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T3 2022: UVU Online

Oct 31-Nov 14 | Virtual | $500

Attention all certified online instructors! OTL is pleased to offer the sequel to Online Teaching Academy. This year we will dedicate Teaching Technology Tune-Ups (T3) to UVU Online.  T3 2022 includes a two-hour kickoff featuring the new UVU Online team and choice of 12 on-demand sessions with experienced faculty/staff presenters. This training includes 12.5 hours of professional development with $500 stipend with allocated work time to improve your online courses. 

 

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25 Hour Certification | $1,000
Assessment & Inclusive Design

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Developed by Dr. Krista Ruggles, UVU School of Education, the purpose of this certification pathway is to support faculty in their design of authentic assessments that reflect course learning objectives and meet the needs of ALL students. Faculty will first be introduced to the backward design model, strategies for differentiating, and authentic assessment during the fall semester. In the spring, faculty will explore the Universal Design for Learning principles, revisit authentic assessment, and academic integrity. They will then use what they have learned to update an existing course’s CLOs and design an authentic assessment using the backward design process.

Requirements + Dates

Workshops

Fall 2022

  • Backward Design & Learning Objectives (Teams 10/4 2:00-4:00)
  • Assessment Types (Online Module)
  • Academic Integrity & Proctoring Practices (Online)
  • Authentic Assessment (Teams 11/1 2:00-4:00)

Spring 2023

  • Assessment Review, Rubrics & Feedback (Online)
  • Universal Design for Learning (Teams TBD)

Estimated Hours | 25

Stipend | $1,000

Dates

  • 10/4 & 11/1

 

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12.5 Hour Certification | $500
Generating Vibrant Discussions

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If you struggle to get students to participate in class, this course is for you. We will use research on what the best college teachers do as a springboard for finding methods to increase participation in our own classes. We will be mindful of inclusive teaching, and we will explore how to handle difficult and controversial conversations. At the end of this class, you will have strategies you can use, and you will have practiced in front of peers. Say goodbye to crickets!

Requirements + Dates

Workshops

  • Building Relationship
  • Creating a Natural Learning Environment
  • Inclusive Strategies for Getting Students to Talk
  • Difficult Conversations and Situations
  • Round Table Practice and Feedback

Estimated Hours | 12.5 (7.5 hours required synchronous sections; 5 hours asynchronous)

Stipend | $500

Dates

  • 8/29, 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17

 

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Oct 12
HIPS Summit

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Co-sponsored by the Office of Engaged Learning, Office of Teaching and Learning, Center for Social Impact, and Global/Intercultural Committee, the HIPs Summit brings together faculty certified in high impact teaching practices to review institutional data and research agenda and exchange best practices. 

 

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Fall 2022 Events


Lunch & Learn Series 

Accessibility 

Sept 6 & 14 | 12-12:30pm

Join us for the 1st installment in the Lunch & Learn Series "How to Change the Red Dials to Green: Making your Canvas Course Accessible" Bert McClain will introduce why we strive for accessibility compliance here at UVU. He will then teach you how to create an accessible MS Word file that will have a green dial when uploaded to your Canvas course. 

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Oct 5 & 11 | 12-12:30pm

The 2nd installment in the Lunch & Learn Series "How to Change the Red Dials to Green: Making your Canvas Course Accessible" Bert McClain is back to teach you how to create an accessible MS Power Point file that will have a green dial when uploaded to your Canvas course. 

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Nov 1 & 9 | 12-12:30pm

The 3rd installment in the Lunch & Learn Series "How to Change the Red Dials to Green: Making your Canvas Course Accessible" Bert McClain will teach you how to change all the pesky red or orange dials to green so all your students will benefit from a fully accessible Canvas course. 

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Common Navigation

Sept 20 & 21 | 12-12:30pm

1st Installment: Setting up Modules, Overview Pages and Activity Item Styles 

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Oct 19 & 20 | 12-12:30pm

2nd Installment: Formatting Content Pages using Design Tools

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Nov 29 & 30 | 12-12:30pm

3rd Installment: Configuring the Syllabus, Instructor Information, and Course Schedule

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Education for Sustainable Development

Sept 22 | 12:30-1pm

Preparing students and equipping them with the  knowledge, skills and attributes  to contribute to a sustainable future  is a pivotal role of Higher Education.  In this session, we will discuss  Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) or how faculty members, regardless of discipline,  can use active pedagogies to further that role.

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Nurturing Self-Regulated Learners

Oct 27 | 12:30-1pm

Oh, that all of our students were personally motivated, loved to learn, and independently responsible for their own academic experience. The truth is that not all students are and that all of us struggle in some ways. Let’s consider what any teacher could do to help students become self-regulated learners.

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Sept 6 | 1-2 pm
HEA Orientation

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This is a monthly event that introduces applicants to the HEA fellowship.

Dates

  • 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4

 

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Sept 9 | 10am-12pm
HEA Mentor Orientation

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Leverage your HEA fellow expertise to build meaningful professional connections by serving as an HEA Mentor! Help a colleague build their fellowship claim.

 

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Oct 7 | 11am-1pm
SOTL Kickoff

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You are invited to attend the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Cohort Program kick-off for the AY 2022-2023. During this event, select UVU faculty will present their SoTL research ideas and talk about what they will be doing in their classrooms. This is a great opportunity for you to see what other UVU faculty members are engaged in and to connect with your peers and exchange ideas.

 

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Oct 12 & 14 | 10am-12pm
SOTL Presentations

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You are  invited  to attend the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Cohort Program presentations for the AY 2022-2023. During this event, select UVU faculty will present their SoTL research projects and discuss their preliminary results. This is a great opportunity to see what other UVU faculty members are engaged in and to connect with your peers and exchange ideas.

 

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Nov 4 | 10am-12pm
HEA Calibration

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Annual calibration for all HEA Assessors to normalize scoring and discuss areas of concern. All HEA Mentors are invited to attend too.

 

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Dec 16 | 12-2pm
HEA Bi-annual Luncheon  

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Bi-annual gathering of UVU's HEA fellows to celebrate progress and advance the fellowship program.

 

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Certifications

25 Hour Certification | $1,000
Evidence-Based Teaching Practices

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You have likely earned degrees in disciplines other than education, yet you are a professional educator. The Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for Higher Education certification program is designed to bridge the gap and ensure all UVU faculty have a solid foundation in a dozen seminal works about teaching in higher education. This is a hybrid learning experience that spans 7 weeks with three face-to-face (F2F) active learning demonstrations within that time period. In addition, each week you will have online activities to complete in Canvas.

Requirements + Dates

Workshops

  • Respect Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning + Use Active Learning Techniques

  • Encourage Connections Between Instructors and Students + Develop Reciprocity and Cooperation Between Students

  • Communicate High Expectations and Give Prompt Feedback

Key Assignments

  • Unit Redesign

  • Reflection on Seminal Work

Estimated Hours | 25

Stipend | $1,000

Dates

  • Cohort 1: Aug 31 – Oct 12 (F2F days 9/7, 9/21, 10/5) 10a-12p
  • Cohort 2: Oct 20 – Dec 11 (F2F days 11/3, 11/7, 12/1) 1p-3p

 

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12.5 Hour Certification | $500
Livestream Teaching Academy

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The Livestream Teaching Academy (LTA) Certification is the official preparation program for instructors wishing to teach livestream courses at UVU. This program is designed to give educators an opportunity to develop skills, reflect on past practice, and meaningfully plan for future practice. This path is designed to advance the newer livestream pedagogy including ways to develop instructor presence, peer-to-peer interaction, and meaningful and valuable livestream sessions.

Requirements + Dates

Workshops

  • What is Livestreaming?
  • Pedagogy of Livestreaming
  • Hardware/Software Setup
  • 4 Basic Livestream Teaching Strategies
  • Livestream Practice Sessions
  • Constructing Livestream Lesson Plans

Each workshop will take about 1-2 hours to complete, so expect to spend about 10-12 hours total to complete all 6 workshops.

Key Assignments

  • MS Teams Recording

  • Livestream Lesson Plan

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

Dates | 9/6 - 10/16

 

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25 Hour Certification | $1,000
Online Teaching Academy

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The Online Teaching Academy (OTA) Certification is the official preparation program for instructors wishing to teach online courses at UVU. UVU Faculty Senate has mandated that all online faculty (both full-time and adjunct) earn certification by Fall 2021. This program is designed to give educators an opportunity to develop skills, reflect on past practice, and meaningfully plan for future practice. This path is designed to advance online and hybrid pedagogy including ways to develop instructor presence, peer-to-peer interaction, and meaningful and secure online assessments.

Requirements + Dates

Workshops

  • Technical Skills for Online Teaching
  • Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Learning
  • Develop Social Presence and Collaboration in the Online Environment
  • Activities and Assessments for Flexible Learning
  • Supporting Success in Online Environment
  • Quality Enhancement of Online and Flex Courses

Key Assignments

  • Lesson Redesign

  • Culminating Assignment

Estimated Hours | 25

Stipend | $1,000

Dates | 9/6 - 10/16

 

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12.5 Hour Certification | $500
Project-Based Learning

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This certification program supports instructors in the redesign of general education courses that have been accepted into the Excelerate program offered by UVU's Innovation Academy.  Dr. Kris Wobbe, Director, Center for Project Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will facilitate four sessions. 

Requirements + Dates

Workshops

  • Overview of PBL, PBL Framework, and Benefits of PBL

  • Actionable Strategies for Including Projects in Courses | Course Design Process
  • Supporting Teamwork |Working with Sponsors
  • PBL Showcase

Key Assignments

  • Showcase Presentation 
  • Course syllabus 

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

Dates

  • 10/1-10/31

 

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High Impact Practices (HIPs) Certifications

UVU offers high impact practice (HIPs) teaching certifications, which are research proven methods to improve student learning outcomes: Anti-Racist Pedagogy; First Year Seminar; Inclusive, Intercultural, Global Pedagogy; Service Learning; Team-Based Learning; Undergraduate Research; and Writing Enriched.

Spring 2023

Feb 2 | 9am-1pm | Virtual
Thrive

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Co-hosted by the Faculty Senate’s Advancement of Teaching Committee and OTL, this unconference focuses on connections and conversations about teaching and learning. Join Faculty Excellence Award (FEA) winners who will model teaching strategies and lead discussions on the themes of Include, Engage, or Achieve. Many thanks to our FEA winners for sharing their best practices! 

 

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Feb 3 | 9am-1pm | Virtual
EdTech Summit 2023

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Co-hosted by the Office of Digital Transformation and the UVU Power Users group, EdTech Summit 2023: Critical Digital Pedagogy provides opportunities for UVU faculty to showcase their innovative use of technology in their classrooms, learn and improve technology skills, and network with other faculty about educational technology. 

 

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Self-Paced Workshops

 

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Assessment and Feedback for Learning and Success

This course will provide you with an opportunity to practice backwards design approach to helping your students achieve learning outcomes. You will develop a summative assessment with rubric to measure student achievement. You will develop two formative assessments to support student learning.


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Canvas Skills for Faculty

Learn and practice the fundamentals of the Canvas learning management systems, including building assignments, using the gradebook, and posting files for students.


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Overview of Inclusive Teaching

The “Overview of Inclusive Teaching” is a self-paced, online course intended to assist faculty members to develop and enhance their teaching skills and establish a foundation for a lifetime of inclusive teaching. The purpose of this workshop is to provide faculty members with a brief overview of the concept of inclusive teaching and the idea of Universal Design. It also aims to give participants the opportunity to identify and to develop a plan to implement inclusive practices in their teaching, and to reflect on their own mindset and readiness for being agents and practitioners of equity-based, inclusive pedagogy. This course also aims to provide instructors with tools that are immediately applicable to their teaching contexts.

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Teaching Large Classes