Future Events

Improving Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy: Peer Review
Thursday, 4/2/2015, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

Graduate students and post-docs who have written drafts of their teaching philosophy will have an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from peers and from Schreyer Institute consultants at this workshop. Participants should send their drafts to SITE@psu.edu by March 27.

Takeaways: Personalized feedback on strengths and weaknesses of your philosophy draft.

   
Improving Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy: Peer Review
Monday, 4/6/2015, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park

Graduate students and post-docs who have written drafts of their teaching philosophy will have an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from peers and from Schreyer Institute consultants at this workshop. Participants should send their drafts to SITE@psu.edu by March 27.

Takeaways: Personalized feedback on strengths and weaknesses of your philosophy draft.

   
The Summer Squeeze: Effectively Teaching a Full Course in Just 6 Weeks
Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman
Monday, 4/13/2015, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park

Trying to slim your 15-week course into just 6 weeks? We can help! This workshop, presented by Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman, offers strategies and best practices for effective teaching and learning over an abbreviated summer semester.

Takeaways: Tips on conveying clear expectations, building rapport, and combining assignments into a meaningful whole.

   
Teaching and Learning Activities Showcase
Friday, 4/24/2015, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Penn State Harrisburg, New Kensington and Hazleton

Have you ever wondered what secrets the most successful hybrid and online instructors have? Would you like to expand your horizons and speak directly to faculty and learning designers who develop and use eLearning activities and strategies in their classes?

Then, join us at the Teaching and Learning Activities Showcase where your faculty and learning designer colleagues will be bringing their projects to each of the three campuses and sharing them in a science-fair like environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of solutions to common eLearning challenges we all face, and to talk with the presenters about the tools, technologies and instructional strategies they used to build them.

This event is offered at three Locations: Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Hazleton, and Penn State New Kensington.

Luncheon Keynote Address (via Adobe Connect): Curtis Bonk, University of Indiana, author of TEC-VARIETY.


Would you like to be an exhibitor?

We would like to invite proposal submissions for hybrid or online classroom projects and activities for exhibition in a science-fair like environment at the Teaching and Learning Activities Showcase, co-sponsored by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Hazleton, and Penn State New Kensington.

Sharing your work at the Teaching and Learning Activities Showcase is an extremely unique and valuable learning opportunity.

You get to widely share your activities with your colleagues and answer their questions directly. In addition, you can receive feedback from attendees and expand on your ideas and strategies.

Would you like to exhibit? Start by filling out the proposal form. Additional event details are included in the form.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 23. You will be notified by March 27 of acceptance.

Each successful presenter will be provided with space to set up their presentation materials. Presenters are responsible for bringing and setting up their own demonstration materials (i.e., handouts, a poster, a laptop or tablet, etc.).

Please direct questions to Cindy Decker Raynak or Deborah Sillman.

   
Assessment in Creative Disciplines
Monday, 5/11/2015, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Penn State York Conference Center (Main Classroom Building)

As a faculty member in the creative arts, do you struggle with the notion of assessment? Do traditional approaches to assessment work in the creative arts or do they stifle the creative process? Is there a way for assessment to actually foster risk-taking, experimentation, and creative development for all students?

If these are questions you would like to explore, then join your colleagues from area campuses and colleges at Penn State York on Monday May 11, 2015 for a day of conversation and reflection on making the most of assessment in the creative arts.

There is no cost for this event (light breakfast and lunch included).

Video Directions to the Conference Center


SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. – Registration & Refreshments

9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks & Logistics

9:30 a.m. – Roundtable Panel Discussion

Identifying the intangible aspects of creative work.  How does one assess the elusive?

10:40 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Disciplinary working groups.

What challenges do we face in our disciplines?
What solutions do we employ now?
What principles guide our assessment practices?

Noon – Lunch and 5 minute Lightning Rounds

This is intended to be very low key and fun! Show and tell—what are you working on? read a poem; show your latest art work; talk about your latest project.

1:00 p.m. – Disciplinary groups share highlights from their discussions.

2:00–3:00 p.m. – Where do we go from here?

Debrief of working group findings and closing comments.

   
Schreyer Conference 2015: Transformative Teaching and Learning
Tuesday, 10/20/2015, TBA
The Penn Stater Conference Center, University Park

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