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Janice Wardle, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator – Business Division, Wilmington University
Learn how to implement “real-world” work or learning experience into your class. Resources and techniques will be discussed on how to coordinate the classroom experience with local and national companies or employers. Experiences and practices will be shared from Simulations, National Competitions, Guest Speakers and Class trips.
Bonnie Kirkpatrick, Instructional Designer – Instructional Technology, Wilmington University
Group work can be an effective method to motivate students, encourage active learning, and develop key critical-thinking, communication, and decision-making skills. But without careful planning and facilitation, group work can frustrate students and be perceived as busy work. This workshop will provide you with strategies to help implement group work successfully in your classroom and online. At the end of this workshop, students will:
Stephanie Narvell, Associate Professor & Program Coordinator – Business Division, Wilmington University
Part of being an effective instructor involves understanding how adults learn best. Compared to children and teens, adults have special needs and requirements as learners. Adult learning or andragogy as it has been termed is a relatively new area of study pioneered by Malcom Knowles. This workshop will discuss the characteristics of adult learners as well as the expectations of the instructors who teach adult learners online and in the classroom. Finally, a conversation about motivating adult learners will ensue. At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:
Michele Brewer, Adjunct Instructor and Adjunct Program Coordinator – Education Division, Wilmington University
Is your lecture dominating your classroom? Why not try some Active Learning techniques? Research overwhelmingly supports the claim that students learn best when they engage with course material and actively participate in their learning. Active learning shifts the focus from the instructor and delivery of course content to the student and active engagement with the material. This session will introduce you to the theory of Active Learning and provide you with some teaching strategies promoting active learning across all disciplines in the college classroom. So sit back…strike that…sit up and get ready to be engaged in learning!
Jennifer Spencer, Adjunct Instructor – Education Division, Wilmington University
While students come to many courses with the same prerequisites, they may not share the same level of understanding. Students, especially at WU, come to us with a wide variety of background knowledge and expertise. By assessing their prior knowledge both individually and as a group, instructors can adjust teaching styles in order to address student needs in a more efficient manner. This workshop will address ways to differentiate learning for individuals while keeping in mind group dynamics. A course syllabus will be used to model simple goal-setting that can be utilized in any course with any group of students. Management of student grades and communication will also be included. At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:
Catherine R. McKelvey, Director of Support and Outreach,
National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware
Entering college is a common “Rite of Passage” into adulthood. For many, it is a time of freedom, independence, new friends, and the promise of unending possibilities. For others, it is a time of stress, anxiety, high expectations, and feelings of uncertainty. College work requirements can be too much for some students to manage and can trigger serious mental health issues. This workshop will help you to recognize the signs of mental/emotional distress in students. This workshop will also explore ways that you, as a faculty member, can help these students access the mental health services that they need. Community resources will also be shared.
Adrienne Johnson, Librarian and Assistant Professor - Wilmington University;
Peg Mitchell, Director Student Success Center - Wilmington University
An introduction to how the Student Success Center and Library can help your students succeed in the classroom. This workshop is open to faculty who teach at all locations, including distance learning. Topics covered will include:
Liz Slater, Adjunct Instructor - General Studies Division, Wilmington University
This workshop provides an overview of APA style and a review of general requirements for academic writing. Specific topics include manuscript formatting, essay writing, and the organization of research papers. A scaffold type model of an APA research paper will be provided.
Dr. John (Jack) Cunningham, Director of Public Safety - Wilmington University;
Master Corporal James P.Warrick - Delaware State Police
This workshop is conducted by Master Corporal James P. Warrick of the Delaware State Police and University Director of Public Safety Jack Cunningham. Workshop attendees will be provided with an introduction the University’s tiered emergency warning system and response plan. Corporal Warrick will provide attendees with a thumbnail sketch of “Active Shooter” training being provided by the Delaware State Police throughout the state. Topics included will be the physiological responses to violence and an overview of possible actions during a violent scenario.
James McCloskey, Director of Library - Wilmington University
Ernie Linsay, Director of Faculty Development & Support, Assistant Professor; Nina Campanicki, Manager of Adjunct Faculty Support Team, Faculty Development & Support - Wilmington University
What does the acronym “IDEA” stand for? What do all those numbers and tables in the report I receive really mean? What are “raw” and “adjusted” scores? How can the IDEA results help me improve my teaching effectiveness? This workshop will lift the fog that often surrounds the IDEA Evaluation process and results.
James Bradley, Librarian and Assistant Professor – Library, Wilmington University
A number of studies indicate that students frequently are not aware of what constitutes plagiarism, other studies show what appears to be a consistent and deliberate pattern of cheating on exams and plagiarizing other’s works at educational institutions. Plagiarism can be accidental or deliberate, whichever the case, it is becoming a major problem and hot topic on campuses across America. This session will help educators to guide their students away from “accidental borrowing,” provide free methods to detect copied text, supply attendees with websites useful for educating students about plagiarism. Other topics include: Why students plagiarize, warning signs of possible plagiarism, and the main types of plagiarism.
Joe Rapposelli, Instructional Technology Trainer - Instructional Technology,
Note: Participant must be a Blackboard user with prior experience.
The Grade Center directly ties together all of the tools and features used in Blackboard to manage your course. Learn how to better organize your assignments, assessments and other course requirements using the Grade Center in Blackboard. This class will focus on the added features as well as the standard tools available within the new Blackboard Grade Center V8.
Meredith Weslowski, Online Instructional Technology Coordinator & Assistant Professor; MaryBeth Youse, Instructional Technologist & Adjunct Instructor – Wilmington University
Note: Participant must be a Blackboard user with prior experience.
Have a test you think can be delivered on the web and want to know how to load it into Blackboard? Want to survey your students online but are unsure how to do it? Web-delivery of tests and surveys through Blackboard is easier than you might think - especially with the use of additional software tools like Respondus. This session will cover the basics of delivering tests and surveys online and will introduce participants to Respondus for rapidly converting Word-format tests for upload into Blackboard.
Sallie Reissman, Director of Instructional Technology & Assistant Professor –
Note: Participant must be a Certified Online Instructor (completion of HOT)
Participants will discuss how online programs represent the WU mission of extending the resources of the university beyond its borders. The Distance Learning staff will share some of the new Web 2.0 technologies available to faculty and students in the online environment. Opportunities to share obstacles and options within the group will be provided.
Mr. Mickey Turnbo, Associate Professor, ITAC Division - Wilmington University
This workshop will utilize “BookSmart” software and a company called “Blurb.com” to create a book of photographs with accompanying text. You act as your own publisher and Blurb.com is your printing company. In addition to the use of the software, you will learn how to acquire an ISBN number for your book and why that may be important. We’ll also talk about how Self Publishing can be used both personally and / or incorporated into a dynamic class project
Ms. Sema Mellian, Adjunct Instructor, General Studies Division, Wilmington University
Watercolor with its simple teckniques that everyone will enjoy and understand the medium.The workshop will supply watercolor paper, paint and brushes. Sema will be demonstrating either a landscape or a still-life where every will follow. After completing your masterpiece, it will be put into a matted frame and ready to be displayed Enrollment limit: 15-18