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EVENTS Fall 2017

Pre-Fall Teaching Workshops


Stage Presence

Facilitator: Celia Alario
Monday, Sept. 18th, 10-11:30
Location: Engineering Science Building 1001  

Many of us, as experts in our field, feel fully confident about the content of our courses but feel ill prepared to “command a room” and engage our students from the podium. This workshop will address the physical and personal roadblocks that prevent us from effectively communicating our curriculum, providing practical tools to foster stage presence and create more energized and engaged presentation skills.                                                               

Celia Alario is a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program and at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB, where she teaches Environmental Communications and Grassroots Organizing courses.  In addition, she regularly coaches social justice, environmental and climate justice change agents and organizations in public speaking and media relations skills.  Register here


Inclusive Classrooms:  Practical advice to support all students’ needs

Monday, Sept. 18th,  3-4:30
Location: Buchanan 1930
UCSB's student body has become increasingly diverse over the past decade, encouraging the development of new teaching approaches and campus support systems.  Please join us for this panel discussion, where faculty and campus experts will discuss strategies to create inclusive classrooms, considering cultural norms, socio-economic pressures, mental illness, and learning disabilities.  Register Here
Panelists: Drs. Laury Oaks (Feminist Studies), Miroslava Chavez-Garcia (History), Anne Charity Hudley (Linguistics)Malaphone Phommasa (ONDAS &Transfer Center), Angela Andrade (Associate Dean of Students), Michael Sternberg (Ombuds), Turi Honneger (Counseling and Psychological Services)  

Incorporating active learning into any-sized class

Facilitator: Dr. Lisa Berry
Tuesday, Sept. 19th,  10-11:30
Location: Buchanan 1930 
Research tells us time and time again that students learn best when active learning in incorporated into the classroom… but how can this be done in medium to large-sized classes?  In this session, you will experience active learning strategies, and work with other faculty members to transform one of your lesson plans into a more engaging session for your students.  Register here

i>clickers: Getting started with UCSB’s student response system 

Facilitator: Dr. Lisa Berry
Tuesday, Sept. 19th,  2-3:30   i>clicker
Kerr 2110, OAP Conference Room 
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

Effective uses of presentation technologies

Facilitator: Dr. Mindy Colin
Wednesday, Sept. 20th, 10-11:30  
North Hall 1006
Come learn how to make your classroom lecture more engaging with presentation technologies such as Prezi, PowerPoint, tablets, videos, Zoom and document cameras. This workshop also reviews tips and tricks for simplifying your presentations while increasing student interaction in class. Guest faculty demonstration by Paul Atzberger, Mathematics. Register here


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
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