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January 27, 2015 - February 25, 2015

  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Event Image Leadership Development Initiatives (LDI) Track I Foundations - Effective Delegation (Course 5 of 7)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

Participants learn, and practice, how delegation can empower, develop and motivate your team. These specific leadership skills uplift and inspire employees and elevate their performance. Engaging in practices learned through this course helps to create self-motivated and confident employees to work smarter, not harder!

Learning fee -- $50 per person

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TLTC-OLC Fundamentals: Engaging Learners in Online Discussions
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from January 30th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 6th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Well-designed online discussions address a number of research-based strategies critical to effective online learning and improved educational outcomes. Through online discussions, student-student and student-content interactions are increased, and both faculty and students can collaborate in the learning process as they explore new perspectives. In this workshop you will learn how to engage learners in effective discussions, explore different strategies and tools that can be utilized in designing effective discussions to improve educational outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies and tools to improve online discussions.
  • Develop a plan for creating engaging and interesting online discussions in your course.

Format:
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend? 
Faculty new to the online environment
Veteran online and blended faculty
Instructional designers
Instructional Technologists
Faculty Developers
Administrators

TLTC-OLC Fundamentals: Frameworks for Quality Design
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from January 30th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 6th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Quality course design is one of the many things that need to be considered in online and blended instructional models. Many institutions and organizations have carried out extensive research and published useful guidelines and rubrics to help ensure the design of quality courses. There are numerous quality frameworks for online courses, online programs and online teaching. This workshop will help you explore various well-known and well-respected quality frameworks that can help you improve the quality of your online course.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore & discuss common quality metrics.
  • Evaluate the quality of your course based on the identified quality metrics and develop an improvement plan.

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty new to the online environment
Veteran online and blended faculty
Online program administrators
Instructional designers

TLTC-OLC Fundamentals: Supporting New Online Learners
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from January 30th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 6th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Students who are new to the online environment can face many challenges as they enter the digital learning space. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for developing a coherent and structured environment to help your new online students achieve success and satisfaction. You will review research and established standards to identify and explore best practices and strategies to support online learners. You will construct a student support plan that integrates those strategies within the constraints of your own institution.

 Learning Objectives

  • Identify and explore best practices and strategies to support new online learners.
  • Create a plan to support new online learners in your courses

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

 Who should attend?

Online faculty

Online program staff and administrators

Student services staff

TLTC-OLC Introduction to Mobile Apps and Tablets
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from January 30th, 2015 at 12:00 PM to February 6th, 2015 at 11:59 PM.

Combined with educational apps, tablets have become powerful educational tools. Based on recent surveys, mobile apps are the fastest growing dimension of the mobile space in higher education right now, with impacts on virtually every aspect of informal life, and increasingly, every discipline in the university. So, how can this popular technology be used to benefit both students and instructors? What are the implications and limitations that need to be considered regarding course access, design, delivery and assessment? In this workshop, you will explore these benefits and challenges to determine ways to effectively integrate mobile apps and tablets into your own courses.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and discuss benefits and challenges of using tablets and mobile apps for learning.
  • Create a learning plan to integrate tablets/mobile apps into your online course.

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?

Faculty who teach in any modality

Instructional designers

Educational technologists

TLTC-OLC New to Online: The Essentials
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from January 30th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 6th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself.  This workshop will provide you with an important online learning experience as you explore the basics of online teaching and learning. You will learn the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation. Your explorations will include research-based readings, presentations and discussions with other new online teachers and will be supported by sample documents such as online syllabus, discussion rubric etc. There will also be an hour-long optional (recorded) live session where you will get a chance to meet your facilitator to discuss important topics related to online teaching and ask your questions.

Topics:
Course design, delivery and assessment
Instructor roles and competencies
Five Pillars of Quality in online education
Engaging the learners
Student readiness and expectations

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the differences between online and face- to -face courses in terms course design, roles, and expectations
  • Create a learning resource for your online course based on your readings and explorations during this workshop

Format:
This is a weeklong asynchronous workshop, with an optional one-hour synchronous (live) session with the facilitator. The workshop will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The live session will be held on Monday, on the fourth day. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty with little or no experience with online teaching
Junior instructional designers

 

TLTC-OLC Strategies for Improvement: Quality Scorecard
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from January 30th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 6th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

The OLC Quality Scorecard is a tool for online administrators to measure the quantifying elements of quality within online education programs in higher education. In this workshop you will get an overview of the OLC Quality Scorecard, explore how the OLC Quality Scorecard can be implemented in your institution and evaluate your institution based on a few chosen quality indicators from the OLC Quality Scorecard. This introductory workshop provides basic information on the OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs. This workshop will also highlight the newest version of the scorecard which has 75 indicators organized into 9 categories.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies for implementing the OLC Quality Scorecard in your institution
  • Discuss examples of best practices for each quality indicator

Format:This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?

Provosts

Deans

Directors of online programs

Instructional designers


College Savings Plans Seminar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

The College Savings Plans of Maryland* make it easier than ever to save for college. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust allows you to lock in tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices and offers the security of a Maryland Legislative Guarantee. The Maryland College Investment Plan offers a variety of different investment portfolios managed by T. Rowe Price. Both plans are affordable, flexible, and offer great State and federal tax benefits! To find out more, plan to attend the Informational Seminar, presented by the College Savings Plans of Maryland and hosted by the University of Maryland Benefits Office
Understanding Your Role in the PRD Process: Training for Non-Supervisors (LIBRARY STAFF ONLY)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 28, 2015: 12-1:30pm (Brown Bag Session, Bring Your Lunch!!)

Location: Room 7111, McKeldin Library

Addresses Core Competency: University/Library Policy and Procedures


About the Session: This training will help you to increase your knowledge and understanding of the Performance Review and Development (PRD) process. It will highlight your role in goal-setting and help you express your contributions during the year. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions. This training is designed for non-exempt and exempt staff only.


Instructor: Phillipa Brown, Director of Human Resources
College Savings Plans Seminar
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

University of Maryland

The College Savings Plans of Maryland* make it easier than ever to save for college. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust allows you to lock in tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices and offers the security of a Maryland Legislative Guarantee. The Maryland College Investment Plan offers a variety of different investment portfolios managed by T. Rowe Price. Both plans are affordable, flexible, and offer great State and federal tax benefits! To find out more, plan to attend the Informational Seminar, presented by the College Savings Plans of Maryland and hosted by the University of Maryland Benefits Office
ORA #04 - UM Assurances
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on federal, state, and university policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our two offices have combined to offer a series of courses, each intended to give a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of contract and grant administration. For more information on the Certificate Program, go to www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program.

Certificate Program courses may be taken in any order, and you may choose to take as many or as few as you like. Course modules are offered at least once a year. Class 4 - UM Assurances - covers the following topics:

  • Animal Care & Use Committee (ACUC)
  • Human Subjects Approval: Internal Review Board (IRB)
  • Environmental Safety: Biological & Chemical Hygiene, Institutional Biosafety Committee

Previous versions of the course material can be found at www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program/course-material.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Understanding Your Role in the PRD Process: Training for Non-Supervisors (LIBRARY STAFF ONLY)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Date and Time: Thursday, January 29, 2015: 10-11:30am

Location: Room 7121, McKeldin Library

Addresses Core Competency: University/Library Policy and Procedures


About the Session: This training will help you to increase your knowledge and understanding of the Performance Review and Development (PRD) process. It will highlight your role in goal-setting and help you express your contributions during the year. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions. This training is designed for non-exempt and exempt staff only.


Instructor: Phillipa Brown, Director of Human Resources

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Event Image Leadership Development Initiatives (LDI) Track I Foundations - Planning & Execution: How to Get Things Done (Course 6 of 7)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

Participants learn ideas and techniques for getting work accomplished more efficiently and effectively and in less time. This course offers keys to effective delegation and ways to save time, money and resources through effective decision making and delegation.

Learning fee -- $50 per person

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

TLTC-OLC Creating Effective Presentations
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 6th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 13th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Presentations in the online environment need to creatively engage students to help them process and understand content in the absence of a face-to-face faculty member. In this workshop you will discover elements of an effective presentation that support learning, explore a process for creating presentations, and develop skills for preparing presentations for online delivery.  You will have the opportunity to practice easy-to-master graphic and information design principles that will increase the effectiveness of your online presentations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and discuss elements of effective online presentations.
  • Design and develop a presentation incorporating graphic, presentation, and information design best practices.

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend? 
Faculty who teach in any modality
K-12 Teachers
University administrators
University staff
Instructional designers
Librarians

 

TLTC-OLC Exploring Competency Based Instruction
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 6th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 13th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Competency based education measures student achievement of stated outcomes, rather than time spent on specific learning activities. In this workshop, you will explore the elements of competency based education to better understand how you can structure self-paced, learner focused, outcomes driven learning environments which measure student achievement through the collection of learning artifacts. You will develop an understanding of how to define competencies and how to set up ways for students to then demonstrate their ability to meet those competencies.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss best practices in competency-based education
  • Design a competency-based learning activity for your online course

Format
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach in all modalities
Instructional designers

 

TLTC-OLC Introduction to Audio and Video Tools
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 6th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 13th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Audio and video provides faculty and students with unique opportunities to present information, communicate, and provide content and logistics support in online and blended classes. Additionally, according to research, the use of audio and video can foster a sense of presence, increase engagement, and improve learning outcomes. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively create and use audio and video for your courses using various free tools.

Learning Objectives:

  • Test and evaluate various web-based audio and video tools.
  • Create audio or video content for your online course applying educationally effective strategies

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?

New online faculty

 

TLTC-OLC Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 6th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 13th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Adjunct and non-tenured faculty play a pivotal role in the success of online programs. Whether they are industry specialists, retired academics, freelancers or scholars, an institutions’ ability to effectively orient and engage part-time faculty in the institutional culture is even more important online. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for providing effective support for these faculty, including training, faculty development, and recognition for quality work. You will learn how to develop effective faculty support strategies for their own programs and institutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify research-based practices for retaining quality adjunct faculty
  • Develop a support plan for online adjunct/part-time/non-tenured faculty

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?

Online program administrators and staff

University administrators

Faculty development specialists

 

Event Image New Employee Orientation - UHR
9:00 AM

The goal of new employee orientation is to engage you, our new employees, into the UMD culture, giving you a greater sense of connection to the University, providing pertinent information you need without overloading you as you learn about your job duties, and expose you to university colleagues throughout the process.

Objectives

New Employee Orientation will help you to:

  1. - Gain critical insights into UMD’s history, organizational culture, values, and goals
  2. - Learn about university resources (perks, benefits, tools etc)
  3. - Identify key policies and procedures
  4. - Review the health care, life insurance, retirement plans, flexible benefits, and tuition remission.
  5. - Energize UMD engagement and excitement – Cheer the Turtle!!
Teaching in and with the Community
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

University of Maryland

Many of our colleagues are interested in considering community-engaged teaching and research but wonder just what that means for their discipline and in their courses. This workshop will address how develop a productive working relationship with a community partner, design projects that meet both learning and community goals, manage the logistics, and reflect on the meaningfulness of community-engaged activities with students. 

Friday, February 06, 2015

TLTC-LTI: Planning to Flip Your Course: Getting Started
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

University of Maryland

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model of instruction in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. In this interactive seminar participants will:
  • Define key elements of a flipped classroom such as online lectures, self-assessment, student engagement activities,
  • Explore the ways in which "flipping" a class facilitates higher order critical thinking skills, as outlined in Bloom's taxonomy,
  • Identify technologies and resources that support the flipping process,
  • Discuss active learning strategies.
Participants will have an opportunity to apply flipping strategies to the design of module in a course.

Prerequisites: None

Monday, February 09, 2015

TLTC-OLC Creating Rubrics
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 11th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 13th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Rubrics are an effective tool to evaluate learning and promote effective feedback practices. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and use rubrics to efficiently and consistently evaluate student work. You will discuss the qualities that make a rubric successful, while exploring best practices for grading and assessing students in the online environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify elements and examples of well-designed holistic and analytic rubrics
  • Create a holistic and analytic rubric aligned to specific learning objectives

Format
This workshop is a three day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Friday. Total length of time to completion: 3 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty teaching in any modality
Instructional designers

 

TLTC-OLC Strategies for Evaluating Online Faculty
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 11th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 13th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

With the change in format from ground-based courses to online and hybrid courses, different criteria may need to be considered for evaluation of faculty effectiveness. In this workshop, you will focus on designing or refining evaluations used for online faculty, which can consist of student evaluations, peer evaluations, and overall evaluations. You will learn about different models for evaluation, theory, and strategy with a focus on evidence-based methods for effective evaluations.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss various methodologies for evaluating online faculty
  • Develop a faculty evaluation form aligned with institutional goals

Format
This workshop is a three day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Friday. Total length of time to completion: 3 days.

Who should attend?
Program administrators
Academic deans
Directors of online programs

 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TLTC-Webinar: Differentiated Assignments in ELMS
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

University of Maryland

This webinar will demonstrate how to enable and use a new feature enhancement in ELMS – Differentiated Assignments. Differentiated Assignments enables you to create Assignments, Graded Discussions, and Quizzes for specific sections in your courses. Each section can also have different due dates and availability dates.

Registration is not required.

Webinar Login Instructions:

To join the meeting, please go to http://webmeeting.umd.edu/ltwebinars.

For the current webinar schedule, please visit http://otal.umd.edu/how-do-i-qa-webinar.

All webinar archives are located at http://otal.umd.edu/webinarArchives.

If you have any questions, please contact us at tltcevents@umd.edu

 

Event Image Leadership Development Initiatives (LDI) Track I Foundations - Constructive Performance Conversations (Course 7 of 7)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Participants learn how to make performance conversations constructive tools for healthy communication, improving performance and helping employees grow professionally. The university’s PRD is a tool for ongoing, two-way communication that improves relationships and performance and sets a path for professional growth.

Learning fee -- $50 per person

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PRD - Basics
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

University employees (staff) are required to attend PRD Intro training. PRD- Intro is an abbreviated, 45 minute class that focuses on the basics of the PRD process. Participants will review the PRD cycle (expectation setting, midway feedback and final review meetings).

Supervisors must attend a more detailed session for the PRD - In Depth training held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMD Faculty/Staff Parking Permit. Please DO NOT park in Lot P*. Lot 4 is an overflow lot is P1 and P2 are not available. If you do not have a UMD Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services.

Further parking information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html

This course is required before the PRD In Depth Course. Both classes are required for supervisors who give PRD.
PRD - Basics
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

University employees (staff) are required to attend PRD Intro training. PRD- Intro is an abbreviated, 45 minute class that focuses on the basics of the PRD process. Participants will review the PRD cycle (expectation setting, midway feedback and final review meetings).


Supervisors must attend a more detailed session for the PRD - In Depth training held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2 - you must have a current UMD Faculty/Staff Parking Permit. Please DO NOT park in Lot P* . Lot 4 is an overflow lot is P1 and P2 are not available. If you do not have a UMD Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services.

Further parking information can be found at http://maps.umd.edu/map/# This course is required before the PRD In Depth Course. And both classes are required for supervisors who give PRD
PRD - In Depth
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Prior to attending PRD In-Depth, UMD staff must attend PRD Intro; usually given immediately prior to PRD In Depth. This PRD In Depth training is required for managers to learn specific supervisory, coaching and performance feedback techniques needed to successfully employ the PRD process. This in depth session is designed to provide a forum to discuss/review the PRD process, develop performance expectations based on unit/dept. goals, employ performance coaching and capacity building opportunities. This session will cover situational leadership strategies, coaching/motivating and providing performance feedback. Performance Improvement Plans and development planning will be covered. Supervisors new to their departments will find this session helpful in working to address challenging performance issues, and this course is required for all supervisors who conduct PRD's for other staff.

Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMD Faculty/Staff Parking Permit. Please DO NOT park in Lot P*  Lot 4 P1 and P2 are not available. If you do not have a UMD Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps&apps.html
ORA #05 - OMB Circular A21/Uniform Guidance Subpart E
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on federal, state, and university policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our two offices have combined to offer a series of courses, each intended to give a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of contract and grant administration. For more information on the Certificate Program, go to www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program.

Certificate Program courses may be taken in any order, and you may choose to take as many or as few as you like. Course modules are offered at least once a year. Class 5 -OMB Circular A21/Uniform Guidance Subpart E - covers the Cost Principles described in the two documents, particularly as they relate to the following topics:

  • Allowable Costs
  • Facilities and Administration Indirect Costs
  • Cost Accounting Standards - Disclosure Statements

Previous versions of the course material can be found at www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program/course-material.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Washington's Birthday

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Computer Connections
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Every semester UHR offers basic computer classes to campus employees. The Computer Connections class provides nonexempt employees with basic computer skills that increase their connections to campus resources, job development opportunities and the overall campus community

Participants in the computer connections program learn how to:

  • find websites
  • check their paystubs
  • use email
  • use Microsoft Word to create flyers and a resume
  • connect to resources and people on campus
  • answer basic interview question

We will be offering 2 sections during the Spring 2015, as follows:

  • Tuesdays/ Thursdays, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Tuesdays/ Thursdays, 11:00am-12:30pm

Classes will begin Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and will end April 30, 2015. This course lasts 10-weeks.

For more information, please call 301-405-1248.

 

 

Computer Connections
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

University of Maryland

Every semester UHR offers basic computer classes to campus employees. The Computer Connections class provides nonexempt employees with basic computer skills that increase their connections to campus resources, job development opportunities and the overall campus community.

Participants in the computer connections program learn how to:

  • find websites
  • check their paystubs
  • use email
  • use Microsoft Word to create flyers and a resume
  • connect to resources and people on campus
  • answer basic interview questions

We will be offering 2 sections during the Spring 2015, as follows:

  • Tuesdays/ Thursdays, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Tuesdays/ Thursdays, 11:00am-12:30pm

Classes will begin Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and will end April 30, 2015. This course lasts 10-weeks.

For more information, please call 301-405-1248.

 

 

“Beyond just grammar”: Immersing non-native English-speakers in disciplinary writing
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

University of Maryland

“Why are there differences between writing up newspaper articles and lab reports?” “I thought passive voice was ‘bad’; why is it used in the methods section of a research paper?” Such questions are often asked by non-native English-speaking students when introduced to academic writings at the university level. This workshop invites participants to consider how they can explicitly incorporate the teaching of writing into their courses by examining strategies and pedagogical practices that can aid this student population’s understanding of the contextual factors influencing the textual features of written genres both within and across disciplines.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Event Image Administrative Professional Track - Customer Service Fundamentals (Lynda.com) Facilitated by L&TD, UHR
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

We are bringing Lynda.com to the classroom and facilitating the courses with you!

Do your customers feel valued? When they do, they keep coming back. When they don't, your business suffers. In this course, author and customer service consultant Jeff Toister teaches you the three crucial skill sets needed to deliver outstanding customer service and increase customer loyalty. Learn how to build winning relationships, provide the right assistance at the right times, and effectively handle angry customers. He'll also share ways to find out what your customers 
really think about your service, and use their feedback to improve.

This course qualifies for 1.75 Category A professional development units (PDUs) through lynda.com, PMI Registered Education Provider #4101.

TLTC-LTI: Planning a Fully Online Course: Getting Started
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

University of Maryland

This workshop introduces faculty the fundamentals for teaching fully online courses. It aims to assist faculty in determining what is needed, what will be involved to offer and teach an online course and how to get started. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Apply effective online teaching pedagogies to online course development
  • Identify the basic characteristics and components of an online course
  • Recognize the essential competencies required for teaching online
  • Identify technologies and strategies to use in the course delivery, interactions and assessments.
  • Develop an online course development plan and get started with course development using design templates.
Prerequisites: None

Monday, February 23, 2015

TLTC-OLC Creating Multiple Choice Quiz Questions
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 25th, 2015 at 12:00PM to February 27th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Multiple choice quizzes can be an effective way for students to measure their own learning, and for you to evaluate whether students are achieving your stated learning outcomes. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for writing effective multiple choice quizzes which appropriately measure your desired outcomes through careful use of language, layout, and question formation. Through practice and feedback from colleagues, you will develop online quizzes that are effective at assessing higher order thinking skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and discuss strategies for writing quiz questions to promote higher order thinking
  • Develop or revise a set of multiple choice quiz questions that test for higher order thinking

Format
This workshop is a three day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Friday. Total length of time to completion: 3 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach in any modality
Instructional designers

 

University Policy - Sexual Misconduct Policy Training
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

University of Maryland

The university policy on Sexual Harassment was updated in October 2013. It is now VI-1.20(A) UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY, It is important that all UMD faculty and staff attend this training. The training includes information regarding all forms of sexual misconduct and consent and also the specifics of our own University policy, VI-1.20(A), including an emphasis of understanding the obligations of Responsible University Employees, in responding to/reporting Sexual Misconduct, what is consent and the new reporting obligations for those in Consensual Sexual Relationships involving supervisory and/ or evaluative duties.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TLTC-OLC Facilitating Student Research & Curation
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 27th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 6th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

With the vast amount of content available on the Internet, it is imperative that 21st century learners develop information literacy skills to effectively manage the information they encounter. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for helping students to conduct online research and organize the information in a way that is easily retrievable. You will discover how content curation tools can help learners locate, select, and organize digital content into meaningful collections. You will collect practical ideas for incorporating web based curation tools to support student research success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate models and processes that support student research.
  • Develop a digital curation activity.

Format:
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend? 
Faculty who require student research
Faculty who want to understand how to manage their own online content
Instructional designers

 

TLTC-OLC Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 27th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 6th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

According to research, feedback on learning is a key factor for improving the learning outcomes and student satisfaction.  While giving effective feedback can help drive your students towards success in your course and help them to better understand the material, it can also take a lot of time. In this workshop, you will identify different feedback strategies along with effective methods for providing feedback to your students efficiently. Many of the practices explored in this workshop can also help increase student engagement in the class and help with faculty satisfaction and workload management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify effective student feedback strategies.
  • Develop methods for providing effective student feedback efficiently in your courses.

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend? 
Faculty new to the online environment
Veteran online and blended faculty
Instructional designers

 

TLTC-OLC Introduction to Collaboration Tools
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 27th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 6th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Online collaboration tools enable students to communicate, collaborate, and problem solve despite physical distance. In this workshop, you will explore a variety of collaboration tools including, but not limited to, Google Docs, Skype, and Google Hangouts, to analyze their strengths and weaknesses. You will discuss how these tools can be integrated into your online and blended courses to enhance the student learning experience and engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore uses and best practices of online collaboration tools
  • Evaluate online collaboration tools of your choice and discuss how they can be incorporated into your course to enhance your teaching

Format:
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend? 
Faculty who teach online and blended courses
Instructional designers
Educational technologists

 

TLTC-OLC New to Online: The Essentials
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from February 27th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 6th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself.  This workshop will provide you with an important online learning experience as you explore the basics of online teaching and learning. You will learn the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation. Your explorations will include research-based readings, presentations and discussions with other new online teachers and will be supported by sample documents such as online syllabus, discussion rubric etc. There will also be an hour-long optional (recorded) live session where you will get a chance to meet your facilitator to discuss important topics related to online teaching and ask your questions.

Topics:
Course design, delivery and assessment
Instructor roles and competencies
Five Pillars of Quality in online education
Engaging the learners
Student readiness and expectations

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the differences between online and face- to -face courses in terms course design, roles, and expectations
  • Create a learning resource for your online course based on your readings and explorations during this workshop

Format:
This is a weeklong asynchronous workshop, with an optional one-hour synchronous (live) session with the facilitator. The workshop will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The live session will be held on Monday, on the fourth day. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty with little or no experience with online teaching
Junior instructional designers

 

ORA #06 - OMB Circular A110/Uniform Guidance Subparts A-D
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on federal, state, and university policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our two offices have combined to offer a series of courses, each intended to give a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of contract and grant administration. For more information on the Certificate Program, go to www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program.

Certificate Program courses may be taken in any order, and you may choose to take as many or as few as you like. Course modules are offered at least once a year. Class 6 - OMB Circular A110/Uniform Guidance Subparts A-D - covers the administrative requirements described within the two documents, particularly as they relate to the following topics:

  • General Requirements
  • Pre-Award Requirements
  • Post-Award Requirements
  • After Award Requirements
  • Appendix - Contract Provisions

Previous versions of the course material can be found at www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program/course-material.




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