WORKSHOPS RUN CONCURRENTLY IN THE GRIZZLY DEN AND THE STUDENT LIFE CENTER. LOOK THROUGH THIS LIST FOR SESSIONS THAT FIT YOU BEST.
Grizzly Den Workshops:
YouTube in the Classroom: From “Movie Day” to Pedagogy – Andy Jones
Many of us use YouTube to provide a quick example or help to explain a complex idea. Streaming video is only a click away and can be extremely effective at connecting your lessons to the students’ lives and interests. This workshop will demonstrate how YouTube can enhance your lessons to help students relate to your material and provide strategies for what’s
Can I Get A Read on Them? – Mason Pracht
How do we ever know if they’re with us, on the same page, or generally listening to their own drummer? Gain insight from an experienced Army “Human Intelligence Collector” in how to read your students.
Stress Management Techniques – Dr. Josh Jausel
Dr. Josh Jausel is an official team doctor with team USA Olympics for USA Judo, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Track & Field, and Para-Olympic Volleyball. He will be teaching us the same health content he teaches his Olympic athletes!
When Mechanics Aren’t Your Day Job – John Buaas
All of us recognize the value of good writing in our students’ papers, but many of us whose discipline is not English feel uncertain when it comes to how to evaluate their writing in ways that are helpful to them. This session, I hope, will help to alleviate some of those anxieties.
No Respect! Does Today’s Student Know any Soft Skills? – Connie Belden
Do your students come in late or have no social skills? Management says employees are missing important soft skills. We will discuss the missing soft skills, how to teach the soft skills, and participate in actual techniques.
Bring on the Student Engagement – Connie Belden
How students learn is changing! Of course the challenge is many classes include different generations, so in this session you will learn collaborative learning techniques using everything from no technology (using a standard deck of playing cards and round robin techniques) to the latest free computer software and apps for smart phones / tables especially made for classroom interaction.
Furniture as Instructional Technology –Mark Jarvis
Been in an environment that was highly conducive to learning? What made it work? In many instances, particularly collaborative learning situations, furnishings in the classroom can make a profound difference. We will explore and discuss existing learning spaces at Butler. For those who are uneasy teaching in the round or with groups, we will spend time processing some tips on how to be more successful in these settings, too.
Can We save Ourselves? Our Art, Our Humanity – Civilization? – James Gross
Retakes from a November Lecture at Georgetown University and a New York City Lecture. Come and learn about places we create to impress and empower, and how those places are monumental teaching tools.
iMovie: Digital Video in the Classroom – Ed Tech
Bring learning to life using digital video in your classroom. Learn how to use digital video as an instructional tool and leave prepared with practical ideas that you will be able to immediately apply in the classroom. Through a variety of hands-on activities, learn how to work with iPads and create and edit movies with iMovie. Be prepared to actively engage in the process as participants will be creating videos. Enrollment is limited to the first 15 people.
11-12 Mapping the BCC Student Experience from Beginning to End – Cory Teubner
The Pathways Student Experience Team is working to imagine and map out a timeline of every student contact with the institution from the first time they read a Grizzlies ad to (hopefully) carrying a diploma across the gymnasium. In this session, we will work together with other faculty to see what this timeline looks like in our view. You participation is essential as Butler takes its first steps toward homing in on — and maximizing the potential of – each encounter with each student.
12-1 Lunch in the Grizzly Den for everyone
1-2 College Classrooms and Other Unruly Border Towns – Cory Teubner
Some recent theorists have found it instructive to think of community college classrooms – especially those commonly encountered by freshmen in their first semester or two – as places where diverse backgrounds clash and overlap as disparate students grapple to understand and use the languages relevant not only to a particular discipline, but to navigating the institution. As gatekeepers to colleges and universities, if not to advanced learning itself, we faculty are in a special position to guide students as they begin to translate their own habits and discursive practices into those that “make sense” to the college and to each other. Attend this session if you are up for some deep thinkin’ and theorizin’ that has the potential to inflect the way we conceive and execute our jobs.
Ripple Maker Book Club
This semester’s PD book, Ripple Maker, is from Butler’s own Davis Laughlin. Davis teaches Intro to Teaching in Andover and is a past teacher for the Circle School District. “Davis Laughlin’s book, Ripple Maker, encourages teachers to dig deep and find that excitement each and every day…and harness it! Ripple Maker cuts through he educational jargon and buzz words and gets to the heart to the issue. It challenges us to find our mission, to rip away the masks and do some deep self-reflection, to let go of the small stuff and enjoy the ride.” Davis has generously donated a free book to everyone who wants to participate in the book club.
Build a Better Assignment with Information Literacy
This session why information literacy is important in your assignments. You will then learn the pitfalls of assignments that contain research and the simple solutions that will make your students understand the importance of quality resources and the process of research. Bring an assignment and have a research expert help you with it. You can also develop a new assignment that incorporates information literacy.