Dine and Discover Workshop Series

Session Information

From best practices for engaging your students in the learning process and better utilizing technology in the classroom, to evidence-based strategies for overcoming challenges in the classroom, Dine and Discover sessions are some of the most popular and practical professional development opportunities available to UofL faculty. All sessions are free to UofL faculty, but space is limited so preregistration is required. A light lunch is provided. All sessions are from 12-2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Click on the link for more information and to register.

Featured Session

Interested in learning how to gather meaningful mid-semester feedback data to inform how you teach?

We are pleased to again offer this practical two-part session! In the first session, you will learn some formative feedback principles and a research-based method for gathering student input. Between the first and second session, you will collect feedback from students in a class you are teaching. Then, you will then have the opportunity to analyze your student feedback data and receive guidance in creating an individualized action plan for your course during the second session. What Are My Students Really Thinking? Collecting Meaningful Data to Inform How You Teach will meet on Thursday, September 18, and Thursday, November 13. Register for both sessions today!

Location and Parking

Sessions meet on Belknap Campus in the Delphi Center, Ekstrom Library, Room 244. We can provide a parking pass if you park at the Speed Museum garage, located next to Ekstrom library.

Fall Schedule

(All sessions are 12-2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.)

Connecting Content, Belief, and Action: Teaching with the 2014-2015 Book-in-Common, This I Believe
Monday, August 11

An Instructor Tells All: How One Instructor Flipped the Classroom and Lived to Tell the Tale
Tuesday, September 9

What Are My Students Really Thinking? Collecting Meaningful Data to Inform How You Teach
Thursday, September 18, and Thursday, November 13
Note: Special two-part session.

“Appy Hour” Open House: Teaching with Mobile Apps
Thursday, September 25
Special time: 3-5 p.m.

Measure What? Measure How? Using Rubrics and National Data to Guide Your Critical Thinking Assessment
Thursday, October 9

Guiding the “Copy and Paste” Generation: Introducing Digital Tools to Support Information Literacy
Tuesday, November 4

Does It Line Up? A Hands-On Approach to Course (Re)Design
Thursday, November 20

Spring Schedule

(All sessions are 12-2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.)

Tools to Help You Blend Critical Thinking Standards into Everyday Assessment
Wednesday, January 14

Seven Principles to Improve Student Success in Your Online Class
Wednesday, January 28

The Teacher in the Movies
Wednesday, February 18

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media in the Classroom
Tuesday, February 24

Understanding and Teaching the Reluctant Learner: Lessons from Social Psychology and Communications
Wednesday, February 25

“Rolling in the Deep:” Thinking Deeply about Diversity in Your Classroom
Tuesday, March 10

“Appy Hour” Open House: Teaching with Mobile Apps
Thursday, March 19
Special time: 3-5 p.m.

Renewing Your Inner Teacher: Support for Sustaining Your Teaching Practice
Wednesday, April 8

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