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Preparing Research-Ready Students workshops & materials

The theme for 2013-14 was Preparing Research-Ready Students for the Digital Age. Overall, the series introduced participants to relevant theories on student engagement with technology, as well as tools, assignments, and activities designed to prepare research-ready students. Workshop topics ranged from teaching as research to digital tools for project management to assignment redesign. We offered a total of 12 face-to-face workshops over the course of the year and had a total of 103 participants (with 53 unique participants). A total of 8 participants completed all of the requirements for the certificate.

Schedule of Workshops and Materials

Spring 2014

Workshop Description

Fri. Jan. 17

9am - 12pm

KL 260

Preparing Research-Ready Students: A Practicum Workshop

Power Point

Preparing research-ready students means, in part, preparing them to engage with digital technologies. This practicum will outline recent theories on engagement with technology in an effort to help participants think more critically about their students' and their own use of technology. Participants will also consider what it means for a student to be research-ready. 

Wed. Feb. 5

12pm - 1pm

KL 260

Teaching as Research

Power Point

One way to prepare research-ready students is to approach teaching as a form of research and make that approach explicit in the classroom or laboratory. This can mean using one's own research as a model and/or approaching the classroom as a subject for research. This workshop will introduce participants to the various ways one might interpret the phrase and then ask them to consider how they might approach teaching as research.

Tues. Feb, 25

10am - 11am

KL 371

Electronic Notebooks/Interacting with Digital text

List of ENs
Power Point

This workshop will introduce participants to the various types of electronic notebooks, ranging from general use to highly specific laboratory applications. If you've been thinking about adopting an EN for your classroom or laboratory, please join us!

Thurs. March 20

2:30pm - 3:30pm

KL 260

Presentation Tools

Presenting one's research to an audience is, perhaps, one of the most important aspects of conducting research. This workshop will introduce participants to various presentation platforms and provide suggestions about how to create effective presentations.

Mon. April 7

12:30pm - 1:30pm

KL 260

Teaching with Data Collections & Primary Sources

Lib Guide

Core 1 Example

History 128 Example

If you've been looking for a way to introduce your students to primary source collections and online archives, then this is the workshop for you. We will identify primary source collections for various disciplines, demonstrate how to navigate these collections, and provide examples of assignments that incorporate such resources.

Wed. April 30

10am - 11am

KL 371

Building Students' Research Skills: Assignment (Re)Design with the End in Mind

Power Point

Improve your students' research readiness by carefully crafting assignments and activities using backward design. This session will introduce participants to the concept of backward design, share sample assignments, and provide an opportunity to create or revise an assignment iwth feedback from colleagues.

Fri. May 9

1-3 pm

Award Ceremony 

Bobcat Lair

Fall 2013 Workshop Description
Fri. Aug. 30
9am - 12pm
KL 260
Preparing Research-Ready Students: A Practicum Workshop
 
 
Preparing research-ready students means, in part, preparing them to engage with digital technologies. This practicum will outline recent theories on engagement with technology in an effort to help participants think more critically about their students' and their own use of technology. Participants will also consider what it means for a student to be research-ready.
Wed. Sept. 18
11am - 12pm
KL 260
Teaching as Research 
 
One way to prepare research-ready students is to approach teaching as a form of research and make that approach explicit in the classroom or laboratory. This can mean using one's own research as a model and/or approaching the classroom as a subject for research. This workshop will introduce participants to the various ways one might interpret the phrase and then ask them to consider how they might approach teaching as research. 
Tues. Oct. 1
10am - 11am
KL 260
Teaching Academic Integrity
 
This workshop will introduce participants to some online resources and classroom activities that will help them teach students about academic integrity. 
Thurs. Oct. 24
10am - 11am
KL 260
Digital Tools for Project Management & Collaboration
 
 
How do you improve your students' ability to manage their research projects, especially those that involve a team? This workshop will review the major concepts of project management and introduce participants to tools that support project management and collaboration needs. Participants will be able to evaluate potential tools that may be used to support a class or research project. 
Wed. Nov. 13
1pm - 2pm
KL 260
 
Building Students' Research Skills: Assignment (Re)Design with the End in Mind
 
 
Improve your students' research readiness by carefully crafting assignments and activities using backward design. This session will introduce participants to the concept of backward design, share sample assignments, and provide an opportunity to create or revise an assignment with feedback from colleagues. 
Tues. Dec. 17
9am - 12pm
KL 260
Preparing Research-Ready Students: A Practicum Workshop
 

Postponed till January

Preparing research-ready students means, in part, preparing them to engage with digital technologies. This practicum will outline recent theories on engagement with technology in an effort to help participants think more critically about their students' and their own use of technology. Participants will also consider what it means for a student to be research-ready.
If you are interested in the certificate program but cannot attend some of the workshops, you can still get credit towards the certificate by watching a recorded Teaching and Technology OR Teaching with New Media webinar, AND submitting a one-page reflection. CROPS webinars cannot be used for credit. No more than two workshop substitution credits will be allowed.