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Every year NTLC offers diverse, valuable events designed to engage the campus community and advance scholarly teaching and learning. NTLC sponsors on- and off-campus speakers and hosts workshops on timely instructional topics.

 

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Nurturing Inquiry: Developing Student Research

Join Sylvia Tiala to better understand the undergraduate student research mindset and skill level. Explore teaching and assessment strategies that enhance student research activities and go beyond assigning research projects to developing scholarly partnerships.

Date & Time: Friday, February 7, 2020, 12:20 - 1:20 PM

Location: Northwoods, MSC

Event Flyer PDF»    Register Here»      

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2020 Future Events

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. An Intercultural Tune-up for Your Course

Friday, March 13, 2020 12:20, to 1:20 p.m. Faculty/Instructional Academic Staff - Nurturing Growth Mindset in Our Students

(Detailed information on these events coming soon!)

 

2019-2020 Events

Small Teaching Interventions

Howarton explored her favorite small teaching strategies in an interactive discussion to demonstrate small changes enhance teaching and student learning. Presentation Flyer PDF»

Anxiety in the Classroom

Mary Beth Leibham (UW-Eau Claire) returned to UW-Stout to discuss student anxiety in the classroom and shared effective strategies that instructors and staff can use to deal with this timely, challenging issue. In addition, John Achter from our own Dean of Students, shared current data descriptive of our campus students. Presentation Flyer PDF»

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Bendel discussed what instructors should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, he spoke of documenting achievements through the years. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Healing, Justice and Inclusion: Skills and Strategies for Campus Inclusion in Tumultuous Times

Amer Ahmed shared an inspiring message on inclusion, equity, and diversity and gave recommendation strategies for administrators, faculty, staff, and students to implement and reflect on. Presentation Flyer (PDF) » 

Strategies for Managing the Classroom Learning Environment

Thapa described classroom management issues that she and others have faced. In an interactive discussion, attendees explored ideas and strategies that could be used to more effectively manage learning environments. She also talked about the importance of cultural humility in creating an equitable classroom for our students. Instructors attended this session. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Mitch Ogden and Todd Zimmerman

Ogden described his experiences as a Wisconsin Teaching Scholar (2018-19), while Zimmerman spoke about what he learned from being a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow (2013-14). This event included beverages and cookies and an opportunity for questions. The 2020 Call for WTFS applications was launched shortly after this presentation.

Mitch Ogden YouTube Video »     Todd Zimmerman YouTube Video »

Using Active Learning Strategies to Produce Fully Engaged Students

Simoneau presented active learning strategies that instructors could use to get students doing things and reflecting on the things they do. Attendees included faculty and staff members. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Student Voices: Insights for Teaching Diverse Populations

UW-Stout students, Jasmine Baker, Brandon Beaulieu, Zoe Foster, Olivia Johnston, and Choua Xiong, discussed their teacher expectations regarding underrepresented minority, first-generation, low income, and lgbtqia+ students, and students with a disability. The panel discussion was designed to educate and enlighten instructors and staff. 

Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Michael Axelrod

Axelrod described factors impacting student anxiety and shared supportive strategies that can be used by those who teach, counsel, advise and recruit students who are experiencing anxiety. Attendees included instructors and staff from UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire and UW-River FallsPresentation Flyer (PDF) »

Speaker: Dr. Mary Beth Leibham

Leibham talked about student motivation, what characterizes it as well as teaching strategies that support it. In addition, she presented about iGeneration/gen z students. She also provided tips on best practices for revising syllabi and policy statements that are more reflective of iGeneration/gen z student learning. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

2018-2019 Events

Helping Our Students Go from Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able

Dr. Michael Wesch

Using Active Learning Strategies to Fully Engage Students Speaker

Simoneau interacted with instructors to explore teaching and active learning strategies that share the common element of involving students in doing things and reflecting on the things they do so that impactful and deep understanding is createdPresentation Flyer (PDF) »

Growth Mindset Book Discussion

Instructors: Quick Tips for Enriching Student Advising

NTLC & the Advisement Center co-sponsored this instructor and program director workshop which reviewed current general education and RES/GLP course options, Stout's advisement model & plan, conversation starters and holistic advising practices.

Yours & Others' Lesson Learned about Engaging Students & Creating Productive Discussions

Mitch Ogden.

Intercultural Teaching - Creating Equitable & Constructive Learning Experiences

Leni Marshall.

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Bendel and Zagorski discussed renewal and tenure and promotion in two separate sessions.

Strategies for Managing the Classroom Environment

Stuemke talked about classroom management practices.

An Intercultural Tune-up for Your Course

Marshall gave instructors evidence-based strategies, activities and ideas applied in ten minutes or less, and practices that make teaching more inclusive to take away with them to implement in their classrooms. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Universal Design for Learning and Course Accessibility: Teaching to All Students

Cowell and Patrick explored teaching and learning strategies that share the common element of involving students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Educating Instructors & Staff to Recognize Students in Crisis

Mistler presented on the mental health of students and the access to resources that help implement a framework for improved campus-wide mental health to support student engagement and retention. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Teaching to all Students: Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility Techniques

Chandler and Patrick presented exploring universal design for learning as a strategy to teach to the broadest range of learners in a flexible learning environment. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

Nurturing Growth Mindset in Our Students

Faculty and instructors attended a series of conversations reflecting on the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. Presentation Flyer (PDF) »

2017-2018 Events

How students learn: What science and good teaching has taught us

Mike Mensink. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom and how best to create a climate of effective questions

Julie Bates-Maves. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom and how best to create a climate of effective questions

Jill Klefstad & Monica Berrier. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Nelu Ghenciu. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Fostering creativity in the classroom

Tamara Brantmeier Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Fostering creativity in the classroom

Tami Weiss Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Current issues impacting student learning

Laura Schmidt addressed unprepared students. Joan Navarre spoke about improving students writing skills. John Achter discussed coping with the emotional and mental needs of the UW-Stout student population. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Reality of Teaching & being a Tenure-track Professor

Panel Discussants. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Collaborative Book Conversation

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Nurturing inquiry: Developing students research

Kim Zagorski Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Opportunities galore: Scholarship in the classroom

Amanda Barnett. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Creating the inclusive classroom: Universal Design & Diversity-based courses

Virginia Lea & Renee Chandler. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Diversity Speaker Series: David O'Connor

O'Connor shared facts and heartfelt stories about Wisconsin American Indian nation's histories, treaty rights, cultures and sovereignty. He spoke about what Wisconsin Act 31 entails and requires teachers to know and share with their students. O’Connor works for the Wisconsin Depart of Public Instruction. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Diversity Speaker Series: Heather Hackman

Hackman presented a talk entitled, “A Deeper Dive into Equity and Social Justice Work: Exploring its Cross-campus Connections and Applications.” She is the founder of Hackman Consulting Group, a firm devoted to helping individuals, organizations, communities and society address deep diversity, equity and social justice issues. Students, staff and faculty attended her thought-provoking event. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Student Motivation & Engagement Workshop: Mary Beth Leibham

Leibham, a psychologist from UW-Eau Claire, presented information on different variables that impact student motivation. She also provided specific teaching strategies that can help to motivate and support student learning in the classroom. It was an interactive session with instructors and staff attending. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Diversity Speaker: Brian Jackson

Jackson, President of the Wisconsin Indian Education Association and Director of the Healthier Community Action Team Behavioral Health Project, spoke during a deep-dive faculty discussion and at an afternoon session attended by students, staff, instructors and community members. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Diversity Film - Race: The Power of an Illusion

This thought-provoking film examined contemporary science, including genetics, that challenges assumptions that human beings can be categorized into different groups according to their physical traits. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

NTLC's Fall Celebration of Teaching

Instructors came together over popcorn and fanfare to view the new ETCetera Modules, hear about last year's NTLC activities, and learn more about the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars program as well as Faculty College. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Diversity Speaker: Dr. Shakti Butler

Butler, founder and President of World Trust Educational Services, facilitated dialogue for instructors and staff who wanted to dive deeper into topics of racial inequity. Later that day, she spoke to a large audience of students, instructors, staff and community members on how to build community and create change despite barriers caused by institutionalized racism, white privilege and social injustice. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2016-2017 Events

Energize Your Teaching!
Celebrating the Art and Science of Effective Instruction

Instructors gathered to celebrate the art and science of effective instruction. The keynote speaker was Lyz Wendland from UW-River Falls. Additional faculty from UW-Stout spoke about their disciplines from an art or science perspective (Jerry Hui and Todd Zimmerman). In addition, the event included WTFS research presentations and "Speed UpDating" project tables.

Credit for Prior Learning Innovations Project: Call for Applications

The UW-Stout Credit for Prior Learning Committee, Provost Office and the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center hosted this workshop as the kickoff to a two-semester pilot project. Program Directors along with one other colleague came together to learn how to develop a CPL pilot specific to their program. There were 5 teams and this project was sponsored by the Provost Office.

Joy of Teaching Book Conversation

Renee Howarton Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

How students learn: What science and good teaching has taught us

Mike Mensink Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Fostering creativity in the classroom

Tami Weiss Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Reality of Teaching: Classroom Management

Carol Johnson Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Collaborative Book Conversation

Renee Howarton Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Nurturing inquiry: Developing students research

Kim Zagorski Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Launching a new semester & discussing burning issues in education

Mike King Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Nelu Ghenciu Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom and how best to create a climate of effective questions

Jill Klefstad & Monica Berrier Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Launching a new semester & discussing burning issues in education

Carol Johnson spoke on classroom management. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Opportunities galore: Scholarship in the classroom

Amanda Barnett Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Creating the inclusive classroom: Universal Design & Diversity-based courses

Virginia Lea & Renee Howarton Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2015-2016 Events

Joy of Teaching Book Conversation

 Renee Howarton Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Engaging students & teachers alike: Creating an inspired learning environment

 Sapna Thapa & Amanda Barnett Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

 Tim Shiell Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom and how best to create a climate of effective questions

 Anne Hoel Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Enriching classroom dialogue: The power of effective questions

 Deanna Schultz Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Goldmine in the classroom -- Developing student research partnerships

Sylvia Tiala & Kim Zagorski Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Creating the inclusive classroom: Universal Design & Diversity-based courses

Renee Chandler & Virginia Lea Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2014-2015 Events

Councilor Felix Nkaru

A discussion of Kenya and its people by UW-Stout's Brian Oenga. Nkaru spoke about Maasai cultural practices, educational system and political structure of his tribal community. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Raising the bar: Enhancing learning through classroom rigor

Renee Chandler & Nelu Ghenciu Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Engaging students & teachers alike: Creating an inspired learning

Mandy Little & Mitch Ogden Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Celebration of Global Learning

NTLC invited instructors to attend an immersive learning experience. They learned teaching strategies and interactive activities to enhance student understanding and knowledge of global and cultural issues. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom

Deanna Schultz & Polly Hashmi Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Size matters! - Strategies to handle class size and/or huge course demands

Daniel Ruefman & Haley Frater Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Charting the promotion/tenure pathway

Amanda Brown discussed what faculty need to know about achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

High Impact Practices in the Classroom

Julie Zaloudek & Amanda Barnett Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Celebrating You! Goldmine in the classroom

Sylvia Tiala & Glendali Rodriguez celebrate with faculty. Observations and lessons were shared by participants throughout the year. Faculty participated in a conversation "pay it forward" dissemination strategy. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

May Celebration 2015

"Valuing Teaching in Demanding Times" Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2013-2014 Events

Active Learning and Flipped Classroom Strategies

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Stereotype Threat: Key Concepts and Intervention Possibilities

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Heart and Soul of Teaching Workshop

Instructional academic staff and administrators attended a workshop lead by Anothony (Tony) Ciccone, Director of Center for Instructional and Professional Development, UW-Milwaukee Professor; La Vonne Cornell-Swanson, Director of Office of Professional and Instructional Development, University of WIsconsin System Administration; and UW-Stout panel who shared personal reflections of SoTL in the classroom. (Todd Zimmerman (STEM), David Ding (Business), Jill Klefstad (SOE), and Joleen Hanson (English & Philosophy) to better understand principles and assumptions associated with SoTL, how to go about a SoTL inquiry, and why the scholarship of teaching and learning should be conducted and shared. Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Enhancing Learning Through Student Engagement

Instructors attended a presentation on the importance of motivating and engaging students to enhance student learning and what they can do to inspire, challenge, and stimulate students.

Exploring Issues Impacting Faculty

Faculty were asked to watch one or more seminars found on Magna Commons and had a thoughtful discussion.

The Importance of Being a Reflective College Educator

First Year Faculty explored how they can use feedback from students and peers to self-evaluate and reflect.

Behind the Curtain - Student Advisement & Curriculum Approval Process

Scott Correll & Tricia Aspen discussed student advisement at UW-Stout. Details on the roles of Provost Office & Faculty Senate play in the curriculum development process, and what Mr. Correll does for the student advisement process were given.

Grading and Assessment Practices

What does "academic assessment" look like on our campus? First year instructors listened to advice on how to make grading a positive and satisfying experience with strategies to be efficient, fairer, and conducive to student learning.

Successfully Navigating Scholarship Expectations

Faculty members discussed it is a stressful challenge to achieve scholarly/creative expectations. This presentation gave strategies for getting scholarly work submitted and accepted.  

Whistling Vivaldi Book Discussion

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Charting the Promotion/Tenure/Renewal Pathway

Instructors attended a presentation on what they should know about getting renewed and achieving promotion and tenure at UW-Stout. Also, he spoke of documenting achievements through the years.

May Day 2014

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2012-2013 Events

Tom Angelo on Assessment - Practice Workshops

In the Spring of 2013 Angelo returned to UW-Stout with more content on effective assessment tools, teaching practices, helping students to take responsibility of their learning, and collegial sharing of applied teaching and assessment strategies. Workshop (PDF)»

Tom Angelo on Assessment - Faculty Development Workshops

Angelo lead four workshops in the Fall of 2012 focused on sharing practical tips and strategies related to formative assessment and student learning. Workshop (PDF)»

Preparing for the Classroom Experience

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Embracing the Stout culture

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Tackling the tougher student issues

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Faculty as Advisor

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Faculty and Charting the Promotion/Tenure Pathway

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Faculty as Scholar - Effectively Navigating Scholarship

2 sessions Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

May Day 2013

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

2011-2012 Events

Dr. Regan Gurung

UW-Stout faculty, staff, students, and the community were invited to attend two sessions presented by Dr. Regan Gurung: "Invigorating Student Learning: How Should Students study?" and "Social Media, Learning & Living: How Facebook & Texting Can Rewire Your Brain." Presentation Information (PDF)»      Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Preparing for the Classroom Experience

Panel Discussion Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Faculty as Evaluator - Assessing Student Learning

Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Faculty as participants - Embracing the Stout culture

Carol Hagness & Bill Johnston Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Faculty as Educator - Tackling the tougher student issues

Joan Thomas, Dean of Students Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Faculty as Advisor

Scot Correl Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Faculty as Scholar - Effectively Navigating Scholarship

Jen Grant and Julie Peterson Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Charting the Promotion Pathway

Karen Martinson Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Understanding how things are done at UW-Stout

Jackie Martineson & Elizabeth Buchanan Presentation Flyer (PDF)»

Celebrating Innovative Teaching in the Classroom

May Day 2012 Presentation Flyer (PDF)»