CTL Events Spring 2024



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Upcoming Events ~ Spring 2024

Book Club ~ Journal Keeping

Authors: Dannelle D. Stevens and Joanne E. Cooper

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Intentional Impact:

  • Foster a learning community around teaching and learning on campus.
  • Track teaching and learning or student success moves we make across the semester through intentional journaling (promotion and tenure).
  • Discuss how reflective journaling can be incorporated into the classroom for authentic assessment, student connection, and professional advancement.

One of the most powerful ways to learn, reflect, and make sense of our lives is through journal keeping. This book presents the potential uses and benefits of journals for personal and professional development — particularly for those in academic life; and demonstrates journals’ potential to foster college students’ learning, fluency and voice, and creative thinking. Both writing and rereading journal entries allow the journal keeper to document thinking, to track changes and review observations, and to examine assumptions, and so gain fresh perspectives and insights over past events.

Want to join this book club? Sign up here.

Or scan this QR code to sign up: book club qr code

Date: Meetings will occur once a month to be determined by the group
Location: Karl Mundt Library 201
Facilitated by: Dr. Matthew Bruce Ingram

Deadline to Enroll: February 22, 2024



Workshop ~ D2L Intelligent Agents

Intentional Impact: 

  • Strengthen confidence in using our Learning Management System: D2L Brightspace.
  • Enhance student success with D2L Intelligent Agents, optimizing your students' learning via pre-planned messages that target student progress, engagement in assignments, and overall interactivity.

This interactive session is designed to empower educators with the tools to harness the power of D2L's Intelligent Agents. Faculty and staff will learn how to build intentional, pre-planned messages based on students' personalized learning journey. D2L Intelligent Agents can help us provide automated feedback, make timely interventions, and foster a sense of belonging in the course.

Date: February 22, 2024 from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm CST
Location: Karl Mundt Library 201 OR Zoom- https://dsu.zoom.us/s/93064013977 

Facilitated by: Dr. Matthew Bruce Ingram


D2L Drop-Ins

Intentional Impact: 

  • Increase engagement and communication with the CTL Team.
  • Strengthen confidence in using our Learning Management System, D2L Brightspace.

The D2L drop-in sessions are an invaluable opportunity to connect with the CTL Team, seek guidance, ask questions, and receive technology support for D2L during the noon hour. Faculty and staff are welcome to stop by whether you're looking to fine-tune your course setup or have specific inquiries; our team is here to assist you. Don't miss out on these interactive and informative conversations designed to empower your teaching experience. There will be a drop-in for each of the Colleges.

Date: February 28, 2024 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
Who: College of Business
Location: East Hall Conference Room 109 OR Zoom - https://dsu.zoom.us/s/97444844125
Facilitated by: The CTL Team


Date: March 4, 2024 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
Who: College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Ruth Habeger Science Center 132 OR Zoom - https://dsu.zoom.us/s/98032251319

Facilitated by: The CTL Team


Date: March 27, 2024 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
Who: Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences 
Location: Beacom 202 OR Zoom - https://dsu.zoom.us/s/91535074091
Facilitated by: The CTL Team


Date: April 3, 2024 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
Who: College of Education
Location: Vale Room OR Zoom - https://dsu.zoom.us/s/96343805022
Facilitated by: The CTL Team


Webinar ~ Revolutionizing Lesson Planning with ChatGPT

Intentional Impact:

  • Streamline your lesson planning process using ChatGPT, freeing up more time for you to engage with your students.
  • Build confidence in using an AI tool for student learning.

Revolutionizing Lesson Planning with ChatGPT is an interactive webinar where you'll discover how to leverage ChatGPT to revolutionize your lesson planning. Staff and faculty will learn to create engaging and personalized learning activities through practical demonstrations. Let's try some prompt engineering strategies to make ChatGPT work for you and enhance your students' learning!

Date: March 21, 2024, from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm CST
Location: Webinar via Zoom - https://dsu.zoom.us/s/93029640007
Facilitated by: LaNessa Hof
Prerequisite: For this session, please have your ChatGPT account ready to use.


Online Workshop ~ Advising Unlocked: Empowering Online Students

Intentional Impact:

  • Enhance faculty proficiency in online advising.
  • Promote positive outcomes for online students.

Join us for an engaging workshop, where we'll unveil effective strategies and DSU technology to revolutionize your approach to online advising. Discover how to create meaningful connections and consistent communication with your advisees, ensuring their success and engagement. This session is designed to empower faculty with the tools and insights needed to navigate the unique challenges of online student advising. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your advising practices and make a positive impact on your online students' academic journey.

Date: March 20, 2024, from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm CST
Location: Online via Zoom - https://dsu.zoom.us/s/91772727034
Facilitated by: Academic Advising Team


Webinar ~ Teaching and Thinking with A.I. ~ Guest Author: José Antonio Bowen

Intentional Impact:

  • Learn practical AI-oriented techniques to transform assignments and assessments.
  • Examine AI in higher Education.

The excitement (and panic) surrounding A.I. is shattering expectations around assignments, assessment, class preparation, and attendance while challenging us to build more future-proof and inclusive classrooms. AI is rapidly changing how humans work and think. Together, we will examine the skills and curriculum that will matter most in this new age.

Date: March 26, 2024 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST (General Webinar) 1:00-1:30 pm CST (Q&A)
Location: Webinar via Zoom - https://dsu.zoom.us/s/95124189039
Facilitated by: The CTL Team
Have Questions that you would like José Bowen to answer? Click here to submit them to our CTL Team.

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José Antonio Bowen is the author of the brand new book, "Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning." DSU will host this talented AI author on March 26th from 12:00 pm -1:00pm with a question and answer session to follow.

Bio: José Antonio Bowen has won teaching awards at Stanford and Georgetown, was Dean at Miami and Southern Methodist University and President of Goucher College. He is the author of "Teaching Naked" (2012) and "Teaching Change" (2021).

For a sneak peek, check out José Antonio Bowen's video sponsored by ACUE below.

Contact Us

Our Email: ctl@dsu.edu

Your CTL Team:

Dr. Matthew Bruce Ingram, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

LaNessa Hof, Instructional Designer, and Education Technologist

DSU's Center for Teaching and Learning Team is here to help you. If you would like to discuss any of the pedagogical advances in higher education, need help with your course design, want to learn a new strategy, or just want to talk - come see us!

We are located on the 2nd floor of the Karl Mundt Library in Room 204 and/or Room 218. Our email is ctl@dsu.edu and/or you can book appointments with us to meet on-campus or online. Just click on the links below for on-campus appointments or online appointments.

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