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 and beyond, 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. Click on the link for more information and to register.

Sessions are offered from noon – 1 p.m. and start promptly at noon. Lunch is available beginning at 11:30 a.m. for those who register, and general announcements begin at 11:45 a.m.

New for 2015-16: D&D Tech Sessions

Hungry for more learning about using technology in your face-to-face and online courses?

Do we have a menu for you! Technology sessions are led by the Delphi Center Instructional Design Team and should appeal to every appetite – from featured Blackboard tools, to tips and strategies for teaching online courses, to discussions of video creation and animation use. These sessions are just what you’ve been craving! Look for the *D&D Tech* in the schedule below to identify these great sessions.

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 noon - 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Turning Motivation Research into Teaching Strategies You Can Use
Wednesday, September 9

*D&D Tech* Demystifying Blackboard Grade Center
Monday, September 14

How Can I Collect Meaningful Data to Inform What—and How—I Teach?
Thursday, September 24 and Thursday, October 29
Note: Special two-part session

*D&D Tech* “Appy Hour” Open House: Teaching with Mobile Apps
Tuesday, September 29
Special time: 3-5 p.m.

*D&D Tech* How I Used SoftChalk to Move Beyond PowerPoint
Thursday, October 1

Challenging Assumptions and Faulty Mental Sets: Why Do First-Year Students Identify a Mooing Cow as a ‘Doggie’?
Friday, October 2

*D&D Tech* What You Need to Know to Create iPad and iPhone Videos-on-the-Go
Thursday, October 8

Teaching Students to Write and Communicate Effectively in Ways that Make Sense in Your Discipline
Monday, October 12

*D&D Tech* Bring Your Course to Life with Animation
Tuesday, October 20

Start with the End in Mind: How to Create Meaningful and Useful Course Learning Objectives
Monday, November 2

Who Are Generation Z Learners and What Do I Need to Know about Teaching Them?
Monday, November 9

Will This Thinking Be on the Test? How Fundamental and Powerful Concepts Foster Deep Learning
Monday, November 23
Special Location: Ekstrom Library, Room W210

Spring Schedule

All sessions are noon - 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Collect and Use Feedback from Your Students: Do You Know What Your Students Know?
Wednesday, January 13

“The Lecture is Dead! Long Live the Lecture!” Towards Learner-Centered Lecturing
Friday, January 22

*D&D Tech* Faculty Share Best Practices for Teaching Blended and Online Courses
Thursday, February 18

Tools for Aligning and Strengthening Critical Thinking Integration within Your Classroom Learning Environment
Monday, February 22

*D&D Tech* Developing a New Course? Learn How Quality Matters™ (QM) Can Help
Wednesday, February 24

*D&D Tech* How Virtual “Badges” Can Enhance Your Online Students’ Motivation
Monday, February 29

*D&D Tech* Respondus Test Generator: Make Your Life Easier One Exam at a Time
Tuesday, March 1

*D&D Tech* Support for Incorporating Meaningful Digital Assignments into Your Course
Monday, March 7

Teaching Portfolios: Best Practices for Documenting Your Teaching Activities
Thursday, March 10

Beyond Student Evaluations: A Conversation about Alternative Methods of Assessing Teaching Effectiveness
Tuesday, March 22

*D&D Tech* “Appy Hour” Open House: Teaching with Mobile Apps
Tuesday, March 29
Special time: 3-5 p.m.

Make it Great: Syllabus Nuts and Bolts Every Instructor Can Use
Wednesday, March 30

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