Center for Teaching and Learning
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.
- December 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: https://docs.google.com/a/
usna.edu/document/d/1331z3MvDG 40Wf9kgAXS46gM4pD8whSAE7J5ppHX OMBw/edit?usp=sharing.
- October 13: One Book, Many Conversations: A Seminar on George Orwell's1984, Register for workshop at https://goo.gl/forms/PNeptUCq6nWtq6MB3 (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 manyconversations.org.
- 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.
- Here is a link to the article: https://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~swanson/papers/science-of-writing.pdf
- 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