Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Spring 2018 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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From Contract to Promise: Building a Student-Centered Syllabus

1/24 (W) > 3 PM to 4:30 PM > MMC: GL 482
1/25 (Th) > 10 AM to 11:30 AM > MMC: GL 482

*Please note this workshop is 90 minutes.
*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.


How can I encourage students to attend class? How can I help students be more successful on their exams? Often, the syllabus, that unassuming document distributed to students at the start of the semester, can help us answer many of our questions. In this workshop, we will consider some techniques for shifting the syllabus from a "contract" to a "promise." We will also make time to provide specific feedback on your current syllabus, so if you have a syllabus, please bring it with you.

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

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Syllabus and Course Design

 

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Leading Discussions

2/5 (M) > 2 PM to 3 PM > MMC: GL 156
2/7 (W) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GL 156

Students learn much more by actively participating in a class discussion than by passively listening to a lecture, yet leading a discussion can bring its own set of challenges for instructors. Come partake in a discussion about learning class discussions, how to set the context for discussions, initiate them, avoid common missteps, and more.

Facilitated by Glenn Hutchinson, Director, Center for Excellence in Writing

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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Supporting Diversity through Instructional Practices

2/21 (W) > 10 AM to 11 AM > MMC: GL 482
2/22 (TH) > 3 PM to 4 PM > MMC: GL 482
*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

As the diversity in our student population continues to rise, it is crucial we use instructional practices that better support their learning. In this workshop, we will discuss two frameworks for inclusive instruction, and discuss related instructional practices to create/enhance culturally responsive and asset-based work in their context(s).

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

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Culturally-Responsive Teaching

 

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Asking the Right Questions

2/27 (T) > 10 AM to 11 AM > MMC: GL 482
2/28 (W) > 2 PM to 3 PM > MMC: GL 482
*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

In his book Why Don't Students Like School, cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham says, "To teach well, you should pay careful attention to what an assignment will actually make students think about (not what you hope they will think about), because that is what they will remember." How can we know what our assignments will make students think about? In this workshop, we will explore answers to that question. Participants will discuss creating writing prompts that will both direct and provide evidence of students' thinking, as well as how we can use that evidence to adapt and improve our teaching.

Facilitated by Andrew Golden, Senior Instructor, English Department

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning

 

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Aligning Grading Practices with Our Values

3/27 (T) > 1 PM to 2 PM > MMC: GL 156
3/28 (W) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GL 156

Course grade matter a great deal to student learning and retention. In this workshop, participants will be asked to consider the relationship between their grading values and desired outcomes, and their actual grading practices, offering suggestions on how to align the two in a way that motivates students and maintains high standards.

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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Interactive Teaching Techniques for Large Classes

4/2 (M) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GL 156
4/3 (T) > 11 AM to 12 PM > MMC: GL 156

Do you already teach or are you new to teaching large classes? Keeping students engaged in a large classroom can be challenging! In this workshop, we will explore different interactive teaching techniques that can be applied in large classrooms to keep students engaged and actively learning.

Facilitated by Carla Abad, Teaching and Learning Intern, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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