2017-2018 Teaching Excellence Seminar Series

Teaching Excellence Seminar Series on the Building Blocks of Teaching Excellence
Develop and Document Your Teaching Skills

CIL Faculty Seminar Series

Summary: Quality learning begins with quality teaching. Many university professors enter the classroom with little to no practice or training in the skills needed to successfully deliver information in the classroom, particularly those in the sciences. This seminar series is designed to provide a brief overview of educational philosophy, and research supporting a variety of effective teaching practices in the adult classroom and to enhance the teaching skills of faculty.

Program description: This seminar series is a 12-session series over the course of two full semesters (fall and spring). Each session will be 60 minutes long and provide lunch for those attendees who have registered for the full series. Others are welcome to attend seminars covering topics of interest and they may bring their own lunch. Space is limited. Please register below.

Those attending at least 9 of the 12 sessions will be awarded the Certificate of Completion, indicating they have had at least nine hours of educational instruction and practice over the year. Those who are willing to be evaluated at least twice during the year and commit to demonstrate the effective use of learned concepts in the second evaluation will receive the Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

Each seminar will focus on a topic related to effective educational practice with a special focus on the large classroom. All participants will be taught through a mixture of didactic and active learning methods to demonstrate the variety of ways information may be delivered. See the tentative outline of topics/activities below. All topics will incorporate opportunities for all attendees to learn about the technique through practice and will include appropriate technological tools if available. Please see the topics and dates on the table below. Sessions are from 12 noon to 1 PM. Lunch for full series attendees is served at 11:30 AM.

Date Seminar # Topic Presenter
September 11, 2017
Introduction and Your Teaching Inventory

Katherine Fogelberg, PhD, DVM, MA 

John McKenzie, MA, MS

September 18, 2017
Classroom Management Melissa Oden, DHEd, LMSW-IPR, MPH, CHES
October 2, 2017 3 Working Effectively with Teaching Assistants John Planz, PhD
October 16, 2017
Assessment: MC Question Writing Witold Migala, MPH, PhD
October 30, 2017
Assessment: Open Ended and Other Assessment Methods Katherine Fogelberg, PhD, DVM, MA
November 13, 2017 6 Assessment: Rubric Creation John McKenzie, MA, MS
TEACHING TECHNIQUES in the LARGE CLASSROOM
January 18, 2018 7 Teaching techniques – Didactic Adenike Atanda, PharmD
January 29, 2018 8
Teaching techniques – Inquiry & Questioning Cassandra Cartmill, PhD Student
February 12, 2018
Teaching techniques – Problem Based Robin Bartoletti, MS, PhD
 February 26, 2018 10 
Teaching techniques – Case Based Kim Meyer, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
 March 5, 2018 11
Student learning with technology John McKenzie, MA, MS
 March 19, 2018 12
Wrap up and Celebration Katherine Fogelberg, PhD, DVM, MA

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Teaching Excellence Seminar series, participants will:

  1. Explore selected effective educational practices and their influence on the teaching-learning process.
  2. Integrate effective educational practice into instructional planning and assessment.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate selection of educational practices discussed throughout the series.
  4. Discuss the importance of, and differences between, formative and summative assessments.
  5. Incorporate appropriate educational practices into courses delivery in order to engage learners.
  6. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of educational practices.

Facilitators and Presenters:

Katherine Fogelberg is the Director of Quality Instruction for the UNTHSC School of Public Health, where she is also an Assistant Professor and Director of the MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and the Graduate Certificate in Food Security and Public Health programs. She earned a PhD in Science Education from TCU and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University; her clinical experience includes work with companion animals, wildlife, and zoo animals. Her research looks at ways to improve teacher quality at the university level, and the general impact that animals have on the health of humans. Dr. Fogelberg is an active member of numerous veterinary medicine and public health societies, and serves as a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals.

Robin Bartoletti is Instructional Designer for the Center for Innovative Learning. She has a PhD in Education from Texas Womans University and a Masters of Science in Information Science from UNT. She has a graduate certificates of advanced study in Digital Learning from UNT and Online Teaching and Learning from University of West Georgia. Her recent research interests include Maker Education, Design Thinking, effective use of digital learning materials in higher ed. Her publications include topics such as: instructor efficacy in mobile learning, iterative course design, social media in higher education and the human element of teaching and learning.

John McKenzie is Educational Technologist and Canvas Adminstrator for the Center for Innovative Learning. John is our newest Instructional Technology Specialist at the Center for Innovative Learning. John is in his final semester of his MS in Learning Technologies at UNT, and prior to joining us here has been a professor of Communication for more than ten years, teaching both face-to-face and online courses at UT-Austin and at Lakeland University in Wisconsin. At Lakeland he designed and taught an entire undergraduate major in Communication, which is how he stumbled into his love for instructional technology.

Guest Facilitators

  • Cassandra Cartmill – PhD Student, TCU Education
  • Adenike Atanda, PharmD
  • John Planz, PhD
  • Melissa Oden, MS, MPH, PhD
  • Witold Migala, MPH, PhD
  • Kim Meyer, PhD, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is open for individual sessions as listed below. Lunch is provided for those who registered for the entire series before Sept 8. However, you are welcome to attend any of the following sessions and bring your own lunch.