Northern State University
Faculty and Staff In-Service and
New Faculty Orientation
Fall 2016
Resources Page for Small Group Breakout Sessions


1pm: Facilitating Effective Class Discussions

Outcome: Faculty will change how they currently use discussions in a course and have a plan in place to use.

Helpful Links:
Backchannel:  https://todaysmeet.com/Talkitup
S'More: https://www.smore.com/app/dashboard
Verifiable Verbs: http://distanceed.hss.kennesaw.edu/elearning/tutorials/VerifiableVerbs.pdf
Kahoot: https://kahoot.it/#/
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Our Padlet: https://padlet.com/tmmpowell/47vdvz5bxjbl
How to Create a Padlet and Post it on D2L
Creating a Lino
How to Post Your Lino on D2L



2:30pm: Enhancing Academic Rigor (f2f, blended, online)

Outcome: Faculty will differentiate among learning activities that support academic rigor by aligning the learning activity to the assessment.

Helpful Links:
Backchannel: https://todaysmeet.com/Chataway
Verifiable Verbs: http://distanceed.hss.kennesaw.edu/elearning/tutorials/VerifiableVerbs.pdf
Kahoot: https://kahoot.it/#/
Why Verifiable Verbs Matter: https://youtu.be/m1D3FBtvmKc
Professor Dancealot: https://youtu.be/1k8aeDUC9XQ
Discussion and alignment game: http://www.kennesaw.edu/elearning/CHSSQM/Hogwarts.Match.htm
Welty Demo
The alignment Lino: http://linoit.com/users/Tamara_Powell/canvases/Assignments%20and%20Objectives


Sample Alignment Discussion Prompt
Course Objectives:

Students will identify three most common types of cyber crime.

Students will define cyber crime.

Students will classify examples of cyber crime based on the three most common types.
Module 1:

1.  Students will name and explain one common type of cyber crime.

2. Students will predict the likelihood of an offender committing a cyber crime based on his/her profile.

3. Students will write an analysis of cyber crime trends based on research from 2010-2015.



4pm: Master Teacher Specific Topic, Integrating Active Learning

Outcome: Faculty will name three verifiable verbs and analyze various strategies to assist students in achieving course goals. Faculty will describe a strategy to create more engaging syllabi.

Helpful Links:
Backchannel: https://todaysmeet.com/seriousfun
Verifiable Verbs: http://distanceed.hss.kennesaw.edu/elearning/tutorials/VerifiableVerbs.pdf

Professor Dancealot: https://youtu.be/1k8aeDUC9XQ

Sample Alignment Discussion Prompt
Course Objectives:

Students will identify three most common types of cyber crime .

Students will define cyber crime .

Students will classify examples of cyber crime based on the three most common types.
Module 1:

1.  Students will name and explain one common type of cyber crime.

2. Students will predict the likelihood of an offender committing a cyber crime based on his/her profile.

3. Students will write an analysis of cyber crime trends based on research from 2010-2015.

Kahoot: https://kahoot.it/#/
Welty Demo
The Interactive Syllabus
Interactive Syllabus Resources
Populr.me

Here are some examples of interactive syllabi (shared with permission)

Dr. Thomasena Shaw's Strategic Communication Theory and Research Course

Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi's Media Law and Ethics Class

Dr. Tamara Powell's GWST/AADS Research Method's Class




Sessions Facilitated by Dr. Tamara Powell,
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
Director, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Distance Education
Professor of English
August 16, 2016