Welcome! On this site you will find information about upcoming workshops and registration links. Remember if you have an idea for a workshop and would like to lead one, please do not hesitate to contact Rachel or Hilary.
On Thursday afternoons (14h-17H) from May - July, we have a special working group for those faculty working towards the HES-SO Attestation Didactique. To access more information about this, please click here. If you would like to register for any of those sessions, please email Rachel.
Introducing a new workshop format - Online content for a blended learning experience!
Workshop Date: May 2017 - online content open all month, Time: 2 hours, HES-SO Skills Base: 3 - Multiple-choice questions (MCQ) are one of the most popular forms of objective test items. While often easy and quick to grade, MCQ can be difficult and time-consuming to construct. In this workshop, we will focus on the components of MCQ test items and how to construct effective questions to use for assessment.
May 11, 2017, 17h-18h30, Room M_203
Ms. Gabriela Allmi from Harvard Business Publications will be here to showcase the newest updates and online content from HBP. Online courses, simulations, and case studies are available to all faculty to use in their classes. A meeting request has been sent out for this session, so check your email and be sure to respond.
May 31, 2017, 15h-16h, Room M_203
VoiceThread: Asynchronous Online Discussion for Learners - VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file. This mini-workshop will introduce you to the tool and allow us to discuss possible uses in our classes, both face-to-face and online.
Time: 1 hour, HES-SO Skills Base: 2
June 13, 2017, 14h-17h, Room M_205
Student Teams & Peer Evaluations: How can we make group work work and thus make the whole more than the sum of its components? While team work is often thought a magical trick, it actually requires careful design to be really efficient. In this workshop you will learn important principles to design team work activities that work both for the teacher and the students. You will also identify the main pitfalls and how to avoid them. Finally, you will be introduced to peer-evaluation as a tool to promote useful feedback between the students and to enhance their critical thinking. A meeting request has been sent to you to sign up for this workshop.
Guest Facilitator! Dr. Steve Bennoun is a faculty developer at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) as well as a lecturer in mathematics at HES-SO. At UNIGE he is in charge of pedagogical innovations. He supports faculty members in making their courses more innovative in order to foster student’s learning. As a lecturer at HES-SO he has plenty of opportunities to experiment teaching methods and activities in his own course.
Time: 3 hours, HES-SO Skills Base: 2, 3
June 21, 2017, 14h-15h30, Room M_203
PowerPoint Presentations: Effective Communication Techniques With Impact - Facilitated by Dr. Laura Zizka. PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used presentation tools in classrooms and for lectures, but it is easy to make mistakes, resulting in lackluster presentations. In this workshop, our own faculty expert will lead us through the do's and don'ts of mastering the art of the perfect PowerPoint presentation.
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes, HES-SO Skills Base: 4
June 27, 2017, 9h-12h, Room M_203
WebPages for Learning: Adobe Spark - Designing visuals to support learning, and in turn also providing students with the chance to express their knowledge in creative ways, is becoming increasingly relevant in our curriculum. In this workshop, you will discover how website development has become one of the ways in how we can use technology in education, particularly in the area of alternative forms of assessment. Working with Adobe Spark, you will start the process of building a website that can be used in your classroom as a sample to guide student work. After the hands-on work and sharing, we will discuss how to evaluate this type of work in an academic setting. Note this is a repeat of the workshop held in April.
Time: 3 hours, HES-SO Skills Base: 1, 3