Technology Workshops

professor looking at computerGraduate Teacher Program Technology Workshop Series
All workshops count toward GTP certificate requirements.
All graduate students, undergraduate teaching & learning assistants, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff are welcome at GTP events and activities.
For further information, please call 303-492-4902.

Technology Workshop Archives

Fall:  2015, 2014, 2013201220112010, 2009.

Spring: 2015, 2014, 201320122011.

Tuesdays Noon - 1 PM, Roser ATLAS 200

Please bring your laptop for hands-on training opportunities.

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September 15

Experiential Learning Using Technology

Cynthia Drake, PhD Candidate, English, CU Boulder; Instructor, Naropa University  

In this interactive presentation, we will look at ways to enhance student learning and engagement through experiential exercises and assignments. We will look at specific strategies to leverage multimodal and experiential learning to bring students fully into the conversation of the course, even when some of these conversations happen online. Session participants will hear five tips to make any online or brick and mortar course more experiential and will generate three concrete ideas to use in their courses.

September 22

Are Your PowerPoints Accessible to All Students?

Susan Kelmer, Alternate Format Access Coordinator, Disability Services

Participants will learn how to make PowerPoint documents accessible for persons with print disabilities. Participants will experience techniques to adjust practice documents, learn about the latest in best practices for the universal design of PowerPoint presentations, and will have the knowledge and confidence to create accessible documents as a matter of routine, rather than as a matter of retrofit. Please bring your laptop so you can practice during the workshop.

September 29                                    

Do You Want to Use Clickers to Stimulate Student Learning?

Viktoriya Olinynk and Robert Leary, IT Professionals, OIT

This is an introductory workshop for teachers who are new to clickers. We will set up CUClickers software, design questions, and interact allowing you to develop some comfort with the process, building questions, and displaying student responses.

October 6                                           

Creating PDFs for Your Students that Are Accessible

Susan Kelmer, Alternate Format Access Coordinator, Disability Services

Participants will look at several PDF documents, then learn how to make them accessible for persons with print disabilities. Several easy techniques will be demonstrated, and participants will be able to try those techniques on practice documents. Participants will leave the session knowing the latest in best practices for the universal design of PDF documents and PDF scans. Please bring your laptop.

October 13

Introduction to Large-Scale Computing Resources at CU Boulder

Shelley Knuth, Senior Data Research Specialist, Research Computing

Research Computing on the CU Boulder campus provides services for researchers that include large-scale computing resources (e.g. the Janus supercomputer), storage of research data, high–speed data transfer capabilities, and support for data sharing. This talk will discuss the resources available to graduate students on campus, how to access and use these resources, and a discuss of the future of Research Computing.

October 20                                   

Teaching with Prezi

Marcelo Schincariol, Instructor, Spanish and Portuguese

This workshop will explore the presentation software Prezi as a teaching tool for more collaborative and interactive classes. Based on my experience in teaching Portuguese, I will be sharing procedures that I consider essential for more engaging and enjoyable classes, in which the students are active participants in the learning process.

October 27

Creating Your Online Professional and Academic Identity

Alison Hicks, Assistant Professor, University Libraries

What do people find when they google you? Are you presenting your academic and professional achievements in the best possible light? This workshop will demonstrate how to use academic social networking tools such as ResearchGate and to make connections, to upload papers, and to start to participate in the broader realm of digital scholarship.

November 3                                  

Introduction to Data Management

Shelley Knuth, Senior Data Research Specialist, Research Computing

Research Data Services on the CU Boulder campus provides support to researchers looking for better options to store, manage, and publish their data, as well as write better data management plans for funding agencies. A collaboration between Research Computing and the University Libraries, data management staff will assist with any data needs. This talk will discuss the services and tools available to accomplish these goals, and best practices on good data management.