Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fall 2019 Workshop Schedule


Fundamentals Workshops

The Fundamentals series covers the indispensable skills for effective classroom teaching and is part of the Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program, but all are welcome to attend! In an effort to accommodate your schedules, we offer two identical sessions on different dates for each workshop. We look forward to seeing you!

To register for a workshop, click on the session you want to attend.


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Empowering Students and Teaching through Groupwork

Monday, October 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., MMC: GL 482
Wednesday, October 9, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., MMC: GL 482

*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

In this workshop, we will discuss the ways you can use groupwork to empower students and, in the process, yourself as a teacher. Groupwork enables students to collaborate with and learn from one another at all stages of the reading, writing, and thinking process. Groupwork also helps teachers put some of the labor of learning on the students and helps address our students' diverse approaches to and comfort with participating in class. When used thoughtfully, groupwork enables teachers and students to establish a caring community of learners.

Facilitated by Vanessa Sohan, Assistant Professor, English

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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Tools for Making Feedback on Student Writing More Effective

Wednesday, October 30, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., MMC: GL 482
Thursday, October 31, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., MMC: GL 482

*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

Feedback is fundamental to any learning process in any discipline. However, obtaining feedback can oftentimes be an experience fraught with anxiety. This can be particularly true with writing, as some students may have experienced harsh, unconstructive feedback in the past, and some may have internalized self-concepts like "I cannot write" or "I am just not a good writer." Therefore, how teachers provide feedback on student writing is at least as important as the content of the feedback they provide. In this workshop, we will discuss and apply strategies for providing targeted, constructive feedback on student writing, but we will also discuss strategies for ensuring that students are well-equipped to process this feedback in helpful ways.

Facilitated by Ming Fing, Senior Instructor, English and Associate Director, Writing Across the Curriculum; and Paul Feigenbaum, Associate Professor, English and Director, Project THINC

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning

 

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Motivating Your Students through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Tuesday, November 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., MMC: GL 482
Wednesday, November 6, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., MMC: GL 482

*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is a student-centered pedagogical approach that identifies and nurtures students' cultural identities and strengths to promote and sustain student learning. In this workshop, we will discuss how instructors can draw from the CRT framework to create an inclusive environment in their classroom and facilitate equitable learning outcomes.

Facilitated by Shenira Perez, Visiting Research Associate, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Culturally Responsive Teaching

 

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What Does Your Syllabus Say about You and Your Course?

Tuesday, November 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., MMC: GL 482
Thursday, November 14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., MMC: GL 482

*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

Materials to bring: please bring your syllabus with you, if you have one.

How can I get students to participate in class discussions? Why are students not completing their homework assignments? Why did my students do so poorly on their exam? Often, the syllabus, that unassuming document distributed to students at the start of the semester, can help us answer some of these questions. In this workshop, we will examine strategies for crafting more effective syllabi and provide feedback on your current syllabus, so please bring your syllabus with you.

Facilitated by Erica Caton, Associate Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Syllabus and Course Design

 

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