October

Teach to Reach: Maximizing Learning for All Students
Facilitated by Mary Ann Tobin; Angelica Galvan, Graduate Intern, Student Disability Resources; Keith Jervis, Director, Student Disability Resources; Gina Pazzaglia, Director of MPS in Nutritional Sciences, Associate Teaching Professor; and Sonya Woods, Accessibility Consultant, World Campus
Monday, 10/1/2018
Online course

In the built environment, Universal Design enables each of us to gain unimpeded access to a particular place, whether or not we require some form of accommodation. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) applies a similar set of brain-based, research-backed principles to the learning environment. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify, select, and apply UDL principals that are appropriate to their individual courses. This course is a free, non-credit, entirely online course beginning on Monday, October 1 and ending on Sunday, October 28.

This four-week, largely asynchronous, online course provides an opportunity for faculty from all disciplines and members of the learning design community to explore and apply UDL principles. It will include 3 presentations from Allison Posey, Curriculum and Design Specialist at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), and discussion and practice based on information drawn from teaching and learning literature on UDL, as well as from the experiences of individual participants. Participants may be invited to submit the results of their course work as exemplars for inclusion at SITE’s Tools & Resources web page. 

Preparing your teaching demo for a job interview
Facilitated by Chas Brua and Michael Murphy
Tuesday, 10/16/2018, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)micheal murphy portraitYou’ve got one chance to showcase your teaching talents but don’t know where to begin.

Feeling nervous about your teaching demo and wondering how you should go about preparing to "teach" your prospective colleagues or students?

This workshop, facilitated by Chas Brua and Michael Murphy, will provide practical guidelines about preparing a stellar teaching demonstration.

The workshop satisfies a requirement for the Instructional Foundations Series for new instructors.

New faculty event at Mont Alto
Wednesday, 10/17/2018
Penn State Mont Alto
This is a closed presentation customized for the requesting location.

If you are interested in a similar Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

New Faculty Orientation at Altoona
Friday, 10/19/2018, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
101-103 Misciagna, Penn State Altoona
chas Brua (portrait)Edmund Hansen (portrait)Faculty development workshop for first and second-year faculty. Starts with a luncheon and then adds a series of three workshops.
Active learning
Thursday, 10/25/2018

This is a closed presentation customized for the requesting department.

If you are interested in a similar Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.