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- CoAT & PTP Portfolio Peer ReviewStarts: 1:00 pmEnds: March 13, 2014 - 2:00 pmLocation: DH Hill Library ITTC Labs
- CoAT & PTP Portfolio Peer ReviewStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: March 13, 2014 - 3:00 pmLocation: DH Hill Library ITTC Labs
- FIT: Integrating Writing in the STEM ClassroomStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: March 17, 2014 - 2:00 pmLocation: Witherspoon 201Description: Many outside the STEM disciplines (and even some inside it) are surprised to learn that writing is a critical part of being a scientist or engineer. Our students, in all disciplines, need to understand the importance of communicating clearly through writing, and they require practice beyond their English 101 experience. Semester-long research papers can be intimidating and time consuming for both teachers and students in STEM disciplines, but there are still ways to incorporate writing into your classroom by using low-stakes writing assignments. In this workshop we will explore the tools you already have in hand to incorporate writing in your classroom. Additionally, we will discuss time-saving ways to evaluate low-stakes writing assignments.
- CoAT & PTP Portfolio Peer ReviewStarts: 9:00 amEnds: March 18, 2014 - 10:00 amLocation: DH Hill Library, ITTC Labs
- CoAT & PTP Portfolio Peer ReviewStarts: 10:00 amEnds: March 18, 2014 - 11:00 amLocation: DH Hill Library, ITTC Labs
- FIT: Advising as TeachingStarts: 2:30 pmEnds: March 18, 2014 - 4:00 pmLocation: Witherspoon 126Description: This workshop will challenge participants to re-imagine advising as teaching--an activity that requires organization, engagement, and follow-through, just as teaching in the classroom does. The workshop will address the qualities of the best advisors according to NACADA, the National Academic Advising Association. Participants will practice simulated advising scenarios and will critique example advising syllabi, leaving with an abundance of advising resources.
- PDS: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words (Part 2)Starts: 4:30 pmEnds: March 18, 2014 - 6:00 pmLocation: Witherspoon 126Description: Communication is one of the most important aspects of science. How you communicate depends on whether you are publishing research results in a peer-reviewed journal, talking to a reporter, interacting with students, or discussing your research with the public. It depends, in short on audience. In this two-part workshop you will blend different photography techniques, communication skills, and knowledge of your research to photograph your "craft" for various audiences.
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- FIT: Teaching Portfolio and Philosophy KickstartStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: March 19, 2014 - 2:00 pmLocation: William Rand Kenan Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine, Room A101Description: Writing your teaching philosophy is one of the most challenging tasks you will do when developing your portfolio. It is also the most important. After you have completed Parts 1 and 2 of the Introduction to the Teaching Portfolio online module, bring two copies of your teaching philosophy draft to this informal session to work with a peer to develop your best teaching philosophy statement. This is the perfect opportunity to “field test” your philosophy, receive comments on your draft, and offer constructive feedback to one of your peers. Note: This workshop does not count as one of the six required workshops for the CoAT program.
- FIT: Responding to Student Writing: Encouraging Reflection and RevisionStarts: 2:30 pmEnds: March 20, 2014 - 4:30 pmLocation: Witherspoon 201Description: Writing assignments, including essays, lab reports, research papers, or essay test questions, can be great tools to test students' critical thinking skills and comprehension of the course content. However, instructors often feel overwhelmed by an abundance of grammatical and organizational problems, and discouraged by the students’ lack of interest in their written feedback. In this workshop we will learn about four types of response, analyze instructor comments on student work, and practice effective response strategies in order to encourage students to use instructor feedback to improve their performance. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
- FIT: Social Media in the Classroom and BeyondStarts: 9:00 amEnds: March 24, 2014 - 11:00 amLocation: D.H. Hill Library, ITTC labsDescription: Social media is becoming a more ubiquitous part of our online and offline everyday lives. The classroom itself is an inherently social space, and social media can augment the sense of connectedness between students and the course material. This workshop will introduce novel ways that social media has been used in classrooms in other universities, while also taking note of some of the challenges that have to be considered when putting student learning into a public space. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
- PDS: Stress Management: Balance Through CreativityStarts: 11:00 amEnds: March 24, 2014 - 1:00 pmLocation: Student Health Center, Room #2301Description: The world of graduate school can be overwhelming and stressful. Come join us as we explore the physiologic reasons for stress, compare different responses to stress, set goals to handle stress in a healthy way, and practice some stress-reducing techniques. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
- FIT: Learning StylesStarts: 1:00 pmEnds: March 27, 2014 - 3:00 pmLocation: Vet School Main Building, Room D239Description: There are more than eight different learning styles, and traditional teaching methods only assist in addressing a few of them. In this workshop, we will discuss the different ways people learn and explore how you can make simple adaptations to your teaching to enhance the learning process.
- PDS: Practices That Foster a Values-based Approach When Leading OthersStarts: 10:00 amEnds: March 28, 2014 - 11:30 amLocation: Carmichael Gymnasium, PlayZone 1601Description: During this session, participants will gain a greater understanding of their strengths within five practices of leadership that has been researched by Barry Posner and Jim Kouzes since 1982. After completing the survey, participants will engage in a group activity to analyze how the five practices enhanced the effectiveness for completing the task. Discussion of this activity will address issues the group had while completing the task. Participants will be encouraged to connect the five practices to past experiences, as well as how they can be incorporate the practices within their daily lives in the future.
- PDS: Priceless: Understanding Personal Values within LeadershipStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: March 28, 2014 - 1:30 pmLocation: Carmichael Gymnasium, PlayZone 1601Description: When leading, it is important for organizations to know and communicate their core values. During this session, participants will be informed of what the Shelton Leadership Center’s cornerstones (values) are and how its leadership aspires to “walk the talk”. However, in order to walk the talk, an organization’s employees need to have an understanding of their personal values in order to align with the organization’s values. Through an activity, participants will narrow down their top five core values from an original 40 values provided to them. Discussion will seek to compare and contrast how values and the five practices enhance self, as well as group effectiveness.
- PDS: Conflict ManagementStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: March 28, 2014 - 4:00 pmLocation: Carmichael Gymnasium, PlayZone 1601Description: Some people probably think it doesn’t really matter “what the fox says.” However, when it comes to dealing with conflict, it might be helpful to know what a “Compromising Fox” might say and do. This session will help you explore your “natural” style of dealing with conflict and how you might be able to incorporate aspects of other styles in different situations to become better at resolving, avoiding, or even engaging appropriately in conflict.
You will learn if your default conflict management style is: Accommodating, Avoiding, Collaborating, Competing, or Compromising. The session will help you analyze aspects of conflict through participation in an interactive conflict simulation and follow-up discussion. The discussion will help you explore how your conflict management styles impacts real-world conflicts you encounter and appropriate strategies to use.
- FIT: Classroom Assessment Techniques (online)Starts: 9:00 amEnds: April 7, 2014 - 11:59 pmLocation: onlineDescription: Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are strategies to quickly assess student learning and provide feedback. In this workshop, participants will discuss, practice, and share a variety of approaches for assessing students’ learning.
- FIT: Active LearningStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: April 3, 2014 - 2:00 pmLocation: William Rand Kenan Jr. Library of Veterinary MedicineDescription: Active learning can engage students, enhance learning, and create an exciting classroom environment. In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of active learning strategies that can be used in any classroom or lab setting. We will identify define, identify, and practice several active learning strategies, and we will address some of the challenges of using active learning in the classroom.
- RCR/TDSS: University Technology TransferStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: April 7, 2014 - 4:00 pmLocation: Witherspoon 201Description: In this talk Dr. Kelly Sexton, Director of the Office of Technology Transfer, will provide a primer on intellectual property, patent law and technology license agreements. She will highlight the technology transfer program at NC State University, and describe a day in the life of a university tech transfer professional.
- FIT: Revitalizing Your STEM LabStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: April 10, 2014 - 4:00 pmLocation: Witherspoon 201Description: As a lab TA, you are often provided with all the materials you need to teach. But are there ways that you can tweak it to make it your own and get your students more excited about science, technology, engineering and math? What changes can you make to align your lab with reformed, research-based principles of learning environments? In this workshop, we will discuss what research teaches us about learning and how you can use it to your advantage to give your students the best lab experience yet. NOTE: This workshop also features an online component. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>
- FIT: Introduction to TeachingStarts: 12:00 pmEnds: April 11, 2014 - 2:00 pmDescription: The Introduction to Teaching workshop is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of effective teaching and learning in the university classroom through exploration, application, and reflection. This workshop is designed to provide basic information about a variety of teaching topics and to offer “best practices” for enhancing teaching and learning in the university classroom. All CoAT and CITT participants must complete this workshop. <a href="http://www.go.ncsu.edu/pflevents">Register here</a>