Upcoming Events

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Tech-enabled Active Learning ClassroomWed, 18 Jul 20189:00am - 11:00amFullVarious

During this workshop, you will be introduced to the teaching & learning possibilities offered by UNB-F's first Tech-Enabled Active Learning classroom: room 334 in Marshall d'Avray Hall. The room features several flatscreen displays that can be controlled by the instructor using a master controller or used independently by students while doing small group work. There is lots of whiteboard space for brainstorming and furnishings that are easily movable. 

The session will include an overview of how to use the multiple-screen system and four 10-minute mini-lessons serving as examples of how the space could be used. The point of the session is to get you thinking about how you could optimally use such a space, and perhaps get you dreaming about how a similar space could be integrated into a building in your part of campus. 



Room 334, Marshall d'Avray Hall

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CETL

Efficient Grading and Feedback with CrowdmarkThu, 16 Aug 201810:00am - 12:00pm4/25Patrick Reynolds, Math & Stats

Crowdmark is a collaborative online grading platform that is particularly useful for assessments with multiple graders (though this is not the only use case). It allows for better feedback, grading anywhere and anytime, saving comments for other graders to use, oversight of TA grading, progress monitoring, and much more. It almost eliminates the need to handle hard copies of assessments, which greatly speeds up marking workflow, and delivers results to students via email. For 2018-19, UNB has a site license to try the software. I'll be going over the basics and highlighting the main features. (For what it's worth, I've known about Crowdmark for some years and was very skeptical of its utility, until I tried it in a real marking setting and was thoroughly impressed; when I asked a colleague at another institution for his honest thoughts on the software, he replied "I simply cannot imagine how I could do without it.")



Marshall d'Avray Hall, Room 334

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CETL

Presentation Skills Basics for Instructors (group #1)Thu, 23 Aug 20189:00am - 11:00am12/20Kate Bligh

Is it possible that your performance in the classroom may get in the way of your teaching? Professors can often transform the effectiveness of their teaching through the adoption of a few basic and accessible techniques. In this two-hour session Kate Bligh offers some key, easy-to- adopt and game-changing recommendations for vocal and physical technique in the classroom, along with key suggestions for audience interaction, and question asking & answering.

Feedback received after Kate Bligh's session at UNB in 2013:

"I would use the word transformational when describing the effect."

"Ms. Bligh was an excellent presenter, effective and clear. She had practical, sensible ways for most of us to improve. I have been teaching for many years, and have excellence in teaching awards. I left the session wishing I had been to such a session of hers much earlier in my career, and would recommend one highly."

"This was an excellent session, highly recommended!"

This event is free for faculty members at UNB-Fredericton, including those in the instructor stream, those in the professor stream, and CAEs who teach regularly at UNB-F. For anyone else, there is a registration fee of $25.  Please contact Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca or 453-4645) to arrange payment.
(This session is identical to the one offered at 1:00)


Marshalll d'Avray 249

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CETL

Presentation Skills Basics for Instructors (group #2)Thu, 23 Aug 20181:00pm - 3:00pm15/20Kate Bligh

Is it possible that your performance in the classroom may get in the way of your teaching? Professors can often transform the effectiveness of their teaching through the adoption of a few basic and accessible techniques. In this two-hour session Kate Bligh offers some key, easy-to- adopt and game-changing recommendations for vocal and physical technique in the classroom, along with key suggestions for audience interaction, and question asking & answering.

Feedback received after Kate Bligh's session in 2013:

"A person with theatre training has a lot of insights to offer concerning the use of one's body (including voice, breath, eyes) to communicate in subtle ways that aren't consciously processed by the audience member. It's amazing how small changes in posture, in intonation, in movement can change the feel of a presentation."

"I attended this session with profs who had a wide range of years of teaching.  It seems to be applicable to all."

"This was an excellent session, highly recommended!"

This event is free for faculty members at UNB-Fredericton, including those in the instructor stream, those in the professor stream, and CAEs who teach regularly at UNB-F. For anyone else, there is a registration fee of $25. Please contact Nancy Fitzpatrick (nef@unb.ca or 453-4645) to arrange payment.
(This session is identical to the one offered at 9:00)


Marshall d'Avray 249

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

Full

CETL

Presentation Skills Make-OverMon, 27 Aug 20189:00am - 4:00pmFullKate Bligh

A full day session involving a calm, friendly approach whereby participants are encouraged to explore and enhance their skills without being made to feel 'put on the spot'. Opportunities for exchange, discussion and practical application are provided throughout the day, and participants are filmed several times: they leave with a DVD of their own presentation style, feedback and improvements. 

Elements include:

- An exploration of 'stage fright' – nerves, and how these can affect you
- Breath – physiology & exercises
- Voice – specific techniques and approaches; covers voice quality, pitch, speed
- Body – points on posture, body language, eye contact and stamina
- Use of visual aids
- Space use – room configuration and placement
- Audience interaction
- Constructive notes & individualized feedback
- Practice

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This workshop is open to UNB-F teaching staff only (instructor stream, professor stream and frequent CAEs). 

While CETL is supporting the offering of this session by covering Kate Bligh's travel costs, a registration fee is required to cover the facilitation cost. A registration fee of $200 is due before the end of June to reserve one of the 5 spots. It is non-refundable. 

If fewer than five people register before the end of June, this session will not be offered.

If this session is indicated as full on this site, you can contact Nancy Fitzpatrick to ask to be put on the waiting list. If someone fails to pre-pay the registration fee, that spot will go to the first person on the waiting list. 


CETL would like to thank the VP Academic Office for helping to offset costs associated with this event.



Marshall d'Avray 249

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

Full

CETL

Presentation Skills Make-OverTue, 28 Aug 20189:00am - 4:00pmFullKate Bligh

A full day session involving a calm, friendly approach whereby participants are encouraged to explore and enhance their skills without being made to feel 'put on the spot'. Opportunities for exchange, discussion and practical application are provided throughout the day, and participants are filmed several times: they leave with a DVD of their own presentation style, feedback and improvements. 

Elements include:

- An exploration of 'stage fright' – nerves, and how these can affect you
- Breath – physiology & exercises
- Voice – specific techniques and approaches; covers voice quality, pitch, speed
- Body – points on posture, body language, eye contact and stamina
- Use of visual aids
- Space use – room configuration and placement
- Audience interaction
- Constructive notes & individualized feedback
- Practice

________


This workshop is open to UNB-F teaching staff only (instructor stream, professor stream and frequent CAEs). 

While CETL is supporting the offering of this session by covering Kate Bligh's travel costs, a registration fee is required to cover the facilitation cost. A registration fee of $200 is within a week of registering to reserve one of the 5 spots. It is non-refundable. 

If this session is indicated as full on this site, you can contact Nancy Fitzpatrick to ask to be put on the waiting list. If someone fails to pre-pay the registration fee, that spot will go to the first person on the waiting list. 


CETL would like to thank the VP Academic Office for helping to offset costs associated with this event.


Marshall d'Avray 235

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CETL

Faculty/Instructor OrientationWed, 29 Aug 20188:30am - 4:00pm5/25Various

Every year the Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning (CETL) hosts an annual orientation session for new faculty and instructors.  You will have an opportunity to hear Faculty Voices and to interact with some of our faculty members.  Also, during the day you will be introduced to many of UNB's administration and support services, ranging from Student Services to Security.

All new faculty and instructors at UNBF are invited and encouraged to participate in this orientation.


Marshall d'Avray Hall, Room 235

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CETL

Kaleidoscope - UNB's annual Teaching ShowcaseFri, 7 Dec 20188:30am - 12:30pm7/100Various

Kaleidoscope is UNB's annual teaching showcase. It features half-hour sessions on a variety of topics, by a variety of instructors and profs, as well as some 5-minute presentations known as Furious Fives.

Various rooms in Marshall d'Avray Hall

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca