Looking for something to do in August?
Increase learner understanding
Find ways to make the course context easier to access and understand in this online workshop. It uses Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies to enhance the understanding of diverse learners, whether in person or online. Register now here for this event, which will take place on Monday, August 2 at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
Create the power of yes
This in-person creative expression workshop uses theatrical improvisation to create a playful environment that leads to better interaction, communication and collaboration with others. The session affirms the importance of improvisation, which helps people accept failure and ultimately promotes success. Register now here for the two-hour workshop, which will take place on Monday, August 2 at 2 p.m. EDT.
Learn more about Python
No previous experience is necessary with Python, the programming language with a wide variety of applications. In this hands-on session, participants will learn the basics while working in Jupyter Notebooks, an interactive web-based tool for running and writing code. Register now here for the two-hour online event, to be held on Monday, August 2 at 2 p.m. EDT. (A similar event for doctoral students, to be held on Wednesday August 4 at 2 p.m., can be viewed here.)
Plan experiential course projects
These projects, which can be managed through NUflex, online or in-person environments, allow students to gain hands-on experience while improving their collaboration, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills. Learn strategies to keep your students engaged by signing up here for this online workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, August 3 at 10 a.m. EDT.
Improve your English skills
This online workshop — facilitated by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theater, will help non-native English speakers improve their eloquence in various situations. Playful but demanding exercises will teach participants to break free from the usual tensions, posture patterns and inefficiencies that block the clear communication of thoughts and ideas. Register now here for the event, to be held on Tuesday, August 3, at 2 p.m. EDT.
Learn the northeast via a virtual scavenger hunt
This creative event will help you discover (or review) the Boston campus offices and resources, putting you in touch with the information you need. Register now here for the workshop, which will take place on Wednesday, August 4 at 1:45 p.m. EDT.
Using connected learning to promote student engagement
The Connected Learning (CA) approach narrows equity gaps and empowers students to take ownership of their learning. In this workshop, professors will learn how to apply CL design principles to increase the connectivity of an activity in their lessons. Register now here for the hour-long event, which takes place on Wednesday, August 11 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Help learners develop their autonomy
This online workshop helps you find ways to help learners assess their needs, set their own goals, and identify appropriate resources. You will learn Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies that will encourage diverse learners to follow through on their intentions. Register now here for the event, to be held on Monday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
Exchange approaches in sustainable and anti-racist scoring practices
This virtual workshop focuses on how course grading systems can give students meaningful choices. Other practices to explore will include how to be successful, grade anonymously, and give feedback that maintain standards but provide personal assurance – methods that can reduce the threat of stereotypes while leveling the playing field academically. Register now here for the event, which will take place on Monday, August 30 at 11 a.m. EDT.
Prepare your course for the fall semester
In this exchange between educators, you can develop and revise your course materials. This is an interactive discussion where educators can brainstorm reviews and exchange comments on specific assessments they develop in their lessons. Register now here for the workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, August 31 at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
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