Power-Up Workshops

The Power-up workshops are provided within the Digital Professor Academy and aimed at assisting faculty with effectively incorporating a new technology or instructional strategy into teaching and learning. These sessions will follow the Spring 2014 Digital Professor Academy schedule and be offered in the FCTL Innovations Commons, Meyer Library Room 204.

Flipping the Classroom
Meyer Library, Room 204

This power-up session provides faculty with practical hands-on experience using new technologies and proven best practices for teaching blended and online courses.

Faculty will be introduced to strategies used in the "flipped classroom."

• Practice facilitating a blended or online lesson

• Learn how to develop faculty presence

• Develop 'your voice' for online communications

• Create and embed video and audio into your online course site

• Learn effective teaching strategies for flipping the classroom

Date & times to be announced

Assessment and Collaboration
Meyer Library, Room 204

Faculty will be introduced to effective assessment and collaboration strategies for use in the online classroom.


During this power-up session, faculty will be introduced to effective assessment strategies for the online classroom.

Create assessment activities that align to specific student learning objectives
Explore a variety of assessment techniques
Learn about alternative assessment strategies in addition to exams and tests
Create critical thinking discussion questions
Develop and use assessment rubrics
During this power-up session, faculty will be introduced to online collaboration strategies.

Utilize Blackboard tools to enhance online collaboration and student engagement
Learn best practices for blogs, wikis, and groups
Explore Web 2.0 tools that promote online collaboration

Date & times to be announced

Pecha Kucha as a Student
Presentation format

Pecha Kucha can be a fun and creative presentation style for student presentations. Using this timed format encourages students to synthesize their understanding and also an easy way to manage classroom presentations. Pecha Kucha limits PowerPoint presentations to 20 slides, set to auto-advance every 20 seconds so each presentation is exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Date & times to be announced