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Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9:00 AM


Celebrate innovative teaching at Portland State University this year at Week of Teaching 2019. Join fellow PSU instructors at three days of workshops, social hours and share-outs, building community around teaching and learning. From interdisciplinary workshops led by your colleagues to dynamic course design sessions with instructional designers, you'll enjoy new professional development opportunities, get up to date on emerging PSU initiatives, and connect with fellow educators. Perks include special giveaways and raffles, complementary professional headshots, and a celebratory Week of Teaching happy hour at the Portland Art Museum.  Week of Teaching is open to all faculty, instructors, graduate teaching assistants, adjuncts, and staff. Participants are welcome to come and go throughout the days as their schedule allows. Coffee and tea and snacks will be provided each day. All events are first-come, first-serve, so plan to arrive early to claim your seat! For those participants not currently in Portland, select sessions will be available remotely. A full schedule of events will be released in September. Wednesday, October 23rd 9AMD2L and Donuts Donuts, Coffee, and your D2L questions and puzzles! 10AM-12:15PMBlank Slate: What If Your Syllabus Could Be Empty?Christof Teuscher, Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe goal of this session is to present, discuss, and share knowledge, ideas, and experiences about partly or entirely student-created curricula. "Blank slate" teaching approaches are said to empower students, to remove teacher-student power differences, and to increase student motivation and engagement. What's been done and what hasn't? What are the lessons learned? What could you use in your courses? Come and join us for an inspiring conversation about learner-chosen alternative educational approaches. 10AM-12:15PMHow to Integrate Social and Political Issues into STEM CoursesEva Thanheiser, Math and StatisticsWe will examine how to integrate social and political issues into STEM courses and why it matters. We will work through an activity and discuss student reactions to such activities. 12:15PM - 1:15PM Break for LunchBring Your Own Lunch and Explore the Faculty Multimedia Labs! + Dessert Topic Discussion! 1:15-2:15Getting Started with Open TextbooksKaren Bjork, Digital Initiatives, PSU Library; Jaime Wood, Office of Academic Innovation; Amy Hofer, Coordinator of Oregon's Statewide Open Education Library ServicesFaculty and GTAs are invited to attend the Open Textbook Review Workshop, where you can discover open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, you will have the opportunity to write a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library and receive a $200 stipend. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks.  2:30PM - 3:30PMStudent Shareout PanelKari Goin Kono, Office of Academic InnovationA panel of students share how strengthening student voice in higher education improves learning experiences with a focus on strategies to implement for curriculum and pedagogy. 1:15PM - 3:30PMFostering Learning Engagement in Online Language TeachingJenny Ceciliano, Stéphanie Roulon, Sarah Schoettler, and Inés Warnock, World Languages & LiteraturesLearn about online language course design at PSU. Language Coordinators and Instructors will share strategies and techniques they have implemented in online language courses. Each instructor will share their unique perspective and experience, including reflection on how well the various approaches seemed to work. Participants will hear about strategies for student success and engagement in online courses and will have the opportunity to exchange ideas about how other approaches might work. 3:30PMAfternoon Coffee & Social Hour Thursday, October 24th 9AMZoom and DonutsDonuts, Coffee, and Zoom. Let's figure out Zoom together. 10AM - 11AMWhat Can 3000 Students Tell Us About Teaching Excellence?: Lessons from CUPA's Annual Teaching AwardsKris Henning

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