Workshops

The Learning Technologies & Instructional Design (LTID) team offer a variety of 1 hour workshops on subjects concerning best teaching practices and pedagogy, as well as using the learning management system (ACORN) and other educational technologies. Below you will see our upcoming workshops. With a mandate to support all faculty at Acadia, the LTID team is also happy to engage in one-on-one consultations with faculty members seeking information or guidance in the realm of ACORN, teaching, and teaching technologies. To speak to one of our team members, contact us at: ltid@acadiau.ca

Below you will see our upcoming workshops, but to browse the full catalogue of our workshop offerings to date, click here.

 

Fall 2019 Offerings:

The Power of Prediction

The Power of Prediction [1 hour]

Incorporating the power of prediction into your classes can change the culture of your classroom by giving students permission, again and again, to try and fail without consequence.  Asking students to make predictions stimulates learning by prompting them to access their prior knowledge and formulate a hypothesis based on any information they have. The resulting curiosity that arises from this process keeps students engaged and motivated to learn the answers you’ve asked them to predict. In addition to expanding on the power of prediction, this workshop will also look at specific teaching strategies to help you implement prediction activities in your classes, discuss how deep-learning occurs, and provide suggestions on how to guide students towards better study habits.

Dates Conflicts?

Monday, October 21, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 am

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Benefits:

  • Learn how to leverage the power of prediction to engage students in deep learning
  • Consider how consistency in implementing prediction strategies can shift the culture of classrooms away from lectures that rely on students’ passive listening
  • Discuss some of the common pitfalls students fall into with their study habits and learn how to guide them towards more effective strategies

Want to learn more? Just drop-in or email us at ltid@acadiau.ca.

Rebar Readings

Rebar Readings: Why Readings Matter and How to Get Students to Read for Understanding [1 hour]

Do your students come to class without doing the readings? Come and find out ways you can increase your student reading participation rate and learn techniques to improve student comprehension of the material they read. It will cover how instructor examples and audio assignments can help students improve critical reading skills and how Moodle quizzes can increase the reading completion rate.

Dates Conflicts?

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
10:30 -11:30 am

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Benefits

  • Discover why it is critical to include some type of reading comprehension test
  • Find out how Moodle quizzes can be used to encourage student interaction with the readings
  • Discover how recordings can teach students to read effectively
  • Learn how to get higher levels of reading participation
  • Learn how to incorporate teaching strategies that help students develop reading comprehension skills

Want to learn more? Just drop-in or email us at ltid@acadiau.ca.

 

Suggest or Lead a Workshop

If you have a suggestion for a topic to be covered or would like to lead/co-lead a workshop of your own, please Let Us Know