Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fall 2018 Workshop Schedule


Fundamentals Workshops

Below is the Fall 2018 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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Supporting Effective Teaching with Canvas

Thursday, August 30, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, GL 482 | MMC
Friday, August 31, 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.

Learning Management Systems have become a quintessential teaching and learning tool. In this one-hour workshop, we will briefly discuss how to leverage Canvas, FIU's new LMS, to maximize student learning in courses across modalities by setting clear expectations, communicating effectively, and providing feedback for students

Facilitated by Eric Simon, Teaching & Learning Specialist, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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Learning from Student Perceptions: Preparing for Unpreparedness

Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, GL 482 | MMC
Thursday, September 13, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, GL 482 | MMC

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

How can we support students who feel unprepared? FIU surveys show that 25-30% of students feel unprepared in their foundational courses. This workshop will introduce you to data from surveys of thousands of FIU students that help us understand how feeling unprepared affects students' participation and effort in a course. We'll explore what it means to "meet students where they are," and ways instructors can support all students' learning and success.

Facilitated by Ileana Hernandez. Assistant Director for Assessment, Evaluation & Teaching Assistant Development, Center for the Advancement of Teaching; and Tekla Nicholas, Sr. Statistical Researcher, Analysis & Information Management

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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Two Heads are Better than One: Designing, Monitoring, and Assessing Group Work

Wednesday, October 3, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, GL 482 | MMC
Thursday, October 4, 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.

Do your students complain about working in groups? Are you dissatisfied with the way you structure group work? Group work can motivate students, foster creativity, build trust, encourage active learning, promote a wider sense of ownership, and develop key critical-thinking, communication, decision-making, and conflict-resolution skills. But without careful planning and facilitation, group work can frustrate students and instructors and feel like a waste of time. In this workshop, we will briefly review the power of group work, explore different types of small groups, discuss several methods for designing group activities, and examine ways to evaluate group work.

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

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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Fostering Student Engagement in the Classroom using Discussion-Based Approaches

Tuesday, October 30, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, GL 482 | MMC
Wednesday, October 31, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, GL 482 | MMC
*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

Finding engaging and effective classroom activities can be time consuming and disappointing when we don't get the results we hoped for. In Major, Harris and Zakrajsek (2016) Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success, our colleagues have created a "comprehensive resource that highlights and synthesizes proven approaches" and strategies that foster student learning. In this session we'll explore a few of their recommendations, specifically activities that enhance classroom discussions and encourage more meaningful engagement with course texts and other learning resources.

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

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective

 

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