Risbo Education Newsletter

Januari 2019

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MicroLabs: what are they?
Risbo has developed various MicroLabs in cooperation with the EUR Community for Learning & Innovation (CLI). MicroLabs are short and free how-to modules on specific didactic questions. Every MicroLab has a clear goal and a clear output. After an online preparation (and qualification) you will start working with your own educational material during the MicroLab. On the picture below (left) you can see a meeting where teachers work on an interactive set-up of their lectures.The other picture shows teachers working on their own theater skills under the guidance of a professional training actor. At the end of each MicroLab you create a Proof of Competence (PoC) for your own education. If this PoC meets the requirements, you will receive a registration in the EUR's HR system and a virtual badge.

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Up to now, 117 teachers from the EUR have participated in a MicroLab. Quotes from participants: ''very enjoyable module, especially because it is short and result oriented'' and “especially its direct applicability is a huge plus of the design”.

Register now for one of the MicroLabs for free!
To register for one or more of the MicroLabs below, send an email to Judith Tersteeg: training@risbo.eur.nl. Include the name of the MicroLab and the date. You’re not available on the dates below? Check our training agenda for more data.

MicroLab: How to blend your course with Canvas
In this MicroLab you will learn how to use Canvas to design your course according to the principles of active blended learning. After this MicroLab you will have created an interactive redesign of your course in Canvas, with the use of different learning activities. More information about this MicroLab can be found here.
The next date for this MicroLab is on February 25, 2019.

MicroLab: How to create an educational video
In this MicroLab you will learn how to create an educational video for your own course. You’ll write a script for the video, make a corresponding PowerPoint presentation and then - after a camera training - record the video of about 6 - 9 minutes in the Erasmus studio. More information about this MicroLab can be found here.
The next date for this MicroLab is on May 20, 2019.

MicroLab: How to design an assessment plan and matrix
In this MicroLab the focus is on selecting suitable exam types for your course. You’ll make your own exam plan and you’ll learn to work with an exam matrix, a blueprint of the exam that shows how the learning goals in the exam are represented. More information about this MicroLab can be found here.
The next date for this MicroLab is on February 5, 2019.

MicroLab: How to construct MC questions and exams
In this MicroLab you will learn to create reliable questions for an MC exam and apply your knowledge about the quality requirements for MC examinations to your own exam. After following this MicroLab you have created or improved your own multiple choice exam. More information about this MicroLab can be found here.
The next date for this MicroLab is on February 12, 2019.

How to construct open ended questions & rubrics
In this MicroLab you will learn how to formulate open ended questions and assignments. You’ll also become acquainted with the possibilities of rubrics to increase the reliability and transparency of the assessment. After following this MicroLab you have created or improved your own open ended questions with an answer model or an assignment with a rubric. More information about this MicroLab can be found here.
The next date for this MicroLab is on February 26, 2019.

MicroLab: How to make your lectures interactive?
In this MicroLab you will learn why it is important to keep students involved and active during your lecture, what kind of activities and theater techniques you can use to achieve this and how to apply this in your lesson plan and your lecture. More information about this MicroLab can be here.
The next date for this MicroLab is on March 21, 2019.

MicroLab: How to accommodate differences in prior knowledge
In this MicroLab you will learn how to measure differences in prior knowledge between students and how to use these differences in the design of your course. After following this MicroLab you will have an overview of methods and materials for your own course to fill the gap in prior knowledge between students. More information about this MicroLab can be found here.
The next date for this MicroLab is on March 26, 2019, from 10:00 to 12:00.

Two new SUTQ tracks: Apply now!

All enthusiastic senior lecturers with an ambition in innovating education pay attention: this year two groups will start for the benefit of the Senior Qualification Education:
  • In March 2019, a new Dutch SUTQ program will start. The two-day kick-off session takes place on 25 and 26 March this year. You will be invited for an intake interview beforehand.
  • In September 2019 a new English SUTQ trajectory will start. The precise dates will be announced later, but you can already indicate your interest for participating.
Both the Dutch- and the English-language trajectory will take a short year and start with an inspiring and active two-day education lab, in which the participants will make a flying start with their educational innovation project.

Next to that, the course includes educational coaching, intervision meetings, a study trip, plenary meetings, peer review and a concluding symposium. During the process, the participants create a digital educational portfolio that includes supporting documents regarding the SUTQ competences. The results of the SUTQ participants will be shared during a symposium for colleagues, students and other interested parties. The process is concluded with a final interview in the presence of the coach, the manager and the SUTQ steering committee.

In this video you can see an impression of the SUTQ process and the experiences of participants.

The total cost of the SUTQ trajectory amounts to € 5000, whereby the Executive Board / CLI makes an allowance for the costs per participant. There is also a personal CLI budget available per participant to be able to realize educational ambitions - even after the SUTQ trajectory has been completed. More information on this will be discussed during the intake interview.

For more information and / or registration for the Dutch or English SUTQ trajectory, please contact Alice van de Vooren (vandevooren@risbo.eur.nl).
 
 
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