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

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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.

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Slides and activity templates


Come have your voice heard about the future direction of myCourses!

Binghamton University is currently in the process of requesting proposals for a new myCourses Learning Management System. The myCourses Advisory Committee, Information Technology Services, and the Center for Learning and Teaching invite all members of the campus community to three demos of potential options:

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 - Canvas by Instructure

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 - Brightspace by D2L

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 - Blackboard 

All demos will take place in University Union, Room 108. 

Attendee feedback is an essential component of the evaluation process and accounts for a large percentage of the overall decision. All are encouraged to attend and have your voice heard.


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. 


Friday, March 13, noon – 1:30 pm - Rapid Online Course Development 

Get ready to transition your course to an online format quickly. The Center for Learning and Teaching will share items you should be considering when making this transition quickly along with related technologies supported by the university.  

Please note, this will not duplicate the training offered by ITS for myCourses or UCTD for Zoom and Panopto.  

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Monday, March 16, noon – 1:30 pm - Using ZOOM for Online Learning: A Faculty Member's Experience

Mark Riesinger has been using ZOOM for approximately six years to teach distance learning courses. In this workshop, he will share his experiences and tips for using ZOOM in synchronistic and asynchronistic settings. Tips will be provided for instructors on setting up their courses, as well as information they can provide to their students to ensure their course runs as smoothly as possible.

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Sample Document


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

Robert Danberg of the Writing Initiative presented via Zoom Meetings  a workshop addressing the challenges and considerable opportunities found in teaching writing in online courses. He looked 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.  

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Friday, March 27, noon – 1:30 pm - Rapid Online Course Development 

The Center for Learning and Teaching will shares items you should be considering when making this transition along with related technologies supported by the university.  

Please note, this does not duplicate the training offered by ITS for myCourses or UCTD for Zoom and Panopto.  

This workshop was previously offered March 13, 2020.

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Friday, April 17, noon – 1:30 pm -Establishing Online Community-Engaged Learning Opportunities (E-Service Learning)

Friday, April 17, 2020, 12:00 – 1:30 pm., via Zoom

As the increased transition to online learning has taken place over time, so has the development of experiential learning pedagogies that establish opportunities for online community-engaged learning (E-Service Learning). There are few distinctions between setting student learning goals and outcomes in an online compared to a face-to-face context. Thus, even in online teaching environments students can actively be involved in virtual community-based learning and research experiences.  This workshop will discuss strategies for revising existing courses and creating new courses for online delivery and methods for integrating virtual community learning. 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.  

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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 via Zoom Meetings 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.

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Friday, May 1, Noon – 1pm - Better Presentation Layout and Design: Basic to Beautiful

Join the CLT from noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 1 via Zoom 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. 

An email reminder with the Zoom link will be sent to attendees prior to the start time.

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Friday, May 8, 1:15 – 2:30 pm - Open Conversation on Online Learning

Join the CLT and past participants of the Teaching Online Certification Program 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 via Zoom Meetings to share challenges you have experienced in teaching online and ideas you may have to improve online teaching. This is an informal, non-structured event for instructors who have taught or would like to teach online courses.

This event was not recorded.


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 via Zoom Meetings 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!

Recording (coming soon)

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 Fridays, May 22 to June 26, 1 – 2:30 pm - Open Conversation on Online Learning

Join the conversation and share challenges you have experienced in teaching online and ideas you may have to improve online teaching. This is an informal, non-structured event for instructors to talk about what's going well, what needs work, and suggestions regarding online teaching and learning. Come to all or one as each session will be unique.

Register online (https://bit.ly/ cltonlinelearning ) by Wed., prior to the first Friday you are attending. You will need to log into BMail.

These events will not be recorded.