Fall 2020 Office Hours: 

  • Our office hours during the fall semester will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 
  • Please note that everyone entering the TLF Office must have their temperature taken before entering and must wear a mask.
  • For questions or concerns about Weber State's COVID-19 response and plans, please vist our coronavirus web page.

The Teaching & Learning Forum was created by a group of faculty in 1992. The Forum offers retreats, book groups, workshops, collaborative projects, and other initiatives in support of faculty development. Activities are directed by the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) Committee , a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, and the appointed coordinator who also serves as chair of the TLA Committee. Forum offices are located in Room 326 of the Stewart Library. The office is staffed year round. Please visit our library of books and materials on teaching and learning, including updated versions of MLA, APA and AMA manuals for publication and editing.

 


Other Opportunities*

The following conferences/events are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Teaching and Learning Forum. For more information about them, please click on their respective links:


Kaltura Webinar Series

Lean-Forward Learning:  Making Educations Videos More Engaging

Thursday, January 28TH | 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time

SPEAKER 
JEFF RUBENSTEIN 
VP of Business Development and Global Strategy, Kaltura

PANELIST 
RENAN GUTMAN 
Vice President of Product, Kaltura

From science demos to Tik-Tok dances, instructors have gotten very creative with recording video content that will keep students engaged. But one of the biggest problems with video-based learning continues to be students’ lack of engagement. How can you make sure the video content you’re creating will keep students’ attention and help them learn effectively?

Take a look at lean-forward learning with Kaltura.

We’ll show you some ways Kaltura can help you make your recorded video content more effective, whether it’s for demonstrations, flipped classrooms, assignments, assessments, exam prep review, or more. 
We’ll talk about: 

  • How to effectively incorporate pre-recorded videos into the curriculum
  • Creating interactive experiences with hotspots, quizzes, and branching pathways
  • How to make class recordings more engaging for review
  • How to see whether your students are actually engaging

Register Today


Playfest

The Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas is hosting a 2 day on-line event: PLAYfest2021: Two Days of Wonder. This "conference," aimed at educators of all types consists of:

  • Four sessions of amazing 10 minute talks by individuals from a variety of fields from astrophysics to hip hop to magic. (Preliminary speaker list here)
  • Interactive workshops on topics from sketch-noting to robotics to animation design.
  • Social sessions including discussion rooms and group games/activities

The event is free to attend and we would love to have you (and your students, colleagues, and friends) attend.

Register to attend!

 

 

Teaching for Learning Conference

Overcoming Distance, Disruption, and Distraction

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 9am - 4:45pm

The 5th annual Teaching for Learning (T4L) Conference is co-hosted by Utah State University, Southern Utah University and Brigham Young University.

This year's conference outlines the many factors that are distracting our students and offers both practical and theoretical approaches to overcoming those obstacles. During this one-day conference, participants will have the opportunity to make connections with other instructors, take home great ideas for teaching, and stay current on research in teaching and learning.

Learn more at this link.

Enter "WSU2021" to receive a discount!


Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom

Cornell University’s Center for Teaching Innovation is launching a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators, “Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom,” one of the first online courses to guide instructors in exploring frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments. U.S.-based and higher-education-centered, the five-week course is for anyone with teaching responsibilities, at any level of diversity expertise. Registration for the course is open now.

The course features:

  • compelling voices and stories from students and faculty
  • opportunities to reflect on social identity, both your own and students'
  • an introduction to key research on inclusion and student-centered learning
  • an emphasis on assessing your own course design through the lens of inclusion
  • a learning community guide to help form a cohort at your institution.

Meet our instructors and learn about the course in an introductory video.

Please get in touch with questions at cornellcti@cornell.edu.


Are you trying to publish for tenure and promotion?  Do you have some research focused on teaching and learning?  Here are some selected journals on teaching and learning to which you could send your submission.  Good luck!

https://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/sotl/sotl-journals