PROGRAMS IN PEDAGOGY
The Success Made for All: Revitalizing Teaching (SMART) series is designed to connect you to available campus resources, introduce you to the latest research on teaching, learning, and neurodevelopment, prepare you for challenges you may confront in the classroom, and introduce you to innovative ways that you can help prepare all of your students for success.
The SMARTeaching workshops are the perfect way to ensure that faculty at Rutgers-Newark and graduate students preparing for a career in academia are working SMARTer toward our collective student success goals!
The upcoming SMARTeaching workshops are a collaborative series between the P3 and Rutgers Teaching with Technology (TLT) division. See schedule below.
INTRO TO CANVAS PART 1: SETTING UP & BUILDING YOUR COURSE IN CANVAS: August 11th @ 1:30-3pm - Karen Harris
This workshop will cover the basics of setting up and building your course in Canvas. You will learn to navigate a Canvas course and global menu, add content (files, videos, links, etc.) to modules, add your syllabus, communicate with your students, and generate your gradebook.
USING THE TLT TEMPLATE/Q&A: August 18th @ 11am-12:30pm- Joe Yankus
This session will show you how to import the TLT Canvas Course template into your course from Canvas Commons, as well as how to use and modify it as you build your own course in Canvas. There will also be time included for an open Q&A session with the host, an Instructional Designer with Teaching and Learning with Technology.
INTRO TO TEACHING ONLINE: BEST PRACTICES FOR SUPPORTING STUDENT
LEARNING: September 8th @ 11-12:30pm - Manu Chander/Ruth Ronan/Dave Uibelhoer
This workshop is designed for new online instructors and will introduce you to the online classroom, the unique needs of online students, and the components of a successful online course. These pedagogical ideas will then be tied to practical application in Canvas, with demonstrations of specific tools and Canvas features that address the needs of online students and implement the components of a successful online course.
CREATING ACCESSIBLE ONLINE CONTENT: TEXT, DOCUMENTS, IMAGES, AND
VIDEO: September 15th @ 11:00 am-12:30 - Hyacinth Miller/Natalia Koureava
This workshop is designed to explore how to design courses and materials that are accessible to all students. We will cover the basics of online accessibility, focusing on best practices for creating accessible course materials such as text documents (Word/PDF), images, and videos with captions. We’ll also go over key accessibility features in the Canvas LMS.
TEACHING EFFECTIVELY IN ASYNCHRONOUS MODE:
November 23 @ 11:30-12:50pm - Patricia Akhimie/Ramona Ross/Frank Edwards/Natalie Koureava/David Uibelhoer
This workshop will focus on essential principles and practices for supporting asynchronous online learners. The session will introduce key channels of instructor-to-student and student-to-student interaction and discuss ways to build instructor presence and classroom community, craft effective discussions, and create engaging active learning experiences.
If you would like to partner with the P3 for future workshops, please visit our contact us page.
If you'd like to see videos of previous SMARTeaching workshops, please visit the SMARTeaching video archive.