Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

Teaching Enhancement Workshop

January 10, 2018, Evergreen Campus
High-Impact Teaching Practices Using Digital Pedagogy

Loyola faculty: RSVP to tew@loyola.edu.

Committee Members | Past Workshops

Workshop Program *tentative*

 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Conversation  McGuire Hall East
9 - 9:15 a.m. 

Welcome and Overview

9:15 - 10 a.m.

Plenary: Timeless Placeless

Come and contemplate this broad overview of how the world has changed due to technology. We no longer go to the bank during banking hours; we bank 24 hours a day from anywhere by depositing checks or transferring money with our smartphones. Looking at the classroom of 100 years ago and today, in many cases one would not see much difference - an instructor at the front of the class, students writing notes, all in the same place at the same time. Through web conferencing, however, students can learn synchronously from anywhere on the planet. With asynchronous use of recorded video, forums, or VoiceThread, students can learn anywhere, anytime. Should not teaching and learning adapt to our new world? Join in on the discussion of this important question and other salient issues of digital teaching and learning.

Presenter: Robert Kenyon, Ed.D., Interim Director of Digital Teaching and Learning


10 - 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 - 10:40 a.m. Break-Out Sessions: 1, 3, 4, and 5  TBD
10:50 - 11:20 a.m. Break-Out Sessions: 2, 4, and 5 and Drop-in Sessions  TBD
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Break-Out Sessions: 1, 2, and 3 and Drop-in Sessions  TBD

Break-Out Session Descriptions

1. Fostering a Community of Inquiry

How can digital pedagogy help foster student-student connection, student-instructor connection, and student-content connection? How does Teacher Connect help to form a community of inquiry among emerging and seasoned professionals?

Presenters: Kelly Keane and School of Education faculty member (TBD)

2. Zooming into Synchronous Learning

How to effectively use Zoom video conferencing to facilitate synchronous learning.

Presenters: Robert Kenyon and faculty member (TBD)

3. Multimedia Production

How to create effective multimedia productions.

Presenters: Gregory Hoplamazian

4. Creative Convergence?: Writing and Technology

Getting students to engage with written assignments can at times be challenging in today's technology focused world. Hear how one faculty member is trying to incorporate various new technologies into writing assignments in an effort to stimulate creativity and engagement.

Presenter: Sara Magee

5. Remote Teaching: Snow Days and Other Catastrophes

In this timely session, learn great tips and strategies to keep your class moving forward.

Presenters: Theresa Geiman and Bernadette Roche

Drop-In Sessions

  • Accessibility Standards and What You Need to Know

    An exploration of the barriers or "blockers" that prevent students with disabilities from using various technologies and how to overcome them. 

Presenters: Tracy McMahon and Leah Saal

  • Moodle Makeover

    Simple tips for enhancing the aesthetics and usability of your course Moodle page. This will be interactive either with individual professors' course pages or with one example for the collective to critique and amend.

Presenter: Sue Monthie

 12 - 1 p.m. Lunch and Conversation McGuire Hall East


1 p.m.

Other Afternoon Offerings

  • Advising as Teaching  (location TBD)

    As an advisor, you interact with students in several ways. You are a source of information about our requirements and policies; you may also serve as a mentor and resource in the developmental process as students learn how to navigate the institution. But your most important task is as a teacher. How can an advisor be viewed as a teacher and the advising relationship as a learning experience for students? Come to this workshop to learn more about how the advising as teacher model can facilitate and enhance academic learning. The goal of this workshop is that you will have some tools for helping students to become active participants in the making of meaning of their curriculum choices and aiding their understanding of how our curriculum relates to mission.

Teaching Enhancement Committee

Members, 2017-18

  • Chair: Maren Blohm (Biology) 
  • Mavis Biss (Philosophy) 
  • Vanessa Dodo Seriki (Teacher Education)
  • Patricia Kanashiro (International Business)
  • Jill Snodgrass (Pastoral Counseling) 
  • Cheryl Moore-Thomas (Education Specialties /Academic Affairs), ex officio

Past Teaching Enhancement Workshops

January 2017: Evidence-Based Teaching Practices

August 2016: Race in the College Classroom

January 2016: Modes of Engagement

August 2015: Inclusive Teaching and Loyola's Diversifying Student Body

January 2015: The Jesuit Mission, In Action

August 2014: Beyond Words: The Power of Nonverbal Communication in Teaching