The College of Education Fall 2023 Seminar Series “Teaching & Learning with Generative AI” is presented by CREATE for STEM and the Office of Academic & Student Affairs:
Down the Rabbit Hole: Practical Applications of Generative AI in University Courses
Nov. 30, 2023, at 12 p.m. EST
Presented by Dr. Josh Plavnick, MSU
Join event in person at 133F Erickson Hall or via Zoom (https://msu.zoom.us/j/99894363940 | passcode: AI)
So you’ve collected your mid-semester feedback data… What do you do next? Join CTLI for this hands-on workshop to identify trends in your data, identify possible shifts in your practice to respond to feedback, and leave with a plan of action for the remainder of the semester (or next term!). We’ll also discuss avenues for communicating your findings and plan of action with your students. Ultimately, we don’t want you to feel like you have to go it alone. Research has shown that reviewing student feedback in consultation with someone else is more likely to result in positive modifications in teaching/course design which can later influence future evaluations, and we’re here for you!
This workshop will be most relevant to course instructors who already have collected anonymous, aggregate student feedback on a course. The requirement for participation in this having mid-semester data. We’re asking that all participants in this workshop come to the session with anonymous student feedback.
Makena Neal, PhD, (she/they) lives in two intersecting worlds- that of educator and that of a lifelong learner. Her goal is to help amplify, elevate, and celebrate the innovative practices of educators in the MSU community. Makena’s projects focus on efforts and initiatives that recenter teaching and learning for Spartans by advancing MSU’s culture toward recognition and support for all educators (anyone who contributes to student success and the teaching and learning mission of the university).
Meghan Loughlin-Krusky (she/her) is a Training Program Developer and Instructional Designer with Michigan State University Extension. Her role is to support academic staff in building awareness of educational best practices, offer training on technology to help educators engage community members, as well as collaborate in creating exceptional learning experiences for life-long learners in online, hybrid and in-person programming.
Upon completion of this learning experience participants will be able to:
effectively analyze feedback data collected from students, identifying recurring themes and patterns in order to gain insights into the areas of instruction
translate the insights gained from feedback data into concrete and targeted pedagogical shifts (i.e. demonstrate the ability to identify specific instructional strategies, content adjustments, or classroom management techniques) that address the identified areas for improvement
develop a comprehensive and actionable implementation plan for the identified pedagogical shifts
This is a natural follow up to “Mid-Semester Feedback: What, Why & How” workshop held on Sept. 20, 2023 from 3-4pm (though participation in this session is not a prerequisite)
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Hybrid/HyFlex Course Design and Delivery Workshop: Blending the Best of Both Worlds
In the ever-evolving landscape of higher education, the demand for flexible learning options has never been higher. Hybrid and HyFlex courses have emerged as innovative solutions, allowing educators to combine the benefits of in-person and online instruction to meet the diverse needs of today's students.
This immersive workshop is designed for educators and instructional designers seeking to create dynamic and engaging Hybrid/HyFlex courses. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, strategies, and tools to design courses that maximize student learning outcomes while providing the flexibility that modern learners demand.
This is a hands-on workshop so please be sure to bring your own laptop.
Part 1 is synchronous/Hybrid and Part 2 is HyFlex.
Designing your MSU syllabus: Resources and tips for creating syllabi that meet students' needs
In this interactive session, participants will learn all about syllabi at MSU. Topics include syllabus design, requirements and policies, considerations for more inclusive syllabi, MSU resources and templates, and alternative syllabus formats including a demonstration of an annotated syllabus model. The session will conclude with a facilitated discussion and question period.
Facilitator: Ellie Louson, PhD, (she/her) is a Learning Designer and Academic Specialist at MSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation. She leads the Spartan Studios project where she works with faculty members to design interdisciplinary, experiential courses with community partnerships. She is also the co-Faculty Mentor for the CTLI grad fellowship, and is an experienced facilitator for MSU educators and academic units.
Any MSU course instructors and those in educator support or administrative roles who advise about syllabi are encouraged to register for this virtual workshop. Check out this Syllabus Resources playlist on iteach.msu.edu for more information!
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Need to print a book for a class or personal use but don’t know where to start? Library staff offer free workshops providing an introduction to book design and library publishing services. Topics for this workshop include
File requirements for printing
Book design basics
How to set up interior and cover files for books
Time-saving design tools in MS Word
File submission through MSU FileDepot