DAY TWO: May 31


8:00 – 8:50 am | Gore Rotunda

Sponsored by: My UD Business (IT-Web Development)

Infusing Computational Reasoning into your courses

10:45 – 12:00 pm | Gore Hall 208

Facilitators: Daniel Stevens, Fred Hofstetter, Lori Pollock & Chrystalla Mouza

Computational reasoning is a new general education objective that is not programming and does not require computer science. Come learn how to help your students develop this objective that requires problem solving and logical ordering as well as other skills.

Story Map: Combine Geography and Maps to Tell Your Story

10:45 – 12:00 pm | Gore Hall 205

Facilitators: Olena Smith & Lillian Wang

ESRI story maps combine web-based maps with text and photos to provide a rich and interactive end-user experience. Perhaps you would like to take everyone on a trail with stops at famous points; highlight discoveries of your research at different geographic locations; showcase points of interest in a city or other – story map can be your answer. Story maps are web-based and can be shared with public, which allows for easy access. The objectives for this workshop is to introduce audience to Esri story map and take the audience on a journey of making their own simple story map.

Designing High-Impact Multicultural Courses

10:45 – 12:00 pm | Gore Hall 219

Facilitators: Rose Muravchick & Chanele Moore

The new multicultural requirement is based on 4 guiding principles: Diversity Self-Awareness and Perspective Taking, Cultural Difference, Global Systems, and Social and Personal Responsibility. Learn what these guidelines really mean and how you can apply them to your courses. This hands-on workshop will focus on creating assignments or framing discussions that will give students the opportunity to meaningfully engage with these guidelines and increase their capacity for cross-cultural understanding.


12:15 – 1:15 pm | Gore Rotunda

Sponsored by: iClicker

Lunch will be served in the Gore rotunda. Desserts and a poster session with previous grantees will be located on the second floor.

CIRTL program participants will have a dedicated table to meet and discuss their insights from the program.

Yes it’s on the Test: Creating Good Exam Questions

1:20 – 2:20 pm | Gore Hall 103

Facilitators: Rose Muravchick & Dylan Audette

What is an “authentic” exam question and why should you use them on your exams? How can you create multiple choice questions that go beyond simple recall? How can you ensure your students are well prepared for these exams? We’ll answer these questions and ask many others.

Keeping Students in the Moment w/iClicker

1:20 – 2:20 pm | Gore Hall 208

Facilitators: Edna Ross

Distracted attention spans contribute to fractured learning experiences. Leverage strategies and tools that keep students on task and actively learning during this fun session. Participants will be encouraged to share their “secret sauce” solutions to this prevalent challenge.

General Education Rubrics

2:25 – 3:25 pm | Gore Hall 208

Facilitators: Kathy Pusecker & Chris Knight

UD’s General Education requirements challenge students to become stronger readers, writers, and thinkers. Helping students to understand how they’ll meet goals such as becoming an effective communicator, working collaboratively within diverse contexts, and reasoning computationally begins with clearly communicating expectations. Learn how to apply rubrics for these Gen Ed goals and how to streamline your grading process at the same time.

The Power of E-portfolios Done Well

2:25 – 3:25 pm | Gore Hall 205

Facilitator: Nancy O’Laughlin

Uniquely learner-centered, eportfolio practice is an intentionally designed instructional approach that prompts students reflection on their learning, and on who they are as learners. Come see why eportfolio is now considered a high-impact practice. See how they provide a vehicle for students to reflect on their own learning and integrate diverse learning experiences into their own story.

(FYS) Modules: Wellness and Social Media

2:25 – 3:25 pm | Gore Hall 219

Facilitator: Nancy Chase & Kevin Guidry

This session is a chance for those faculty who will be teaching a First-Year Seminar (FYS) course to more fully understand two of the FYS learning outcomes.  First, participants will learn about the new social media outcomes and the resources that have been developed to help FYS faculty meet those outcomes.  Second, participants will learn about the activities and information included within each of the three parts of the required pro-social bystander education sessions managed by Student Wellness and Health Promotion (SWHP). Included within the structure of this pro-social bystander education are strong emphases on social media, sexual misconduct prevention, and substance use harm reduction.

Tools for Tasks: A Technology Open House

3:30 – 4:30 pm | Gore Rotunda and rooms 103, 104, 116

Facilitator: NA

Are you looking for new ideas about technology tools that might help you solve a problem in your classrooms? Or are you just curious about what your colleagues are doing? This afternoon will allow you to hop between tables set up with a variety of tools introduced by faculty and staff who have used them to stimulate student engagement. Enjoy snacks and informal presentations while mingling with your colleagues and getting new ideas for your teaching.

Make sure to photograph you and your colleagues trying the new tools. Upload to Twitter or Instagram using #sfi2017.

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