Teaching Excellence Seminar (TES)

Overview

The Teaching Excellence Seminar is held at the beginning of every long semester and is intended to educate and inform new TAs and TFs on UNT policies and best practices in teaching and learning. Because space is limited, early registration is encouraged!


Teaching Excellence Seminar

Date: August 23rd 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Gateway Center Ballroom (UNT Parking Policies and Resources)
Schedule: Read below

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Schedule

10:00 — Welcome and Announcements: Dr. Lynette O’Keefe
GSTEP ZCO Announcement – Meranda Roy and Cassie Hudson

10:10 — Keynote: 'The Teaching versus Research Conundrum' - Dr. Marilyn Wiley. Dean, UNT College of Business

10:40 — Panel: 'Finding your Passion to Teach' - Jared Opoien, Trond Bergestuen, and Joseph Helsing.

11:00 — Break 

11:10 — ‘Creating Pedagogical Support Communities to Build your Pedagogy’ - Dr. Krisstal Clayton

11:40 — Lunch

12:00 — Policies Panel – Facilitator: Dr. “Moe” McGuinness, Dean of Students / Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

1:00 — Policies Q&A

1:15 — Break


Breakout Sessions

Group 1: 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM

Gateway Room

Session

Presenters

Ballroom

“Kicking off your Learning Communities for Pedagogy”

Dr. Krisstal Clayton

41

Keeping your Class on Track: Classroom Management Techniques

Teresa Abah and Adeleye Adaralegbe

42

Facilitating Positive, Collaborative Learning Experiences

Cassie Hudson

44

Building credibility with your students: Projecting Confidence

Joseph Helsing

46

Feedback for 100 Students? The Teaching Assistant Role in a Large Class

Leslie Stewart-Gordon

51

Integrating Appropriate Technology to Facilitate Learning in Your Class

Meranda Roy

52

Expanding your Lecture: Engaging Students in Active Learning

Jared Opoien

53

Classroom Support Services featuring UNT classroom technology and support

Classroom Support Services– Jay Dotson and Konner Gonzalez

131

Introduction to Canvas

Lauri Morrow and Teresa Schofield

137

Starting the Semester Off Right: Setting the Tone for Success the first week of class 

Giselle Greenidge

132

Balancing Teaching Responsibilities with Your Overloaded Schedule

Bill Morgan

Group 2: 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Gateway Room

Session

Presenters

Ballroom

Making learning relevant: Helping Students Relate Course Content to their Lives

Joseph Helsing

41

Working with Students who Bring Challenges: Attendance, Participation, Distraction

Cassie Hudson

42

Interacting with Students: Building Relationships to Support Learning

Trond Bergestuen

44

Administering, Proctoring and Grading Tests and Assignments: Processes and Tools 

Amrita Pal

46

Facilitating a Class Discussion: Helping More Students Participate

Rania Elmalky

51

Tips for Teaching Online

Giselle Greenidge

52

Embracing Diversity in Your Classroom: Teaching for Inclusion

Meranda Roy

53

Classroom Support Services featuring UNT classroom technology and support

Classroom Support Services– Jay Dotson and Konner Gonzalez

131

Introduction to Canvas

Lauri Morrow and Teresa Schofield

137

Engaging Students in a Lab Setting

Katherine Smart

132

Balancing Teaching Responsibilities with Your Overloaded Schedule

Bill Morgan

PM Open House:  Classroom Support

3:00 — Optional Individual Assistance Session

4:00 ---- Adjourn

Note: Classroom Support Services will be showing Classroom Equipment in the Ballroom throughout the afternoon.


Supplemental Resources and Support

There are several departmental and university resources and training opportunities available to UNT instructors:

TES Teaching and Learning Resources and the Teach Excellence Handbook —Links and materials related to the presentations and topics from TES events.

For more information on the Teaching Excellence Seminar, contact Nancy Fire at Nancy.Fire@unt.edu or at 940-369-8744.