Fall 2018 Faculty Development Opportunities

The Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, the Office of Disability Resources, the Faculty Working Group on Community Engagement, and the Faculty Working Group on Disability Studies have collaborated to develop and host several Faculty Development Opportunities in Fall 2018.

Cohort Programs

Higher Education Pedagogy

Online – TBA

(Completed) Digital Knowledge Faculty Initiative

Events

September 

Universal Design for Learning: A Framework for Access
Tuesday, September 4, 12:30-1:45 pm (HCC, Incubator Classroom)
Facilitator: Jennifer Walker and Victoria Russell

  • Workshop slideshow
    • An outline of the content covered in the first workshop and future workshops is contained here. Reach out if you have any questions!
  • Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice
    • This foundational book gives you everything you need to know about UDL–and is available as a free ebook! The research behind UDL is complemented with examples of implementation across learning environments.
  • ​​UDL on Campus: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education
    • ​Everything you need to know about UDL and its implementation in higher education. A great resource for strategies and examples, including online course design and accessible OERs.

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Wednesday, September 12, 11:00-1:00 (HCC, Incubator Classroom)
Facilitator: LaWanda Simpkins

WI My Syllabi
Thursday, September 13, 10:00 am-5:00 pm (HCC, Writing Center)
Facilitator: Gwen Hale

UDL-Representation: Supporting Student Processing and Comprehension
Tuesday, September 18, 12:30-1:45 pm (HCC, Incubator Classroom)
Facilitator: Jennifer Walker and Victoria Russell

  • ​Workshop slideshow
    • ​​An outline of the content covered in the second workshop and future workshops is contained here. Reach out if you have any questions!
  • UDL Framework
    • ​The complete UDL Framework is available here. Click ‘Downloads’ from the right side menu if you would like printable copies.
  • UDL On Campus: Media and Materials
    • ​Everything you wanted to know about designing accessible media and materials for students. See the workshop PPT for particular resource favorites!
  • Padlet
    • We discussed using Padlet to support multiple means of representation. If you have never used Padlet before, here’s a helpful video to get you started: youtube.com/watch?v=UkBnwPqaIjA

The Why and How of Making Your Courses CE
Monday, September 24, 12:00-1:00 pm (HCC, Incubator Classroom)
Facilitator: Miriam Liss

Conversations on Teaching: Open Discussion, Problem Solving, and Brainstorming
Thursday, September 27, 12:30-1:45 (HCC Incubator Classroom)
Facilitator: Caitie Finlayson

October

FSEM Proposal Workshop
Monday, October 1, noon-1pm (HCC, 307)
Facilitator: Anand Rao

Working with First-in-Family Students and Their Writing
Tuesday, October 9, 3:00-4:00 pm (HCC, 427)
Facilitator: Gwen Hale and Rita Thompson

UDL-Engagement: Supporting Learner Motivation and Purposeful Learning
Tuesday, October 9, 12:30-1:45 pm (HCC, Incubator Classroom)
Facilitator: Jennifer Walker and Victoria Russell

  • Workshop slideshow
    • ​An outline of the content covered in the third workshop and future workshops is contained here. Reach out if you have any questions!
  • Engagement handout
    • ​A one-page summary of the UDL Principle-Engagement and ways to support learner purpose and motivation.
  • Understanding How We Learn by Yana Weinstein and Megan Sumeracki with Oliver Caviglioli
    • A fantastic book on its own but even more so because of how complex information is presented visually to support text. Check out the 9-square visual summaries for each chapter and consider how students could do something similar to demonstrate their understanding of key concepts in course texts.
  • Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World by Paul Handstedt
    • A key piece of Engagement is students’ understanding of WHY they are learning–purpose. If you struggle to make connections between your course content and real problems, Handstedt’s work will give you several, practical ways to provide students with meaningful engagement in your course.

Community Engagement Research
Tuesday, October 23, 12:30-1:45 pm (HCC, Incubator Classroom)
Facilitator: Leslie Martin

Working with ESL/ELL Students and Their Writing
Monday, October 29, 2:00-4:00 pm (HCC, 427)
Facilitator: Gwen Hale

November

Teaching Students How to Make an Argument
Thursday, November 1, 12:30-1:45 pm (HCC, 307)
Facilitator: Anand Rao

The Future of Teaching and Learning at UMW
Wednesday, November 7, 3:00-6:00 pm (HCC Digital Auditorium)
Facilitator: Jesse Stommel

UDL-Action & Expression: Supporting Student Expression & Authentic Assessment Design
Tuesday, November 13, 12:30-1:45 pm (HCC, Incubator Classroom)
Facilitator: Jennifer Walker and Victoria Russell

The Knotty CE Problem Roundtable
Friday, November 16, 12:00-1:00 pm (HCC, Incubator Classroom)
Facilitator: Leslie Martin

Syllabus Hacks and Other Strategies to Support Career Readiness
Wednesday, November 28, 12:00-1:00 pm (UC, Capital Room)
Facilitator: Tim O’Donnell

Trainings Offered Multiple Times Throughout the Semester

Accessibility 101 (UC, Capital Room, 314)
Monday, September 17, 2018 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Friday, November 16, 2018 from 9:00 am-11:00 am
Facilitator: Jessica Machado

Degree Works Training (HCC, 130)
Wednesday, September 5, 8:30-9:30 am
Thursday, September 6, 3:30-4:30 pm
Friday, September 7, 1:30-2:30 pm
Tuesday, September 11, 9:30-10:30 am
Wednesday, September 12, 3:00-4:00 pm
Thursday, September 13, 2:00-3:00 pm
Facilitator: Brian Ogle

EAB/SSC Campus (HCC, 130)
Wednesday, September 12, 10:00-11:00 am
Thursday, September 13, 3:00-4:00 pm
Facilitator: Wes Hillyard, Sam Shortt, Anand Rao