April 8th: Assignment Design Café

The Cleveland Teaching Collaborative is proud to partner with our colleagues at Cleveland State University’s Center for eLearning, Center for Faculty Excellence, Center for Instructional Technology + Distance Learning, Michael Schwartz Library, & DigitalCSU to offer regular Assignment Design Café hours!

Bring questions, ideas, and assignments to brainstorm for your 2022 classes. Share your latest teaching ideas and projects in a supportive environment.

This Month’s Tinker Talk Speaker: Chris Rennison

Friday, April 8: 11-12 on Zoom

Making Tree Tags in the Makerspace!

The CSU Tree Tour connects Plant Biology students (BIO 300/301) with the flora they study. Students access the tour by aiming their smartphone cameras at tags on select trees on CSU’s campus.  These tags then direct their smartphones to detailed web pages about the trees and a series of study questions related to BIO 301.
This Tinker Talk will feature all of the steps necessary to create your own fully functional tags; from ordering the UV-resistant aluminum to engraving the finished product.  Join Chris Rennison from IS&T and Matthew Johnson from CSU’s Dan T. Moore Makerspace on April 8th for this demonstration and related Q & A session.

Grab a café beverage, chat with facilitators & bring an assignment to reimagine!


The Assignment Design Café is located at this Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/CTCassignmentcafe


January 2022-May 2022: Every 2nd Friday of the month from 11 am to 12 pm.

What to Expect

  • Drop in any time between 11 & 12. No appointment needed.
  • Provide a description of the assignment & existing instructions/rubrics.
  • Facilitators will help brainstorm adaptations of the assignment for remote, hybrid, or in-person learning
  • Leave the café with a plan for your assignment
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For more information: https://cleteaching.org/adcafe/, Assignment Design Café CSU Info

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