Turnitin Plagiarism Education Week FREE Webinars

MCC CTL Features FREE Plagiarism Education Week Sessions

FREE Web Series: TurnitIn® Plagiarism Education Week April 21-25

Join us in the Mesa Community College Center for Teaching & Learning April 21-25, 2014 for this week of FREE, daily webcasts and webinars “devoted to sharing ideas and best practices to teach educators and students how to move from copying to critical thinking”.

“From Copying to Critical Thinking”

Monday, April 21 – Friday, April 25; CTL Lab AS175
Head to the CTL Lab (AS Building Room 175, Southern & Dobson Campus) daily to tune in to a selection of the webcasts and webinars being offered. Sessions are focused around the topics of: promoting critical thinking, preventing plagiarism, creating contextualized assignments and more.

Full Week Schedule & Registration
Join your colleagues in the CTL to attend the sessions together (no registration required). Each featured session will be followed by a 15 minute idea share/dialog.

Can’t make it in? Register for the sessions individually to participate remotely in your office or at home. Certificates of Participation are provided for registered participants.

Featured Session for Monday, April 21

Student Online Research and Critical Thinking: Wikipedia in Education

10:00am to 10:45am followed by a 15 minute idea share/dialog until 11:00am

Featuring Jake Orlowitz, editor/administrator of Wikipedia

During this session, you’ll gain insight into the site’s founding pillars and core policies, its importance to the free knowledge movement, as well as its internal debates and challenges, particularly when used in an educational setting. Session Details

Featured Session for Tuesday, April 22

Engaging Arguments: Research and Writing in the Digital Age
1:00pm to 1:45pm followed by a 15 minute idea share/dialog until 2:00pm

Featuring Linda Friedrich, Ph.D.

This sessions will highlight how the National Writing Project is working with teachers to help students build critical research and writing abilities. Session Details

Featured Session for Wednesday, April 23

“I Plagiarized My Child’s Birth”: From Extreme Plagiarism to Contextualized Understanding
1:00pm to 1:45pm followed by a 15 minute idea share/dialog until 2:00pm

Featuring Audrey Wick, Professor of English at Blinn College and Turnitin MVP All-Star

This session will discuss how you and your institution can decrease plagiarism, increase student accountability, and improve critical thinking through contextualized examples. Session Details

Featured Session for Thursday, April 24

IRAC, Therefore I Write
1:00pm to 1:45pm followed by a 15 minute idea share dialog until 2:00pm

Dennis Kessinger, J.D., M.A., Certified Core Adjunct for National University

This session will show how the IRAC approach ((Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion) can help students of any discipline to thrive both analytically and academically. Session Details

Featured Session for Friday, April 25

Survival of the Fittest: Adapting Methodologies for Successful Plagiarism Discussions
10:00am to 10:45am followed by a 15 minute idea share/dialog until 11:00am

Jennifer Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Biology at Millikin University and Turnitin Academic Integrity All-Star

This session illustrates how instructors can help incoming college students’ understanding of plagiarism evolve as they write, paraphrase, and peer edit their first college research paper. Session Details

Questions or Concerns?
Contact the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning
Email: ctl@mesacc.edu
Telephone: (480) 461-7331

Mark Your Calendar!

The MCC Center for Teaching & Learning’s 5th Annual Camp Innovate is just a little more than a month away. Please air out your tent and grab your gear to participate in this exciting week of sessions around the campfire of innovative teaching and learning; Monday, May 19 – Thursday, May 22. Stay-tuned as this engaging week develops.

About the CTL at MCC

The mission of the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning is to lead and inspire the advancement of innovative teaching and learning for student success. Learn more about the CTL staff and programs at ctl.mesacc.edu.

Visit the CTL Calendar for dates for all upcoming sessions.