Teaching and Learning Days - Jan. 11-13, 2022

At a virtual three-day event from January 11-13, 2022, Merrimack faculty and staff presented best practices, strategies, reflections, tools and more to promote engagement and student-centered teaching and learning. See archived info below from the past event.

Sessions will be moderated by Kathryn Nielsen, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Teaching, Learning & Digital Innovation and Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
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Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022
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9-9:20 a.m. - Opening Talk on Active Learning

Presenter: Dr. Deborah Margolis, Interim Dean, Winston School of Education and Social Policy

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9:30-10:15 a.m. - What We’ve Learned from over 9 years Flipping our Courses

Presenters: Dr. Michael Stroud, Professor and Chair, Psychology and Dr. Raymond Shaw, Associate Professor, Psychology

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10:30-11:15 a.m. - Hybrid Teaching + Student Engagement

Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Nielsen, Associate Vice President for Teaching, Learning & Digital Innovation

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11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Active Learning and the Importance of Meaningful Reflection

Presenter: Dr. Elaine Ward, Associate Professor, Higher Education, Chair of the Civic and Community Engagement Initiative

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12:30-1:15 p.m. - End Zoom Fatigue with InSpace

Presenters: Dr. Michael Stroud, Professor and Chair, Psychology and Christine Sacco, M.Ed., Senior Instructional Technologist, CETL

This session will be delivered using InSpace, a virtual conferencing platform built by educators for educators. Note: You will need to create a free InSpace account to join this session. The CETL will send you the link upon registration.

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Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022
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9-9:45 a.m. - Promoting Student-Centered, Culturally-Inclusive Learning Experiences

Presenters: Dr. Michael Mobley, Associate Professor and Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the DEI Advisory Group; Dr. Laura Hsu, Associate Professor, Human Development and Human Services; Dr. Jimmy Franco, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Dr. Sarah Benes, Associate Clinical Professor, Nutrition and Public Health

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10-10:45 a.m. - Creating Authentic Assessments (applying concepts to real world situations)

Presenters: Dr. Cyndy Carlson, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Dr. Sally Shockro, Associate Professor, History, and Dr. Eleanor Shonkoff, Assistant Clinical Professor, Nutrition and Public Health

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11-11:45 a.m. - Online Assessment: Let’s Talk Tools

Presenter: Janet Syed, M.Ed., Associate Director/Lead Instructional Designer, CETL

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12-12:45 p.m. - Creating Shareworthy Assignments to Promote Creativity and Engagement

Presenter: Sean Wright, Instructional Designer, CETL

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1-1:45 p.m. - Engage Students by Creating Awesome Videos (with what you have!)

Presenter: Sean Wright, Instructional Designer, CETL

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Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022
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9-9:45 a.m. - I’m presently using Google Classroom. How do I best prepare for Canvas?

Presenter: Janet Syed, M.Ed., Associate Director/Lead Instructional Designer, CETL

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10:15-11 a.m. - I’m presently using Blackboard Ultra Minimally (e.g. syllabus posting, discussion board). How do I best prepare for Canvas?

Presenter: Janet Syed, M.Ed., Associate Director/Lead Instructional Designer, CETL

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11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - I’m presently using Blackboard Ultra Extensively (e.g. publisher integrations, grade book, modules etc.) How do I best prepare for Canvas?

Presenter: Janet Syed, M.Ed., Associate Director/Lead Instructional Designer, CETL

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1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. - Training Sessions facilitated by Canvas Representatives (Topics TBD)

1-2:30 p.m. Session Recording

3-4:30 p.m. Session Recording