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EVENTS Fall 2017

Pre-Winter Faculty Workshops  

** Register here **

The Learning Glass

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Kerr 1215, Studio A
Facilitators: Dr. Mindy Colin (Instructional Development), Dr. Andrew Stull (Psychology), Eric Isaacs (Instructional Development)
Instructional videos made on the Learning Glass provide students with unique video tutorials that support social engagement through face-to-face instruction while drawing and explaining board work. Come to this workshop on the Learning Glass to try it out, get tips on making videos, and learn about Dr. Andrew Stull’s ongoing Learning Glass research investigating multimedia design principles for on-line teaching and learning. Register here
Sample Learning Glass videos:

Boosting In-Class Participation

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Location: HSSB 6020

Facilitators: Dr. Mindy Colin and Dr. Lisa Berry

Do you have the same three students raising their hands in each class session? Join us for this practical workshop to explore ways of getting a wider variety of students to participate during lecture. We will discuss techniques for large, medium and small class sizes, common pitfalls, and lecture planning.  Register here


Overview of Grants for Course and Curriculum Development

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: HSSB 6020

Facilitators: Dr. George Michaels, Dr. Lisa Berry and Dr. Mindy Colin

There are several campus and systemwide grant programs available to help support course and curriculum redesign and development. All of these grants are available to UCSB Faculty, Lecturers SOE, and Lecturers PSOE. Come to this workshop to find out more information about each of the programs, what the program goals of each are, and how they differ in the amount of support available and what they will support.  Register here


GauchoCast and Panopto: Record Live Lectures and Create Video Tutorials

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Kerr 2110

Facilitators: Dr. George Michaels, Dr. Lisa Berry and Dr. Mindy Colin
Participants will learn how to use GauchoCast, UCSB’s streaming video server, and Panopto, the video recorder, to easily create online videos that students can access through GauchoSpace.  We will explore different methods for integrating videos into your course, as required content, study aids, or supplemental material to increase students’ retention and understanding.  Register here


Learn to Use Zoom for Realtime Interactive Video for Instruction

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Kerr 2110

Facilitators: Dr. George Michaels, Dr. Lisa Berry and Dr. Mindy Colin

Zoom is high definition, high quality desktop videoconferencing software that is available for free for all UCSB faculty. In the workshop you will learn how best to use Zoom to: bring a remote guest speaker into your classroom; conduct online office hours and/or review sessions; facilitate screen sharing, in class, of student work; conduct your lecture remotely while on travel; allow disabled students to participate in lecture remotely.  Register here


Effective Use of i>Clickers and How to Get Started

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
Location: Kerr 2110

Facilitator: Dr. Lisa Berry

Participants in this workshop will explore ways that i>Clickers can be used to engage students during lecture and to foster critical thinking.  You will also learn the "nuts and bolts" of how to use i>clicker in the classroom and its flexible grading options.  Register here


 Register here for Pre-Winter Faculty Workshops



Note: Materials and links for all our Brown Bags can be found in Instructional Development's Changing Instruction, Changing Times site in GauchoSpace.

1. Navigate to http://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/
2. Enter your UCSB NetID and password (same as used for e-grades).
3. If you are not already enrolled in the course, go to the Courses link and click on Project Sites.
4. Type in the search box: Changing Instruction for Changing Times.
5. Click the course title and then click Join this course site.
6. Scroll down to My Courses click on the "course" entitled the site Instructional Development: Changing Instruction for Changing Times.



consultation contacts

George Michaelsexecutive director2130 Kerr Hall
lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
Aisha Wedlaw ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall
Breana Barakoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
faxfax: 805-893-5915