Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment - Western Washington University's Teaching and Learning Center

The Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment provides workshops and seminars, sponsors speakers, and holds open houses dedicated to supporting faculty use of innovations in their teaching. If you would like to suggest a workshop or speaker for the next academic year, please use our Suggestion Box form.

Upcoming CIIA-sponsored events are listed below. Often we provide online access to supporting materials associated with an event. For this reason, you may search events or view an archive of past events.

If you are looking for a particular event, use the search events feature.

Upcoming Events

 
WORKSHOPS: ePortfolios with Special Guest, Dr. David Goldstein, UW Bothell
Location: Wilson Library 270,  Date: 5/2/2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
David S. Goldstein is a senior lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell, where he has taught for sixteen years, and also serves as Director of its Teaching and Learning Center, which recently won the Exemplary Teaching and Learning Center Award at an international higher education conference. The recipient of the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award, his research and writing lie in the scholarship of teaching and learning as well as in ethnic American literature. He earned a Ph.D. in comparative culture from the University of California, Irvine, before moving to Seatt... more


WEBINAR: Using Team-Based Learning to Flip Your Classroom
Location: Miller Hall 56,  Date: 5/6/2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This live webinar includes strategies for using team-based learning in courses to enhance student learning, increase student engagement, and expand student expertise in problem-solving. more


Faculty GUR Group: World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively! (part 1)
Location: Humanities 108,  Date: 5/13/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Shirley Osterhaus, (Fairhaven) will present “World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively!” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she employs. This GUR class, grounded in justice, human rights and activism, is accompanied by the World Issues Forum speaker series that has hosted, over the past 13 years, 300+ visionaries, activists, and scholars who have stretched students' minds and hearts. All faculty and staff are invited to attend t... more


Learning Technology Group: Alternatives to PowerPoint
Location: Miller Hall 56,  Date: 5/14/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of this session, lead by Kevin Dixey and AJ Barse (ATUS), will be on exploring alternatives to PowerPoint, including desktop, web, and mobile applications. The Learning Technology Group at Western is an ongoing collaboration of the team at the Teaching, Learning, & Technology Faculty Development Office (Academic... more


Faculty GUR Group: World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively! (part 2)
Location: Humanities 108,  Date: 5/20/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Shirley Osterhaus, (Fairhaven) will present “World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively!” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she employs. This GUR class, grounded in justice, human rights and activism, is accompanied by the World Issues Forum speaker series that has hosted, over the past 13 years, 300+ visionaries, activists, and scholars who have stretched students' minds and hearts. All faculty and staff are invited to attend t... more


Innovative Teaching Showcase Learning Event
Location: Wilson Library 268 and 270,  Date: 6/6/2014 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of and video interviews with Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's Showcase theme is Blended Learning. At the Learning Event, visitors can learn more about the Innovative Teaching Showcase, watch the videos, enjoy refreshments, and meet this year’s featured instructors. more


Past Events

 
Learning Technology Group: Web Conferencing Tools
Location: Miller Hall 56,  Date: 4/16/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of this session, lead by John Farquhar (ATUS), will be to discuss synchronous online conferencing alternative to Blackboard Collaborate, including BigBlueButton (via Cancas) and Microsoft Lync. The Learning Technology Group at Western is an ongoing collaboration of the team at the Teaching, Learning, & Technolog... more


Faculty GUR Group: Who wants to be a millionaire? (PART 2)
Location: Miller 114,  Date: 3/12/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Megan Deeney, (Mathematics) will present “Who wants to be a millionaire? Planning your financial future with MATH 107” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she employs. Want to have a million dollars (or more) when you retire, or do you want to save for something in the shorter term? We will discuss a few simple formulas to plan your savings strategy to achieve your goals. We can also talk about mortgage decisions, such as whether to buy discount points or ... more


WORKSHOP: Creating Teacher Presence in the Classroom
Location: Performing Arts Center 199,  Date: 3/12/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Confidence doesn't create dynamic presence; courage does. In this workshop we’ll engage in acting exercises designed to help actors (and teachers) release their protective guards in order to simply be present with others--our audience, our students. We'll work to discover the courage to allow ourselves to see and be seen. Please join Rich Brown, Theatre, for this exciting and essential professional development opportunity. Space is limited. Please register for this event by emailing cii@wwu.edu. more


Learning Technology Group - Digital Badges: Awarding Accomplishments Digitally
Location: Miller Hall 56,  Date: 3/12/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of this session, lead by John Farquhar (ATUS), will be on the potential of using digital badges as a method for showing earned and validated certifications or accomplishments. A digital badge is just what is sounds like: a visual marker—just like in the Scouts—of an accomplishment. But instead of a fabric badge, the ... more


Faculty GUR Group:Who wants to be a millionaire?
Location: Miller 114,  Date: 3/5/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Megan Deeney, (Mathematics) will present “Who wants to be a millionaire? Planning your financial future with MATH 107” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she employs. Want to have a million dollars (or more) when you retire, or do you want to save for something in the shorter term? We will discuss a few simple formulas to plan your savings strategy to achieve your goals. We can also talk about mortgage decisions, such as whether to buy discount points or ... more


WEBINAR: 10 Ways to Improve Blended Learning Course Design in 2014
Location: Haggard Hall 232,  Date: 2/4/2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This live webinar will prepare participants to create combinations of online and face-to-face teaching, the kind of combinations that keep students engaged in their own learning and driven toward improved outcomes. It will focus on how to integrate learning before, during, and after face-to-face activities with the notion of learning as an active process. Participants will be able to 1) Analyze their own courses to determine whether and how to create a blended course, 2) Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to select learning activities that are best accomplished in class and those best accomplished online, 3... more


Learning Technology Group - Designing Media Assignments
Location: Miller Hall 56,  Date: 1/22/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. Thinking about having your students do a website, blog, or video? Are your students already creating media and you would like to share ideas? Or, perhaps you would like to gather ideas for realistic time frames, assessing projects, or utilizing campus resources. Join the Teaching, Learning, and Technology team of ATUS to learn... more


WEBINAR: Pop & Sizzle! How to Create & Deliver a Dynamic Presentation
Location: HH122,  Date: 1/14/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Delivering a dynamic presentation does not have to be a mystery. First and foremost, a presentation is never about the speaker. It is always about the audience members. The difference between a miserable presentation and a powerful, engaging program comes down to preparation and respect. When presenters take time to know their audience, their mission, and their topic, they show respect for the people in front of them. It is also important to realize that great presentations do not end when the audience leaves the room. What are you doing after the lights go out to reflect on your presentatio... more


Learning Technology Group: Learning Technologies Wish List
Location: Miller Hall 56,  Date: 12/4/2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of this session, lead by Kevin Dixey (ATUS), will be on the latest learning technologies and apps to support teaching and learning. Add these to your wish list! The Learning Technology Group at Western is an ongoing collaboration of Academic Technology and User Services, working with the Center for Instructional In... more


Faculty GUR Group: BCOM? But You Don't Speak English in Class!
Location: Miller Hall 131,  Date: 12/3/2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Please join Sean Dwyer (Modern & Classical Languages) for a sneak peek into how he teaches his “Elementary Spanish” GUR course and gets students accustomed to college-level expectations. The self-discipline required to learn a language, especially in an accelerated course like Spanish 104, can create study habits that will benefit students in all of their courses. Sean Dwyer will discuss how he instills good habits in your (future) students, and how learning to communicate in Spanish can make their English more of a pleasure to read. more


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