Training

Interested in professional development? Want to learn new skills or new technologies?

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Professional Development 

One of our goals in the CTEI is to provide faculty with opportunities to grow as educators and explore new technologies and innovative ideas.  One way is by providing workshops that are offered both face-to-face and online. All online workshops are recorded and available to faculty for later viewing. Watch your Outlook calendar for invitations. All virtual workshop invitations will include the links to log in for virtual sessions.

Light refreshments will be served at face-to-face (F2F) sessions. Training sessions last about an hour.

CTEI Training 

Our training classes are sent to all faculty through an Outlook invitation. If you are not receiving these regular invitations (approximately 2 to 4 invitations each month), please contact CTEI@rush.edu to be added to the distribution list.

Upcoming Workshop Trainings:

January Schedule

  •  Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Virtual Workshop
CTEI Sparks Session: Time-Management Strategies in Online Teaching

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the time commitment involved in teaching your online class? Are you looking for some time-saving tips as you embark upon this new semester? From building content, to posting to discussion forums, to grading and providing meaningful feedback, this brief 30-minute CTEI Sparks workshop will offer key time management strategies to assist you as you build and facilitate your online class. Click here for the Zoom link to the virtual workshop session.

 

  • Friday, January 22, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm - Virtual Workshop
Introduction to Educational Escape Rooms

This interactive session will introduce some evidence-based best practices for planning and designing educational escape rooms.  Educational escape rooms are types of  active learning and formative assessment activities that have learners to cooperatively discover clues, solve puzzles and complete tasks regarding the targeted learning objectives/goals/outcomes in one or more rooms in order to progress and achieve one or more learning objectives/goals/outcomes. Upon completion of this session you will be able to list some and apply some evidence-based practices for planning and designing educational escape rooms. Click here for the Zoom link to the virtual workshop session.

 

  • Friday, January 29, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm - Virtual Workshop
Evidence-based Best Practices for Teaching Live/Syncronously Online

This session will introduce some evidence-based best practices for teaching live/synchronously online.  Although Zoom will be the tool used during the session, the evidence-based best practices presented are also applicable to other web conferencing systems such as Blackboard Collaborate, WebEx, etc.  Upon completion of this session participants will be able to list some and apply some evidence-based best practices for teaching live/synchronously online. Click here for the Zoom link to the virtual workshop session.

 

February Schedule
Zoom Virtual Workshop link

Friday, February 5, 2021

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Curriculum Maps: Masterplans for Teaching and Learning Success

This session will introduce some evidence-based best practices for using and creating curriculum maps to enhance teaching and learning. Curriculum maps help improve illustrating relationships, progression and performance gaps, between university, college, program/departmental and course learning outcomes/objectives and assessment of learning. Curriculum maps are also often used in the accreditation process. Upon completion of this session and with the resources from this session, you will be able to describe curriculum maps and draft a curriculum map. 

Zoom Virtual Workshop link

Friday, February 12, 2021

Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm 

Blackboard Weighted Total & Grade Center  The Blackboard Grade Center can accommodate a number of different grade weighting schemes. In this session you will learn how to use weighted calculated columns, total calculated columns, interpret your weighted grades, exempt grades, dropped graedes, check categories and more. You don’t want to miss this advance session on the Grade Center.
Zoom Virtual Workshop link

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm 

Student Centered Learning Let’s face it…in many ways, education in the US is what it has always been – teacher centered. Rush has come a LONG way in adding in active learning and layering in online, remote education where applicable. But are we student centered? Do we let our students determine what and how they learn? Oftentimes, our teaching stops short of allowing students this kind of autonomy, but should it? In this workshop, we’ll talk about the definition of student-centered learning as well as brainstorm some techniques as to how you might be able to implement it in your class. Please join me for this one hour, lunchtime session on student centered learning.
Zoom Virtual Workshop link

Monday, February 25, 2021

Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Presentation techniques: Creating and presenting with style! Are you tired of your same old boring Power Point presentations? Are you looking to spice things up for your students or for any future conference presentations? This session will show you some alternative tools to Power Point as well as cover some key techniques to help you present content in an exciting, effective, and engaging way. 

    Access previously-recorded workshops through the Portal.


    CLUB Basic Training

    All Rush University Faculty can self-enroll in the fully online, self-paced training for the CLUB classrooms. If you wish to have face-to-face training, please contact CTEI@rush.edu for an appointment.

    For instructions to access the self-paced training, open the CLUB Basic Training document.