T3 Teaching Workshops


T3 Teaching Workshops

San José State University School of Information T3 (Teaching Tips & Techniques) Series 

The T3 Series, developed in response to the recommendations that were made in the 2012 iSchool Faculty Technology Use Survey Report, offers faculty training in key areas. The topics were selected from the suggestions made by faculty, and the sessions will be led by colleagues and other professionals who have expertise in the use of existing services and technologies. Plan to join one or more of the T3 Series sessions. All sessions are recorded and available in the T3 Archive located in the Canvas Faculty site.

Instructional Expectations for All Faculty

iSchool Teaching Requirement
In order to ensure that all iSchool teaching faculty keep up their technology skills and provide our students with the best online experience, all faculty who want to continue to teach for the iSchool will be required to attend at least one of the training sessions each semester — either live or via the recording. We will ask participants of both the live and recorded sessions to complete a feedback form as proof of attending.  You may also complete the T3 requirement by viewing any of the previous sessions that are located in the T3 Archive on the Canvas iSchool Faculty site (and completing a feedback form as proof of attending.)

iSchool T3 Substitution Policy: Each faculty member is required to participate in one of the T3 sessions developed and offered by the iSchool each term. Credit for participation is for T3 sessions only. There are many other workshops beneficial to teaching and learning, and faculty are encouraged to participate in these supplemental sessions without T3 credit. 

T3 Sessions

Summer 2019

  • Tuesday, June 18 @ 11 a.m. PT

Session Title: Intellectual Freedom Partnerships & Concepts for Effective Teaching and Learning
Zoom Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/781870697​
Presenters: Beth Wrenn-Estes, Joyce Hagen-McIntosh (FTRF), Michael Stephens
Overview: Did you know about the collaboration with our iSchool and the Freedom to Read Foundation, or the ways that our students learn about Intellectual Freedom and American Law? 

Beth Wrenn-Estes and Joyce Hagen-McIntosh will discuss how the partnership came to exist and their observations on the benefit between our school and the FTRF. 

Michael Stephens will share information resources and discuss the ways that intellectual freedom are addressed in INFO 200.

  • Wednesday, July 17 @ 11 a.m. PT

Session Title:Searching for First Generation Student Success
Zoom Link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/196455580
Presenters: Anthony Bernier and Megan Price
Overview: This T-3 session shares the 2018/19 findings of an ALA Diversity Research Committee funded study of SJSU’s iSchool students who are first in their families to earn a professional degree. The study drew insights from interviews with 24 current students and pursued responses to the challenges they identified in term of social mobility, academic skills, and building social capital. Discussion will explore possible pedagogical and institutional implications in better preparing first gen students that promise also necessarily improve the experience of all iSchool students.

Fall 2019

  • Tuesday, September 24 @ 11 am PT

Session Title: The Positive Impact of VoiceThread on Teaching and Learning

Zoom Link: TBA

Presenter: George Haines, VoiceThread

Overview:The iSchool’s premium VoiceThread license is available for any instructor to use in Canvas or as a stand-alone application. VoiceThread holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).  Join George Haines, instructional designer and expert VoiceThreader,  as he shares research data on how and why the use of VoiceThread improves online teaching and learning.  VoiceThread is easy to use, it converts voice-to-text for accessibility, and students enjoy the experience.  They say that using VoiceThread enhances both social and teaching presence, enhances learning, and leads to improved public speaking.

Sessions offered through SJSU’s eCampus
(separate registration required)

Please register for any workshop directly on the eCampus website by clicking the link included with each workshop listed, and complete the evaluation form when you have taken the workshop.
A recording and evaluation link is available for asynchronous viewing of T3 sessions.
Each T3 session is available in the T3 Archive located in the Canvas iSchool Faculty site.


Available Workshops
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