Past Workshops & Materials

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    2021-2022 Academic Year

    Spring 2022

    • Getting Students to Listen--Teaching Generation Z

      Monday, January 31, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Presented by ITL Faculty Fellow, Susan Clutter

      This seminar will focus on the different teaching styles that can be utilized with the current generation of students. Learning Outcomes include: Categorizing boomer, gen X, Y, and Z learners, including age ranges and common pedagogy used during that time period; Understanding the five types of pedagogy - Constructivist, Collaborative, Integrative, Reflective and Inquiry-Based Learning; And appropriating pedagogy types with the generation of learners in your courses. 

      Workshop Recording Passcode: 2AbRxt&N
    • EDU-Nerds Assesmble with Jessamyn Neuhaus

      January 6th, 2022: 10:30am-11:45am

      Fighting Big Teaching Myths in Troubled Times: This Presentation by the author of Geeky Pedagogy is a call to action for all of us edu-nerds who love our scholarly subjects & want to continue to facilitate student learning during troubled times. 

      Recording Coming Soon

    • Communication Strategies with Transgender/Non-Binary Students

      January 6th, 2022: 12:30pm-1:30pm

      In order to education, inform, & dispel myths, this presentation will cover gender identity & internationality, the importance of language, and steps to ensure a safe and welcoming classroom & campus. 

      Workshop Recording Passcode: FreshStart2022!

    • Emotional Labor

      January 6th, 2022: 1:45pm- 2:45pm

      Staying resilient, Working Well: This practical workshop by the author of The Peak Performing Professor with  offer models for understanding the origin & function of emotions & a set of strategies to structure emotional labor & increase your own resilience & resistance to burnout.

      Recording Coming Soon

    • What's New in Classroom Technology

      January 6th, 2022: 3:00pm-4:00pm

      Learn about recent classroom technology upgrades, and how to use the new campus-wide student response system, Slido. 

      Workshop Recording Passcode: FreshStart2022!

    • How to Grade Less - Student Assessment Alternatives 

      Presented by ITL Faculty Fellow, Susan Clutter

      Wednesday, February 16, 5:30pm-7:00pm

      This seminar will summarize the traditional assessment methods, such as tests and grade homework assignments, with more conventional assessment techniques that require less instructor grading. Learning outcomes include - listing reasons why assessment is important; defining summative versus formative assessment; listing examples of individual, peer, and self-assessment, including new approaches to testing (concept mapping, rubrics, etc.); summarizing recent research of higher education that assess the assessment.

      Workshop Recording Passcode: E=3XQZ&W

    • Putting Butts in Seats-- Encouraging Students to Take Your Classes

      Presented by ITL Faculty Fellow, Susan Clutter

      This seminar will present the pros and cons of using each instructor management style in the classroom to attract as many different types of students as possible. We will also discuss tips to convert increased student success/satisfaction into increased registration in future semesters. Learning outcomes include -- understanding the four management styles of a subject matter expert - tell, sell, coach, delegate; reviewing the categories of students in a typical YSU classroom - international, non-traditional, commuter, students with disabilities, etc.; discussion on the application of each management style to each type of student for increased student success; strategizing methods to increase the commercial success of a course.

      Monday, March 14, 5:30pm-7:00pm

      Workshop Recording Passcode: #=Y=y3a?

    • Making Blackboard Work for You/Blackboard Q&A

      Presented by ITL Faculty Fellow, Susan Clutter w/the Department of Cyberlearning

      Join the Department of Cyberlearning to learn Blackboard tips to save time and tools that can help organize your course more efficiently. There will be a short tips presentation, with plenty of time left to ask your Blackboard questions of the experts!

      Monday, February 28, 5:30pm-7:00pm

      Workshop Recording Passcode: V0r?DevZ
    • NSSE 2021 Results: Lunch & Learn

      Join ITL staff to dive into the results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), offered to all first-year and senior students in spring 2021.

      The NSSE page on the ITL website has an on-demand overview webinar as well as summary data. This spring, we will take a closer look at the Engagement Indicators through our Lunch and Learn: Data Conversations Series. Participants will have the opportunity to review data points of interests, discuss implications, and share their perspectives in developing institutional recommendations. The workshops will be offered in a hybrid format, and lunch will be provided to those who attend in person. Click below to access NSSE summaries and RSVP to Lunch and Learn sessions.

      Academic Challenge & Academic Advising: March 16, 12-1P, Hybrid via Webex & Coffelt Hall B102 Learning w/Peers & Inclusiveness/Engagement with Diversity: March 30, 12-1P, Hybrid via Webex & Coffelt Hall B102

       

      Campus Environment: April 27, 12-1P, Hybrid via Webex & Kilcawley Center 2068

      Experiences w/Faculty & High Impact Practices: April 13, 12-1P, Hybrid via Webex & Kilcawley Center 2068

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    • Designing a Course with Contention in Mind with Faculty Fellow Monica Merrill

      THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2ND 3-4PM

      In this workshop, we will review the four typical reactions that students have to difficult/contentious topics (paralysis, paralysis by proxy, rage, and resistance). After we identify and explain the four reactions, we will discuss what examples of this participants have seen in their classroom and what ‘triggers’ they see in the course structure. Lastly, we will discuss ways we can proactively manage these reactions by how we structure our courses.  

      Participants will be asked to choose one course they teach and brainstorm ways that they can be proactive about these reactions and what they can do to lessen them.   

      Recording Coming Soon
    • Listening is Not Enough: Sustaining a Culture of Belonging by Kevin Gannon

      Audience: All Student Affairs, Co-Curricular, and Student Supporting Staff Members
      Description: When we say we listen to our students, they often wonder if we really hear them. This session explores the research on students’ sense of belonging to suggest ways in which we all can create a campus environment that welcomes, supports, and retains students. Using an equity and justice lens, we’ll examine strategies that campus units can implement to create a culture of belonging in which all of our students have the opportunities and resources to be successful.

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    • A Pedagogy of Hope in the Classroom by Kevin Gannon

      A PEDAGOGY OF HOPE IN THE CLASSROOM

      Audience: All full- and part-time faculty and instructors 
      Description: While it may seem counterintuitive to talk about a pedagogy of hope in our current, fraught times, hope is the very foundation of student success. In this sense, hope is the product of agency and pathways. For our students to feel genuine hope that they will be successful in their time with us, they have to believe that success is in their power to achieve (agency), but also be able to discern what routes they need to take to reach it (pathways). This session will ask participants to imagine their own approaches to teaching and learning within this larger framework of creating hope for students. We’ll look at some of the most significant barriers to learning—such as not feeling a sense of belonging, or “mismatched” approaches to the learning climate—and identify specific strategies and practices to mitigate them. Finally, we’ll consider how embedding our pedagogy in an ethic of hope can help us find solidarity and community with our colleagues and sustain us in doing the hard work of teaching. 

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    •  Copyright Guidelines for Showing Films

      Tuesday, April 5th, 2:30-3:30pm, Virtual

      Join ITL and Maag Library Co-Director Christine Adams to learn more about film copyright and film resources available on campus!

      When showing films on campus or remotely, the rights of the copyright holder must be considered. The Federal Copyright Act governs how copyrighted materials may be utilized publicly. There are strict legal requirements for showing films in different educational situations, whether it be in the classroom, in an online course, or for a public performance. This presentation will discuss the rules for each of these situations and the concepts and issues involved, including:

      • Fair use exception for educational purposes (in-person teaching)
      • Streaming video content in online courses (TEACH Act)
      • How copyrighted materials may be utilized for public events
      • Streaming resources available through Maag Library
      • Public domain films
      • Resources for free and legal streaming video

      Recording coming soon

       

    • Creating Creative Capstones: A Hands-On Workshop!

      Thursday, April 11th,  11AM-12PM

      ITL has partnered with the YSU Honor's College Academic Program Director and Distinguished Mathematics Professor Alicia Prieto Langarica to think outside the capstone paper.

      In this one-hour workshop we will discuss ideas and different formats to deliver a capstone; it does not have to be a paper! We will also talk about what  makes a good capstone project challenging and engaging,  while discussing ways to support your students (and yourself!) through this process. Be ready to think, share and leave with a plan!

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    • NSSE 2021 Results Lunch and Learns
      • March 16, 12-1, Hybrid via Webex & Coffelt Hall B102: Academic Challenge & Academic Advising (Download Slides & Handouts)
      • March 30, 12-1, Hybrid via Webex & Coffelt Hall B102: Learning w/Peers & Inclusiveness/Engagement with Diversity (Download Slides & Handouts)
      • April 13, 12-1, Hybrid via Webex & Kilcawley Center 2068: Experiences w/Faculty & High Impact Practices
      • April 27, 12-1, Hybrid via Webex & Kilcawley Center 2068: Campus Environment

      Join ITL staff to dive into the results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), offered to all first-year and senior students in spring 2021.

      The NSSE page on the ITL website has an on-demand overview webinar as well as summary data. This spring, we will take a closer look at the Engagement Indicators through our Lunch and Learn: Data Conversations Series. Participants will have the opportunity to review data points of interests, discuss implications, and share their perspectives in developing institutional recommendations. The workshops will be offered in a hybrid format, and lunch will be provided to those who attend in person. Click below to access NSSE summaries and RSVP to Lunch and Learn sessions.

      Recording coming soon

       

    fall 2021

    • Managing Classroom Conversations Panel Series

      THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH 3-4PM

      In this ITL panel discussion series, we will explore how faculty in different disciplines approach, address, and manage civil conversations around challenging topics. 

      This panel will focus on how faculty are maintaining civil conversations, supporting fearful students, and having productive conversations. This session starts from the place that the university encourages vaccines and is not intended as a vaccine debate. 

      Panelists include:
      Nicolette Powe, Public Health
      Alan Tomhave, Philosophy
      Nicole Kent-Strollo, Dean of Students 

      Recording Coming Soon
    • Telling Fact from Fiction - Information Literacy with Students with Faculty Fellow Monica Merrill

      THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7TH 3-4PM

      In this workshop we will go over strategies to help students differentiate fact from fiction. We will go over activities that students can do to help them learn this skill. We will explore ways to incorporate these lessons into existing classroom activities and assignments. Lastly, we will discuss how we can emphasize the importance of learning how to tell fact from fiction to students.  

      Participants will be asked to pick an existing assignment in their class and think about how they could add differentiating fact from fiction as a learning outcome for that assignment. 

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    • ITl Lunch & Learn: Grading for Equity 

      THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14TH 12-1PM

      Join ITL staff to discuss strategies for equitable assignment and assessment design. The workshop will focus in 3 areas - maintaining high expectations, a willingness to challenge the way “we’ve always done it,” and increasing transparency by involving students. We will share ready to go examples that we’ve tested in our courses and are ready to use in yours!  

      Recording Coming Soon
    • Managing Classroom Conversations Panel Series: De-Escalading Tension in the Classroom

      TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH 3-4PM

      In this ITL panel discussion series, we will explore how faculty in different disciplines approach, address, and manage civil conversations around challenging topics. 

      This panel will focus on how to help students who may be frustrated, angry, or upset, both in the classroom or in individual interactions. The focus will be on creating a positive classroom community.

      Recording Coming Soon
    • Classroom Management in Divided Times with Faculty Fellow Monica Merrill

      TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH 1-2PM

      In this workshop, we will discuss the four typical reactions that students have to difficult/contentious topics (paralysis, paralysis by proxy, rage, and resistance). We will explain each and participants will be asked to identify examples that they have seen in their classes. Lastly, we will go over best practices for classroom management strategies and how we can potentially apply them to our courses.  

      Participants will be asked to choose a class they are teaching and to identify possible polarizing topics and best practices. They will then work together to pair some of the classroom management strategies we have gone over to each of their topics.  

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    • Reviving Your Intellectual Life

      WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD 3-4PM

      I don't know about you, but after a tough year, I can sure use a jump-start. This workshop will offer a variety of resources and opportunities to re-engage with your research agenda. Learn about grant opportunities, new research databases, podcast and article clubs, and writing circles. Get inspired!  

      Recording Coming Soon
    • Designing a Course with Contention in Mind with Faculty Fellow Monica Merrill

      THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2ND 3-4PM

      In this workshop, we will review the four typical reactions that students have to difficult/contentious topics (paralysis, paralysis by proxy, rage, and resistance). After we identify and explain the four reactions, we will discuss what examples of this participants have seen in their classroom and what ‘triggers’ they see in the course structure. Lastly, we will discuss ways we can proactively manage these reactions by how we structure our courses.  

      Participants will be asked to choose one course they teach and brainstorm ways that they can be proactive about these reactions and what they can do to lessen them.   

      Recording Coming Soon
    • Curricular Complexity for Curricular Efficiency

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    2020-2021 Academic Year

    spring 2021

    Fall 2020

    • You're on Mute: How to Make Your Digital Meetings Fun & Meaningful

      Learn about some low-effort strategies and free tools that you can include in your virtual student organization meetings to increase interaction, keep members engaged, and give everyone a voice!

      Session Recording

    • Managerial Communication

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    • Corrective Action

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    • Building Your Home- Based Streaming Classroom

      "Building Your Home-Based Streaming Classroom" facilitated by Dr. Mark Vopat, ITL Faculty Fellow

      The global pandemic has necessitated the move to online live streaming of courses. While not an ideal medium for teaching, some of the common annoyances that both instructors and students experience can be mitigated by understanding the basics of audio and video streaming. The goal of this workshop is to provide the information necessary to get the technology aspects of teaching online out of the way, so instructors can focus on the presentation of their course content. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: internet setup and speed needs, microphones and audio interfaces, and video cameras and lighting. By the end of the workshop, participants should have the tools necessary to set up a home streaming solution that works best for their needs.

    • Student Learning Data during COVID

      This webinar discusses some of the data collections focused on student learning during COVID, including the spring student survey and the fall short NSSE Pulse survey. Data can be used to inform program improvement work.

    • Virtual Connections Webinar (Impact Solutions)

      More information coming soon

    • Safe Return to the Classroom with COVID

      Members of the "Calendar Scenarios for a Safe YSU" Taskforce, will share key information and prepare you to return to your classrooms this fall. Provost Smith will also lead a Q&A session after the presentation. Topics include the "For Pete's Sake" safety campaign information, syllabus statements, attendance tracking, and face-covering policies. Download supplemental slides on collecting attendance using the YSU App for contract tracing.

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    • Tips & Tools to Working Digitally

      This training is a survey workshop of multiple available tools and platforms and best practices for successfully working remotely or additional ways to use these tools while working on campus.

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    Summer 2020

    • Getting Started

      This workshop is a survey of the best practices and university supported tools that will enable to you set the expectations for your course, ensure your course is equitable, communicate with your students, and provide information on resources for students that need assistance with using class technologies.

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    • Instructional Basics

      This survey workshop moves beyond Getting Started and provides best practices and tools, depending on the modality, suggests ways you can distribute course material, assess student learning, maintain academic integrity and host live lectures.

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    • Instructional Advanced

      This workshop will provide ideas, resources, and ways for students to demonstrate a skill, give an online presentation, encourage their learning and facilitate a lab remotely.

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    • Engaging Students

       As you continue to build your course it is important that you provide ways for students to engage in the learning process.  This workshop will provide ideas and ways to personalize your course, help your students engage with the content and help them participate in a class discussion.   The workshop will also provide tools and best practices for hosting and managing a simultaneous face-to-face and online audience.

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    • Supporting Success

      It is important that students stay involved in the course.  This workshop will provide you with various ways to check student understanding of content, provide them quality feedback, ideas to help keep them motivated and involved in the course.

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    • Connecting Students

      Retention studies show that one of the major components of retaining students is that they feel supported, connected to campus and connected to each other.  This workshop will provide information how students can work on group projects together successfully, ways they can connect with each other and you and the campus support resources available to them in the areas of academic support, physical and mental health support, and how to assist a student in distress.

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    • Blended Course Design

      Participants will learn a backward design approach and instructional strategies that will help faculty planning new fall modalities, or as a backup plan for traditional courses.

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    2019-2020 Academic Year

    Spring 2020

    fall 2019