GIFT Exchange

GIFT

GIFT Exchange

GIFT Exchange

 

GIFT Exchanges

No matter your mode of instruction, the GIFT (Great Ideas for Teaching) Exchange has a GIFT for you. All faculty and staff interested in teaching are invited to join us for these HyFlex events focused on creating an integrated course using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.

Please register to attend these events by the following requested deadlines. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the event. Session recordings will be available about a week after the event.

 

Fall 2022 GIFT Exchange Schedule

Session 1: Instructional Videos Using Universal Design for Learning Guidelines, Part I: Minimizing Distractions

Thursday, September 22, 2:00-2:45 pm
Faculty Resource Center, Columbine 203
Ann Amicucci, Ph.D., English Department, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LAS)

Join this GIFT Exchange to engage with Ann in a(n):

  • overview of UDL guidelines for minimizing distractions in the learning environment and how to apply these guidelines to the creation of instructional videos,
  • video presentation and discussion about potential visual and audio distractions and how the video could be improved to reduce these distractions, and
  • discussion about revisions participants can make to their instructional videos using what they’ve learned.

Video Recording | Presentation Slides


Session 2: Annotating with Hypothes.is: A Social Annotation Tool

Tuesday, September 27, 11:00-11:45 am
Mike Kisley, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology Department, LAS
Nathan Price, Instructor, English Department, LAS
Celeste Delbar, Instructor, English Department, LAS
Angie Dodson, Faculty Development Coordinator, FRC

For this GIFT Exchange, interactively engage with Mike, Nathan, and Angie in how to use Hypothes.is for:

  • engaging more students in course readings (including the course syllabus),
  • annotating for rhetorical analysis, and
  • varying how students interact with course content, the instructor, and each other.

Session Recording | Session PowerPoint


Session 3: Instructional Videos Using Universal Design for Learning Guidelines, Part II: Supporting Learner Autonomy

Thursday, October 6, 2:00-2:45 pm
Faculty Resource Center, Columbine 203
Ann Amicucci, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English Department, LAS

Join this GIFT Exchange to engage with Ann in:

  • an overview of UDL guidelines for creating opportunities for learner autonomy and how to apply these guidelines to instructional videos,
  • a review of the set-up of an example course module and discussion about where learners are given autonomy in relation to video instruction and how the module could be revised to increase learner autonomy, and
  • a discussion about revisions participants can make to their course modules using what they’ve learned.

Register for GIFT Exchange Session 3.


Session 4: Proactive Approach to Reducing Digital Fatigue

Wednesday, October 12, 11:00-11:45 am
Faculty Resource Center, Columbine 203
Angie Dodson, M.Ed., Faculty Development Coordinator, FRC

Over the past two years, personal, academic, and professional use of digital technologies has increased lending to apathy, disengagement, and fatigue. Join Angie to discuss actions both faculty and students can take to help recognize, remedy, and prevent digital fatigue.

Register for GIFT Exchange Session 4 by Friday, October 7.


Session 5: Quick Tips for Inclusive Teaching: UDIT Showcase

Tuesday, October 25, 11:00-11:45 am
Amy Anderson, Ph.D., MFA, MALS, Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts, LAS

Seeking to create an inclusive learning experience through equity of voice, Amy will share her strategies for facilitating “an online space built with the intention of synergistic co-creation of knowledge that meets each adult learner where they are and gives them a chance to participate equally.”

Register for GIFT Exchange Session 5 by Friday, October 21.


Session 6: Students as Editors and Creators of OER

Friday, October 28, 2:00-2:45 or 3:15-4:00 pm
Baye Herald, MA, Senior Instructor, Technical Communications and Information Design (TCID), LAS
Angie Dodson, M.Ed., Faculty Development Coordinator, FRC

As a part of the OER SUCCESS at UCCS event, Baye and Angie will share ways for students to be creators and editors of open educational resources.

Register for GIFT Exchange Session 6 by Friday, October 21.


Session 7: Sneak Peek at Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

Wednesday, November 9, 2:00-2:45 pm
Lynnane George, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Angie Dodson, M.Ed., Faculty Development Coordinator, FRC

As a part of ACCESS @ UCCS Week Lynnane and Angie will introduce the three forms of “small teaching” as a pre-cursor to the Spring 2023 Teaching Circle featuring James M. Lang’s Small teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

Register for GIFT Exchange Session 7 by Friday, November 4.


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Last updated September 30, 2022
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