Teaching Engagements

 

 

About Teaching Engagements

What are "Teaching Engagements"?

Teaching Engagements are offered 2-5 times a year by the Teaching & Learning Advisory Council.  They are practical seminars, workshops, or lectures, usually 60 to 90 minutes long, aimed at improving  teaching and learning at NMU by introducing innovative methods, new ideas and philosophies, or other techniques.

 

Got a classroom exercise or activity that works well for you?

TLAC is always looking for opportunities to share good practices with the campus community!  Pease contact us at TLAC@nmu.edu


 

Upcoming Teaching Engagements

November 13, 2014 from 4:00-5:00 in Mead Auditorium

Active Learning Catalyst Project: Results and the Path Forward

The Teaching and Learning Advisory Council (TLAC) will be hosting a Teaching Engagement entitled Active Learning Catalyst Project: Results and the Path Forward, November 13, 2014 from 4:00-5:00 in the Mead Auditorium.  Please join us as NMU faculty and staff share their findings from the recent NSF-funded Active Learning Catalysts grant that also included the development of LRC 108 as an active learning classroom.  Jill Leonard, Matt Smock and JD Phillips will present the results of the project and give an overview of their conclusions.  The session will end with a general discussion among the presenters and audience about the role of active learning in higher education and possibilities for NMU in the future.

If you have any questions please e-mail TLAC@nmu.edu

 


 
 

Resources/Videos of Select Past Teaching Engagements

 

Using Social Media for Case Studies and Simulations  -- Dr. Kristi Burdick, Nursing

April 13, 2012  12-1:30 PM   --  LRC 109

Dr. Burdick will demonstrate a unique use of social media to simulate application of teaching material.  No, this isn’t a “Be Facebook friends with your students!” workshop.  This work won the best poster award at a recent Simulation conference at Drexel University.  In brief, Kristi created a fictional every-person for Facebook who shared with “friends” (the class) her medical problems. The results have been very positive.  Kristi will discuss how this methodology can be adapted for other disciplines.

Video of the talk

 

 

Active Learning Practicalities & Technologies -- Dr. Jill Leonard, Biology

March 16, 2012    12-1 PM  -- LRC 108

Dr. Leonard will share some of her experiences using Active Learning  in her Biology classes, including activities in the recently constructed Active  Learning classroom in the LRC.  She will focus on the practical aspects of integrating Active Learning techniques into a classroom  environment and on demonstrating  a few of the tools of the LRC's Active Learning Classroom.   This talk will not focus on the physical sciences in particular, and should be of use for integrating methods into any classroom.

PowerPoint slides from the talk

 

 

Discussions that Work  -- Dr. Judy Puncochar

Friday, April 8, 2011

Description: Quick and easy-to-implement discussion strategies to use in classes of any size --  asking effective questions, increasing critical thinking skills, reciprocal questioning, assessing students' learning after a discussion, and much more.

Discussion Handout (contains detailed instructions/examples of various methods, with links to further resources)

video of the talk

 

 

Why Engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning? - Jeff Bernstein
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM

http://mediasite.nmu.edu/NMUMediasite/Viewer/?peid=24ee41a865544222841d173fd515cb14

 

Making the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Part of Your Professional Agenda - Jeff Bernstein
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Time: 3:00 PM

http://mediasite.nmu.edu/NMUMediasite/Viewer/?peid=ee732a70dd3d4653ad89c4e3ef1f8ef9

 

College Level Academic Games in the Curriculum
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Time: 3:45 PM
http://mediasite.nmu.edu/NMUMediasite/Viewer/?peid=b6e59cc7d7c34130bdab75cfbc02db34

 

Township for Tolerance Forum
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Time: 5:30 PM
http://mediasite.nmu.edu/NMUMediasite/Viewer/?peid=5b6877d1ca45482cb06d885e1a2be35e

 

Strategies for Managing Large Classrooms
Date: Monday, November 12, 2007
Time: 5:00 PM
Duration: 00:43:39
http://mediasite.nmu.edu/NMUMediasite/Viewer/?peid=525bfd07936b45498fe27f7f7aef441b
 

 

Plagiarism: What Is Acceptable Use of Others' Words and Images?
Date: Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Time: 2:00 PM
Duration: 00:57:41
http://mediasite.nmu.edu/NMUMediasite/Viewer/?peid=eca3e1497b914f278beae3888b0a86a8

 


Classroom Preparedness
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Time: 4:00 PM
username: nmu / password: wildcats
http://mediasite.nmu.edu/mediasite/viewer/?peid=ac68acf3-3a79-4b46-9600-c96fb01eb8af



Faculty Grants
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Time: 4:00 PM
Duration: 1:04:00
http://mediasite.nmu.edu/NMUMediasite/Viewer/?peid=3a9bfbeb68c449809c1078748b7baddc  



Promotion and Tenure Workshop
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2007
Time: 4:00 PM
Duration: 1:35:02
http://mediasite.nmu.edu/mediasite/viewer/?peid=6c12e263-21f7-4e9e-a218-968f883db46b  



Plagiarism
Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Time: 1:00 PM Location: JXJ 101 
http://mediasite.nmu.edu/mediasite/viewer/?peid=11e41549-f0b6-4bc7-a1bf-c42145d0bab3
Description: John Blattner, Butzel Long Attorneys and Counselors
will give a presentation on copyright-trademark violations.