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Innovations in Teaching Showcase Fall 2016

Each year we celebrate RWU faculty expertise in teaching with an Innovations in Teaching Showcase event held during the academic year. Each session has a theme and brief presentation(s) by an RWU faculty member(s) followed by an opportunity for sharing ideas, perspectives, strategies, etc.

Innovations in Teaching Series – Fall 2016
This series of the Fall 2016 semester is being sponsored by Center for Scholarship, Assessment, Learning, Teaching, & Technology (CSALT²).

Session 1 – Using an Interactive Syllabus presented by Jason Jacobs, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM in Library Instruction Lab (LIL)
Creating an interactive format for a syllabus in Bridges allows an instructor to build student engagement, interactivity and accountability in and out of the classroom. Join us for this session to see one approach to organize and sequence resources and activities like assignments, forum discussions, and quizzes by class, by week or by module. This allows students anytime-anywhere access to what is needed and when for a course.
View the recording of the session:
Session 2 – Fostering Reflection and Metacognition through Journaling
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from noon to 12:50 PM in Library Instruction Lab (LIL)
Journaling is a simple strategy that has a powerful effect on learning. When students reflect on a learning experience they draw on both cognitive and emotional information to make meaning. In this session the presenters will demonstrate how they have used different approaches to journaling, both private and shared, to engage and deepen the learning of their students.
View the recordings for each session below:
  • Donna Dimery’s Video Presentation

  • Brian Wysor’s Video Presentation