Getting Started with Your Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) project

Friday, January 29, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location

Remote

Cost / Admission
Free - Register at the link below
Contact

Office of Academic Innovation

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Join us for strategies and guidelines to plan and conduct your scholarship of teaching and learning project, including navigating the IRB process, choosing a research question, creating your SoTL research design and data analysis plan, and strategizing about the dissemination of SoTL project results.

About the Facilitator

Danelle Stevens, OAI Faculty in Residence

Dannelle D. Stevens, Ph.D., has co-authored four books and numerous articles, framed around different ways to assist faculty in their complex roles as writers, scholars and teachers. She has crystallized her many years of experience into assisting graduate students, faculty and other professionals in creating a productive and satisfying professional life. Danelle consults both nationally and internationally on strategies that improve faculty writing and publishing, and promote positive classroom assessment practices as well as infuse their work with creative insights. Her fourth book, Write More, Publish More, Stress Less!, was released January 2019.

 

Our events seek to be inclusive, and all are welcome. If you have accessibility requests, please reach out to oai@pdx.edu prior to the event and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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Upcoming events

Virtual Faculty Writing Retreat

Register Set aside time for yourself and your writing by joining a…
Add to my Calendar 2021-03-05 21:00:00 2021-03-04 08:56:33 Virtual Faculty Writing Retreat Register Set aside time for yourself and your writing by joining a facilitated writing retreat with OAI. This virtual three-hour retreat provides faculty the opportunity to focus on their writing projects while gaining inspiration and support from fellow academic authors. With guidance from Dannelle Stevens, OAI's Faculty in Residence for Academic Writing, participants will begin by setting realistic goals and warm up with a focused freewrite. Danelle will facilitate group discussion, small group breakouts, and dedicated writing sessions throughout the day. During these retreat, participants will learn practical, focused writing strategies to enhance their writing practice, make meaningful progress on their writing project during three focused writing sessions, and benefit from the fellowship and support of a community of like-minded scholars. This retreat is offered twice, on February 4th and March 4th, 2021. Please register to attend. Our events seek to be inclusive, and all are welcome. If you have accessibility requests, please reach out to oai@pdx.edu prior to the event and we will do our best to accommodate them. About the Facilitator Danelle Stevens, OAI Faculty in Residence Dannelle D. Stevens, Ph.D., has co-authored four books and numerous articles, framed around different ways to assist faculty in their complex roles as writers, scholars and teachers. She has crystallized her many years of experience into assisting graduate students, faculty and other professionals in creating a productive and satisfying professional life. Danelle consults both nationally and internationally on strategies that improve faculty writing and publishing, and promote positive classroom assessment practices as well as infuse their work with creative insights. Her fourth book, Write More, Publish More, Stress Less!, was released January 2019. Remote Office of Academic Innovation Office of Academic Innovation America/Los_Angeles public

Open Education Week: Open Pedagogy and Student Content Creation

  Register Open Pedagogy is the practice of engaging students in content…
Add to my Calendar 2021-03-05 13:00:00 2021-03-05 15:00:00 Open Education Week: Open Pedagogy and Student Content Creation   Register Open Pedagogy is the practice of engaging students in content creation through "renewable assignments" so that their work lives on beyond the course and has an authentic audience. In this workshop, you will learn about how to structure an Open Pedagogy assignment and will see examples from faculty who have designed their own renewable assignments.   What is Open Education Week? Founded in 2013 by Open Education Global, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one of the most foremost global events recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education.   Facilitators: Shane Abrams Shane is currently a high school English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher in Ashland, Oregon. After cutting his teeth at a high school for at-risk youth in Colorado, he taught literature & composition at Portland State University and Portland Community College for four years, where he authored a writing textbook and loudly advocated for adjunct rights through union organizing. Amid teaching essential academic and socioemotional skills, he aims to cultivate activism and agency among young people.   Frank Granshaw Frank currently works at the Department of Geology, Portland State University. Frank does research in Educational Technology, Glacial Geology, and Remote Sensing. Their most recent publication is 'The 'benchmark glacier' concept - Does it work? Lessons from the North Cascade Range, USA'.    Veronica Hotton Veronica is an Instructor at Portland State University in the University Studies program. Veronica received a Ph.D. in Education from Simon Fraser University that focused on Curriculum Theory and Implementation, Philosophy of Education. She has an M.A. in Geography from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Veronica also has a B.S. in Environmental Studies & Music, and a B.M. in Orchestral Instruments, which are both from Central Michigan University. Remote Office of Academic Innovation Office of Academic Innovation America/Los_Angeles public

Faculty Book Group

This winter, the Faculty Book Group will be diving into James Lang's…
Add to my Calendar 2021-03-12 12:00:00 2021-03-12 13:00:00 Faculty Book Group This winter, the Faculty Book Group will be diving into James Lang's timely read, "Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It."   The group meets five times throughout winter term on January 15th, 29th, February 12th, 26th, and March 12th. We will meet to discuss the Introduction and Chapter 1 on January 15th.   About The Book Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students' ability to focus. But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn. Classrooms are designed to force students into long periods of intense focus, but emerging science reveals that the brain is wired for distraction. We learn best when able to actively seek and synthesize new information.   In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students' attention. Brimming with ideas and grounded in new research, Distracted offers an innovative plan for the most important lesson of all: how to learn.   Watch our events page for future announcements to join the Faculty Book Group in Spring. Remote Office of Academic Innovation Office of Academic Innovation America/Los_Angeles public

Virtual Faculty Writing Retreat

Set aside time for yourself and your writing by joining a facilitated writing retreat with OAI. This virtual three-hour retreat provides faculty the…
Add to my Calendar 2021-04-01 13:00:00 2021-04-01 16:00:00 Virtual Faculty Writing Retreat Set aside time for yourself and your writing by joining a facilitated writing retreat with OAI. This virtual three-hour retreat provides faculty the opportunity to focus on their writing projects while gaining inspiration and support from fellow academic authors. With guidance from Dannelle Stevens, OAI's Faculty in Residence for Academic Writing, participants will begin by setting realistic goals and warm up with a focused freewrite. Danelle will facilitate group discussion, small group breakouts, and dedicated writing sessions throughout the afternoon. During these retreat, participants will learn practical, focused writing strategies to enhance their writing practice, make meaningful progress on their writing project during three focused writing sessions, and benefit from the fellowship and support of a community of like-minded scholars. Remote Office of Academic Innovation Office of Academic Innovation America/Los_Angeles public