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215-503-6994
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CTL Training Sessions

CTL offers live and on-demand training sessions open to all Jefferson faculty, staff and students, in educational technology, information searching skills, and other teaching & learning areas.

Jump to: Blackboard Learn Training | Academic Research and Library Tools | Instructional Technology | Teaching & Learning | Writing for Publication | Online Tutorials


BLACKBOARD LEARN TRAINING:

We offer workshops to get you started with Blackboard Learn, the course management system used at Jefferson.

Register for Blackboard Learn workshops.


ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND LIBRARY TOOLS:

If you would like to request an Academic Research and Library Tools training session, please contact Dan Kipnis at 215-503-2825 or Dan.Kipnis@jefferson.edu.


Bibliographic Management: Introduction to Mendeley
Mendeley is an online bibliographic management tool that allows users to manage references, read and annotate PDFs, collaborate in groups and network with researchers from all over the world. With over 390 million user documents, over 2 million members and 225,000 research groups the Mendeley tool will continue to grow with their recent purchase by Elsevier.

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Bibliographic Management: Introduction to RefWorks
Stop typing your bibliographies. Sign-up for this workshop to acquaint yourself with how to use RefWorks for the first time. More than 6,400 Jeffersonians use RefWorks, a web-based database and bibliography creation program, available from Scott Library. Learn to create, organize, and access personal databases of bibliographic citations. Save time and let RefWorks format your bibliography for you. We'll show you how to use Refworks to import, export, search, and format citations, and use RefShare to collaborate and share databases with your colleagues.

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Conducting Research with Knowledge-Based Databases, Search Engines and Managing Your Citations with RefWorks 2.0
This 3-hour workshop will cover PubMed, Scopus, Google and Google Scholar and how to use RefWorks 2.0 to manage your citations for publication. This workshop is designed for all Jefferson researchers. We’ll move from introductory concepts to more advanced search techniques. If you need to organize citations and aim to expedite your research output this workshop will help.

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e-books at Jefferson
Learn about trends in scholarly publishing, how to use the growing collection of e-books available from Scott Library and how to integrate e-books into Blackboard Learn.

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Finding Quality Images
The Scott Memorial Library offers many databases that offer images for presentations. Among the collections that will be examined: UpToDate, AccessMedicine, PHDIL, Jefferson Clinical Image Database and open access resources from the National Library of Medicine. Stop wasting time searching Google images and use the many high quality online resources offered by the Scott Memorial Library.

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Grants Information
The Scott Memorial Library Grants Information Service helps faculty to identify research funding opportunities. Develop a strategy to find grants and funding opportunities using tools and services such as Pivot, NIH Guide, and the Jefferson Foundation.

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Introduction to Google Forms
Are you trying to gather feedback from users and want to use email to gather responses? This workshop will introduce Google forms for creating quick and easy online surveys and questionnaires. Build surveys using multiple-choice, text, checkboxes, lists or scales. You will create a form and view how results are displayed. Google forms is part of google docs, the free web-based program that also includes word processing, spreadsheets and presentation templates. This workshop will focus on forms.

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Introduction to OVIDSP
This workshop is designed for all Jeffersonians with little or no experience searching the new MEDLINE database using OVIDSP. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the MEDLINE database structure and content.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • How to access the database
  • Personal accounts and workspace
  • What is MeSH?
  • What is a Scope Note?
  • How does the Explode feature work in OVID?
  • Explode versus Focus
  • How to limit searches
  • How to save, print and email citations
  • Find Similar feature
  • Find Citing Articles feature
  • Find New Citation feature


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Professional PubMed Searching
Learn to search MEDLINE through PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's Entrez search engine. This class focuses on using Linkout (links to over 5,300 full-text SML electronic journals), My NCBI (store and retrieve search strategies and establish search filters), Clipboard, Limit, and History features of PubMed. In addition, learn to set-up collection lists to permanently save lists of citations.

This workshop will cover:

  • Limits
  • Journal browser
  • MeSH browser
  • Single citation matcher
  • Truncation
  • Search field tags
  • Journals Databases
  • PreMEDLINE
  • Natural language searching
  • Clinical Queries using research methodology filters
  • Creating search filters


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RSS Workshop - Manage your information intake
Are you overwhelmed by the task of keeping up to date? Work smarter and be more productive by using RSS, a Web standard, to consolidate journal table of contents alerts, news headlines, Septa outages and more in one place. In this workshop Jeffersonians will create and customize their own Newsblur account.

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Systematic Reviews
The librarians at Scott Library are available to guide you through the process of developing a Systematic Review of the literature. Due to the limited size of this group they do not perform searches, but can consult with you on the following:

  • Development of an effective research question
  • Discuss search term selection
  • Recommend databases to include in the search
  • Review your search strategies
  • Provide instruction on advanced database searching techniques
  • Provide instruction on the use of citation management software (creating RefWorks databases, etc.) for organizing retrieved references
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Take Advantage of the Jefferson Digital Commons for Shameless Self-Promotion
It's a win-win academic opportunity--promote your Jefferson research and publishing efforts to the world by participating in the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC). The JDC increases your visibility. With over 7,700 different archived full-text resources including academic articles, posters, preprints, videos, images, teaching materials and newsletters you get permanent public space for all types of files AND your work is indexed by search engines like Google. Receive monthly alerts notifying you how many times your works have been downloaded. Create a faculty researcher page. Use the JDC as a university press and publish your department newsletters or create a new journal. Learn how the JDC complements Xythos and the Faculty Interests Database. The JDC is free to all Jeffersonians.

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Twitter for Beginners
Politicians, celebrities, educators and organizations are tweeting. Join us to learn about Twitter. You will create an account, learn to tweet, Twitter etiquette, and how tweeting can help strengthen your course, organization, or department community. Follow [Scott Memorial Library]

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Using Scopus & Internet Search Engines Effectively
Tired of getting millions of results when you search Google? Novice users enter their search topic into the default search engine of choice (usually Google). But, did you know that you can significantly increase the chances you'll find what you're looking for by knowing some of tricks of the searching trade? Your librarians will show you how to change your simple searches to successful power searches. This workshop will also discuss Google Scholar and citation analysis.

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INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY:

    Peer and Self Assessments
    Instructor: Ivy Tan, MS
    Date: 9/10/2015
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: JAH M13-A (PC Lab)
    (Register for this workshop)

    Peer assessment is a powerful way to engage students in the assessment process. It encourages students to learn from one another. It is particularly useful in small groups as it encourages students to think about their contribution to the group and gain deeper understanding of assessment criteria and learning outcomes. Students become better team players.

    Workshop participants will be encouraged to share experiences, opinions and ideas about peer evaluation. This workshop is suitable for instructors who are new to peer assessment as well as those who are experienced with this form of assessment.

    Topics Include:
    • Different ways to conduct self and peer assessment
    • Assessing self and peer assessment
    • Why and when conduct self and peer assessment
    • Self and peer assessment in small group settings
    • Rubrics (assessment criteria) for self and peer evaluation
    • LMS Software that supports self and peer assessment


    ExamSoft Basics
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 9/15/2015
    Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 307 (PC Lab)
    (Register for this workshop)

    ExamSoft is a web-based solution that supports the entire testing process including exam creation, administration, secure delivery, scoring, and analysis. This workshop focuses on the mechanics of creating and posting exams. It is essential for anyone using the product including Administrative Assistants, Faculty and Course Coordinators.

    Topics include:
    • Navigating the interface
    • Adding/Importing questions
    • Creating and posting exams

    Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
    Instructors: Julie Phillips, PhD; Ivy Tan, MS; Edward Everett
    Date: 9/17/2015
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: SML, Room 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    The Center for Teaching & Learning presents iCE: interactive Curricula Experience Platform & App. A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

    Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

    This new learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university.

    Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.
    The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.

    In this workshop participants will:
    • Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video or other course artifacts)
    • Organize Objects into Topics
    • Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
    • Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course


    Improving Assessment with ExamSoft
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 10/1/2015
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott 307 (PC Lab)
    (Register for this workshop)

    ExamSoft is not just a secure delivery solution—it has the potential to improve teaching and learning exponentially! This workshop, which focuses on the feedback and analysis features of ExamSoft, is essential for item writers, course faculty, and administration.

    Topics include:
    • Student Feedback reports
    • Self-directed learning
    • Early advising/remediation
    • Item analysis
    • Curricular goals and objectives


    Prezi
    Instructor: Ivy Tan, MS
    Date: 10/15/2015
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Location: JAH M13-A (PC Lab)
    (Register for this workshop)

    Prezi is a popular cloud-based presentation software. This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to make engaging and effective presentations using Prezi. It will also inform participants about TJU’s privacy and confidentiality policy concerning the use of such cloud-based software. Session notes will be available. This workshop is suitable for both faculty and administrative staff.

    Topics include:
    • Establishing a “student & teacher” account
    • Prezi privacy settings
    • Creating a presentation, including the following features:
      o Canvas, templates, paths and frames
      o Adding, deleting, moving frames
      o Adding, deleting and changing paths
    • Saving and sharing a Prezi online and in PDF
    • Collaborating with co-presenters in making Prezis (if there is time and interest)
    • Downloading a Prezi Presentation


    Student Electronic Portfolios
    Instructors: Ivy Tan, MS; Juan Leon, PhD
    Date: 11/16/2015
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott 307 (PC Lab)
    (Register for this workshop)

    Electronic Portfolios have gained prominence in higher education, more and more programs require students to put together a portfolio as partial fulfillment of criteria for graduation. Student portfolios have been used in program planning, student assessment, career planning, and accreditation processes. It is important to gain a better understanding of e-Portfolios; their uses, challenges and potentials.

    Workshop participants will be encouraged to share experiences, opinions and ideas about the usefulness and value of student electronic portfolios. This workshop is suitable for people interested in e-Portfolios with or without experience in this area.

    Topics include:
    • Why use student e-Portfolios - current state of the practice and future potential)
    • Different types of e-Portfolios - student, teaching and institutional
    • Integrating student e-Portfolios in the curriculum - artifacts and reflections
    • E-Portfolio templates – artifacts list and reflections
    • E-Portfolio software
    • Implementing e-Portfolios and challenges
    • Long term sustainability of e-Portfolio adoption


    Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 12/1/2015
    Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott 307 (PC Lab)
    (Register for this workshop)

    The Center for Teaching & Learning presents iCE: interactive Curricula Experience Platform & App. A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

    Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

    This new learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university.

    Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.
    The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.

    In this workshop participants will:
    • Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video or other course artifacts)
    • Organize Objects into Topics
    • Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
    • Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course


    Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 12/14/2015
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Location: Scott 307 (PC Lab)
    (Register for this workshop)

    The Center for Teaching & Learning presents iCE: interactive Curricula Experience Platform & App. A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

    Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

    This new learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university.

    Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.
    The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.

    In this workshop participants will:
    • Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video or other course artifacts)
    • Organize Objects into Topics
    • Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
    • Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course


    Nearpod Audience Response System
    Instructor: Edward Everett
    Date: 1/19/2016
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Scott 307 (PC Lab)
    (Register for this workshop)

    Nearpod is the CTL’s new audience response system that allows instructors to share content and assessments in real time with students using their personal and mobile devices. Push quizzes, polls, videos, web links, slide shows, and homework to your students easily in a manner and appealing multi-media platform that keeps students engaged and active.

    Participants will learn how to:
    • Create a Nearpod slideshow
    • Add activity slides such as Quizzes/Polls
    • Collect and analyze Nearpod data
    • Deploy a Nearpod for synchronous (live) or asynchronous (homework) sessions



If you would like to request a Instructional Technology training session, please contact Kathy Day at 215-503-4991 or Kathleen.Day@jefferson.edu.


Adobe Acrobat Basics
Use Adobe Acrobat to create interactive teaching materials by assembling PowerPoint presentations, existing PDFs, web pages, photos and illustrations into a single Acrobat file.

Topics include:

  • converting to PDF
  • editing PDFs
  • adding interactivity including bookmarks, links, buttons and media clips


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Adobe Acrobat: Forms
Need an evaluation tool or a registration form? Learn to convert your MS Word document into a digital form that can be emailed or posted on the web.

In this workshop you will:

  • complete a form in MS Word
  • convert the form to an Adobe acrobat file
  • insert text fields, check boxes, radio buttons, select menus, list boxes
  • save and distribute the form
  • compile completed forms


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Adobe Captivate
Captivate's import features allow you to capture your PPT slides and add audio to prepare a fully-narrated lecture that can be posted to Blackboard.

The instructor will demonstrate how to:

  • prepare your PPT slides for import into Captivate
  • import a PPT presentation
  • add and edit narration
  • publish your presentation for both the web (SWF) or as an MP3 file
Note: If you already own a copy of Captivate, bring your laptop for a hands-on experience.

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ExamSoft Basics
ExamSoft is a web-based solution that supports the entire testing process including exam creation, administration, secure delivery, scoring, and analysis. This workshop focuses on the mechanics of creating and posting exams. It is essential for anyone using the product including Administrative Assistants, Faculty and Course Coordinators.

Topics include:

  • Navigating the interface
  • Adding/Importing questions
  • Creating and posting exams


How to Integrate Self-Regulated Learning into Your Courses (Webinar)
After participating in How to Integrate Self-Regulated Learning into Your Courses, you will know exactly what self-regulated learning is as well as the stages of the learning process it addresses. You will also be able to:

  • Select, adapt, and design activities and assignments that will enhance your students’ self-regulated learning skills
  • Incorporate these activities and assignments into appropriate course components such as readings, written assignments, and exams
  • Explain how and why these activities and assignments increase student learning, strengthen students’ problem-solving skills, improve students’ exam performance, enhance the quality of student work, and reduce student overconfidence

Instructor: Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D. Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University


Improving Assessment with ExamSoft
ExamSoft is not just a secure delivery solution—it has the potential to improve teaching and learning exponentially! This workshop, which focuses on the feedback and analysis features of ExamSoft, is essential for item writers, course faculty, and administration.

Topics include:

  • Student Feedback reports
  • Self-directed learning
  • Early advising/remediation
  • Item analysis
  • Curricular goals and objectives


Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
The Center for Teaching & Learning presents iCE: interactive Curricula Experience Platform & App. A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

This new learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university.

Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.
The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video or other course artifacts)
  • Organize Objects into Topics
  • Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
  • Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course


Nearpod Audience Response System
Nearpod is the CTL’s new audience response system that allows instructors to share content and assessments in real time with students using their personal and mobile devices. Push quizzes, polls, videos, web links, slide shows, and homework to your students easily in a manner and appealing multi-media platform that keeps students engaged and active.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Create a Nearpod slideshow
  • Add activity slides such as Quizzes/Polls
  • Collect and analyze Nearpod data
  • Deploy a Nearpod for synchronous (live) or asynchronous (homework) sessions


Peer and Self Assessments
Peer assessment is a powerful way to engage students in the assessment process. It encourages students to learn from one another. It is particularly useful in small groups as it encourages students to think about their contribution to the group and gain deeper understanding of assessment criteria and learning outcomes. Students become better team players.

Workshop participants will be encouraged to share experiences, opinions and ideas about peer evaluation. This workshop is suitable for instructors who are new to peer assessment as well as those who are experienced with this form of assessment.

Topics Include:

  • Different ways to conduct self and peer assessment
  • Assessing self and peer assessment
  • Why and when conduct self and peer assessment
  • Self and peer assessment in small group settings
  • Rubrics (assessment criteria) for self and peer evaluation
  • LMS Software that supports self and peer assessment


Photoshop
Want to create a digital image collection for teaching and publishing? This hands-on workshop covers each step of the process - from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. We'll use Adobe Photoshop on the Windows operating system.

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Prezi
Prezi is a popular cloud-based presentation software. This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to make engaging and effective presentations using Prezi. It will also inform participants about TJU’s privacy and confidentiality policy concerning the use of such cloud-based software. Session notes will be available. This workshop is suitable for both faculty and administrative staff.

Topics include:

  • Establishing a “student & teacher” account
  • Prezi privacy settings
  • Creating a presentation, including the following features:
    o Canvas, templates, paths and frames
    o Adding, deleting, moving frames
    o Adding, deleting and changing paths
  • Saving and sharing a Prezi online and in PDF
  • Collaborating with co-presenters in making Prezis (if there is time and interest)
  • Downloading a Prezi Presentation


Student Electronic Portfolios
Electronic Portfolios have gained prominence in higher education, more and more programs require students to put together a portfolio as partial fulfillment of criteria for graduation. Student portfolios have been used in program planning, student assessment, career planning, and accreditation processes. It is important to gain a better understanding of e-Portfolios; their uses, challenges and potentials.

Workshop participants will be encouraged to share experiences, opinions and ideas about the usefulness and value of student electronic portfolios. This workshop is suitable for people interested in e-Portfolios with or without experience in this area.

Topics include:

  • Why use student e-Portfolios - current state of the practice and future potential)
  • Different types of e-Portfolios - student, teaching and institutional
  • Integrating student e-Portfolios in the curriculum - artifacts and reflections
  • E-Portfolio templates – artifacts list and reflections
  • E-Portfolio software
  • Implementing e-Portfolios and challenges
  • Long term sustainability of e-Portfolio adoption


TEACHING & LEARNING:

    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 9/16/2015
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

    By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    Active Teaching, Engaging Minds
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 9/28/2015
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    Active teaching is an umbrella term used to identify a variety of teaching strategies. It includes most anything that students do in a classroom other than passively listening to an instructor’s lecture. Research demonstrates active learning improves students' understanding and retention of information and can be very effective in developing higher order cognitive skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Active learning, however, presents challenges and requires re-thinking the classroom space and traditional roles.

    This interactive workshop will:
    • summarize the impact of active teaching on student learning
    • demonstrate a handful of active teaching strategies
    • discuss some challenges to adopting active teaching techniques


    The Active Learning Lecture
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 10/20/2015
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The large lecture presents a number of challenges to experienced and novice instructors alike. This workshop explores some of the challenges (and assumptions we make about what can or cannot happen in a large lecture) and describes a number of techniques to assist faculty transition from the “sage on the stage” to a “guide on the side.”

    This interactive workshop will:
    • describe benefits and challenges associated with a traditional lecture model
    • explore instructor and student assumptions about large enrollment courses
    • identify potential engaged learning activities for the large lecture courses
    • demonstrate a handful of techniques to enhance large lecture courses


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 11/18/2015
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

    By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    Collaborative Learning (or How to Survive the Small Group Assignment)
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 11/30/2015
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    Teamwork and collaboration are essential to professional survival in the 21st century but how often do we help learners develop these competencies? Unfortunately, small group projects and learning invoke anxiety in faculty and students alike. This workshop examines the professional and intellectual rewards of a well-designed collaborative learning experiment and provides some guidelines for successful implementation of small group assignments.

    The workshop will:
    • explore the benefits of collaborative learning
    • identify barriers to adopting group learning assignments
    • describe best practices for implementing small group learning assignments


    Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 12/1/2015
    Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
    Location: Scott Room 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    The Center for Teaching & Learning presents iCE: interactive Curricula Experience Platform & App. A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

    Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

    This new learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university. Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.
    In this workshop, participants will:

    1) Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video, and other course artifacts)
    2) Organize Objects into Topics
    3) Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
    4) Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course


    Introducing iCE (Interactive Curricula Experience) to Your Course
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 12/14/2015
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Location: Scott Room 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    The Center for Teaching & Learning presents iCE: interactive Curricula Experience Platform & App. A web-based platform and iPad app, iCE delivers faculty-generated content directly to students’ iPads, laptops or desktops for a connected learning experience.

    Making use of shared resources, the iCE Builder allows faculty to package multiple learning Objects for direct distribution to students' devices. The iCE App's display helps students and faculty connect learning Objects to topics and Topics to Modules. These course building blocks (Objects, Topics and Modules), and the iCE search engine, also assist learners to make connections.

    This new learning initiative makes collaboration and active learning much more accessible to the Jefferson community and may help inspire different approaches to teaching and learning across the university. Faculty wishing to learn more or to adopt this interactive technology for storing, sharing and organizing instructional content must attend one of the iCE workshops.The workshop introduces the iCE Builder interface and student app, so faculty may begin building a course in iCE.
    In this workshop, participants will:

    1) Develop content beginning with Objects (images, video, and other course artifacts)
    2) Organize Objects into Topics
    3) Create Modules for courses using both self-developed content and shared content
    4) Learn the steps to incorporate iCE into your course


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 12/16/2015
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

    By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 1/20/2016
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

    By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    The Active Learning Lecture
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 2/2/2016
    Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The large lecture presents a number of challenges to experienced and novice instructors alike. This workshop explores some of the challenges (and assumptions we make about what can or cannot happen in a large lecture) and describes a number of techniques to assist faculty transition from the “sage on the stage” to a “guide on the side.”

    This interactive workshop will:
    • describe benefits and challenges associated with a traditional lecture model
    • explore instructor and student assumptions about large enrollment courses
    • identify potential engaged learning activities for the large lecture courses
    • demonstrate a handful of techniques to enhance large lecture courses


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 2/17/2016
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

    By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    Collaborative Learning (or How to Survive the Small Group Assignment)
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 2/25/2016
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    Teamwork and collaboration are essential to professional survival in the 21st century but how often do we help learners develop these competencies? Unfortunately, small group projects and learning invoke anxiety in faculty and students alike. This workshop examines the professional and intellectual rewards of a well-designed collaborative learning experiment and provides some guidelines for successful implementation of small group assignments.

    The workshop will:
    • explore the benefits of collaborative learning
    • identify barriers to adopting group learning assignments
    • describe best practices for implementing small group learning assignments


    Active Teaching, Engaging Minds
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 3/15/2016
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    Active teaching is an umbrella term used to identify a variety of teaching strategies. It includes most anything that students do in a classroom other than passively listening to an instructor’s lecture. Research demonstrates active learning improves students' understanding and retention of information and can be very effective in developing higher order cognitive skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Active learning, however, presents challenges and requires re-thinking the classroom space and traditional roles.

    This interactive workshop will:
    • summarize the impact of active teaching on student learning
    • demonstrate a handful of active teaching strategies
    • discuss some challenges to adopting active teaching techniques


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 3/16/2016
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

    By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 4/20/2016
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

    By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 5/18/2016
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

    By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

    Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.



WRITING FOR PUBLICATION:

    Key Steps in Writing--and Publishing--Your Manuscript
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 10/7/2015
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    This presentation provides advice on how to be more organized and less overwhelmed when you write your next manuscript. It also focuses on key elements of manuscript writing, with a focus on engaging an editor’s attention.

    Upon completion of this session, participants will:
    • Know the key points to keep in mind when starting their next manuscript
    • Know what parts of the manuscript readers are most likely to see, and how to improve them
    • Know how to use a systematic approach to writing the body of the paper

    5 Habits Of Successful Writers — and Ways To Foster Them In Your Own Writing
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 11/11/2015
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    Few of us ever learn how to write with consistency and fluency, and yet being able to do so can mean the difference between being a highly regarded researcher and one who is overlooked. Studies have shown that successful writers practice specific habits that help them flourish and make the process of writing less mysterious. This workshop will focus on these habits and provide practical advice for fostering them in your own writing.

    Upon completion of this session, participants will:Know 5 habits of successful writers
  • Understand how they improve the writing process
  • Learn practical ways to integrate these habits to achieve their own writing goals



ONLINE TUTORIALS:

Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorial
Learn how to get to the heart of an article, determine if it's useful and apply it to patient care.

Copyright & Fair Use Guidelines
This workshop will provide basic information about copyright and guidelines for classroom use of published materials. Fair use doctrine and its application in a university setting will also be addressed.