Join Us at Iowa State University for a Two Day Event

April 20-21, 2022

Day 1 | Introduction to Top Hat

Level 1 Certification

9:30AM–12:00PM, Room 2030 Morrill Hall

Foundations of Active Learning

Our Level 1 Foundations Top Hat Certification is for existing Top Hat educators who are looking to enhance their knowledge of core features and master the tools necessary to meet a wide variety of learning objectives inside and outside the classroom. Please note a cell phone and laptop are required to participate in this hands-on session! By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Organize their course in a way that best aligns with their course context and goals
  • Learn how to move their own course content into Top Hat quickly and easily
  • Identify the various tools in Top Hat that contribute to online engagement and class interactivity
  • Incorporate strategies for effective asynchronous teaching

Keynote Session – “How I Taught This” 

12:30PM–1:30PM, Room 2030 Morrill Hall

Keynote and fireside chat with Professor Tanya Austin about her experience working with Top Hat and the impact Top Hat has had on her teaching, students and courseware. This keynote session is open to all faculty, including those who are new to the Top Hat platform.

New User Demonstrations + Orientation

2:00PM–4:30PM, Room 2030 Morrill Hall

This hands-on workshop is for faculty who are just getting started with Top Hat regardless of previous experience. Our team will provide an overview of the platform, walk through account set up and provide customized recommendations to align with your existing pedagogy.

By the end of this session, you will:

  • Have set up a Top Hat account and integrate with Canvas
  • Understand how to structure your course and create/ingest content
  • Create a variety of question types that scale Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Create and administer discussions to capture student feedback
  • Leverage Gradebook insights to identify gaps in understanding

Day 2 | Advanced Applications

Level 2 Certification – Digital Learning Experiences that Stick

9:30AM–12:30PM, Room 2030 Morrill Hall

Our Level 2 Advanced Top Hat Certification equips educators who have previously completed the Level 1 certification with the skills to take their content creation to the next level. You will learn how to implement proven evidence-based teaching and learning techniques with Top Hat, and how to effectively use real-time feedback for successful knowledge transfer in your class.

Please note a cell phone and laptop are required to participate in this hands-on session! By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Design a media rich real-time formative assessment homework assignment
  • Move from extrinsic to intrinsic learning motivators
  • Learn best practices for designing impactful learning experiences during class
  • Build content to get insight on student learning, with Top Hat’s end-to-end teaching tools

Roundtable Discussion on Top Hat in Large Enrollment Classes

1:00PM–2:30PM, Room 2030 Morrill Hall

In the current educational landscape, there is increased pressure for instructors to provide equitable and flexible learning experiences for large groups of students. This can be challenging, even for the most seasoned instructors. This roundtable discussion is an opportunity for existing Top Hat instructors of large enrolment courses to come together, reflect on their experiences and learn from their peers as well as a Top Hat pedagogical expert. Instructors will walk away with practical strategies for developing a course structure that is flexible and resilient to the changing educational landscape.

New User Demonstrations + Orientation

3:00PM–4:30PM, Room 2030 Morrill Hall

This hands-on workshop is for faculty who are just getting started with Top Hat regardless of previous experience. Our team will provide an overview of the platform, walk through account set up and provide customized recommendations to align with your existing pedagogy.

By the end of this hands-on session, instructors will:

  • Have set up a Top Hat account and integrate with Canvas
  • Understand how to structure your course and create/ingest content
  • Create a variety of question types that scale Bloom’s taxonomy
  • Create and administer discussions to capture student feedback
  • Leverage gradebook insights to identify gaps in understanding

*Registration for all sessions close at 7PM on April 19th, 2022.

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