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The Center for theAdvancement of Teaching & Learning

Workshops

We offer workshops throughout the year on a wide variety of topics, including Teaching Techniques, Assessment and Online Teaching. Below find the current schedule of workshops for 2013-2014. We will be updating this schedule on a regular basis, so please check back.

If you have any suggestions for a workshop topic, or would like to volunteer to offer a workshop through the CATL, please email us.



Previous Workshops

Steven VandenAvond

Understanding Anxiety via a Multicultural Perspective

On March 31, 2014, Stacie Christian led, "Understanding Anxiety via a Multicultural Perspective." Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, with over 19.1 million or 13.3% of the adult population diagnosed with this mental illness. This program will provide some background information on anxiety disorders and facts, and will provide insights on how differing cultural backgrounds can affect how students and employees might experience anxiety in an academic setting, around campus, and in the workplace. This session will also offer practical tips and best practices for interacting with students and co-workers who are living with an anxiety disorder. Click HERE to watch the presentation in it's entirety.



Transgender Career Development

A Transgender Career Development workshop was held on February 24, 2014. What does it mean to be “transgender”? How is that the same or different than being “intersex”? This workshop discussed the transgender umbrella, how to include transgender students in the classroom and on campus, and how much it means to communicate to someone with their preferred pronoun. Each semester, many students are arriving to campuses who are transgender. Click HERE to watch the presentation in it's entirety.



International Panel Breakfast

On January 23rd, 2014, a panel of Professors shared their expertise with working with international students in the classroom.

Panelists and topics discussed include:

Christina Ortiz – Educational Backgrounds of International Students

Eric Shockley – Communicating with Second Language Learners

Dallas Blaney – Helping International Students Relate to Course Content

Leann Zhu – Specific Challenges for International Students in the STEM Fields

Katia Levintova – International Students in Global Studies

The professors gave insight into their experiences with students from different cultures and countries and oferred situational examples how to improve the students experience at UWGB.



Steven VandenAvond

Credit for Prior Learning

On January 24th, 2014, CATL and Steve VandenAvond with Outreach and Adult Access offered a workshop focused primarily on the portfolio process in credit for prior learning. Participants learned about the credit for prior learning system and the portfolio process at UW-Green Bay, reflected on the applicability of credit for prior learning options to their courses. they also received candid information about the use of credit for prior learning, and consulted with faculty and staff experts on the best way to consider credit for prior learning while maintaining academic integrity and rigor.



David Voelker

Flipping the Classroom

On April 16th, 2012, Professors Angela Bauer-Dantoin (Biology), David Voelker (History) and Jeremy Wildenberg (Modern Languages) presented on the topic of 'Flipping the Classroom'. This is an innovative strategy that utilizes technology to 'cover' the material, allowing faculty to devote class time to discussion, active learning and building critical thinking skills.

If you missed this great workshop, check out our Flipping the Classroom resources page for the video of the presentation, plus lots more information.



Brian Sutton

Teaching Writing Effectively in Any Course

On August 24th, 2011, the CATL sponsored an afternoon workshop on "Teaching Writing Effectively in Any Course". Beginning with an introductory plenary session hosted by Brian Sutton, entitled "Helping Students Write Better: What the Research Says, What our Colleagues Say", participants could then choose from four options in three concurrent sessions

If you'd like to learn more about what was covered at this workshop, visit our Teaching Writing Effectively in Any Course resource page.