• Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • 2018-2019 SIGs

    Each of the five Faculty Fellows will be hosting a Special Interest Group (SIG) on their selected topic (listed below). These SIGs will be open to all faculty beginning Fall 2018!

    Make it Stick

    Linda Bell

    Explore evidence-based learning strategies that enable students to
    learn better and remember longer. Transformative power of story
    will be utilized to help us understand why these principles should
    replace less effective but widely accepted practices.

    Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/890598163

    • September 5, 2018, (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Norrington Learning Lab
    • October 3, 2018, (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Norrington Learning Lab
    • November 7, 2018 (12:001:00pm CST ) - Norrington Learning Lab
    • February 6, 2019 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Norrington Learning Lab
    • March 6, 2019 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Norrington Learning Lab
    Presentations / Files:
    • Make it Stick Cumulative Info through November 7 SIG document
    • Make it Stick Hear from Park's Online Experts February 6 SIG document

    Shift Happens: Integrating Growth Mindset into Courses and Students

    Kathy Jackson

    Join me in exploring how growth mindset can inform all that we do
    with students in the classroom. It starts with ourselves
    understanding how our brains work and how we view learning, our
    goals, and mistakes. Learn new language of encouragement for
    growth and the Power of Yet.

    Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/4395698513

    • August 28, 2018 (2:00-3:00pm CST) - AP 371
    • September 25, 2018 (2:00-3:00pm CST) - AP 371
    • October 23 , 2018 (2:00-3:00pm CST) - AP 371
    • January 29, 2019 (2:00-3:00pm CST) - AP 371
    • February 26, 2019 (2:00-3:00pm CST) - AP 371
    Presentations / Files:

    Active Learning with Pirate Patch

    Erica Jansen

    We’re exploring ways to bring active learning, collaboration, and
    community into our Pirate Patch classrooms. How can we maximize
    Pirate Patch technology to create a dynamic, student-centered
    environment? Join us as we discover and share our best practices.

    Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/959827988 

    • August 30, 2018 (10:00-11:00am CST) - The Power of Pirate Patch
    • August 30, 2018 (7:30-8:30pm CST) - The Power of Pirate Patch
    • September 13, 2018 (10:00-11:00am CST) - Creating a Learning Community
    • September 13, 2018 (7:30-8:30pm CST) - Creating a Learning Community
    • November 1, 2018 (10:00-11:00am CST) - Facilitating Student-led Discussion
    • November 1, 2018 (7:30-8:30pm CST) - Facilitating Student-led Discussion
    • January 31, 2019 (10:00-11:00am CST) - Learner-to-Learner Collaboration
    • January 31, 2019 (7:30-8:30pm CST) - Learner-to-Learner Collaboration
    • February 21, 2019 (10:00-11:00am CST) - Moving Forward: A Pirate Patch Teaching Community
    Presentations / Files:

    Simulated & Active Learning Strategies

    Tami Radohl

    Simulated and active learning strategies demonstrate knowledge
    attainment in safe, controlled academic environments. These
    approaches showcase higher-order thinking, increase student
    engagement, and bolster confidence in knowledge. Join us in
    exploring ways to replicate the real world in our face-to-face and
    online classrooms.

    Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/992306328

    • August 21, 2018 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Norrington Learning Lab
    • September 11, 2018 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Norrington Learning Lab
    • October 30, 2018 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Norrinton Learning Lab or October Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/305852682 
    • January 22, 2019 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Norrington Learning Lab
    • February 12, 2019 (12:00 - 1:00pm CST) - Norrington Learning Lab
    • March 26, 2019 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Norrington Learning Lab
    Presentations / Files:
    • August 21 PowerPoint link
    • September 11 PowerPoint link
    • Debbie Olson-Morrison's Active Learning Strategies PowerPoint link
    • Brant Winn's Active Learning Strategies PowerPoint link
    • January 22 Prezi link
    • Park University Nursing and Social Work Inter-Professional Simulation Exemplar: November 2018 video
    • February 12 PowerPoint link
    • Debriefing Worksheet pdf

    Trauma & Resilience

    Brant Winn

    Join us as we explore together to find answers to the following
    questions: What is trauma? What is resilience? How does trauma
    and resilience impact learning? Who is resilient and what makes
    them so? How can resilience be fostered in the wake of trauma?
    What can we learn from highly resilient individuals that will help
    inform our work with students?

    Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/716658958

    • October 17, 2018 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Gibson
    • November 14, 2018(12:00-1:00pm CST) - Gibson
    • November 28, 2018 (10:00-11:00am CST) - Gibson
    • November 28, 2018 (7:00-8:00pm CST) - Gibson
    • February 20, 2019 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Gibson
    • March 20, 2019 (12:00-1:00pm CST) - Gibson
    • April 3, 2019 (7:00-8:00pm CST) - Gibson
    Presentations / Files:
    • October 17 PowerPoint link
    • Finding Your ACE Score handout
    • Resiliency questionnaire
    • Wellness Triangle image
    • November 14 PowerPoint link
    • Wellness Self-Care Assessment pdf
    • Wellness Triangle image
    • My Old Story pdf
    • November 28 PowerPoint link
    • January 23 PowerPoint link
    • Imagine Project Adult Journal pdf
  • 2017-2018 SIGs

    Each of the five AY 17-18 Faculty Fellows hosted Special Interest Groups (SIG) on their selected topic (listed below). These SIGs were open to all faculty during AY 2017-2018. Watch the Fellows' videos to learn what each discussed in their SIGs.

    Tech Time in the Classroom & for the Workplace

    Judi Estes

    The Tech Time special interest group provides a collaborative environment to explore the integration of technology with instruction and learning, while building skills and self-efficacy to bravely embrace the unknown as we take this journey together.


    Presentations / Files:
    • Sept. 20 and 28 PowerPoint link
    • Oct. 26 and Nov. 8 PowerPoint link
    • Nov. 30 PowerPoint link
    • Feb. 8 PowerPoint link
    • Mar. 22 PowerPoint link
    • Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education: Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan link
    • What is the SAMR Model? (4 minute video) link
    • How to Apply the SAMR Model, with Creator Ruben Puentedura (6 minute video) link
    • Apr. 26 PowerPoint link

    Learner-Centered Pedagogy

    Katelyn Handler

    Delve into a world of learner-centered pedagogy this year, and explore ways to transform your courses' assignments to encourage significant learning among your students while increasing their information literacy within your discipline.


    Presentations / Files:

    Teaching for Transfer

    Glenn Lester

    Explore ways to help your students apply their prior knowledge and abilities to your courses, and discover how to teach course concepts in ways that help your students transfer those concepts to unfamiliar frameworks and future challenges.


    Presentations / Files:
    • Sept. 7 Prezi link
    • Few tips for teaching for transfer from Education Week video
    • Oct. 16 PowerPoint link
    • Oct. 16 handout
    • Nov. 16 PowerPoint link
    • Feb. 6 PowerPoint link
    • Feb. 6 handout
    • Mar. 6 PowerPoint link
    • Apr. 3 PowerPoint link

    Universal Design of Instruction

    Debra Olson-Morrison

    My Special Interest Group will explore ways to improve inclusivity and accessibility to the principles of Universal Design. Universal Design is a model for higher education institutions that aims to remove barriers to learning by designing all products and environments to be accessible to everyone, without the need for specialized modifications or accommodations.


    Presentations / Files:

    Asking Better Questions

    Adam Potthast

    Join us to revisit that first radical piece of active learning: the question. We'll start with the premise that the quality of discussion you get in your courses is directly proportional to the quality of questions you ask. And then we'll look under every rock to better the discussions in our classrooms.


    Presentations / Files:
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