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This Fall at FCLD: iPads for Teaching and Learning
iPads are proving to be an effective learning and scholarship resource with exciting possibilities for collaboration, flipping, and highly effective visual simulations, images, and modeling.
This fall, the Faculty Center for Learning Development (FCLD) is launching two seminar series for instructors using iPads: the iPad Essentials Series for new iPad users, and an informal iPad Circle for users looking to get more out of the iPad in the classroom.
iCame, iSaw, iConquered: the iPad Essentials Series
If you’re just getting started with your iPad, please join us to learn the essentials for getting the most out of your iPad. Prerequisites: Please make sure prior to this session that your iPad is configured with a working Apple ID activated with a credit card, working email and University wifi, and is fully charged. For help with these and any other general settings for your iPad, please see ITS.
• Teaching and Presenting with Your iPad
Friday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
• Using Your iPad for Scholarship and Collaboration
Friday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
To register for the seminars, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.768.4661.
iPad Circle: Using iPads in the Classroom
Friday, Nov. 9, 3-4 p.m.
FCLD, in collaboration with John Williams, associate professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, is beginning a faculty development program on the effective use of iPads in teaching and learning. The program is designed to provide a forum for sharing ideas and effective techniques for using iPads in the classroom. These informal Friday afternoon gatherings, called iPad Circles, typically will include a brief (15-20 minute) presentation by a faculty member on his or her use of iPads in the classroom, followed by an informal—and lively—conversation. This conversation provides faculty an opportunity to:
• Share innovative ideas on using iPads in teaching and learning;
• Provide a forum for demonstrating iPad presentations, in order to solicit feedback and suggestions for revision;
• Share resources and app use that might prove helpful for faculty seeking to use iPads more effectively in their teaching and learning;
• Discuss strategies for gathering student input on successful strategies for using iPads in engaging ways; and
• Tap into shared expertise to resolve problems or find workarounds for technical limitations and glitches.
On Friday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m., Williams will share his insights, experiences, as well as his successes and challenges using iPads in the classroom teaching calculus. Refreshments will be provided.
We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting faculty development opportunity. If you are a faculty member using iPads or would like to use them in your classes, please contact FCLD at email@example.com. FCLD and the faculty members helping to coordinate iPad Circles are actively recruiting presenters for future sessions.