AI Orientation Schedule

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Continuity, Policy, Resources (whole group, essential topics; 1.5 hours)
  1. Introduction, transitioning to AI role (20 min.)
    1. School of Education Principles of Teaching
    2. AI support group (Karen Smith repeat in closing session)
      • Strategies to survive a semester (self-care,  bi-weekly support sessions)
  2. Concept Map (6 guiding principles, academic misconduct, student engagement roster/professional dispositions; 15 min.)
    1. Cohesive understanding of teacher education courses
    2. Vertical alignment of the SoE programs (concept map of blocks)
  3. Canvas in 30 minutes (30 min.)
    Taylor Underwood, Kraig Kitts
    1. Student view vs. teacher view
    2. Common Practices (Modules, Discussion, Announcements, Front Page)
    3. Establishing social presence in the online world
      • Creating a “Meet your instructor” page, turn on/off Notifications
      • Using announcements to reach out to students, posting Grades
  4. Introduce One.IU (10 min.)
    Leonardo Alba Lopez
    1. Include how they can find their paycheck information.
    2. Introduce how to use IU’s Onesearch and IUCAT
    3. IUware
    4. IUlearning
  5. SoE/Campus Resources (share websites; breakout session below; 15 min.)
    Taieb Cherif
    1. Library with time to meet the resource librarian(s) for Education.
    2. Academic Media Production Space – 30-second video introduction.
    3. Other campus spaces (places where they can network or ask questions)
    4. Resource One-pager: important resources (please feel free to revise items)
      • Departmental Resources
      • Instructional Consultation support (with Dr. Edelberg)
      • Teaching deadlines / Academic Code of Conduct resources
      • Student support (Mental health/other health services, food pantry, etc.)
      • IT Support
      • Library
      • Parking Services
      • IUWare
      • Teaching at IU / Expand

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Breakout sessions (small group, topics offered multiple times; 2.5 hrs)
  1. Pedagogy & Classroom Management (45 min.)
    Claire Williams - Jordan Amor - Kraig Kitts
    1. Student engagement activities (pair-share, exit ticket, roleplay, minute papers, peer instruction, etc.)
    2. Handling academic Misconduct
    3. Leading difficult discussions (unacceptable/caustic speech)
  2. Course design/materials (45 min.)
    Taylor Underwood
    1. Building your syllabus content (attendance policy, etc.)
    2. Grading in Higher Ed (assessment practices, rubrics, etc.)
    3. How to make PowerPoint engaging? → (Separate Topic?)
  3. Resources available on campus (45 min.)
    1. Building tour (Makerspace, Studio, GSO)
    2. Meet with Librarians at the School of Education
    3. Campus Policies (student accountability)
  4. Fundamentals of Canvas for new AIs (45 min.)
    Taieb Cherif
    1. Course Page (set front page)
    2. Syllabus (making it accessible)
    3. Modules (organize assignments)
    4. Quizzes (different types/forms)
    5. Grades (use speedgrader)
  5. Advanced tools for Canvas for returning AIs (45 min.)
    Leonardo Alba Lopez, Dilnoza Kadirova, Hye Jeong Lee
    1. Assignments (innovation, multimodal) -> see below vii.
      • New Quizzes? (possibly)
    2. PlayPosit (knowledge checks for videos)
      • Pedagogical Value
      • Benefits of Integrating it
    3. Generative AI (ChatGPT, Dall-E)
    4. Fundamentals for Online Teaching (asynchronous, synchronous) How, Why?
      • Resources, and their pedagogical values 
      • Instructor and Student Roles (instructor presence, student agency)
      • Example
      • Practice (creating your checklist) what you need to do/know for teaching online
    5. Assessment and Assignment for Online Courses
      • Considerations
      • Resources
      • Examples
  6. AI Self-care (45 min.)
    Karen Smith
    1. What is life like for an AI?
    2. SMART Grading
    3. Setting boundaries
    4. Mentoring and support

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Closing Session (1.5 hrs)
  1. Veteran AI Panel (Q&A; 40 min.)
  2. Faculty panel (2-3 members: Gus Weltsek, Kathryn Engebretson; 40 min.)
  3. Sign up for an AI support group (Karen Smith, Ryan S.; 10 min.)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.


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