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Who are Newcastle Educators?

Newcastle Educators is a peer-led community of educators, who value the opportunity to get together and discuss common interests and who are committed to continued professional development and peer review.

Newcastle Educators bring together this community through a series of events called EduBites.

These lunch-time sessions cover a wide range of topics related to learning and teaching, and are a chance to hear from colleagues, make connections with other educators and share ideas, all over a spot of lunch.

We also run an informal and supportive peer observation scheme – get in touch to find out more.

Follow us on twitter: @NewcastleEduca1
We blog at: https://ncleducators.wordpress.com/ 

Who is Newcastle Educators for?

Newcastle Educators community is for all academics and professional service staff with an interest in learning and teaching at the university. From those just embarking on their careers to those with a wealth of experience to share.

How do I get involved?

Newcastle Educators Teams Page

Join the Newcastle Educators Teams Page to:

  • Access materials from Edubites sessions
  • Find out about conferences and meetings
  • Get information on pedagogic opportunities
  • Have conversations with colleagues

All are welcome to join us.

Mailing list

To join the mailing list complete this quick form: Join our mailing list.

Notifications about upcoming events and opportunities will be sent to the mailing list.

Have you got something you want to share?

Have you got an idea for a session, or something you’d like to share?

Or do you know of interesting work from colleagues that you think the wider network would benefit from hearing about?

Contact us at Educators@newcastle.ac.uk

Who are NUTELA?

Newcastle University Technology Enhanced Learning Advocates

NUTELA are a a group of individuals who support good practice using technology in education.

NUTELA logo

We are a group of academics, professional service staff and technicians, who care about improving learning and teaching at Newcastle University.

We have termly 3Ps (Pizza, Pop and Practice) sessions which are hands-on sessions learning about and trying technologies that you can use in your teaching, all over a slice of pizza and a can of pop.

Microsoft Team

Join the NUTELA Team to continue the conversation about using technology in your teaching.  The Team includes resources, upcoming events and the chance to connect with colleagues across the University. NUTELA advocates are also on hand to answer any NUTELA related questions you might have.

All are welcome to join us.

Mailing list

For information about upcoming events and other related news join the NUTELA mailing list.

Share your ideas

Have you got an idea for a session, or something you’d like to share? Contact us at nutelaops@newcastle.ac.uk

Small grants fund

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019/20 NUTELA Small Grants Fund but look forward to sharing details of the 2020/21 fund with you soon.

There is a NUTELA  small grants fund to enable colleagues to explore and embed technology-enhanced practices into their learning and teaching.

Perhaps you have an idea for your teaching that uses technology, but need some funding to support it or maybe you know of interesting technology enhanced learning at another institution and would like to be able to visit to explore it further.

Applications are invited for a wide range of activities which enable you to explore, disseminate or import ideas and practices, and share these with colleagues at Newcastle through the NUTELA network.

Applications for up to £500 are welcomed, and applications will be on a rolling basis, rather than at set points in the academic year.

For more information about the fund, what it can be used for and to apply, please see the NUTELA Small Grant Fund Application and Guidance Notes.  

Alternatively submit your application online here

Any queries should be sent to nutelaops@newcastle.ac.uk

Introducing the new University Education Development Fund

Do you have an idea that could have an impact on students’ learning or teaching across the university?

Did you know that there is central funding available to support both local and institution-wide initiatives and projects?

The new University Education Development Fund offers a fantastic opportunity to propose and deliver projects with real benefit to students’ education at Newcastle University.

Envisioned and chaired by the PVC Education Prof Suzanne Cholerton this fund will support a wide range of projects from across all campuses and is open to all staff to apply.

Proposed projects must align with and further the aims and key themes of the Education Strategy.

Funding is available of: Continue reading Introducing the new University Education Development Fund

Assessment & Feedback Event – 1st Nov – all welcome

Assessment and feedback continue to be a source of student dissatisfaction across the sector. In particular student surveys highlight concerns about the alignment of feedback to marking criteria and inconsistencies in both the application of criteria and quality of feedback received.

The HaSS Faculty will be holding a workshop, to discuss these issues in the context of student transitions, on:

Wednesday 1st November 2017
1300-1600 (lunch will be provided)
Lindisfarne Room, Hadrian Building

Though hosted by HaSS, anyone interested in this event from any faculty is welcome to attend – please feel free to disseminate details of this event to your colleagues.

The session will explore the following questions:

  • How can we better understand assessment and feedback in the context of student transitions?
  • What are the assumptions inherent in our assessment criteria and feedback?
  • Can electronic assessment and feedback tools enhance students’ academic literacy?
  • Can we develop a ‘student as partners’ approach in assessment and feedback?

It will be particularly relevant for Degree Programme Directors and Module Leaders, whose input will help identify some key priorities for further action.

It will include presentations from Rowan South (Education Officer, Newcastle Union Students Union), Graeme Redshaw-Boxwell (Learning and Teaching Development Service) and Sarah Graham (Combined Honours).

To attend, please complete the booking form.

If you have any queries in the run up to the event, please contact susan.mclean@ncl.ac.uk.

Teaching Rooms Finder website: helping inform your teaching

The Teaching Rooms Finder web pages have been designed to provide up-to-date information about centrally managed and supported teaching rooms so that you can quickly find out which facilities and furniture are in the room that you have been allocated.

For teaching rooms across campus you will find:

  • A location map of the building where the room is located, including the university map reference
  • Photographs of the teaching wall and the furniture layout
  • Information about the capacity and room type
  • Information about the AV
  • Information about accessibility

Making informed choices:

A search option provides you with filters that will enable you to find a teaching room type or style that meets your pedagogic requirements. This information can then be used when completing a timetabling request so that the timetabling team will have a better understanding of your needs.

Let us know what you think:

The Teaching Room Finder web pages have been designed by a cross-disciplinary team and we really hope that they provide a useful service. However we would like feedback from users so that we can make any necessary improvements.

Any comments can be made via the form provided on the feedback page.

Workshop: Exploring career development via teaching and learning

Workshop: Exploring career development via teaching and learning

3rd July 2017 – The Core

This one-day workshop is for all academic staff interested in developing their career on the basis of teaching.

This interactive day will involve: identifying activities that may lead to reward and recognition, reflections from successful colleagues both internally and externally, and developing action plans.

It will be a space to discuss approaches to building your career, gaining internal, or external, validation of excellence and to consider your individual development path.

See the programme of the day: programme_final

Places are limited. To attend please complete the booking form.

NUTELA Peer Recognition Awards 2016/17

NUTELA’s annual Peer Recognition awards will be presented on  Friday 24th March, 3-5pm, History Room, Students’ Union.

The awards recognise staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to help their colleagues, schools and units to adopt forms of technology-enhanced learning (TEL).

All are invited to join us to celebrate.

There will be pizza, pop and plonk and awards shall be presented by Professor Philip Bradley, Chair of eLSI (eLearning and Student Information Sub-Committee).

To register please complete the booking form.

NUTELA (Newcastle University’s Technology Enhanced Learning Advocates) are a peer network of colleagues who promote the use of technology in teaching. The group’s focus is on providing practical, practitioner-informed support. They meet termly at lunch time events to share practice over pizza and pop.

For more information please contact ltds@ncl.ac.uk