The TWU Community comes together at this half-day event on the Denton Campus to share best practices in the areas of classroom technologies, online technologies and Canvas.

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  • Welcome to the 2020 Teaching & Learning Symposium 

    Kapinus, Carolyn (2020)
    Welcome to the 2020 Teaching & Learning Symposium- a message from Dr. Carolyn Kapinus.
  • Best Practices for Engaging Student Learning 

    Koberna, Leslie (August 17)
    Participants will learn best practice techniques to strengthen courses and active learning techniques for online and F2F courses. Participants will take away ideas for strengthening discussion board activities, using peer ...
  • Incorporating Photo-Book of Concepts in Classes 

    Kohan, Nasrin (August 17)
    The photo-book concept was designed to allow students to relate the subject matter to the real world with the purpose of enriching students’ understanding and reinforcing their appreciation of the subject. In this presentation, ...
  • Using a Customized Home Page for a Canvas Course Shell 

    Souris, Stephen (August 17)
    Students should be able to navigate easily around any particular instructor’s way of setting up a Canvas course shell. This presentation will demonstrate how a customized Home Page that functions as a site index can be ...
  • Writing on the Move: How Walking, Running, or Other Forms of Forward Movement Support the Writing Process 

    Hoermann-Elliott, Jacquelyn (August 17)
    A growing number of writers have been able to articulate how regular walking and running practices improve their writing practices. In this short presentation, Dr. Jackie Hoermann-Elliott introduces relevant theory on ...
  • Access vs. Accommodation 

    Levandowski, Shannon; Lohmann, Alicia (August 18)
    Learn the difference between access and accommodations and then discover just how easy it can be to design courses with access in mind.
  • Connecting Classroom Skills to Everyday Life: The “Three-Column Approach” 

    Kohan, Nasrin (August 18)
    This presentation will discuss “Three-Column Approach”, which is designed to demonstrate why it is important to practice problem solving and analytical thinking skills inside and outside of the classroom. Students’ responses ...
  • Immersive Technologies for Teaching Biology 

    Kottegoda, Samanthi; Figueroa, Jorge (August 18)
    As technology continues to become more integrated with our day-to-day lives, high-tech classrooms are fast becoming the norm. Using technology for education provokes student’s curiosity, boosts their engagement, and leads ...
  • Access in Word & PDFs 

    Hammett, Amy Jo (August 19)
    Learn how to use Word and PDFs to implement Universal Design best practices in a syllabus, assignments, and other course documents.
  • Accessibility in Canvas 

    Keely, Randa; Boonme, Ken (August 19)
    These quick tips will help you make course materials usable and accessible to every student.
  • Assistive Technology 

    Cross, Nadaya (August 19)
    Come explore some of the tools and devices that students with disabilities use to access instructional materials.
  • Learning Preferences 

    Asbury, Titus; Bones, Paul; Fogg, Niki (August 19)
    There is variability in the way students learn and understanding learning preferences can help instructors design course materials that encourages student access, engagement and interaction.
  • Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom 

    Stabb, Sally D. (August 20)
    An introduction to the essential mindset and preparation needed for creating an anti-racist classroom will be discussed. Attention will be given to critical activities such as decolonizing one’s syllabus, incorporating ...
  • Using a Flipped Classroom Approach: A Conduit for Effective Online Teaching 

    Hurlbut, Amanda (August 20)
    This presentation focuses on using a flipped classroom approach in blended classes or as a way to transition online mid-semester. This approach includes: creating engaging teaching content; assigning low-stakes, incentive ...
  • Zoom into Canvas 

    Brown, Laura; Collins, Heidi (August 20)
    Zoom is a widely used web conferencing and recording solution that offers full Canvas integration. You can use Zoom from inside your Canvas course to schedule a meeting, review recordings of meetings, add links to Zoom ...
  • Teaching Labs in a Virtual World 

    Hammett, Amy Jo (August 20)
    Many educators are interested in how lab work can be translated effectively into an online format. This session will introduce different strategies to teach laboratory student learning outcomes using virtual lab simulations ...
  • Experiential Learning and Foreign Language Pedagogy 

    Benner, William (August 20)
    This presentation will detail the use of experiential learning in the global bilingual healthcare minor that the Foreign Languages program recently unveiled. Participants will be able to incorporate experiential learning ...
  • Teaching with Heart: Supporting Our Students Online and Offline 

    Davis, Ann; Levitt, June (August 20)
    Many students arrive at universities with weak metacognitive skills, and this is a particular challenge for first-generation students and students from underprivileged backgrounds. Research has shown that non-content-related ...
  • Increasing Student Engagement Through Online Microlessons 

    Dillon, Suzanna; Tennakoon, Deepani (2019)
    Student engagement is a highly desired feature in both online and face-to-face classes. The presenters will describe a method of content delivery via short online microlessons that are structured not only to engage students ...
  • Making Technological Adjustments in a Dual Credit Classroom 

    Dyer, Darby (2019)
    This presentation explores using technologies in a TWU Dual Credit high school classroom. Having only fifteen Chromebooks in classes of over thirty students poses some challenges. However, this limitation promotes ...

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