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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

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

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

This session is designed to support the development of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement commonly requested when applying for academic positions, applications and funding opportunities. We'll explore what these statements are, what they often include and how to begin writing one.

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Monday, September 23, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

What makes one assignment more effective than another? How do we design assignments that allow students to demonstrate their best work and allow us to understand their learning? In this session we will cover the basic principles of assignment design and share best practices for creating assignments that students embrace and we don't mind grading.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

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

This session will focus on concrete teaching strategies, curriculum design, and equitable classroom policies to support all students' academic achievement in the classroom. Faculty will take away strategies that research has demonstrated better support the learning of all students and create a more supportive academic environment.

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Monday, October 14, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

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

Learn how to enhance teaching and learning by using some of UND's innovative technologies. Generate interactive discussions outside of class and provide personal feedback on students' work using VoiceThread. Encourage Students to work in groups by connecting remotely with Zoom. Flip the classroom by recording mini lectures with YuJa that students can review before class.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 02:00pm - 03:00pm

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


Friday, September 6, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

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

The teaching statement is a purposeful and reflective essay about the author's teaching and learning beliefs and practices. These documents are in annual evaluations, tenure and promotion files, and job applications. In this workshop, we will discuss the common elements of a teaching statement and introduce strategies for getting started and revising an existing document. Participants should be prepared to write - so bring a writing devise and your statement or draft (if you have one)!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 02:30pm - 03:30pm

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