2015 Summer TLTC Summer Workshops

Logo for Summer TLTC WorkshopsMake summer plans to join the TLTC for three, exciting one day workshops.  Apply universal design principles to your courses, discover tips and tricks to placing content online and explore the art of using games in the classroom. More details are below.

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Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners:  Inclusive Strategies for Teaching
May 19, 2015
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Computer Training Center
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Experience and research tell us that all students learn in different ways that are unique to them.  Yet, educational experiences are often designed around a “one size fits all” curriculum.  Often attempts to address learner variability happens when faced with students that require accommodations.  However, we can implement a framework that guides the design of learning goals, materials, methods and assessments with the diversity of learners in mind, where differences in the classroom are planned for in advance and are an asset.  This special workshop day will focus on the principles of universal design for learning.  We will explore this issue from a variety of perspectives and identify course design alternatives and technologies to support learner diversity.   Don’t miss this special “call to action”.

Online Course Development – Simplified
May 20, 2015
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Computer Training Center
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Developing on online courses can be challenging if you do not know where to begin or how to convert your face to face materials to an online format. The day begins with Prof. Anthony Koutsoftas, Assistant Professor from the Department of Speech Language Pathology and creator of this year’s TLTC online exemplar course for 7 Tips for Developing an Online Course. The day continues as we discuss the needs of the learner and share resources for finding and creating engaging content. Methods, strategies and templates for developing an online course will be shared. Participants will have the opportunity to develop an outline for a module/unit or week for their course.

Learn by Playing: Gaming in Education
May 21, 2015
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Computer Training Center
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Join the TLT Center and engage in what Albert Einstein described as “the highest form of research” (playing) as we look at the art of using games in the classroom and level up our skills through playing games that can be used for teaching and learning.  We will define gamification, its benefits, and what research says about games in education.  You will get practice advice and hands on experience creating your own game elements for the content you teach.  We will also play several examples of games then discuss which elements provide the most benefits for the classroom use.

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