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Library and IT Summer Workshops

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Library and Information Technology is pleased to announce our summer 2013 workshops

Innovation Sandbox: Strategies for the Classroom

May 13, 1- 3 pm
Drop in to the Library Lab, BERT 025 (no need to register)

Looking for additional ways to engage students with course concepts and materials? Check out the L&IT sandbox and try out some new tools while talking with a librarian or an instructional technologist about how you might incorporate them into your classroom.   Stop by and learn more about GIS and spatial thinking, digital storytelling and video production, visualization, embedding a librarian and/or an instructional technologist in a course, blended learning or the flipped classroom, and working with primary sources. This May Plan session is sponsored by the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts & Sciences. 

Intro to GIS: 
May 20 – 23, 9am-1pm

This hands-on workshop is designed to be broadly useful to faculty, regardless of their specific disciplines and areas of research. To make the experience more meaningful and relevant, this workshop, which introduces faculty to geospatial project development will feature local data and topics of interest. This is a grant-funded workshop that will provide up to 12 faculty with a stipend of $400. The workshop has no prerequisites. Lunch will be provided.


Video Workshop
August 5 – 8, 10 am – 3 pm

If you are interested in incorporating a video assignment into your classroom, attend this hands-on workshop. We will cover major components of a video assignment, including concept development, script writing, storyboarding, narration, filming, equipment selection, editing, and assessment. All participants will complete two video assignments: one collaborative and one individual. Please come with a digital story idea, images and/or video clips; refer to the Center for Digital Storytelling for ideas The workshop provides up to 11 faculty a stipend of $400. Lunch will be provided.


Teaching with Technology
August 19 – 23, 9 am – 12 pm

During this week our sessions will focus on some of the most relevant and exciting innovations emerging in teaching and learning.  Through a combination of  best practices examples and hands-on sessions, faculty will explore how digital pedagogies are re-framing research and classroom practices.  Topics include:

  • Mon: Digital Collaboration – an introduction to technologies for collaborating with students and fellow scholars in a range of disciplines

  • Tues: Visualization methods – exploration of  a variety of programs for visualizing data

  • Wed: Approaches to spatial thinking – a survey of  web-based programs for mapping data with spatial dimensions

  • Thurs: Strategies for flipping the classroom – a brief overview discussing why and how to flip your classroom, with opportunities to test technologies including Doceri, a Wacom tablet, and traditional tablet computers

  • Fri: Why and how to create a website for your course – Discussion of the benefits for creating a website for your course; we will focus on using WordPress and Google Sites

Faculty can sign up for one session or for the whole week, a $100 stipend available for each session.


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