Happy Monday, everyone!
It’s our last post for the spring semester, and we are going to leave you with the schedule of exciting opportunities that we will be offering over the summer. We hope that you see something that you find useful!
For starters, if you are interested in the “WeTeach” program on blended/online learning through Winona State, please email Kathleen Coate ASAP. We already have 10 people who have expressed interest, but please email her in case someone drops off the list or we come up with additional funding.
There is lots of other training for D2L/online learning over the summer as well! Workshops will be offered on the following topics:
- “Reach Every Learner”–student engagement strategies
- “D2L Crash Course”–a one-day workshop for users new to D2L
- “D2L Pro-Tips”–D2L strategies for advanced users
- “Videos for All”–adding videos to your curriculum
- “Mix It Up”–blended/hybrid course design and delivery
- “Level Up”–Online course design and delivery
- “D2L Basics”–a two-day workshop on the primary functions of D2L
A full schedule of these workshops is available here. Please RSVP to email@example.com. There should be something for everyone!
The Minnesota Summit on Teaching and Technology will be held on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1 at the U of MN campus in St. Paul. Normandale will cover the registration cost for the first 10 registrations–email Kathleen Coate if you are interested.
We are once again holding summer reading groups!
- Meg Hatton is hosting a group reading Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf. This group will meet on Monday, June 10 at 1 pm and again on Wednesday, July 10 at 1 pm in L1763.
- Jen Miller is hosting a group reading Lives on the Boundary by Mike Rose. This group will meet Monday, July 22 at 10 am and again on Tuesday, August 13 at 10 am.
You are welcome to come as you are able–no commitment is needed. If you know that you are planning on coming to either group, please do email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can order enough food for the group.
Last but not least, remember to apply for next fall’s Teaching Circles if you are interested. These groups offer faculty the opportunity to research a common topic and then apply their findings in their own classes. Next year’s Teaching Circles cover the topics of engaged citizens, career readiness, and metacognition. Participants will receive a $500 stipend upon completion; applications received by May 20th will receive priority. Completed applications should be sent to email@example.com.
That’s all, folks! Good luck with finals and grading 🙂