Events

Spring 2020 EVENT REGISTRATION FORMThe Center for Learning and Teaching offers seminars, workshops and expert speakers throughout the year. These events and programs are intended to help anyone who teaches at Binghamton University be as effective as possible so that students achieve learning that lasts. Seminars may feature a presentation with discussion, a panel of BU faculty sharing teaching insights, or other discussion-oriented formats. Workshops include hands-on learning opportunities, such as technical training. Expert speakers help bring the latest pedagogical developments to Binghamton from the larger community of higher education.

Events

Friday, January 24, noon – 1:30 pm - Concussion 2020: A Holistic Approach to Student Recovery and Support

Do you often have students asking for leniency because of a recent concussion? How can we best support these students?   Faculty are invited to join the CLT noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 24 in the Learning Studio LN-1324 for an important session to learn the critical information which will assist you in understanding the nature and impact of concussions along with current campus efforts and collaborations to support students experiencing extended symptoms.

Presenters: 

  • Christopher Downey, Athletics Health Care Administrator and Director of Sports Medicine; 
  • Dr. Richard Moose, Medical Director of Decker Student Health Services Center; 
  • Dr. Stanley Hunter, Director of UHS Concussion Clinic and Director of the UHS Sports Medicine Fellowship, Sports Medicine Physician, BU Team Physician; 
  • Dianne Gray, Director of Services for Students with Disabilities; 
  • Anne Lewis, Learning Disabilities Specialist in Services for Students with Disabilities

Register online (bit.ly/cltspring2020) by Wed., Jan. 22. You will need to log into BMail. Lunch will be provided.


Friday, January 31, noon – 1:30 pm - Integrating G Suite into Your Classroom

Looking for new ideas to engage students with tools you already have? The demand for digitally literate graduates only increases as time goes by; why not learn how to integrate G Suite into coursework? Join the CLT noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 in the Learning Studio LN-1324 for an overview of how to create engaging activities that help students build 21st century skills while learning course content. See examples of how you can facilitate project-based and collaborative learning, further develop interdisciplinary skills and check work more efficiently using G Suite applications, such as Docs, Slides and Forms. 

Note: This is not a workshop on how to use G Suite, but rather how to create more dynamic lessons using G Suite applications.

Register online (bit.ly/cltspring2020) by Wed., Jan. 29. You will need to log into BMail. Lunch will be provided.


Friday, February 28, noon – 1:30 pm - Generating Scholarship on Community-Engaged Learning and Research: Opportunities and Planning Strategies

Join the CCE noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 28 in the Learning Studio LN-1324 for this workshop reviewing a wide-range of publishing opportunities for generating and disseminating scholarship on community-engaged learning and research. Publicly-engaged scholarship, for example, can range from research on experiential learning pedagogies, to discipline specific community-based research assessing a civic challenge. A key focus will be on planning strategies for establishing meaningful and reciprocal community partnerships while walking through a step-by-step process for setting course and research project goals and objectives whose outcomes are measurable, assessable, and publishable. In addition, guidance for designating community-based learning courses through the Banner registration system, and a review of CCE Faculty Academic Support Initiatives (e.g., Fellows Program and Teaching Grants) will be discussed. 

Register online (bit.ly/cltspring2020) by Wed., Feb. 26. You will need to log into BMail. Light refreshments will be provided.


Friday, March  13, noon – 1:30 pm - Better Presentation Layout and Design: Basic to Beautiful

Join the CLT from noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday March 13 in the Learning Studio LN-1324 for this workshop addressing slide presentation layout and design for your online and face-to-face courses. Learn how to make your slide presentations more impactful and visually stimulating. We have all experienced those presentations that are jam packed with words on a slide or filled with low quality images that distract from the meaningful content. You will leave with a list of best practices as well as free online resources. 

Register online (bit.ly/cltspring2020) by Wed., March 11. You will need to log into BMail. Lunch will be provided.


Friday, March 20, noon – 1:30 pm - Teaching Writing Online

Join the CLT and Robert Danberg of the Writing Initiative from noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday March 20 in the Learning Studio LN-1324 for this workshop addressing the challenges and considerable opportunities found in teaching writing in online courses. We'll look at how to create writing assignments taking advantage of the online environment and how to adapt your work in face-to-face courses to online courses, with a focus on managing assignments, coaching writers, and handling response and evaluation.  But we won't limit our work to the challenges of online teaching. We'll look at the opportunities online courses give students to practice writing in a variety of ways that can help you help them achieve the goals you've set out for the course. 

Register online (bit.ly/cltspring2020) by Wed., March 18. You will need to log into BMail. Lunch will be provided.


Friday, March 27, noon – 1:30 pm - Creating Interactive Online Content Using H5P 

H5P is a quick and easy way to develop interactive, responsive, mobile-friendly activities for online environments, such as myCourses or any other website. H5P empowers everyone to create rich and interactive web experiences more efficiently - all you need is a web browser.  

Join the CLT noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday, March. 27 in the Learning Studio LN-1324 to learn more about this completely free and open technology. H5P is a great tool for any experience level. Start with something simple, then get more creative pushing the boundaries of the technology as you progress.

This workshop will take you through the basics of H5P, its benefits and limits, and the wide variety of activities you can create. From quizzes to interactive videos – there’s a huge choice of templates. You will then get hands-on building an activity from scratch. By the end, you will have the practical skills to get started straight away on building more engaging interactive content for any purpose.

Register online (bit.ly/cltspring2020) by Wed., March 25. You will need to log into BMail. Lunch will be provided.


Friday, April 17, noon – 1:30 pm - Establishing Community Partnerships for Authentic, Reciprocal and Mutually Beneficial Engagement:  Experiences from CCE Community Engaged Teaching Fellows

Join the CCE noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday, April. 17 in the Learning Studio LN-1324 as they showcase the diverse examples of community-engaged learning and research being undertaken by Binghamton University CCE Community Engaged Teaching Fellows in partnership with the local community. The Fellows Program guides faculty in the design and implementation of effective community-engaged research, teaching and learning.  A panel of Fellows will highlight how community-engaged learning courses and community-based scholarship can support their professional teaching and research goals. In addition, guidance for designating community-based learning courses through the Banner registration system, and a review of CCE Faculty Academic Support Initiatives (e.g., Fellows Program and Teaching Grants) will be discussed. 

Register online (bit.ly/cltspring2020) by Wed., April 15. You will need to log into BMail. Light refreshments will be provided


Friday, April 24, noon – 1:30 pm - Perspectives on Mentoring and Working with Graduate Students: A Panel of Faculty and Students

Join the CLT and our faculty and student guests noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday, April. 24 in the Learning Studio LN-1324 as we hear perspectives on mentoring and working with graduate students. Panel members will represent different disciplines and discuss best practices and strategies for the development of graduate students and how to form mutually beneficial partnerships.

Register online (bit.ly/cltspring2020) by Wed., April 22. You will need to log into BMail. Lunch will be provided.


Friday, May 15, noon – 1:30 pm - Syllabus Massages, Bring your Syllabus to the CLT for Some Pampering

Join the CLT noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 15 in the Learning Studio LN-1324 in this end of the semester working session where we will provide tips and tricks to get the knots out of your old syllabus and rejuvenate it for Fall 2020. Remember to bring your syllabus with you!

Register online (bit.ly/cltspring2020) by Wed., May 13. You will need to log into BMail. Lunch will be provided.