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Pop-up Friday 2017

  • December 8: Teaching Portfolios and Teaching Philosophies--An Introduction​, Karyn Sproles
    Many people include a teaching portfolio among the materials they submit to P & T for promotion and tenure. This is a quick introduction to the elements included in Teaching Portfolios and teaching philosophies. Examples of  past Teaching Portfolios will be available.
  • Tuesday​!​, ​December 5​: Planning a Realistic Winter Break, Karyn Sproles
    This workshop is designed to create a plan for the winter break that will help make it more productive AND relaxing. Bring you calendars.
  • Dec​ember​​ ​1: Supporting Academic Leadership”, Karyn Sproles and Blues Baker (Stockdale Center​)​
    This discussion seeks to identify ways in which the Stockdale Center can best support faculty in their leadership roles at the Academy and in their disciplines.
  • November 17:  Life After USNA: A Workshop for Officers – Carol Graser (Executive Career Coach), LCDR Jack Ryan (English),Prof. Ann Vanleer (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • November 3: Positive & Powerful Presentation – A Vocal Seminar, Techniques for cultivating confident, authentic and efficient vocal habits in the workplace --Dr. Madeline Miskie D.M.A., 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. A copy of Dr. Miskie's biography can be found here. 
    During this interactive workshop we will explore the relationship between body / breath awareness and the voice; specifically, how excess tension in various regions of the body can have a potentially negative impact on the voice. First, we will go through some light stretching and movement to loosen up some of those tension-prone areas (shoulders / neck / hips, etc.). We will then discuss the basic principles of efficient breathing techniques and healthy phonation and then put them into practice with some simple speaking exercises; highlighting the importance of pacing and volume control in presentation. The seminar will conclude with a brief Q&A. No need to wear athletic clothing to the class. Attendees are advised to bring water!​​
  • October 20: How to Run a Meeting--Karyn Sproles
    Here is a link to the templates​ from Boudett and City's Meeting Wise:  
  • October 13: One Book, Many Conversations: A Seminar on George Orwell's1984, Register for workshop at (USNA login required)
    At the core of a democracy lies conversation.  The ability to talk with one another about the issues before us, and to come together and share our many perspectives, is a vital aspect of a thriving democratic society. Discussions grounded in a book can be particularly fertile for productive exchanges—giving everyone in the conversation a common point of reference for examining and articulating their ideas. Join members of the USNA community in practicing our core values as citizens and educators in a 75-minute exploration of Orwell's 1984. All who are interested, regardless of academic background, are encouraged to register. This event will be co-moderated by Dr. Joanna Bache Tobin, The Aspen Institute, and Prof. Shirley Lin, USNA Chemistry Department. A copy of Dr. Tobin's biography can be found here. While participants are encouraged to read the entire book, the discussion will focus upon the following sections: Signet Classics edition pp: 1-29; 69-81; 239-274; and 287-298. More information regarding One Book, Many Conversations can be found at
  • October 6: Flipping Your Classroom--Ric Crabbe, Computer Science
  • September 29: YP Cruise--Blues Baker--Meet at the Seawall!
  • April 25: Planning a Realistic Summer Break  — Karyn Sproles
  • April 7: The Science of Scientific Writing" by George Gopen & Judith Swan  — Scott Hottovy & Karyn Sproles, Discussion Leader. 
  • March 31: Can your students spot the fake news?: Collaborating with the library in support of information literacy — Catherine Johnson
  • March 24: Innovation in Technology and Teaching —  CDR Brad Baker, Professor Shirley Lin & LtCol Amy McGrath
  • March 3: Fulbright Grants — Sharika Crawford & Brad Barrett
  • Feb. 24: What's Sleep Got to Do with It? —  Dr. Nita Lewis Shattuck, Naval Post Graduate School
  • Feb. 17: Integrating Writing Across the Curriculum — Wendy Madden & The Writing Center
  • Feb.10: 19 Minutes to Better Teaching —  Karyn Sproles, Christine Copper, Matt Hawks, Carolyn Judge, and Kelsy Sagstetter
  • Feb. 3: What's New in Educational Technology: A Report from Educause — Julie Zhu
  • Jan. 27: High Velocity Learning//Naval Innovation Network — George Yacus
  • Jan. 20: How to Connect with Millennial Students — Pippa Marmorstein
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