Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Summer 2020 Workshop Schedule

Fundamentals Workshops

The Fundamentals Workshop 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 participate! In an effort to accommodate your schedules, we offer two identical sessions on different dates for each workshop.

Due to COVID-19 and the move to remote work and learning, the workshops are set to be facilitated via Zoom. We will be monitoring the situation to re-assess whether an in-person facilitation would be safe in July and keep you updated on any changes.

To register for a workshop, click on the session you want to attend. After you register, we will send you a calendar invite with the Zoom link.


Strategies for Enhancing Student Learning and Retention

Tuesday, July 7th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In the past few decades, educational researchers have made leaps in their understanding of both the cognitive and motivational processes involved in learning, and have identified effective strategies to enhance these mechanisms. During this 90-minute interactive workshop, participants will be presented with an overview of findings from contemporary research on learning and will discuss ways with which they can apply these frameworks and principles in their own classroom.

Facilitated by Shenira Perez, Assistant Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective



Classroom Assessment Techniques: What are Students Really Understanding?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

"Any questions?" "Is everybody with me?" When we ask students these vague types of questions, we are often met with silence. Does that mean that everything is clear and understood? Do they really understand or are they suffering from what Kruger and Dunning (1998) refer to as "overconfidence bias"? Or are they just too afraid to ask a question in front of their classmates? In this workshop, we will discuss better alternatives for assessing student learning - techniques that are simple and require minimal preparation and class time.

Facilitated by Ileana Hernandez, Assistant Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning


Contact Us

MMC PC 237
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199 
Map Location

Find us on Facebook!