Workshops

PFF-approved workshops are offered by the Graduate School, the Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning (AFTL), the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L) and other UC groups. This page and the Blackboard organization show which workshops qualify for credit for the present term. The workshops chosen by the PFF program typically focus on pedagogy.

To obtain the PFF certificate, you must earn five PFF-approved workshop credits. If you are a UC student, you can sign up for the CET&L workshops online at their website. Post-docs and non-matriculated students should contact CET&L directly at either cetl@uc.edu or 513-556-3053 to register for workshops.

We have new workshop credit reporting procedures: we will no longer track workshop attendance through registration confirmation emails. From now on, students will download attendance transcripts from all programs they attend that have registration through Faculty Development | Onestop and email them to the program coordinator (these transcripts are available for download at the Faculty Development | Onestop site). For all programs that do not have a Faculty Development | Onestop registration (the AFTL Showcase, for instance), students will receive credit by attending the program and then submitting a brief summary of the material to the PFF program coordinator.

Another great workshop & seminar resouce on campus is the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE), a teaching initiative developed by graduate students, for graduate students.
 

Workshops Spring 2018

Registration is available through Faculty Development | Onestop

Documenting Effective Teaching for RPT

We know a lot more about teaching than we can prove, especially when it comes to our own teaching. At the same time, when assembling a dossier for reappointment, promotion, or tenure, or for a job application, or for a teaching award, we feel compelled to prove a lot. This workshop is designed to help you move at least more of what you know over into that category of stuff that you can also prove. We’ll discuss strategies for showcasing your teaching in more effective ways but also for identifying and collecting the important evidence that you might have overlooked. You will come away with both short- and long-term strategies that will help you make a more effective impact through the teaching component of your dossier. And you’ll have the opportunity to gain some one-on-one consultancy advice and share strategies with new colleagues. "

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • 1) Articulate strategies for showcasing teaching in more effective ways
  • 2) Identify and collect important evidence to support their teaching narrative
  • 3) Describe short- and long-term strategies to create impact through the teaching component of their dossier

Date

1/17/2018 

Time

10:00am to11:30am

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480C

 

MOTE:  Source Validity and Online Content

Models of Teaching Excellence is a workshop designed to showcase excellent pedagogy from across the university. In this workshop, faculty can experience great pedagogy and engage in meaningful discussion. This program will include a short teaching demonstration as if the participants were students, followed by an interactive discussion. Participants are encouraged to engage in discussion and draw inspiration from this program to reflect on their current teaching practices and bring new approaches and activities into their own classroom.                                                                                   

This workshop is being offered in conjunction with UC Libraries and will feature Pam Bach and Becky Leporati of UC Libraries and Cynthia Ris of the Department of English and Comparative Literature. They will discuss the complexities of fostering student understanding of source validity and how to engage students in critically thinking about online content through innovative classroom activities.

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Experience another faculty member's pedagogy from the student perspective;
  2. Discuss active learning pedagogies and how they might apply to their own teaching; and
  3. Generate strategies to implement active learning into their own classrooms

Date

1/17/2018 

Time

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 462

 

Medical Education Webinar Series: Generating Trust in Entrustment: an update from the AAMC Core EPA Pilot Group

IAMSE Web Seminar Series Winter 2018     January 11 - February 8, 2018

The Winter 2018 IAMSE Web Seminar Series focuses on the current state of Competency Based Education across the health professions and its future directions. The series begins with an overview of current assessment theories, tools and practices and explains how these have been adapted to better reflect learners’ attainment of competency within a competency based framework. This is followed by a session that explores the relationship between memory and learning and describes strategies to better prepare and equip learners to achieve success within a competency based framework. The AAMC Core EPA work group next provides an update on the integration of “entrustment activities and entrustment assessment tools” into a competency based framework. The following presentation explores the benefits, challenges and outcomes of incorporating Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) into competency based medical education. The series closes with an appraisal of the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) curriculum as a content-focused, “continuous” competency based model that spans undergraduate and graduate medical education. Upon completion of this series, participants will be better able to describe the evolution of competency based education in the health professions. Participants will also be able to identify opportunities within their own institutions for adopting and adapting a competency based educational framework.

In the second session Dr Lomis, on behalf of the national pilot group, will briefly review the background of the AAMC Core EPAs for Entering Residency initiative and will summarize recent activities of the national pilot group. Guiding principles for implementation will be elucidated, and areas of ongoing development and study will be discussed.

Presented by:  Kim Lomis, MD

Date

1/18/2018 

Time

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Credit

1.0

Location

Medical Sciences Building Room 3352

 

Prezi

Looking for a new presentation software? Make your presentations more visually exciting with Prezi, a web-based presentation software.

Please bring your own laptop for the hands-on exercises.

Date

1/22/2018 

Time

9:30am to 11:00am

Credit

1.0

Location

UC Health Sciences Library

HSL Troup Learning Space G005G

 

Blackboard Rubrics

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: * Describe the use of rubrics * Create a rubric * Add the rubric to Blackboard * Acces the Values Rubrics

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

1/22/2018 

Time

12:20pm to 1:15pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

How to Use Bloom’s Taxonomy in Educational Research and Design

Andrew Thompson, PHD will lead this interactive Teaching/Education Development Program in which participants will learn to:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe each level of Bloom’s taxonomy
  2. Outline the advantages and limitations of Bloom’s taxonomy
  3. List the potential uses of Bloom’s taxonomy
  4. Classify examination questions according to Bloom’s taxonomy

Light refreshments will be provided for those that register.

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date

1/23/2018 

Time

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Medical Sciences Building, Room 3352

 

Designing Flexible Curricula for a Variety of Learners

This interactive workshop explores how to design flexible curricula for a diverse range of learners. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an inclusive and student-centered pedagogical framework which focuses on three guiding principles: multiple modes of engaging students, presenting materials, and expressing knowledge. Participants will identify barriers to student success and use the principles of UDL to evaluate current course content, activities, and assessments. By the end of the workshop, participants will identify 1-2 UDL informed strategies to incorporate into their courses.   

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • 1) Explain the concept of UDL including the three guiding principles. 
  • 2) Identify barriers to student's ability to access materials and succeed in the class. 
  • 3) Apply UDL principles to the evaluation of current course content, activities and assessments. 
  • 4) Develop an action plan for implementing UDL in their courses. 

Date

1/24/2018 

Time

10:00am to 11:30am

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480C

 

Models of Teaching Excellence

As learners and teachers we frequently develop our understanding and style by emulating great examples around us. This workshop will be led by Dr. Nate Morehouse (Biological Sciences) and provide a chance to see and discuss his unique take on pedagogy.

Dr. Morehouse will discuss how to use games, technology, and multimedia to add new dynamics to traditional lecture-based classrooms. How do we foster higher student engagement and confidence in expressing ideas while at the same time assessing student progress toward learning goals? Dr. Nathan Morehouse will model some techniques he has found to be effective in his classrooms, and discuss their pedagogical underpinnings.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify unique approaches to increase student engagement in the classroom;
  2. Discuss alternative models to teaching in their own discipline;
  3. Develop their own ideas toward adopting unique pedagogical tools in their own courses

Date

1/24/2018 

Time

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480C

 

Integration, Competence, and Expertise:  Preparing Learners for the Future

IAMSE Web Seminar Series Winter 2018     January 11 - February 8, 2018

The Winter 2018 IAMSE Web Seminar Series focuses on the current state of Competency Based Education across the health professions and its future directions. The series begins with an overview of current assessment theories, tools and practices and explains how these have been adapted to better reflect learners’ attainment of competency within a competency based framework. This is followed by a session that explores the relationship between memory and learning and describes strategies to better prepare and equip learners to achieve success within a competency based framework. The AAMC Core EPA work group next provides an update on the integration of “entrustment activities and entrustment assessment tools” into a competency based framework. The following presentation explores the benefits, challenges and outcomes of incorporating Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) into competency based medical education. The series closes with an appraisal of the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) curriculum as a content-focused, “continuous” competency based model that spans undergraduate and graduate medical education. Upon completion of this series, participants will be better able to describe the evolution of competency based education in the health professions. Participants will also be able to identify opportunities within their own institutions for adopting and adapting a competency based educational framework.

Third session:  As medical education prepares for the shift to competency-based education, there is increasing emphasis on identifying and assessing the specific knowledge and skills needed for safe medical practice. However, putting this new understanding into practice is made complicated by perceptual/knowledge limitations of students and fundamentally flawed models of information processing and memory implicitly held by many teachers. This session will provide participants with basic understanding of core principles of memory, attention, categorization and expertise development drawn from the cognitive psychology literature. Participants will learn new ways to conceptualize their own expertise and better prepare their learners for the complexities of future practice.

Date

1/25/2018 

Time

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Medical Sciences Building, Room 3352

 

Blackboard—Creating a Start Here Page

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: " * Understand the benefits of a start here page * Add syllabi, objectives, and other informational material to a central location in Blackboard * Insert introductory videos into Blackboard * Create tables for upcoming coursework * Set the course entry point"

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

1/26/2018 

Time

12:20pm to 1:15pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Incorporating Service Learning into Your Curriculum

Service Learning is a great educational tool for our students. Please join us for this session to learn about how you can incorporate service learning into your curriculum and about how others are using service learning.

Date

1/29/2018 

Time

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

117 Muntz Hall (UC Blue Ash)

 

Continuity, LICs, and Competency-based Education

IAMSE Web Seminar Series Winter 2018     January 11 - February 8, 2018

The Winter 2018 IAMSE Web Seminar Series focuses on the current state of Competency Based Education across the health professions and its future directions. The series begins with an overview of current assessment theories, tools and practices and explains how these have been adapted to better reflect learners’ attainment of competency within a competency based framework. This is followed by a session that explores the relationship between memory and learning and describes strategies to better prepare and equip learners to achieve success within a competency based framework. The AAMC Core EPA work group next provides an update on the integration of “entrustment activities and entrustment assessment tools” into a competency based framework. The following presentation explores the benefits, challenges and outcomes of incorporating Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) into competency based medical education. The series closes with an appraisal of the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) curriculum as a content-focused, “continuous” competency based model that spans undergraduate and graduate medical education. Upon completion of this series, participants will be better able to describe the evolution of competency based education in the health professions. Participants will also be able to identify opportunities within their own institutions for adopting and adapting a competency based educational framework.

Fourth session:  This session will describe the current state of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) in medical education in the US, including the variety of formats that incorporate longitudinally and integration in some degree. It will describe what we know about the outcome of clinical education in this format for medical students and emerging trends in LICs. Because of the audience, special attention will be paid to how issues and concepts in fundamental science can be addressed in the LIC format

Presented by:  Molly Cooke, MD

Date

2/1/2018 

Time

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Medical Sciences Building, Room 3352

 

Kaltura—Presentations and Lectures

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: " * Create a video lecture using a CaptureSpace and a PowerPoint file * Edit a video timeline after uploading into Blackboard"

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

2/1/2018 

Time

12:30pm to 1:50pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Classroom Management Strategies

This workshop offers insight into different types of classroom management issues that can be disruptive for the learning environment. A panel of faculty will share their experiences with class management issues and strategies that can help you to effectively diffuse difficult classroom issues. This will be an interactive session.

Date

2/5/2018 

Time

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Muntz Hall 117 (UC Blue Ash)

 

Work-Life Balance and Time Management

Michael Archdeacon, MD, MSE and Dani Zander, MD will lead this Professional Development Workshop in which participants will learn to:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe common challenges to work-life balance during training and faculty years
  2. Develop approaches to navigate these challenges

Light refreshments will be provided for those that register

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date

2/7/2018 

Time

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Medical Sciences Building, Room 2001

 

Competency-based education across the UME-GME continuum: the EPAC program

IAMSE Web Seminar Series Winter 2018     January 11 - February 8, 2018

The Winter 2018 IAMSE Web Seminar Series focuses on the current state of Competency Based Education across the health professions and its future directions. The series begins with an overview of current assessment theories, tools and practices and explains how these have been adapted to better reflect learners’ attainment of competency within a competency based framework. This is followed by a session that explores the relationship between memory and learning and describes strategies to better prepare and equip learners to achieve success within a competency based framework. The AAMC Core EPA work group next provides an update on the integration of “entrustment activities and entrustment assessment tools” into a competency based framework. The following presentation explores the benefits, challenges and outcomes of incorporating Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) into competency based medical education. The series closes with an appraisal of the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) curriculum as a content-focused, “continuous” competency based model that spans undergraduate and graduate medical education. Upon completion of this series, participants will be better able to describe the evolution of competency based education in the health professions. Participants will also be able to identify opportunities within their own institutions for adopting and adapting a competency based educational framework.

Fifth session:  This session will describe the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum project (EPAC) which is sponsored by the AAMC and initially funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. In addition to describing the goals and structure of this educational initiative, the project’s assessment strategies and criteria for advancement to GME will be outlined. Project outcomes to date and ongoing work will be discussed as well.

Presented by:  Deborah Powell, MD

Date

2/8/2018 

Time

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Medical Sciences Building, Room 3352

 

Blackboard—Advanced:  Groups

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: " * Create groups in a Blackboard course * Choose what tools are utilized by course groups * Create group content and assignments * Grade group work"

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

2/12/2018 

Time

12:20pm to 1:15pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Blackboard—Grade Center

Blackboard Grade Center

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

2/13/2018 

Time

12:45pm to 1:50pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Blackboard—Grade Center

Blackboard Grade Center

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

2/14/2018

Time

12:20pm to 1:15pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Kaltura—Advanced:  Video Quizzing

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: " * Add quiz questions to a video * Edit settings for quiz delivery * Post a graded video quiz in Blackboard"

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

2/15/2018 

Time

12:30pm to 1:50pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Facilitating Feedback and Critique in Studio Art Classes

tudio critique is an integral form of assessment in the arts. It poses unique challenges for instructors who must provide meaningful feedback to each student, while facilitating in the moment group discussion.  In this workshop, a panel of faculty from the visual and performing arts will explore the philosophies that inform their critique processes, and begin to formulate individual models that address their unique artistic mediums, classes, and assignments. They will also discuss the challenges inherent in the critique process, and how they address these challenges in their courses.  

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • 1) Identify common strategies used in the critique process;
  • 2) Discuss the relationship between critique models and goals of the class;
  • 3) Articulate the purpose of critiques within your pedagogical practice;
  • 4) Gain confidence in facilitating group critique session. 

Date

2/21/2018 

Time

10:00am to 11:30am

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480C

 

Serving the Needs of Our ELL/ESL Students

The number of students from diverse backgrounds is steadily increasing on our campus. For many of these students English is not their primary language. Join us for this session to learn how to best help and support these students.

Date

2/21/2018 

Time

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

117 Muntz Hall (UC Blue Ash)

 

Inter-professional Education

ack Kues, PHD will lead this interactive Teaching/Education Development Program in which participants will learn to:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Interprofessional Education
  2. Understand the value of Interprofessional Education
  3. Describe the Purposes of Interprofessional Education in the Academic Health Center
  4. Learn about the Academic Health Center Interprofessional Education co/curriculum
  5.  

Light refreshments will be provided for those that register

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date

2/27/2018 

Time

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Medical Sciences Building, Room 3352

 

Blackboard—Intro Level:  Basic Content Creation

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: " * Create items in the course menu * Create a new content area * Create items, folders, and links in a content area * Reorder content in Blackboard"

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

3/1/2018 

Time

12:30pm to 1:50 PM

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Kaltura—Intro Level:  Creating an Intro Video

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: " * Install Kaltura CaptureSpace * Record a brief video using CaptureSpace * Make edits using the CaptureSpace editor * Upload a video into Blackboard * Post a video in a course"

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

3/5/2018 

Time

12:20pm to 1:15pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Managing Conflict and Stress

Vickye Payton, MEd will lead this interactive Professional Development workshop in which participants will learn to:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify your top stressors regarding work life balance
  2. Assess where you are spending your energies and if you need to shift
  3. Approach conflict by identifying and dealing with differences
  4. Construct a model to address conflict and move into dialogue and resolution

Light refreshments will be provided for those that register.

Date

3/6/2018 

Time

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Medical Sciences Building, Room 2001

 

Self-Care for Faculty Success

The CETL Brown Bag Lunch Series allows faculty to come together, share experiences, and make connections with colleagues across campus. During each lunch we will discuss a particular issue relevant to teaching and learning. This is a great chance for faculty at all stages of their academic career to share classroom strategies, learn from others, and troubleshoot teaching challenges in a supportive atmosphere. Bring your lunch and join us for a conversation on how our personal and professional self-care can help us be more productive and happy as faculty. We will discuss questions like: what are obstacles and barriers to self-care; how do we foster professional self-care; how can we use management concepts and techniques to create balance in our work; and how can we support our students in their own self-care.

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • 1) Share personal and professional self-care challenges in an informal setting
  • 2) Gather self-care strategies from colleagues
  • 3) Articulate an initial plan for increasing personal and professional self-care

Date

3/8/2018 

Time

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 571

 

Blackboard—Grade Center

Blackboard's Grade Center

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

3/8/2018 

Time

12:45pm to 1:50pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Blackboard—Intermediate:  Creating and Deploying Tests and Quizzes

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: " * Create a test * Create test questions * Assign point values * Deploy a test in a content area * Choose parameters for test availability, duration, and exceptions

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

3/19/2018 

Time

12:20pm to 1:15pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Kaltura—Intermediate:  Presentations and Lectures

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: " * Create a video lecture using a CaptureSpace and a PowerPoint file * Edit a video timeline after uploading into Blackboard

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

Date

3/22/2018 

Time

12:30pm to 1:50pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480D

 

Managing Student Groups

Are you interested in using small group discussions or small group problem solving in your courses, but are concerned about student reactions? Have you used small group activities in the past, but you would like them to be more effective? In this interactive workshop, we will explore the benefits of using student groups and how to design effective group activities that engage students in collaborative learning. We will also discuss how to provide students with strategies for managing groups and group accountability to create cohesive teams that foster participation from all members.

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • 1) Describe the stages of group formation
  • 2) Describe the use of roles in student groups
  • 3) Discuss the management of groups including common issues and strategies for management
  • 4) Select a small group activity and write instructions
  • 5) Write a description of individual and/or peer grading policy for small group activities 

Date

3/26/2018 

Time

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

Langsam Library 480C

 

Lessons That Endure

Come to this session to hear stories from two senior faculty that include teaching gems, life lessons and what it means to be a life-long educator.

Date

4/6/2018 

Time

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Credit

1.0

Location

117 Muntz Hall (UC Blue Ash)