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Teaching Transformation & Development Academy

The Teaching Transformation & Development Academy (TTaDA) is an innovative collaboration of dedicated staff and faculty with a mission to provide our campus community quality professional development, online and lifelong learning, teaching with technology, and quality in teaching.

Courses

Universal design for learning principles for learning environments are based on the knowledge that a broad range of human abilities exists. Therefore, the creation of content needs to be made as usable as possible for as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation. Designing for a wide range of users from the beginning of the building process can increase the usability without significantly increasing the time it takes to build. The results benefit everyone and reduce modifications later when students, instructors or content changes. How do you know if your Blackboard course materials are accessible? How do you fix it if they are not? There are tools available in Blackboard and Microsoft Office to help with these tasks. The Teaching Transformation and Development Academy will show us how to use universal design for learning in a hands-on session using your own materials.

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Monday, November 18, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

This workshop will guide participants through the basic tasks and decisions required to set up a course. Participants will walk through the process of creating a Course Menu and Content areas from planning and organizing links designed to provide students with information they need to be successful learners. Participants will also learn to customize their course to add visual interest and address pedagogical requirements. Start-up tasks include defining navigation, creating content, and adding announcements. Assessment formats such as assignments, collaboration and tests will be demonstrated. Student interactions such as discussion boards, blogs, journals or wikis will also be introduced. This workshop is for individuals who are new to Blackboard.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 01:00pm - 02:00pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 01:00pm - 02:00pm

It is a persistent and perplexing challenge to ensure that all students feel welcomed and supported in large enrollment classes. In this panel discussion we will explore how faculty have embrace inclusive teaching practices that support meaningful and accessible learning for all students, and the insights they have gained in taking on that important work in large classes.

Lunch will be provided. Zoom is available for those who wish to participate from a distance.

Panelists: Nicole Derenne (Art & Design), Dr. Heather Terrell (Psychology), Dr. Sarah Sletten (Biomedical Sciences)

Facilitators: Dr.Casey Ozaki, TTaDA Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence and Dr. Anne Kelsch, Director of Faculty and Staff Development


Friday, November 1, 2019 12:30pm - 01:30pm

Join us for a discussion on shifting culture from sexual violence to safe and respectable environments. Participants will gain understanding around how harmful messages impact us and our community. We will examine the impact of how harmful language and toxic culture lead to sexual and gender-based violence and discuss ways to prevent sexual violence to promote positive social change. Participants will review what to do and say when someone discloses they have experienced sexual violence. Presenter: Brittany Love, CVIC


Monday, October 28, 2019 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Learn about the conflict experience and how to have more meaningful and constructive conversations.

Proudly brought to you by Conflict Management Services.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

In this workshop, we will demonstrate building Blackboard tests with individual test questions, review the differences between using the "Create Question Set" versus "Random Blocks" versus "Find Questions" functions, and identify the variety of question types available. Important test setting options will be shown with recommended ones to use and ones to stay away from. Additionally we will demonstrate how, with the use of Respondus, a Microsoft word document can be converted and uploaded into Blackboard as a test.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm

Qualtrics surveys offer a variety of question types, and "smart logic" to display questions based on user's previous responses. In this session you will create a survey, add and edit questions, and use "smart logic" to your questions to customize the survey for users. You will also learn how to activate and distribute your survey and view some of the different reporting options.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 02:30pm - 03:30pm

Learn how to build student engagement in your online course using voice, video, and text commenting with VoiceThread.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 02:30pm - 03:30pm

This workshop focuses on how to develop measures for assessing student work. Participants will be able to identify considerations when selecting measures for classroom assessments, identify types of indirect and direct measures, and provide examples of direct/indirect measures that appropriately assess the success of student learning outcomes.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Managing your first college classroom can present some challenges. In this session, we'll share best practices to help you get off to a strong start creating and then maintaining a classroom environment conducive to student learning.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Effective working relationships, strong careers, and well-functioning organizations all draw from the same source of power: the ability to talk openly about high-stakes emotional and controversial topics. Attend this workshop to learn and practice the skills required to successfully have difficult conversations.

Proudly brought to you by Conflict Management Services.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:30pm - 02:00pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:30pm - 02:00pm

In this workshop we will discuss common challenges faced by writers and strategies for overcoming these to develop productive writing habits. Participants should come prepared to write and develop an individual plan for writing success. Please note that these workshops are designed to address general writing principles and practice writing skills that should transfer across disciplines. This workshop is open to graduate students from any discipline and at any stage of the writing process.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 02:30pm - 03:30pm

Whether we like it or not interpersonal conflicts occur every day in our workplace. Many people are uncomfortable with conflict and avoid problem areas with the hope that the issues will just go away. As we know these problems do not disappear. Learn about the conflict experience and how to handle these conflicts more effectively and become more emotionally intelligent while working with others.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:30pm - 02:00pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:30pm - 02:00pm

Training session for UND.edu editors. Curriculum includes new design migration/wave transition and OmniUpdate basics.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019 01:00pm - 03:00pm

YuJa, an all-in-one service for recording, editing storing and streaming multi- formatted video and audio content across any device. YuJa also provides built-in automatic captioning and is integrated into all Blackboard courses. Using the YuJa streaming service improves the delivery and viewing of your video and audio content in your courses. It is mobile device friendly and adjusts the stream based on network speed, browser and device. This makes viewing easier and more personalized for your students.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Revision is much more than just proofreading or editing. Rather, revision literally means "re-seeing" your work. As writers, we often work through this process with our peers, both as a reviewer and receiver of feedback. In this workshop we will discuss strategies for revising at different stages of the writing process and in various roles. Participants should be prepared to write! Please note that these workshops are designed to address general writing principles and practice writing skills that should transfer across disciplines. This workshop is open to graduate students from any discipline and at any stage of the writing process.


Monday, December 9, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Are you wondering what a mentor could do for you? Have you asked yourself: Could Mentoring help me grow personally and professionally? Or, have you wondered: How do I even ask someone to be my mentor? This session is designed to answer these questions and so much more. We will provide an overview of the mentoring process, along with the expectations, responsibilities and best practices to help you succeed. Join us and learn how Mentoring can help you maintain and enhance your abilities, skills and knowledge.


Monday, November 25, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

How do you know if your Blackboard course materials are accessible? How do you fix it if they are not? There are tools available in Blackboard and Microsoft Office to help with these tasks, and Education resources has invited UND's Teaching Transformation and Development Academy to show us how to use "universal design" in a hands-on session using your own course materials. Universal design for learning principles for learning environments are based on the knowledge that a broad range of human abilities exists. Therefore, the creation of content needs to be made as usable as possible for as many as possible regardless of age, ability, or situation. Designing for a wide range of users from the beginning of the building process can increase usability without significantly increasing the time it takes to build. The results benefit everyone and reduce modifications later when students, instructors or content changes.


Thursday, November 7, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

In this workshop we will discuss the rhetorical situation and common elements of the thesis/dissertation topic proposal. Participants should come prepared to write and practice various strategies for developing effective topic proposals. Please note that these workshops are designed to address general writing principles and practice writing skills that should transfer across disciplines. This workshop is open to graduate students from any discipline and at any state of the writing process.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 02:30pm - 02:30pm

Zoom is a cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration platform. With Zoom, you have the flexibility to create virtual classrooms and invite students to join from their desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Students can also share content from their devices. Zoom is intended to be used for live/synchronous sessions for UND academic and business purposes.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm