Speaking Events

This fall, our regular contributors will lead a series of webinars and live speeches. See below for a complete list of upcoming events and sign up to attend today!

Event Archives

October 4, 2011 webinar with Stephanie Chasteen: Teaching Faculty About Effective Clicker Use

Geared specifically for those involved in faculty development and support (e.g., instructional technologists, faculty excellence programs, or other faculty professional developers), this webinar will cover best practices in helping faculty to use clickers to enhance their teaching.  The webinar presenter has been creating faculty professional development materials around clicker use for years, and will share tips and techniques — many based on research — for helping faculty to see the potential power of this technology and learn to implement it effectively. Webinar components will include:  (1) best practices in clicker use, (2) resources available for faculty learning to use clickers, (3) research-based techniques for faculty development around clickers, and (4) working with faculty resistance and alleviating frustration.  HIghly recommended:  Watch “Make Clickers Work for You” webinar recording at  http://theactiveclass.com/speaking-events/ prior to this webinar, and/or the video “How to use clickers effectively” at http://STEMvideos.colorado.edu. Get the session recording | HandoutsSlides | Chat Transcript

SChasteenFebruary 16, 2011 webinar with Stephanie Chasteen: Make Clickers Work for You Encore

In this interactive webinar, we’ll explore tips and ideas for incorporating clickers into your particular class. Clickers offer a powerful way to increasing student engagement and improve learning. At the University of Colorado, we have transformed our classrooms by using clickers to promote peer instruction. We’ll show research results on the most effective use of clickers, and discuss common challenges. In particular, we’ll focus on the attributes of “great” clicker questions, discuss example questions, and share ideas on facilitating effective wrap-up discussions once all the votes are in.  Get the session recording | Session handouts | Slides

Grison2Using Clickers To Help Students Get More Out of Your Psychology Course presented by Sarah Grison, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Februray 8, 2011 at 1PM ESTDiscover creative ways to incorporate clickers in a meaningful way for your psychology course, including starter questions, opinion polls, comprehension checks, discussion openers, demonstrations, and mini-experiments. This webinar will also offer tips and best practices for using clickers successfully that can be applied to any course or discipline. View the session recording | Slides
SChasteenTeaching Faculty About Effective Clicker Use presented by Stephanie Chasteen
January 18, 2011 at 1PM EST

Geared specifically for those involved in faculty development and support (e.g., instructional technologists, faculty excellence programs, or other faculty professional developers), this webinar will cover best practices in helping faculty to use clickers to enhance their teaching.  The webinar presenter has been creating faculty professional development materials around clicker use for years, and will share tips and techniques — many based on research — for helping faculty to see the potential power of this technology and learn to implement it effectively. Webinar components will include:  (1) best practices in clicker use, (2) resources available for faculty learning to use clickers, (3) research-based techniques for faculty development around clickers, and (4) working with faculty resistance and alleviating frustration.  HIghly recommended:  Watch “Make Clickers Work for You” webinar recording at  http://theactiveclass.com/speaking-events/ prior to this webinar, and/or the video “How to use clickers effectively” at http://STEMvideos.colorado.edu. View the session recording

In this webinar, Professor Frank J. Fedel of Eastern Michigan University will explain some of the basics of lecture capture systems (LCS), and illustrate how they can create a more engaging experience for your students, whether they participate in a physical or virtual classroom. Using segments of actual recordings, he will demonstrate how you can use an LCS to create dynamic, interactive resources that can entice students to spend more time with your material. Finally, he will provide you with simple guidelines for ensuring successful student experiences with LCS including “steer clear” issues to avoid in order to look stellar. Access the session recording | Slides

Learn:
5 misconceptions you might have about lecture capture
4 innovative ways you can use lecture capture (hint: none of them involves a lecture)
3 temporally independent uses for lecture capture
2 sure-fire methods of saving you time while providing more information to students
1 secret that can make lecture capture fun for you and your students

SChasteenNovember 9, 2010 webinar with Stephanie ChasteenWriting Great Clicker Questions
How do you write challenging, authentic questions that help students learn?   What kinds of questions engage students in discussion?  What makes a “good” question?   These are skills that most instructors — those new to clickers, and the old hands — find to be an intellectual challenge.  We’ll discuss example questions, and practice writing questions in our content area and discuss different question approaches.  If you have a clicker question you would like to work on, bring it to this workshop!  This workshop is geared towards college science instructors, but all are welcome.  Recommended:  Attend with a partner so that you can work together on question writing for a particular course. Access the session recording | Handouts |Slides
sem2k10October 12, 2010 Live at 4:30-4:50 PM PST EDUCAUSE Booth 1676 with Sidneyeve Matrix: How to use social media to support P2P technology mentoring for faculty and students

Business is embracing web 2.0 technologies to enable consumers to engage with brands and each other, and on campus we can follow suit, supporting peer to peer technology mentoring. This talk offers practical suggestions for enabling P2P interactions and increasing community engagement gleaned from corporations with the highest “digital IQs.”

October 12, 2010 Live at 5:00-5:20 PM PST EDUCAUSE Booth 1676 with Sidneyeve Matrix: How to use QR codes on campus and in class

From self-guided campus tours, to mobile websites, to lab equipment manuals, QR codes are environmentally smart (less paper!) and leverage students’ digital proclivities (and those smartphones in knapsacks). This talk offers practical ideas for using digital barcodes as part of a social and mobile educational initiative or marketing and communications campaign. Get the session recording here.

October 13, 2010 Live at 10:00-10:20 AM PST EDUCAUSE Booth 1676 with Sidneyeve Matrix: How to use video coursecasting while keeping attendance high and outcomes higher

Students appreciate it when video coursecasting is available, but we often hear concern from faculty who worry it will be a disincentive to attend class. This talk reviews some strategies for using video to supplement the syllabus and lectures, to support a variety of student learning styles, (including as a remedial tool, for ESL students, and to increase accessibility for students with disabilities) and to add flexibility to instructors’ own schedules. Get the session recording here.

SChasteenSeptember 28, 2010 webinar with Stephanie Chasteen: Make Clickers Work for You: Writing Great Clicker Questions & Facilitating Effective Discussions

In this interactive webinar, we’ll explore tips and ideas for incorporating clickers into your particular class. Clickers offer a powerful way to increasing student engagement and improve learning. At the University of Colorado, we have transformed our classrooms by using clickers to promote peer instruction. We’ll show research results on the most effective use of clickers, and discuss common challenges. In particular, we’ll focus on the attributes of “great” clicker questions, discuss example questions, and share ideas on facilitating effective wrap-up discussions once all the votes are in.  Get the session recording | Session handouts

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