Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Spring 2019 Workshop Schedule


Fundamentals Workshops

Below is the spring 2019 Fundamentals workshop schedule. 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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Arranging and Managing Groups in Canvas

Thursday, January 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, GL 482, MMC
Friday, January 18, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, GL 482, MMC

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

Whether it's working with a small number of students or teaching a much larger class size, Canvas can be an indispensable tool for deploying group assignments, projects, and activities. The wide breath of features and options that it offers, can often help faculty members streamline student access to content as well as provide more enriching opportunities for collaboration regardless of course modality. In this workshop, we will spend some time going over the ins and outs of how to use Canvas effectively to conduct groups. We will look at everything from grouping students together to potential grading strategies for varying types of assignments.

Facilitated by Garamis Campusano, Educational Technology Specialist, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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Transparency to Enhance Student Success

Monday, February 4, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, GL 482, MMC
Tuesday, February 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, GL 482, MMC

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

Transparency in teaching is the practice of explicitly sharing with students the how and why of course assignments. Research suggests that being more transparent with students can significantly increase their motivation to learn, academic confidence, sense of belonging and learning, especially in underserved students. In this workshop, we will explore and practice using the evidence-based transparency guide created for developing, explaining, and discussing assignments in any course, in any modality. To help you practice applying transparent design principles, please bring with you the description of an existing or future course assignment.

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

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Syllabus and Course Design

 

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Motivating Your Students through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Wednesday, February 20, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, GL 482, MMC
Thursday, February 21, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, GL 482, MMC

*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 develop course learning goals and assignments that enhance students' sense of autonomy, competence, and belonging in the classroom.

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

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Culturally Responsive Teaching

 

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Using Student Feedback to Enhance Teaching & Learning

Wednesday, March 27, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, GL 482, MMC
Thursday, March 28, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, GL 482, MMC

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

Findings from educational research often reflect the value of collecting student feedback to enhance teaching and ultimately, student learning. In this workshop, we will discuss why student feedback is important, various methods for collecting quality feedback from your students, and strategies for using and responding to this feedback once you have it.

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

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning

 

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