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    Creating and Preparing Charts for Publication
    Instructor: Jessica Diebold, MEd
    Date: 2/28/2019
    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 307, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Creating charts for publication is a snap with Microsoft Excel. The graphing and formatting of Excel make it a quick and easy solution for many types of data display. We’ll look at optimizing your format in Excel for easy placement into PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Participants should already possess the skills to work with data in Excel.

    During this workshop we will:
    • Create various types of graphs including: bar charts, x-y plots, scatter plots
    • Manipulate formatting to gain adequate resolution
    • Add a chart to MS PowerPoint for automatic updating
    • Copy and manipulate a chart in Photoshop that satisfies publishers’ requirements


    Building a Better Lecture
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 3/14/2019
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    According to classroom observations and self-report data, instructors rely heavily on lecture as an instructional method despite research documenting the limited effectiveness of lectures as a teaching strategy. Lectures can be integral to the learning experience with an understanding of the factors contributing to its effectiveness as an instructional tool. This workshop will focus on identifying key uses of lecture and three simple strategies for building more effective learning experiences for students. Participants are asked to identify and bring a lecture they have previously developed for use during the experiential workshop.

    Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be to:
    • Identify best uses of lecture
    • Define one organizing technique for lectures
    • Incorporate signposts into a planned lecture experience
    • Apply best practices to a planned lecture experience


    This workshop is also available online on the date of the session--click here to enter the virtual classroom.