University of Vermont

Center for Teaching and Learning

Sound (Teaching) Bite Event Series

This faculty event series offers quick opportunities to learn some new strategies to strengthen your teaching. Each Sound (Teaching) Bite will start at noon and open with a 15-minute presentation. Participants are welcome to stay for a brownbag lunch (drinks and snacks will be provided) and follow-up conversation.

The Sound (Teaching) Bites series draws on presenters from a variety of faculty development offices at UVM.

Registration is appreciated, but not required.
To register, visit the CTL Events calendar.
Location: CTL Commons – 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Universal Design for Learning and Assessment Strategies
Wednesday, February 06 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an quick review of the researched based teaching framework called "Universal Design for Learning" and learn how you can apply the UDL principles to assess students engagement in your course content. You will leave with several formative assessment strategies to try in your own classroom.

Peer Review: Make it Work!
Wednesday, February 13 @ 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Learn 3 engaging ways you can make peer review work for you and your students. Getting students talking with each other about their writing assignments can be a valuable way to foster writing development, writing confidence, and self-assessment.

Bite: Student Engagement Through Digital Projects
Tuesday, February 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This Sound (Teaching) Bite explores how digital projects can encourage authentic learning experiences and demonstrates how UVM students have used wikis, Omeka ("digital museums"), dSpace, and UVM blogs to engage with course content. Technical expertise is NOT a requirement—CTL's student TechCat program can provide the technical savvy to get you and your students started.

Wrap that Exam! Encouraging Student Self-Assessment of Performance
Wednesday, February 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this sound bite we will introduce the simple idea of the "exam wrapper" and show how UVM faculty have used this simple tool to encourage students to critically evaluate their own performance on exams and formulate strategies for improved studying and test-taking.

From DVD to Blackboard
Tuesday, March 12 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This demonstration shows how to legally "rip" a video from a DVD (or elsewhere) and prepare it for web delivery. We will show you how to upload the media to your server space using the "Media Manager" tool, and how to link or embed the media in Blackboard. We will also discuss a variety of related options, recommendations, limitations, and wish lists.

Webinars and Synchronous Learning with BigBlueButton
Tuesday, March 26 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Live web conferencing should be as easy as clicking a single "big blue button." BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system that runs on nearly all computers. Best yet, it's free to use and installed here at UVM. In this Sound (Teaching) Bite, we'll show how BigBlueButton works and how you can get started with it.

Service Learning in Unexpected Places
Wednesday, April 10 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Not sure if Service Learning can work for your class? This Sound Bite showcases examples of how faculty have integrated service learning into courses that are not typically associated with service learning - large enrollment courses, first-year courses and courses in disciplines without an immediately obvious connection to community service. CUPS Office will facilitate this workshop.

When the Classroom Gets Odd: Suggestions for Difficult Classroom Moments
Wednesday, April 24 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this session we share 4 key points for moving from difficult to teachable in the moment. Participants are asked to bring examples for a facilitated group discussion after a short presentation.

Visit the CTL events calendar if you would like to register for this event.

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