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Workshop: Supporting quality teaching: Designing to use data to improve and develop teaching and learning - In this workshop, we will address the question of using data to inform teaching and learning. In the contemporary learning context, data is increasingly available to show how learners are engaging with content, each other and the lecturer/teacher. These interactions may be in a digital space, such as a learning management system, or they may be in the face-to-face classroom. As an increasing number of digital tools, different kinds of tasks and change initiatives enter into the learning and teaching space, it becomes important to understand and assess what is happening through reflective practice. Workshop participants will consider questions that may be asked in the learning environment, data available, how to design learning to use data and how results may be interpreted. To do this, the group will work as an interdisciplinary team to consider these aspects of reflective practice from a range of perspectives and experience. Expected outcomes from the workshop are a plan for designing for data use and analysis to support reflective practice in participants' current teaching.
Facilitator: Ass. Prof. Sarah K. Howard, School of Education, Faculty of Social Science, University of Wollongong, Australia
Date: 23 October 2019, 09:00-12:00
Location: Computer Lab No:004, Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"




9th Orientation & Induction Programme for new teaching staff 2019-20 & workshops for teaching staff
Please note that this an indicative-preliminary programme and has not been finalised. The final programme will be sent to all staff.
1st Day - Wednesday 28 August 2019:  Room 018 (ground floor), Social Facilities Centre-07 (ΚΟΔ07), UCY Campus.
08:45-09:00 Registrations and coffee – meet the trainer: Dr. Lisa Hayes, Academic Developer, Plymouth University, UK.
09:00-12:30 Session 1 – Introduction to teaching for new academic staff 
  • A – Learning Theories & Teaching Approaches: This session will enable participants to consider and discuss a range of learning theories (including behaviourist, cognitive and constructivist, social and situated, Humanistic and self).   The session will then lead on to presenting practical strategies that teachers can use in class to support these learning theories (active learning, group work, snowball, case studies).
  • B – Developing Lessons and Schemes of Work: This session will present the principles of constructive alignment and allow the participants to access tools to use when planning a session, or series of sessions.
  • C – Presentation Skills: This session will introduce the 7 Steps to Perfect Presentations, and will involve a short micro-presentation from each participant to a small group of peers, with constructive feedback
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-16:30 Session 2 – Using Technology to support Learning
  • A – Student Response Systems – using automated response tools to support student engagement (Turning Point, Mentimeter)
  • B – Flipping the Classroom – theories of flipped learning and ideas for approaches and strategies using technology that support a flipped approach
  • C – Using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) effectively, principles and examples of best practice in using a VLE to support student learning 
16:30-17:30 IT Tools & Services - (IT  Infrastructure Service) 
  • Email, VPN, Wireless, purchases process, use of IT equipment for teaching, IT labs
2nd Day - Thursday 29 August 2019: Room 018 (ground floor), Social Facilities Centre-07 (ΚΟΔ07), UCY Campus.
Academic staff manual (Human Resources Services)         
  • Tenure track
  • Research grants, initial funding
  • Medical coverage 
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Professional development (Prof. Phoevos Panagiotidis, Chair Dept. of English Studies)      
  • Service balancing         
  • Academic advisors
Continuous student assessment (Prof. Christos Xenophontos, Dept. of  Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Student evaluation: case studies, papers, examinations
  • Grades
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
Visits to Departments 
  • Getting to know the Department, introduction to colleagues
  • Process for creating new courses
3rd day -Friday 30 August 2019:
09:00-10:00 Filing system ERMIS (Information Applications Service)
10:00-13:00 Introduction to Blackboard (Information Applications Service)
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou", Library services and guided tour
16:00-17:00 Mental Health Centre (Department of Psychololgy)
18:00-19:30 Reception-Cocktail
Workshops for instuctors, Fall Semester 2019-2020-open to all teaching staff:
4 September 2019
Office 365 tools (IT  Infrastructure Service)
11 September 2019
Advanced level for Blackboard (Information Applications Service)
18 September 2019
Libraby tools for teaching staff:
Part Α: Resources and subscriptions.
Part Β: Research tools (Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar)
9th Orientation Programme & seminars for teaching staff, Academic year 2018-19: 
(1) Workshops for Blackboard:
(a) 19 September 2018 - Presentations/case studies: Use of Blackboard tools by instructors
(b) 26 September 2018 - Blackboard: Introductory level
(2) 6th & 7th November 2018 - Detailed programme of the two-day workshop that will cover the following topics:
Session 1-Coaching & mentoring to support learning
Session 2-Effective peer review to support enhancement
Session 3-Using Team Based Learning to enhance student engagement
Facilitator: Dr. Lisa Hayes, Academic Developer, Plymouth University, UK.
Room 018 (Ground Floor), Social Facilities Centre-07 (ΚΟΔ07), UCY Campus.
(3) 16th January 2019 - Presentation of UCY Library services for teaching staff (in Greek)
Location: Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"
8th Orientation Programme & seminars for teaching staff, Academic year 2017-18: 
(1) 20 & 21 November 2017 - Τwo-day seminar/workshop on: Research-based education using assessments directed at an audience (Information)
Facilitator: Dr. Nicholas Grindle, Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, UCL, UK (Short CV)
Room 018 (Ground Floor), Social Facilities Centre-07 (ΚΟΔ07), UCY Campus.
Monday 20th November 2017
09:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee (meet our facilitator)
10:00-11:00 LECTURE: The lecture will look at outstanding examples of assessments that are directed at an audience, and explain what makes this model of learning so effective.
Discussion, Q&A
11:00-11:30 coffee break
11:30-13:30 SEMINAR: In a follow-up seminar, we will identify reasons why outward-facing assessments may or may not feature in the 'signature pedagogies' of different academic disciplines, and we will draw up suggestions about what can be learned from different subjects where this practice is already well embedded.
Tuesday 21st November 2017
09:45-10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00-12:00 WORKSHOP: This interactive workshop will use a new model of curriculum design called Arena ABC to brainstorm different ideas for 'assessments directed at an audience' and identify ways to help embed these assessments in degree programmes.
7th Orientation Programme & seminars for teaching staff, Academic year 2016-17:
(1) 28 September 2016, Wednesday 3-6pm, Workshop on digital class tools (in Greek)
(2) 19 October 2016, Wednesday 3-6pm. Presentation on "Observation of teaching as a tool for teaching evaluation" (in English)
Place: Room 105, Social Facilities Centre 03, University Campus.
Facilitator: Joyce Patchias, UK qualified advanced practitioner/trainer.
(3) 17 & 18 November 2016. Lecture and workshop on "Teaching Quality Awards" (in English)
Place: Room 105, Social Facilities Centre 03, University Campus.
Jane Hindle, Head Educational Strategy Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science.
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