2021-2022 Event Content

Spring 2022

Adding Information Literacy into Your Courses

April 22, 2022

Are you thinking about adding an information literacy component to your classes to meet the new SUNY General Education requirements (starting in Fall 2023)? The Libraries can help! This was a 2-part session with one half focused on the Humanities and the other on STEM.  

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Working with Students Experiencing Trauma

March 25, 2022

Tracy Lyman from the College of Community and Public Affairs taught participants about trauma and the brain and how learning and interaction are impacted by trauma. We explored trauma-informed approaches in higher education. Participants were able to share what they have experienced with students, reflect upon their current practices and develop an action plan for change.

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Large Lecture Pedagogy Panel

March 11, 2022

In this panel, Binghamton University faculty who teach large lectures discussed the challenges of teaching large lectures and give insight into their teaching strategies and classroom management techniques. The panelists teach a variety of subjects:  Benjamin Turnpenny, Instructor of Chemistry; Claudia Marques, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; Kirill Zaychak, Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering; and George Bobinski, Associate Dean of the School of Management.

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Structuring Group Work in a Synchronous and In-Person Environment

February 18, 2022

Are you interested in learning how to structure and facilitate group work in synchronous online and/or in-person classes? Join the CLT and Amber Simpson, Assistant Professor from the Department of Teaching, Learning and Education Leadership noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18. Amber will engage you in a group activity before discussing strategies grounded in educational research, theory, and practice. The goal of the workshop is for individuals to walk away with at least one strategy to try in their own classroom.

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Perusall Demo with Faculty

February 15, 2022

Perusall is a social reading platform that allows students and instructors to annotate readings and embedded content. Several faculty at Binghamton use Perusall in their courses. Join the CLT 1 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 for a brief demonstration followed by the experiences of two Binghamton faculty: Jessica Domino (Geology) and Jessie Reeder (English).

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Fall 2021

First-Gen Voices: First Generation College Student Panel

November 12, 2021

Co-hosted by the BFirst Mentoring Program, this student panel introduced us to first generation college students and their experiences of being first in their family to attend a U.S. institution of higher education. Watch this video to find out what first generation students might struggle with in y our courses and in college.

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English Language Learners in the Classroom

November 4, 2021

The English Language Institute discussed both challenges as well as untapped potential when English Language Learners (ELLs) are present in the BU classroom. Based on a needs analysis survey that was recently distributed among faculty members, this conversation provided a useful space to share ideas, resources and strategies. Our hope is that watch this and come away with inspiration for tapping into the multicultural perspectives already at our fingertips, as well as with a better understanding of the needs of our international students and how we can best serve their learning.

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Packback x Binghamton University Workshop on Engaging Discussion

October 27, 2021

Interested in having higher engagement and promoting critical thinking in your courses? In this video you will hear from Dr. Mark Reisinger (Geography) and Professor Daniela Monge (Economics) share how they have utilized a discussion tool already built into Brightspace. Packback allows them to facilitate a better discussion that frees up their time while increasing engagement and critical thinking in their courses.

At Binghamton University, Packback is being used

  • across 16 different departments (IBUS, GLST, EDU, BIOL, PAFF, LACS, GMAP, ECON, CHEM, ENG, NURS, MKTG, MIS, GEOG & UNIV)
  • in large and small courses ( 10-1000 students)
  • in both asynchronous and synchronous courses
  • Integrated into BrightSpace - allowing for grade passback

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Designing Writing Assignments

October 22, 2021

In this workshop Robert Danberg of the Writing Initiative, reviewed principles of effective assignment design and effective assignment materials. While the academic argument essay or the research essay are commonly assigned forms of writing, the workshop also looked at other kinds of assignments, some drawn from specific fields, and others devised by instructors to fit their course goals.

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The Science of Learning

October 8, 2021

Dr. Deanne Westerman and Dr. Kenneth Kurtz of the Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive Applications (CAPS) at Binghamton Universitydiscussed exciting findings from learning and memory research with an eye toward translation to specific classroom practices.  The goal of this workshop was to convey illuminating, science-based content that can benefit university educators in all fields and formats of instruction.

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The Role of Writing in Your Class

September 24, 2021

In this workshop, Robert Danberg of the Writing Initiative discussed how to view the role of writing in your C courses as part of what your students will learn about writing in and for your discipline. We'll frame writing as part of inquiry, as a practice that supports learning, and as a way for students to show what they understand. We'll also discuss how to address students' prior knowledge of writing so that they more quickly understand the goals you've set for them.

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Transitioning from Scantrons to Gradescope Bubble Sheets

September 15, 2021

This video is a walkthrough of Gradescope's Bubble Sheet Assignment feature as an alternative to Scantron. Bubble sheet assignments allow you to pre-define the correct answers for questions on multiple-choice assignments. Gradescope can then auto-grade student responses. During the session, learn how to:

  • Build a flexible answer key for your multiple-choice exam, with options for custom point values and partial credit options for each question
  • Bulk-upload student bubble sheets to Gradescope yourself, or have students upload their own by taking a photo on their smartphone
  • Autograde all bubble sheets and optionally give custom feedback for each bubble option
  • View question and option-level statistics, tag concepts, and view statistics by tag, and view item analysis data
  • Use Gradescope bubble sheet assignments together with myCourses

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Active Learning - Lessons for a Post-pandemic Classroom

September 10, 2021

Despite the many challenges instructors and students faced during the pandemic, we all learned the importance of truly engaging with the material and each other in the course. The pandemic brought home the importance of active learning as a way to increase learning outcomes and a sense of community and also as a way to curb academic dishonesty. This workshop highlighted some of the techniques you may want to try in your courses.

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Delivering Assessments with Gradescope

September 9, 2021

The workshop offered guidance on how to deliver assessments and outlined various assessment options to meet your needs, including:

  • Fully online assignments, no paper required
  • Existing paper-based assignments
  • Combining online and paper-based approaches

The workshop covered the grading and rubric-building workflow on Gradescope and walked attendees through both the instructor and student interface for creating and submitting assignments and viewing feedback. You will learn how to:

  • Grade your existing exams and homework on Gradescope
  • Make rubric changes as you grade - changes apply to previously graded work to maintain consistency
  • Write each comment only once - apply previously used comments with a click
  • Create better rubrics to increase student learning
  • Use ‘assignment analytics’ to gain insight into student learning

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