Workshops

Registration is now open for our Spring 2014 offerings. Please see below for details.

Spring 2014 OFD Workshops

Integrating the Common Reading into your course

This event satisfies requirements of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching. Please refer to the Moodle site for details.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
9:30-11:00 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (Clark Hall, Room 405)

Presenters:
Roger Callanan, Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Jennifer Landin, Teaching Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Kathleen Rieder, Assistant Professor, Art and Design

First year students are encouraged to read a compelling book each year before joining NC State’s academic community; however, many students have not further exposure to the ideas in the text than the commencement speaker. Please join faculty members who have successfully integrated concepts for common reading texts into their course to both further knowledge regarding their topic and show first year students how their discipline fits into the larger context discussed by the texts.

For more information on the Common Reading Initiative (including the 2013 selection, The Alchemy of Air) please visit http://newstudents.ncsu.edu/firstyear/commonreading.php.

Beyond the concept: What to know when “flipping” a course
This event satisfies requirements of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching. Please refer to the Moodle site for details.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Multimedia Seminar Center, D.H. Hill Library

Presenters:
Ashley Grantham, Assistant Director, Office of Faculty Development
Emily Wicker Ligon, Lead Instructional Designer, Distance Education & Learning Technology Applications (DELTA)

There is a lot of buzz in the media and academe about the “flipped classroom”: The traditional model of delivering lecture in class and sending students away to do homework is “flipped” on its head. Recorded lectures are made available online for students to learn concepts that are easily mastered, freeing up class time for hands-on learning activities and discussions. In this collaborative seminar with the Office of Faculty Development, we’ll discuss design and delivery of a “flipped classroom” and supporting resources will be provided.

Please register for this workshop through DELTA’s website: http://delta.ncsu.edu/workshops/

Universal Design for Learning: What is it and how do I do it?
This event satisfies requirements of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching. Please refer to the Moodle site for details.

Monday, March 31st, 2014
1:30-3:00 p.m.
OFD Conference Room (Clark Hall, Room 405)

Presenters:
Greg Kraus, University IT Accessibility Coordinator
Mark Newmiller, Director, Disability Services Office

Reaching all students is a challenge, however, using the principles of Universal Design for Learning makes the learning space accessible to all types of learners. Come discuss how accomidations can be made and how you can shift your class to make things inclusive of all types of learners.

Advising as Teaching
This event satisfies requirements of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching. Please refer to the Moodle site for details.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
9:30-11:00 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (Clark Hall, Room 405)

Presenters:
Betsy Alexieff, Academic Advisor, College of Sciences
Erin Robinson, Assistant Director, Office of Faculty Development

This workshop will focus on the instruct ional process of advising. Specifically, the workshop will touch on the curriculum, pedagogy and learning outcomes that advisors can use to develop strong advising relationships. The student development theories that undergird excellent advising will be directly related to pedagogical principles for excellent teaching. Lastly, participants will have an opportunity to practice their skills working with different student scenarios.

Course Assessment Techniques
This event satisfies requirements of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching. Please refer to the Moodle site for details.

Friday. April 11th, 2014
10:00-11:30 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (Clark Hall, Room 405)

Presenter:
Deb Moore, Assistant Director, Office of Assessment

This session will focus on how faculty can continue to refine courses by using quick, simple techniques and current course products. A significant amount of work goes into creating each course we teach and it can be energizing to look for ways to refine it over time. Course assessment can be used to identify the areas that may need adjustment. Quick formative assessments and using course products for more comprehensive summative assessments will provide valuable information without a significant amount of additional work.

To register for OFD workshops, please visit go.ncsu.edu/ofdregistration

To receive email updates about OFD programming, please email Jonathan Holloway (jonathan_holloway@ncsu.edu) to be added to the OFD listserv.