Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fall 2017 Schedule


Fundamentals Workshop Series

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching invites you to join us for a spring Fundamentals Workshop. 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 busy schedules, we offer two identical sessions on different dates for each workshop. Please note the location for each workshop as they are no longer held in GL 154.

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


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The What, Why, and How of Authentic Learning

9/20 (W) > 3 PM to 4 PM > MMC: SASC 430
9/21 (TH) > 4 PM to 5 PM > MMC: SASC 430

"Authentic learning is a pedagogical approach that allows students to explore, discuss, and meaningfully construct concepts and relationships in contexts that involve real-world problems and projects that are relevant to the learner" (Donovan, Bransford, & Pellegrino, 1999). In this workshop, we will learn the traits of authentic education and how it enhances student learning, engagement and motivation, and examine examples of authentic assignments and assessments, including how to develop them.

Facilitated by Ileana Hernandez, Assistant Director for Assessment, Evaluation and Teaching Assistant Development, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning

 

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Transforming Learning with Innovative Technology

9/27 (W) > 2 PM to 3 PM > MMC: GL 156
9/28 (TH) > 2 PM to 3 PM > MMC: SASC 430

While smartphones, tablets, and laptops in the classroom can be a source of distraction, we can leverage their power as a resource to support student learning. In this workshop, we will explore the latest web-based programs and applications you can use to facilitate your students' engagement. From organizing group projects to providing feedback on classroom discussions and from digital natives to novices, we will discuss the possibilities of using innovative technological tools and practice using a few favorites.

Facilitated by Belkis Cabrera, Instructional Consultant for First-Year Learning, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning

 

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Teaching (and Learning) in Teams: Effective Strategies for Small Groups in the Classroom

10/2 (M) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GL 220
10/3 (T) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GL 220
*Please remember to bring your Panther ID card for access to the upper floors of Green Library.

Small groups in the classroom provide challenges to both students and instructors. But the outcomes can outweigh the difficulties. This workshop engages instructors to flip the classroom while focusing on effective strategies for involving students in small group and team teaching. Based on research and practice for creating measurable outcomes for instructor and student, this workshop will make what is sometimes confused with "group projects" more focused on interactive and meaningful team teaching and learning.

Facilitated by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr., Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism + Media

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning

 

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Understanding and Addressing Plagiarism in Student Work: A discussion of challenges and prevention strategies

10/5 (TH) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GL 220
10/6 (F) > 1 PM to 2 PM > MMC: GL 220

James Lang, author of Cheating Lessons, describes cheating as "an inappropriate response to a learning environment that's not working for the student." Despite our best efforts, we cannot stop plagiarism or cheating from happening; however, we can work to understand these behaviors and learn strategies that will make cheating less likely.

Facilitated by Ming Fang, Multilingual Writing Specialist, Writing Across the Curriculum; Jennifer Bartman, Senior Instructor, English Department; and Erica Caton, Associate Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning

 

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Teaching with Writing

10/11 (W) > 2 PM to 3 PM > MMC: GL 220
10/12 (TH) > 2 PM to 3 PM > MMC: GL 220

Writing is "both a process of doing critical thinking and a product that communicates the results of critical thinking," affirms John Bean - which makes it an invaluable teaching tool. This workshop will describe various ways to use writing in any classroom to promote course engagement and critical thinking, as well as to assess student learning.

Facilitated by Jennifer Bartman, Senior Instructor, English Department

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning

 

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Improving Learning through Culturally Responsive Teaching

10/17 (T) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: SASC 430
10/18 (W) > 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM > MMC: GL 156

According to scholar Yvette Jackson, "Cultural responsiveness is not a practice; it's what informs our practice so we can make better teaching choices for eliciting, engaging, motivating, supporting, and expanding the intellectual capacity of ALL our students." In this workshop, we will learn about the role of culture for teachers and learners. Guided by Zaretta Hammond's recent work and interactive activities we will identify our own cultural frames of reference and learn strategies to enrich our teaching through a culturally responsive approach.

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

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Culturally Responsive Teaching

 

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Civility in the Classroom

10/24 (T) > 3 PM to 4 PM > MMC: SASC 430
10/25 (W) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GL 220
*Please remember to bring your Panther ID card for access to the upper floors of Green Library.

What is civility, and FIU's "Civility Initiative"? What is inappropriate vs. disruptive behavior? What strategies can be used to promote classroom management and infuse civility? In this workshop, we will learn how to work with behavioral challenges and incorporate civility in the classroom.

Facilitated by Amanda Torres, Assistant Director, Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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Enhancing Student Motivation and Engagement

10/25 (W) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: PC 247
10/26 (TH) > 4 PM to 5 PM > MMC: PC 247

What factors motivate students to learn? What can instructors do to increase student engagement with the material? In this workshop, we will learn what research tells us about motivation, the implications of the research, and various strategies for increasing students' engagement and motivation to learn.

Facilitated by Ileana Hernandez, Assistant Director for Assessment, Evaluation and Teaching Assistant Development, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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