Faculty and Staff Workshops
GL Teaching Strategies Workshops
Fostering Civic Engagement and Global Learning through Writing
Facilitator: Diana Dabek, Department of English
Looking for engaging ways to get students to connect local and global issues? This session is for all who want students to read, write, think about, and address problems affecting the well-being of communities near and far. Professor Dabek will share how she inspires civic engagement and global learning through a series of writing projects that incorporate inquiry-based service learning, including a research proposal, an interview essay, and a final paper in which students propose a solution to a specific community problem. Participants will take away sample assignment sheets and recommendations for customizing them for their courses.
Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
Room: GL 220
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Click Here to Enroll
Igniting Creativity as a Global Learning Strategy
Facilitator: Erika Kern, Department of History
Learn how Dr. Kern sparks students creativity to empower their research and presentation skills and develop their global awareness, perspective, and engagement. This session will take a deep dive into the structures of both an individual assignment and a collaborative project, including an exploration of student artifacts and grading strategies. Participants will engage in a brainstorming session to devise methods for unleashing the instructive power of creativity in their own global learning classrooms.
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Room: GL 220
Time: 10:30a.m. – 11:45a.m. Click Here to Enroll
X-Culture: Virtual Teamwork, Real-world Solutions
Facilitator: Sherry Andre, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
X-Culture uses technology to immerse international student teams in real-world global learning. Dr. Andre will reveal the structure of this 6-week project, how students around the world grapple with the same challenge, how international faculty collectively grade artifacts, and the global learning outcomes students develop. Faculty teaching courses that involve international business, business strategy, and/or marketing will receive information about how to get involved, and faculty across disciplines will tae away replicable strategies for on-line global learning.
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2019
Room: GL 220
Time: 1:30p.m. – 2:45p.m. Click Here to Enroll
Data, Narrative, Power: Indexing Oral histories
Facilitator: Daniel Royles, Assistant Professor, Department of History
The Oral History Metatdata Synchronizer (OHMS) is a free, open-source tool for making original interviews and oral narratives accessible on-line. With OHMS, users can sync recordings with their transcripts and divide them into segments with descriptive metadata, including title, summary, web links, and keyword tags. Indexing recordings also requires users to make critical choices concerning the recording’s “aboutness,” challenging them to describe the narrative in a way that both represents the narrator’s worldview and makes content accessible.
Dr. Royles will unpack how he uses OHMS indexing to engage students in perspective-taking and intercultural problem solving. He’ll introduce basic principles of oral histories, metatdata schemas, and the OHMS, and will provide student project examples and ideas for assignments. The session will be of interest to faculty whose teaching engages all kinds of audio and video narrative, as well as those interested in teaching with the digital humanities.
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Room: GL 220
Time: 12:00p.m. – 1:15p.m. Click Here to Enroll
On Campus Global Learning Course Design and Instruction Workshop
These workshops engage participants in global learning strategies that they can easily implement across the curriculum and co-curriculum. Participants will explore FIU’s global learning outcomes and how these can be developed through interdisciplinary, problem-based approaches; active learning strategies; multi-perspective content; and, both traditional and authentic assessments. Participants may be eligible to receive a stipend* for attendance.
Date: February 13, 2019
Room: PC231 Conference Room
Time: 9:30a.m. – 3:00p.m. [Lunch on your own 11:45a.m. – 12:30p.m.]
Online Global Learning Course Design and Instruction Workshop
Whether you can’t make it to campus or just want a refresher, the Online Global Learning Course Instruction Workshop will help you to successfully infuse global learning throughout your courses.
This self-paced workshop will engage participants in the same global learning strategies discussed in our on-campus sessions. You’ll explore the meaning of global learning and global citizenship and learn how FIU’s global learning outcomes can be developed through interdisciplinary, problem-based approaches; active learning strategies; multi-perspective content; and, both traditional and authentic assessments.
*Global Learning Course Instruction Workshop Stipends
- Faculty teaching GL-designated courses are eligible to receive a $250 stipend for attending the entire workshop and submitting a completed GL course assessment matrix. The matrix must be submitted at the end of the first semester after workshop attendance. The workshop provides instructions for matrix submission. Faculty who have previously received a GL workshop stipend are not eligible to receive a second stipend. Per university policy, Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and Research Assistants are not eligible to receive a stipend but are encouraged to attend the workshop.
- Lead faculty developing/revising a course for GL designation may receive a $500 stipend for attending the workshop and submitting their GL course proposal to the Faculty Senate Global Learning Curriculum Oversight Committee. In addition to the workshop, faculty will meet individually with OGLI staff to develop and draft the proposal.
All workshop participants receive access to documents used in the global learning course and activity development process. Log in using your AD username and password (same as your faculty/staff email account).