CELT Professional Development Opportunities for September

Do you have expertise in a particular teaching strategy or pedagogy? Have you attended a conference and want to share what you learned? Do you use a tool for e-learners that others would benefit from using? Share your knowledge by facilitating a program through CELT! Contact Kaia Henrickson at kbhenrickson@alaska.edu to set up a date. Workshop facilitators and participants receive a certificate at the end of each semester that can be used in tenure and promotion files.

Professional development opportunities available to UAS faculty and staff during the month of September:

Register before September 30th

Course runs 10/7-11/22

iTeach Online

Offered to UAS faculty through UAF eCampus, this 6-week workshop helps faculty build foundations in blended, online or face-to-face course design, including best practices, planning for course objectives, alignment, and crafting a replicable course unit. All participants who complete the program receive certificates and priority access to UAF eCampus resources. Learn more about the program and register at https://iteachu.uaf.edu/faculty-development/, or email Kendell Newman Sadiik at UAF eCampus (klnewman4@alaska.edu) with questions.


Monday, September 23rd from 9-10am

VoiceThread Training

Attend in person in the CELT classroom (Egan Library 103), or register online to participate remotely by going to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6831797208644535809. Creating engaging online courses is not easy. In many discussion-board based courses, students feel isolated and disconnected from their instructors and classmates. VoiceThread bridges the gaps in social presence typically found in online courses. In this training, you will learn how to establish a social presence and connect with their students using VoiceThread to improve course satisfaction and student learning. We will review all of the basic features, showcase examples from actual courses and review how VoiceThread works in Blackboard.


Friday, September 20th from 1-2pm

ePortfolio Workshop

Do your students compile a portfolio as part of your class? Would you like to have a place where students could submit drafts for feedback online before turning in a final paper? Robin Gilcrist will demonstrate how to use ePortfolio, a tool in Blackboard that allows your students to set up an electronic portfolio within your course site. Attend in person in the CELT classroom (Egan Library 103) or remotely via Blackboard Collaborate at http://bit.ly/celtcollab.


Friday, September 27th from 1-2pm

Teaching Squares Introduction

Teaching Squares is a non-evaluative program designed to help you reflect on your own teaching. Participants form small, interdisciplinary groups and observe each other teach one lesson. Then, they use those observations to reflect on their own teaching. Materials will be provided to each group to help with facilitation and observation. The time commitment is manageable, and last year’s participants found the experience to be both positive and valuable. Attend this introductory meeting to learn more, and, if you are interested, to join a group and get started. Distance participation will be possible. Attend in person in the CELT classroom (Egan Library 103) or via Blackboard Collaborate at http://bit.ly/celtcollab.


Link to our Google Calendar or follow us on Facebook @UASCELT to find out about upcoming professional development opportunities.

Kaia Henrickson
Information Literacy Librarian
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Liaison
Egan Library, University of Alaska Southeast