Professional Development and Training
Technology Training Program
ETS offers free technology training to faculty, staff, students. Training is available as small group, one-on-one, or customized for special projects and departmental requests. Classes meet in the Academic Innovation Lab, Gleeson Library 236. Weekly open lab hours are 4 - 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For consultations on projects, our staff members are available by appointment. Come visit us at our office in Gleeson Library basement floor GL02 or request a consultation or service online.
This May/June, the ETS is sponsoring a three-day summer intensive program for full-time and adjunct faculty to provide an opportunity for faculty to learn about instructional strategies and technologies that may address an instructional goal in one or more courses.
In harmony with Marie Kondo’s work, positively impacting our homes with decluttering and organizing, the Instructional Design team is offering four spring workshops to help you discover how to “Spark Joy” in your courses. Workshops include Course Changing Magic for Access Equity, Igniting Student Engagement Through Online Activities, Sparking Joy with Course Multimedia, and Invoking Solutions—a Peer-to-Peer Card Game to Discover Purposeful Learning Activities.
Every semester we invite faculty and guests to hold presentations on various technologies and on pedagogy that can be implemented as ideas for an engaging classroom learning experience.
This program is co-sponsored with the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence. Faculty members lead a one-hour presentation with some room for discussion and implementation on a technology method or platform used in their course. The idea behind the program is that faculty learn best from the examples of their peers, who are tuned to the nuances of using technology in learning environments.
We sponsor the awards to create a greater awareness of achievements by faculty who are finding new ways to use information technology in education. These awards honor faculty who have demonstrated innovative uses of technology in education to improve student learning.
A day of discovery and learning. Meet with colleagues who have successfully implemented technology solutions in their courses. Learn about emerging tools and techniques to support different instructional strategies.
Completing a minimum of five technology classes in one track along with a work-related project by August is required to complete the certificate program. Earn a certificate and a digital badge by completing a track.