Continuous professional development

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Continuous professional development

Professional development seminars, workshops and sharing sessions are normally organized during the term break or study breaks. Both FT and PT academic staff are welcome to take part.

  Date/ Time/ Venue Topic/Speaker(s) Synopsis
1 23 Aug (Mon)
2:30-5:00pmMC, 12/F,
Tai Ning Hall

Developing a Rubric for Your Course

Dr Henry Choi
Caroline Leung

Senior Instructional Designers, ALTO

Rubrics are a useful tool for clarifying assessment expectations and standardizing marking. Used well, they can save significant amounts of marking time. This session is aimed particularly at new teaching staff and those unfamiliar with creating rubrics. We will first introduce you to the steps for producing a tailor-made rubric for any assignment. In the second half of the session, you will be given source materials and will work in a small group to produce a rubric for a given assignment. Time will be allotted for discussing the issues arising from the exercise.
2

24 Aug (Tue)
2:30-5:00pm
MC, 12/F,
Tai Ning Hall

For B&A only

New Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning

Dr Eva Tsang
Director, ALTO

This workshop consists of two parts – in the first part, we will introduce some new features of OLE and iBookcase app, including Dashboard, polling, Word Cloud, use of Turnitin, Grade Mark features, Rubrics features, and self-study materials on iBookcase app, as well as guiding principles on the use of technology in teaching and learning. We will also recommend some useful tools for learning engagement that teachers can effectively use to complement their teaching strategies. In the second part, participants will get into groups to try out the new features. Laptop computers, iPads and TVs will be provided.
3

25 Aug (Wed)
2:30-5:00pm
MC, 12/F,
Tai Ning Hall

For B&A only

Designing Multiple Choice Polling Questions: from Outcome to Implementation

Ross Vermeer

Senior Instructional Designer

Emilie Pavey

Instructional Designer,

ALTO

This two-part workshop explores the use of multiple-choice polling questions in depth. We will begin by addressing some basic concerns: How do we – and why should we – create and maintain a ‘questioning environment’ in our classes? And how does polling fit in? We will then overview a practical framework for designing and implementing polling questions.

In the second half, we will investigate what makes a ‘higher level’ multiple-choice question, and how it can address learning outcomes. We will then take a detailed look at the practical aspects of constructing effective multiple-choice questions, with opportunities for hands-on practice.

4 26 Aug (Thu)
2:30-5:00pm
MC, 12/F,
Tai Ning Hall

Effective Teaching

Prof. Ricky Kwok
VP (S&S)

The speaker conceives an effective teaching session as a successful “job interview presentation.” In this workshop, he will share his ideas and practices that he has been using (while on the way still keeps trying to improve) with such a mindset. Specifically, he will work with you about things like: lecture slides, materials for students to study, classroom management, assessment strategies, etc.
5 27 Aug (Fri)
9:30am-12:00nn
MC, 12/F,
Tai Ning Hall

New Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning

Dr Eva Tsang
Director, ALTO

This workshop consists of two parts – in the first part, we will introduce some new features of OLE and iBookcase app, including Dashboard, polling, Word Cloud, use of Turnitin, Grade Mark features, Rubrics features, and self-study materials on iBookcase app, as well as guiding principles on the use of technology in teaching and learning. We will also recommend some useful tools for learning engagement that teachers can effectively use to complement their teaching strategies. In the second part, participants will get into groups to try out the new features. Laptop computers, iPads and TVs will be provided.