ASSETT events are an easy way to stay informed about the latest instructional technology, tools, and pedagogy while connecting with faculty and staff who are passionate about teaching and learning. In addition to scheduled workshops, we offer on-demand training for individuals, groups, and departments.

For information about Canvas workshops, check out the Academic Technology Applications Program's training calendar.

To request a customized presentation or workshop, visit the On-Demand Training page.
 


Spring 2019 Schedule

 

Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) seeks to remedy the limitations of learning environments, rather than addressing the limitations of individuals, offering flexibility and options for how information is represented, how students demonstrate their knowledge and skills, and how students are engaged and motivated. Participants will examine how traditional accommodations can unintentionally marginalize students. We'll discuss UDL principles and practices that promote inclusivity and provide support for diverse learners, including -- but not limited to -- those with documented disabilities. You'll leave with a plan for implementing a few simple strategies into your teaching. Appropriate for instructional faculty and staff. This workshop is co-facilitated by Joy Adams, ASSETT Teaching & Learning Consultant, and Brad Grabham, ATDT Learning Experience Designer.

February 12, 2:00 to 3:15 pm in UMC Aspen Rooms

This session is offered as part of the 2019 Spring Diversity & Inclusion Summit.

 

ASSETT: We're Here to Help You Thrive in the Classroom

The ASSETT (Arts & Sciences Support of Education Through Technology) team offers a variety of support services to instructors, including TAs and GPTIs, in the College of Arts & Sciences. Attend this session and learn how we can help you incorporate new technologies into your classroom, build your teaching portfolio through our classroom observation service, and get answers general technology questions. Presented by Jacie Moriyama, Shane Schwikert, and Sam Kindick.

February 14, 2019, 12:00 to 1:00 pm in CASE W313

This session is offered as part of the Graduate Teacher Program's Thursday Workshop series. GTP workshops are free and open to all graduate students, faculty, and staff.

 

Flipped Classrooms

In a flipped classroom, students get their first exposure to course content before coming to class, then spend in-class time engaging in activities designed to promote deeper understanding of concepts. Join us for a discussion of the benefits and challenges of flipping your classroom, as well as practical tips and strategies for successful implementation. Presented by Joy Adams and Amanda McAndrew.

February 26, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in DUAN G1B31

This session is offered as part of TRESTLE's Shared Innovation Discussion Group (ShInDiG), an informal drop-in group for STEM educators to discuss classroom teaching practices.

 

Workshop: Introduction to UDL

February 19, 2019, 3:00 to 4:00 pm in CASE E422
April 12, 2019, 12:00 to 1:00 pm (virtual session via Zoom)

Discover how Universal Design for Learning can help you create learning experiences that are inclusive, engaging, and effective. In this interactive workshop, we'll discuss common instructional challenges and brainstorm ways to address them using UDL principles. You'll leave the session with knowledge of best practices, specific recommendations for getting started, and a roadmap for implementation in your course. This workshop is co-facilitated by Joy Adams, ASSETT Teaching & Learning Consultant, and Brad Grabham, ATDT Learning Experience Designer.

Space is limited to 20 participants per session. This event is open to all CU Boulder faculty, including graduate students with instructional duties.

RSVP for Intro to UDL

 

The Unwritten Rules of College: Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Underserved College Students’ Success

The National Association of System Heads (NASH) is sponsoring a webinar with Mary-Ann Winkelmes, entitled The Unwritten Rules of College: Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Underserved College Students’ Success.  Mary-Ann is the founder and director of the Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Project (TILT Higher Ed). CU Boulder will be among a number of institutions nationwide participating on Monday, April, 15. Participants are invited to convene on campus and will join the virtual session as a team.

Transparent instruction is an inclusive, equitable teaching practice that can enhance High Impact Practices by making learning processes explicit and promoting student success equitably. A 2016 AAC&U study (Winkelmes et al.) identifies transparent assignment design as a small, easily replicable teaching intervention that significantly enhances students' success, with greater gains by historically underserved students. A 2018 study suggests those benefits can boost students' retention rates for up to two years. In this session we'll review the findings and examine some sample assignments. Then we’ll apply the research to revising some class activities and assignments. Participants will leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses, and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments that promote students’ learning equitably. 

The CU Boulder group will be convened by ASSETT (Arts & Sciences Support of Education Through Technology). All members of the campus community are invited. 

Time: Monday, April 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Location: CASE E351

Registration: Room capacity is limited to 30 participants. 

NOTE: This webinar includes group activities. To optimize learning, it is strongly encouraged that attendees participate as part of their campus team and meet in person.  If you are unable to meet as part of your campus team you can register as an individual (space is limited).

RSVP for Transparent Design webinar