Camp CTL 2019

Camp CTL is a free, fun-filled, three-day, come-and-go event designed to give faculty fresh ideas for enhancing learning in both the physical and virtual classroom. Camp CTL 2019 will be held August 13-15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center for Teaching & Learning (2nd floor, Steen Library). Included in this year's camp will be:

 

  • workshops on a range of teaching and learning topics and technologies

  • one-on-one assistance with course design and D2L

  • games and giveaways

  • free lunch, snacks, and t-shirts

Registration is not required for sessions. However, if you plan to join us for lunch, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Tentative Camp Schedule

Tuesday, August 13

8:30 a.m. - Sign in at the Welcome Desk and join us for a light breakfast!

9 a.m. - Brightspace #1: Content and Communication Tools (Presenter: Laura Osborne)

In this hands-on workshop, participants to upload, create, and organize Brightspace course content. Other topics covered include using Brightspace email, posting course News announcements, viewing student progress information, and using the Classlist tool.

 

9 a.m. - Listen Up! Embracing New Media Assignments (Presenter: Megan Weatherly)

Our students were born into a world saturated with digital media. How can we use some of these new media like videos and podcasts to create better assignments for students? Join Megan to find out!

10 a.m. - Get to Know the New CTL Website! (Presenter: DeAnna Schlebach)

We've just launched the new CTL website! Join DeAnna to learn about the site's new features!

10:30 a.m. - Break

11 a.m. - What's New in Brightspace (Presenter: Andra Floyd)

Find out what's new in Brightspace since last year's Camp -- discover cool new features and tools inlcuding Quick Eval, Inline Annotations, and more.

11 a.m. - 10 Tips for Teaching Generation Z (Presenter: Brittany Fish)

Welcome to the world of instant connectivity with media consumption overload! Whether you teach freshmen or seniors, chances are you have encountered Gen. Z, the largest cohort since the Baby Boomers, in your classroom. This generation of learners are overtaking college campuses and redefining classroom expectations. Come learn how to utilize SFA 101 teaching strategies in your classroom when working with this ‘on demand’ population!

11:30 a.m. - Templates, for the WIN! (Presenters: Alison Reed and DeAnna Schlebach)

In this demo session, you'll learn how content templates in Brightspace can enable you to quickly create course content that is visually engaging and consistently designed.

Noon - Enjoy lunch in the dining room!

1 p.m. - Introduction to Zoom (Presenter: Theunis Oliphant)

Zoom is the web conferencing and lecture capture tool licensed by SFA. It is integrated into Brightspace for easy use inside any class, but can also be used externally (independently from Brightspace). Zoom is available to everyone on campus, including faculty, staff, and students. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the potential uses for Zoom (including synchronous class discussions and much more), as well as how to use it inside and outside Brightspace.

1 p.m. - Bitmojis, GIFs, and Snaps, Oh My! (Presenter: Megan Weatherly)

Technology can serve to distance us from our students but can also help connect us to them. Join this fun session for thoughts on how you can leverage images and social media to increase engagement with your students.

2 p.m. - 20 Tips for Maximizing Your Zoom Web Conference Know-How (Presenter: Theunis Oliphant)

This advanced session is for faculty and staff who have already been using Zoom and who want to get more out of their Zoom meetings. Extra customization, gathering data from participants, and technology tips are some of the topics covered in this 30-minute session.

2 p.m. - For the Love of Tech Tools (Presenter: DeAnna Schlebach)

Join DeAnna as she runs through some awesome tech tools that will benefit you in and out of the classroom!  

2:30 p.m. - Break

3 p.m. - Brightspace: Intelligent Agents (Presenter: Laura Osborne)

Intelligent Agents in Brightspace help you manage communications in courses with large enrollments, as well as create and schedule messages to go out to students who are not routinely logging in or who have missed work. In this workshop, you'll be introduced to Intelligent Agents in Brightspace, including how and why to use them, how to create them, how to schedule them, and more.

3 p.m. - Interactive Lectures: Sleuthing Out a Pedagogy of Engagement (Presenter: Megan Weatherly)

Few teaching techniques are as maligned as lecture. But most of the criticism focuses on a single type of lecture: the full-session, transmission-model lecture. In this session, we'll learn more about interactive lecturing, which combines lectures with active learning techniques in a way that can engage students and improve their learning.

Wednesday, August 14

8:30 a.m. - Sign in at the Welcome Desk and join us for a light breakfast!

9 a.m. - What the Heck is Handshake? How Faculty and the Center for Career and Professional Development Can Collaboratively Support Students’ Career Development (Presenter: Jamie Bouldin)

SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) exists to empower students and alumni to achieve life-long career success, and fulfills this mission through individualized assistance, diverse career development programs, and collaboration with both internal and external partners concentrated on career goal achievements. This interactive session will introduce attendees to CCPD services and events, discuss opportunities for partnership between CCPD and faculty, and demonstrate how students and faculty can utilize Handshake to maximize career discovery and development opportunities.

9 a.m. - McCopyright: I'm Lovin' It! (Presenters: Theunis Oliphant and Alison Reed)

We’re flippin’ the culture of copyright by sharing tips on how to avoid copyright infringement as well as highlighting copyright exceptions. This session will include activities and discussion about fair use, and the true application of “for educational purposes." Join us to find out more!

9:30 a.m. - "What Can I Do with That Major Anyway?": Student Career Exploration with Focus 2 (Presenter: Jamie Bouldin)

Faculty are often one of the first stops for students who are seeking assistance with major/minor exploration, as well as answering the question of “Well, what can I really DO with that major anyway?” The Center for Career and Professional Development now offers Focus2, a self-guided career and major exploration system designed to help students take the first steps in the career planning process. This session will provide an overview and demonstration of Focus2 for attendees and some guidance for faculty in assisting students in this process.

10 a.m. - Templates, for the WIN! (Presenters: Alison Reed and DeAnna Schlebach)

In this demo session, you'll learn how content templates in Brightspace can enable you to quickly create course content that is visually engaging and consistently designed.

10 a.m. - Library Scavenger Hunt (Presenter: Melissa Clark)

How well do you know the Library? Well enough to find the one and only Golden Ticket hidden in Steen Library before anyone else? Join us to find out!

10:30 a.m. - Break

11 a.m. - Brightspace #2: Managing Grades (Presenter: Laura Osborne)

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to set up their Brightspace grade book, understand grading systems and schemes, enter grades and feedback, and determine and release final course grades.

11 a.m. - “Learning Styles” are a MYTH: What You Should Use Instead! (Presenter: Lauren Burrow)

For decades, teachers in PK-16 class settings have been guided to match their instruction to their students’ “learning styles” The only problem? Learning styles are a myth! This session will include activities and discussion about the way we actually take in knowledge as learners and what instructors should actually be using in order to build engaging, effective lessons that actually match the content they are teaching. This session is great for anyone who teaches/leads learning activities.

Noon - Enjoy lunch in the dining room!

1 p.m. - Brightspace #3: Discussions, Dropboxes, and Groups (Presenter: Laura Osborne)

In this hands-on Brightspace workshop, participants will learn how to: create, manage, and grade discussions; create, manage, and grade dropbox assignments; and create and manage groups (and create group-restricted activities).

1 p.m. - How Learning Science Can Make All of Us Better Teachers (Presenter: M.E. McWilliams)

Few folks on campus have their finger on the pulse of student learning practices like M.E.! Join her as she discusses how you can improve student learning by incorporating principles backed by learning science into your teaching.

 

2 p.m. - 10 Tips for a Better Syllabus (Presenter: Megan Weatherly)

A syllabus is a critical course document. It not only contains important information, it sets the tone for the course. Join Megan to learn some easy ideas for creating a more learner-centered syllabus.

2:30 p.m. - Break

3 p.m. - Group Video Assignments---Easier than You Think! (Presenters: Andra Floyd and Marsha Bayless)

In this hands-on session, you will find out how easy it is to add an asynchronous video assignment to your course using YouSeeU (Bongo)!  Who said group presentations can’t be done seamlessly online!  You will see examples of the tool and discover best case uses as you see it from the instructor and the student view.  Plus, we will walk you through each step as you create a video assignment in your class.

3 p.m. - "Just Keep Swimming": Finding Visual Objects that are Free and Accessible to Students (Presenter: Jonathan Helmke)

Provide access to all genres of film, art, and other visual media to all your students, whether in online, hybrid, or face-to-face classes. Librarians will show you the most effective way to find free, ADA-compliant multimedia materials so you do not feel that you are swimming upstream and getting nowhere.

Thursday, August 15

8:30 a.m. - Sign in at the Welcome Desk and join us for a light breakfast!

9 a.m. - Brightspace #4: Quizzes (Presenter: Laura Osborne)

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to create a variety of quiz questions, manage their Question Library, create quizzes, and manage a variety of quiz options and settings.

9 a.m. - Setting up an Inclusive Syllabus to Welcome ALL Students to your Course (Presenter: Lauren Burrow)

Our Lumberjack community is made up of many diverse types of students who each bring unique identities, needs, and assets into our classrooms. A well-worded, intentionally inclusive syllabus is a great way to welcome ALL your different types of students before class even starts. This session will guide participants to critically review their current syllabi and invite discussion about wording and policies that students might find insensitive, problematic, or off-putting —— all of which can shut down learning experiences for our students. Participants will engage in group work to revise, add, and/or reconsider the presentation of their syllabi to make sure ALL Lumberjacks feel welcomed to learn in all of our courses.

10 a.m. - Templates, for the WIN! (Presenters: Alison Reed and DeAnna Schlebach)

In this demo session, you'll learn how content templates in Brightspace can enable you to quickly create course content that is visually engaging and consistently designed.

10:30 a.m. - Break

11 a.m. - Using Technology to Connect with Distance Students: How EdPuzzle Changed my Online Courses (Presenter: Amber Wagnon)

11 a.m. - Solving the Mystery of Student Engagement: Harnessing the Potential of Experiential Learning (Presenter: Adam Peck)

Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Tell me, and I will listen; Teach me, and I'll remember; Involve me, and I will learn.” This quote captures the power and potential of providing students opportunities to apply the skills they gain inside and outside of the classroom. This session will discuss models for integrative learning and share research that demonstrates the impact of these kinds of learning experiences.

Noon - Enjoy lunch in the dining room!

1 p.m. - Using Low-Cost Devices to Bridge Disciplines (Presenter: Theunis Oliphant)

Ever wonder if SkyNET is the only thing that happens when you combine artificial intelligence and drones? In this session, you’ll learn about unique ways modern and future technology can be incorporated into your classes. Discover interesting ways to combine development boards, 3D printing and model, and low-end computers with your field of expertise.

1 p.m. - Was it the Anxious Student in the Library with the Overdue Paper? Clues for Solving Student Anxiety (Presenter: Jill Milem)

You have probably noticed the precipitous rise of anxiety in our students.  This session offers ideas and tools for responding to student distress, information on how to refer, and ways to manage our own anxiety about it all.

1:30 p.m. - Get to Know the New CTL Website! (Presenter: DeAnna Schlebach)

We've just launched the new CTL website! Join DeAnna to learn about the site's new features!

2 p.m. - What's New in Brightspace (Presenter: Andra Floyd)

Find out what's new in Brightspace since last year's Camp -- discover cool new features and tools including Quick Eval, Inline Annotations, and more.

2 p.m. - 20 Tips for Maximizing Your Zoom Web Conference Know-How (Presenter: Theunis Oliphant)

This advanced session is for faculty and staff who have already been using Zoom and who want to get more out of their Zoom meetings. Extra customization, gathering data from participants, and technology tips are some of the topics covered in this 30-minute session.

2:30 p.m. - Break

3 p.m. - Brightspace Rubrics (Presenters: Laura Osborne and Andra Floyd)

Streamline your grading process, save time, provide effective feedback, and improve student success with rubrics in Brightspace. In this hands-on session, you'll gain an understanding of the terminology, types, and structures of rubrics in Brightspace, gain hands-on practice in constructing a rubric, and discover how and where students see rubrics, both before and after their work is graded.

3 p.m. - Clue-ing in to Better Design for All Learners (Presenter: Megan Weatherly)

As educators, we want all of our students to succeed, regardless of how they learn. In this session, we'll focus on how we can provide multiple representations of content and will consider ways to make activities more flexible and engaging.

 

 

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936.468.1010

ctl@sfasu.edu

 

Ralph W. Steen Library, 2nd floor

 

Stephen F. Austin State University

 

Nacogdoches, Texas

 

 

 

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