Camp EdVenture Schedule

Camp EdVenture Bootcamp

Camp EdVenture

Friday, August 2, 2019
Tuttleman Center Room 209 , Jefferson University East Falls Campus

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Check-in and Light Breakfast (Lobby of DE)


Morning Sessions (9:00 to 11:45 a.m.)

9:00 to 9:45 a.m.

Room: Tuttleman Center Room 209

Rethinking Course Design to Foster Increased Engagement and Deeper Learning

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10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Room: Tuttleman Center Room 209

Assessment: Not Just Another "A" Word

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11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Room: Tuttleman Center Room 209

Implementing Active Learning

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12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Room: Tuttleman Center Room 209

Lunch and Social Hour


Afternoon "Tech" Breakout Sessions (1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)

1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

Room: Tuttleman Center Room 209

Tech Tools 1

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2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

Room: Tuttleman Center Room 209

Tech Tools 2

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2:45 to 3:00 p.m.

Adjournment in Tuttleman Center Room 209

 


 

Session Descriptions

Rethinking Course Design to Foster Increased Engagement and Deeper Learning
Rethinking how you approach course design helps create courses that stick with students long after the course ends. By identifying what it is we really want students to be able to know, do, or value, we can build instructional experiences that not only sustain active, engaged learning but also allow students opportunities to connect course concepts with their personal and professional lives.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

  • Identify situational factors that affect course design.
  • Identify where programmatic and course objectives intersect with your instructional goals
  • Develop next steps in rethinking your course design.

To get the most out of this workshop, please bring the syllabus of a course you’d like to rethink. You may also wish to bring a laptop or other device.

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Assessment: Not Just Another "A" Word
Assessment is essential to teaching and learning for learners and faculty alike. Assessment documents learners’ mastery of course material and competencies and also provides insight into one’s teaching practice. This session provides an introduction to the assessment process as it is grounded in the classroom.  The session focuses on developing a shared vocabulary of assessment and three essential elements (timeliness, frequency, and tone). The workshop addresses the three elements as they apply to both formative and summative assessment.  In this session, participants will apply the presented material to a specific course goal or objective, brainstorm potential formative and summative opportunities for learners and consider ways to integrate learning technologies such as rubrics, low-stakes Blackboard testing or surveys to facilitate learning.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between formative and summative assessment
  • Explain three essential elements of any student learning assessment
  • Identify an assessment strategy for a learning activity

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Implementing Active Learning

Active learning is about getting students to engage in doing and having them actively think about what they are doing.  A variety of strategies may be employed to get students to engage with content and skill development while instilling the habits of self-reflection regarding the learning process.  In this session, participants will identify a portion of their course to ‘activate’ using active learning strategies, design a lesson plan that mindfully incorporates active learning, and evaluate some of the challenges that may occur with an eye to developing solutions for ensuring student learning outcomes are attained.

Upon completion of this sessions, participants will:

  1. Understand what active learning encompasses and identify active learning strategies
  2. Develop a plan for incorporating an appropriate and doable active learning strategy within one of your courses to enhance a learning experience for your students
  3. Identify potential risks (and benefits) within that plan and formulate potential solutions (a ‘back pocket’ readiness plan)

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Tech Tools 1 and 2

  1. Tech Tools - Fostering Learner Interactions

In the earlier sessions attendees discovered active learning strategies and gathered various approaches to encourage engaged learning in the classroom. In this tech session, we will introduce Blackboard student engagement tools such as Discussion Boards & Groups. This session will provide attendees with the opportunity to easily facilitate and implement engaging student-to-student interactions and group collaboration within their courses.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between discussion board, forum, thread and post.
  • Prepare and post to a discussion as a student and as an instructor.
  • Develop groups through manual, self or random enrollment.
  • Identify the various tools available within the Groups function.
  1. Tech Tools - Assessments & Feedback

In this morning’s Backwards Design & Assessment sessions, participants identified types of feedback that align with their student learning goals and objectives. In this tech session, we will present built-in Blackboard assessment and feedback features such as Assignments, Grade Center, Inline Grading and the Rubrics tool. Attendees will have a hands-on opportunity to create an assignment and an associated rubric as well as utilize the integrated grading features to provide students with timely and necessary feedback.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Create and modify a Blackboard assignment.
  • Develop a rubric and associate rubric with course content.
  • Apply grading and related feedback for student work within Grade Center.
  • Implement in-line grading feature to provide annotated feedback on assignment submissions.

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