"Intro to Keep Teaching @ Park Website and FCI Instructor Hub" - Amber Dailey-Hebert and Jamie Els
The Faculty Center for Innovation (FCI) invites you view to the March Innovation Exchange to explore the new "Keep Teaching @ Park" website and the “FCI Instructor Hub” in Canvas.. "Keep Teaching @ Park" was created to support faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the "FCI Instructor Hub" space was created as an open environment for all faculty across the disciplines to collectively exchange innovative teaching and learning and find administrative policies and procedures.
"Immersive Learning - Virtual and Augmented Realities" - Stephen Fant
This Innovation Exchange explored VR and AR and how universities are utilizing the technology. We provided 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.
"Creating Wicked Students - Course Design for a Complex World" - Leslie Umstattd
Rethink, Restructure, and Recreate- In this Innovation Exchange, Dr. Umstattd briefly discusses 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.
"There's an App for That!" - Eugene Matthews
Are you ready to take your teaching skills up a notch? Are you interested in reclaiming time invested in grading and assessing student assignments? Learn from Dr. Matthew's Innovation Exchange as he discusses information on "There's an app for that!"
"Deconstructing Diversity: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms" - Allison Rand
Putting diversity, equity, inclusion into measurable action is critical to long term success. So this session created a space for conversations about how race, gender, class, and other factors affect student learning, and provided strategies for how to address those factors in the classroom.