Sunday, December 6, 2015

Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): Open Lab Lunch & Learn Session at the University at Buffalo

Date and time: Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 212 Capen Hall (inside Silverman Library), North Campus


The SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): On-demand Discovery Learning Professional Development is designed to encourage faculty, staff and Teaching Assistants to explore freely available online emerging technology tools for teaching and learning.
TOEP is not traditional professional development but instead provides online access to resources to explore at your own pace. Discovery exercises include tutorials and resources relating to the use of blogs, wikis, audio, video, collaborative spaces, social bookmarking and more.
The deadline to register is February 12, 2016. Incentive opportunities are available to those who complete TOEP by April 1, 2016. First place awards will be provided through a peer-review process for the most pedagogically intriguing uses of TOEP tools.
Although TOEP encourages learning at your own pace, open-lab sessions have been scheduled to provide opportunities for those who wish to schedule dedicated time to work on TOEP over the break. Come to this session to build your skills while being able to rely on guidance and support.
The open-lab sessions include:
  • a short overview about the project
  • guidance on how-to register for TOEP
  • plenty of time to work directly on TOEP discovery activities
If you've been procrastinating on joining the TOEP community, this is a great time to begin.
Come build your skills and learn how these online technology tools can be used for innovative and creative activities relating to teaching and research. If you can't attend one of the lab sessions, all the information you need to participate is available on the TOEP website.

Please register so we can plan accordingly. Pizza and refreshments will be provided to celebrate TOEP's accomplishment of being rolled out at 19 SUNY campuses and being implemented as a SUNY-wide initiative.

Learning objectives
  • Identify and evaluate a variety of online instructional technologies for the purposes of teaching and learning
  • Reflect on your learning and outline how online instructional technologies might impact your teaching effectiveness

* Faculty and staff from participating SUNY campuses are encouraged to join TOEP. Those who are not from a participating campus are welcome to take advantage of the TOEP website resources but are not able to join the community or earn professional development award incentives.See the TOEP FAQ for more info.

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