Fall 2016 Lunch & Learn Series

lunch and lunch series

The Lunch & Learn program consists of 50-minute sessions during the Fall and Spring semesters for faculty and staff during the lunch hour. The sessions are designed to be an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn about engaged/experiential teaching methods and new learning technologies in a relaxed lunch environment.

All DSU faculty and staff are welcome to participate. Advanced registration is encouraged. Participants who do not pre-register will be allowed to attend if seating is available. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Sessions are usually held in the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) Experimental Classroom (Holland Building 325). Drinks (water, soda, and juice), brownies or cookies, and a fruit or vegetable tray will be provided. Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Each session is usually video recorded; previous video recorded sessions are available under the faculty resources section of the website.

Fall 2016 Lunch & Learn Schedule

All sessions held in HCC 325 from noon – 12:50 pm

September 9th – Online Professional Development Resources for DSU Faculty/Staff (Recording)

  • This session will showcase some of the online resources for professional development available to all DSU faculty & staff: Magna Campus, Lynda.com, and Atomic Learning.

September 29th – Should I Encourage Experiential Learning During Class? How? (Recording)

  • Lectures are not effective for all students. Help all your students make the most of their education by adding experiential learning to your instructional toolkit. Find out how you can bring this high-impact educational practice into your classroom and increase student engagement in learning We will spend the first 20 minutes watching the Mentor Commons video by Barbara Jacoby, University of Maryland, College Park.

Oct 7th – How Can I Promote Deep Learning through Critical Reflection? (Recording)

  • Without deep learning, your students can come away from courses with misunderstandings and oversimplified views of complex issues. Learn how the process of critical reflection is a reliable way to deepen the learning experience. We will spend the first 20 minutes watching the Mentor Commons video from Barbara Jacoby, University of Maryland, College Park.

Oct 27th – How Do I Create and Implement Microlectures? (Recording)

  • Gain a clear picture of how microlectures can help you deliver a meaningful learning experience, foster a personal connection with students, and promote their full engagement in your courses. We will spend the first 20 minutes watching the Mentor Commons video from B. Jean Mandernach, Grand Canyon University.

Nov 10th – Teaching Critical Thinking (Recording)

  • What do we mean when we speak of teaching “critical thinking?” Defining and understanding the concept of “critical thinking” at DSU will help us avoid some of the challenges that other universities have experienced with teaching critical thinking skills. Dr. Maria Ortiz will review some of the research on defining the concept of critical thinking by the Critical Thinking Foundation and lead a discussion to begin to define the concept of critical thinking at DSU.