New Instructor Orientation - Fall 2015
Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak
Monday, 8/17/2015 to Friday, 10/2/2015,
Online Course
Cindy Raynak

Good teaching involves planning, lots of it and at every level. This online, self-directed workshop, open to all new instructors at Penn State, is offered at the start of each semester through Angel, Penn State’s course management system. Moderated by Cindy Decker Raynak, Senior Instructional Designer, this self directed workshop will provide you with a brief introduction to the resources and strategies that are crucial to good teaching and planning.

This Workshop will be open from Monday, August 17, 2015 through Friday, October 2, 2015. Last day to register is noon, Wednesday, September 30, 2015. All assignments must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m.  Friday, October 2, 2015.

Registered participants will receive an email with ANGEL access information prior to the begining of the course.

Registration opens August 1, 2015.

SummerFest II - A Week of Free, Online Technology Workshops
Monday, 8/17/2015 to Friday, 8/21/2015,

ITS Training Services’ SummerFest II is here, bringing a lineup of free, online training at the perfect time—just before the fall semester begins. Held from August 17-21, SummerFest II takes place just before the fall semester begins, promising a week full of free, online technology training workshops to help faculty and staff prepare for the year ahead!

One of the highlights of this year’s event is the Self-Directed Learning series (back by popular demand), which is a collaborative effort of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, ITS Training Services, and Teaching and Learning with Technology. This free series of three interactive sessions covers new approaches to increasing learning engagement, collaboration, and promoting student self-management through social media, ANGEL, and more. Through in-depth discussions that reflect on current practices and explore new tools, participants will discover which self-directed learning techniques work best for their classes. The Self-Directed Learning series is a great opportunity to learn how to increase productivity, collaboration, and classroom participation, whether you can attend one or all of the sessions.

You can sign up to attend any or all of the sessions from the Self-Directed Learning series as well as get details on other sessions by visiting the link below.

Meet Schreyer Institute Representatives Chas Brua, Lauren Brooks and David Favre
The Graduate School Reception
Wednesday, 8/19/2015, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center
chas Brua (portrait)Research Associate Chas Brua, and Graduate Consultants Lauren Brooks and David Favre will be at the Graduate School Open House and Reception to provide information on how the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence can help you develop your teaching skills. This event is sponsored by The Graduate School. For more information about this event, contact The Graduate School.