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    There's an App for That!

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Eugene Matthews

    January 7th (Tuesday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Onsite = Norrinton Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/494693973 

     

    Are you ready to take your teaching skills up a notch? Are you interested in reclaiming time invested in grading and assessing student assignments? Join me in my Special Interest Group because "There's an app for that!"

    (Note. For those planning to participate in person and actively engage these sessions, please bring your mobile device to each “There’s an app for that!” SIG you attend.)

    Facilitating a Community of Inquiry

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Josh Mugg

    January 14th (Thursday) from 2:00-3:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (3rd floor Thompson Commons)

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/643231848​ 

     

    Want to improve your in-class discussions? This SIG will introduce you to ‘Community of Inquiry’—a flipped-classroom approach to discussion that helps students learn how to have meaningful, respectful, rational discussion. Since we learn by doing, each session will consist, in part, of a Community of Inquiry session.

    Navigating Service Opportunities and Administrative Responsibilities at Park

    New Faculty Reconvene

    January 15th (Wednesday) from 2:30-3:30pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab or Zoom

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/594275756

    AY 20-21 FELLOWS APPLICATIONS DUE!!!

    FCI Program

    Deadline = January 17th (Friday) by 5:00pm, CST

     

    CLICK HERE to learn more about the Fellows program and APPLY!

    Creating Wicked Students - Course Design for a Complex World

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Leslie Umstattd

    January 21st (Tuesday) from 11:00-11:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/890254447​

     

    Rethink, Restructure, and Recreate- In this Innovation Exchange, I will briefly discuss ways to bring simplicity to the complexity of course design using Creating Wicked Students by Paul Handstedt as a spring broad for discussion. The goal of teaching is to move beyond students learning “stuff” to including “high impact practices” that help to facilitate critical thinking so students learn how to learn, not just memorize facts.

    Immersive Learning (Augmented & Virtual Realities)

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Stephen Fant

    January 22nd (Wednesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/634240484 

     

    This SIG will explore VR and AR and how universities are utilizing the technology. We will provide tools that traditional (brick and mortar) and online instructors can incorporate into their classrooms to enhance learning, and also research emerging trends in AR/VR.

    Organizational Culture

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Adrian James

    January 23rd (Thursday)

    Onsite Location & Time = Meetin' House from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Online & Time = https://park.zoom.us/j/129698731 from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

     

    Come join Dr. Adrian James on Jan. 23rd for one of her two special interest group sessions on “Organizational Culture.” She is kindly offering two sessions to improve the participant experience for both modalities and you are welcome to attend:

    1. The onsite only option in the McCoy Meetin’ House from 10:00-11:00am, CST
    2. The online only session hosted via Zoom from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    In these discussions, we will explore our ideal organizational culture and how to best build that culture. We’ll cover strategies on working smarter not harder, valuing others, increasing positivity, and topics the participants choose. Those attending will be engaged in active learning strategies to reinforce their learning.

     

    We build our culture through what we do and do not communicate. The spring organizational culture SIGs will focus on different communication tips as well as building trust. If you are on campus, we ask that you please try and attend the session in McCoy Meetin’ House.

    Deconstructing Diversity: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Allison Rand

    January 28th (Tuesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/747466804

     

    Putting diversity, equity, inclusion into measurable action is critical to long term success. So this session will create a space for conversations about how race, gender, class, and other factors affect student learning, and will provide strategies for how to address those factors in the classroom.

    Promoting a Positive Climate in Your Department

    Academic Leadership Collaborative

    Presented by Emily Sallee

    January 31st (Friday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/940866872

    Student Perspective Series

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Indra Ganbat

    February 6th (Tuesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/373937104

     

    This SIG will explore various student perspectives on what constitutes great teaching at Park University. These student led, student-panel discussions will explore advice and student experiences for instructors to consider in their practice. Each session will highlight a specific student population perspective.

    New Faculty Reconvene

    New Faculty Reconvene

    February 11th (Tuesday) from 2:30-3:30pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab or Zoom

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/594275756

    Facilitating a Community of Inquiry

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Josh Mugg

    February 12th (Wednesday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (3rd floor Thompson Commons)

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/643231848​ 

     

    Want to improve your in-class discussions? This SIG will introduce you to ‘Community of Inquiry’—a flipped-classroom approach to discussion that helps students learn how to have meaningful, respectful, rational discussion. Since we learn by doing, each session will consist, in part, of a Community of Inquiry session.

    Immersive Learning (Augmented & Virtual Realities)

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Stephen Fant

    February 18th (Tuesday) from 11:00-11:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/890254447​

     

    This Innovation Exchange will explore VR and AR and how universities are utilizing the technology. We will provide tools that traditional (brick and mortar) and online instructors can incorporate into their classrooms to enhance learning, and also research emerging trends in AR/VR.

    Organizational Culture

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Adrian James

    February 20th (Thursday)

    Onsite Location & Time = Meetin' House from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Online & Time = https://park.zoom.us/j/129698731 from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

     

    Come join Dr. Adrian James on Feb. 20th for one of her two special interest group sessions on “Organizational Culture.” She is kindly offering two sessions to improve the participant experience for both modalities and you are welcome to attend:

    1. The onsite only option in the McCoy Meetin’ House from 10:00-11:00am, CST
    2. The online only session hosted via Zoom from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    In these discussions, we will explore our ideal organizational culture and how to best build that culture. We’ll cover strategies on working smarter not harder, valuing others, increasing positivity, and topics the participants choose. Those attending will be engaged in active learning strategies to reinforce their learning.

    There's an App for That!

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Eugene Matthews

    February 25th (Tuesday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Onsite = Norrinton Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/494693973 

     

    Are you ready to take your teaching skills up a notch? Are you interested in reclaiming time invested in grading and assessing student assignments? Join me in my Special Interest Group because "There's an app for that!"

    (Note. For those planning to participate in person and actively engage these sessions, please bring your mobile device to each “There’s an app for that!” SIG you attend.)

    Academic Supervisors’ Role in the Annual Performance Review Process

    Academic Leadership Collaborative

    Presented by Emily Sallee

    February 28th (Friday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/940866872

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