campus - Center for Teaching and Learning   

teaching scholars presentations

 

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