2014-2015 Programs

Writing Across Borders
Tuesday, September 16, 1:00-2:00
Lower Evans

The first "CTL Third Tuesday" event of the fall semester from the Center for Teaching and Learning will start our discussion on the global aspect of SUMMIT by featuring a documentary project from Oregon State University about helping faculty to work more productively with international students in writing environments. In the film, Writing Across Borders, students from a broad array of countries and cultures talk about adapting to writing assignments, requirements, rhetorical styles, and teachers' expectations in US colleges and universities, and instructors offer advice on helping international students make these adaptations to do their best work. A screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion with Mina Ivanova, coordinator of the Center for Writing and Speaking, Jennifer Lund, director of the Office of International Education, and several international students. Please feel free to bring your lunch down to Lower Evans. The video will start promptly at 1:00 but may also be viewed in three parts on YouTube [Link]

Co-sponsored by the Center for Writing and Speaking and the Office of International Education

Considering a New Paradigm for Global Learning
Wednesday, November 5, 5:30-8:00
Lower Evans

What does Agnes Scott mean by global learning? What kind of global learning are we looking to promote in our curriculum and co-curriculum, especially as we factor for our growing commitment to global women's leadership and study abroad/away options for all of our students? Please join us on Wednesday, November 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 in Lower Evans A&B, for an evening of dining and conversation when the Center for Teaching and Learning hosts Dr. Tammy Birk, Assistant Professor and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Otterbein University. Dr. Birk will lead a conversation addressing these questions, as well as describe a conceptual framework that might support more aspirational forms of global learning at Agnes Scott in a talk about "Considering a New Paradigm for Global Learning". She was instrumental in assisting Otterbein to develop and implement a global learning initiative, which she will offer as one model for consideration. She has spoken at many conferences about the conceptual framework that can guide work in global learning, and the motives and ambitions that compel faculty to advocate for global priorities in the first place.

Leadership Dinner and Conversation with Dr. Denny Roberts

On Tuesday, April 7, the Center for Teaching and Learning will host Dr. Denny Roberts as our guest speaker on leadership. His scholarship has focused on leadership learning and community building, among other issues. His best known work, Deeper Learning in Leadership, published in 2007, combines student affairs practice as a critical element that enhances student learning with leadership learning as a core responsibility of higher education. Dr. Roberts was a founding member of the International Leadership Association.

All faculty are invited to a dinner in Rebekah Woltz at 5:30 pm with Dr. Roberts' presentation to follow.

Digital Pedagogy Series for Spring 2015

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites faculty to attend a series of workshops designed to demonstrate a range of technology tools that are readily available and easy to integrate into your courses. Space is limited to 10 people for each session, so please RSVP to Amanda Lee Williams if you plan to attend.

Session 1: Google and Moodle Tools: Enhancing Interaction and Communication in the Classroom

Presenter: Amy Patterson, Assistant Professor of Public Health
Date/Time: Thursday, February 26th, 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Where: Educational Technology Center, McCain Library, G-43

While many instructors are adept at using Moodle to deliver content and assess learning, this faculty-led workshop will prepare faculty members to utilize tools in Moodle and Google to enhance interaction and communication in and out of the classroom. After this session, faculty will be familiar with various strategies for using Google forms, Moodle’s standard discussion forum and chat feature:

  • create and share a Google Form and link it to your Moodle class
  • setup a standard discussion forum in Moodle
  • setup a chat room in Moodle.

Session 2: Screencasting Fundamentals: What Is It and What Can It Do for Your Teaching?

Presenter: Nell Ruby, Kathy '68 and Lawrence Ashe Associate Professor of Art
Date/Time: Thursday, March 12th, 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Where: Educational Technology Center, McCain Library, G-43

There are a host of screencasting tools that allow you to capture, store and share whatever action is happening on your computer screen along with your voice narration. In this faculty led-session, participants will explore several practical applications for using screencasting. Afterwards, you will learn how to create a basic screencast using Screencast-O-matic.

Session 3: Google Hangouts

Presenter: Jaime Stamant, English Instructor
Date/Time: Thursday, April 2nd, 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Where: Educational Technology Center, McCain Library, G-43

Google Hangouts is a video collaboration tool that allows users to have real time communication with their students and to share resources. The hangout can also be saved and shared with others later. In the first portion of this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of initiating a hangout.  Afterwards, participants will join faculty members in a scheduled hangout to discuss strategies for using this tool and tips for leading a successful hangout.