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Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Mar 29, 2017
Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all faculty are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices to enhance student learning. There will be great conversations and handouts. Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  

Session 6: 

Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 

Learning is not a spectator sport (Chickering & Gamson). Students must be cognitively, physically, and affectively engaged for deeper learning and retention to occur. Yet, we have to admit, there are many distractions and the attention span of our students can be relatively short.  How do we manage the amount of content that we should teach while providing opportunities for our students to be engaged in active learning?

We’ll begin identifying activities where student are involved in doing, seeing, writing, feeling, and talking. Also, we’ll learn about Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS), which actively engage students while providing valuable feedback about their learning. This is a workshop that builds on the theme of the 2017 Faculty Retreat.

  Please mark these sessions on your calendar (Registration Required)

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017     Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017     Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Tues, Mar. 7, 2017     Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl. 

Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017     Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017    Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017  Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017  Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017   Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:30 PM–3:30 PM Monday Apr 3, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Interested in offering an online course but not sure where to start? Want to learn how to build lecture videos or how to assess your online students? Need some help with the basic tools of Moodle or Compass?

 

CITL’s Create Your Own Online Course Workshop is designed to help you identify what is involved in creating an online course, help you get started, and provide resources for getting additional help.

 

The format of this workshop is flexible to your needs and availability. The entire workshop runs Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, April 3, 4, and 6, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM each day. The workshop will be held in 428 Armory.

 

The workshop is comprised of 15 sessions, most of which are 30 minutes long. You are welcome to come to as many or as few as you would like. Sign-up for all three afternoons of the workshop (12 hours in total) in order to have an intensive experience, covering all of the bases. Alternatively, you can also pick and choose which topics are of interest to you and attend just for those sessions.

 

12:30pm - 1pm:  Tips from a Veteran Online Faculty

 

1pm - 1:30pm:    Keeping the End in Mind: Designing Your Online Course

 

1:30pm-2pm:      Organizing Your Course Content & Establishing a Weekly Pattern

 

2pm - 2:15pm:    Break

 

2:15pm-3pm:      Crafting Your Syllabus & Learning Objectives

 

3pm - 3:30pm:    Assessing Students Online

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Monday Apr 3, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Whether as a first-time Teaching Assistant or a seasoned veteran, most teachers eventually face the dreaded mountain of papers.  In the frenzy of grading, meaningful (and concise) evaluation and feedback can seem impossible, but don't give up hope. Come to this workshop for an overview of practices for evaluating student writing as well as a discussion of rubrics, forms of feedback, and strategies for speeding up the grading process.

This is a TA-to-TA workshops, run by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Teaching Consultation

Here is an opportunity to have a tailored, individualized consultation with an expert to explore best practices on ways to enhance your teaching effectiveness and improve your student learning across all types of courses and students. We will observe your class, review your instructional materials, help you collect and interpret student feedback, and introduce you to new and exciting technologies and pedagogies. We meet with all instructors: faculty, TAs, academic professionals, and post-docs.

Examples of areas we can help you are:

  • STUDENT LEARNING

    Teaching and learning are inextricably connected. When we think about ways to improve our teaching effectiveness, we should always look at how and why our students’ learning is impacted. Our teaching approaches, strategies, and beliefs affect what our students will know, feel, or be able to do. We can help you identify and implement effective and creative ways in which to create an effective learning environment.

  • SPECIFIC PEDAGOGIES AND STRATEGIES

    You may have heard that your colleagues have implemented experiential or problem-based learning, or flipped their classes, or decided to make their lectures more interactive. There are many strategies and pedagogies to choose from and how do you know which ones are most effective?  We can explore these pedagogies with you and assist you in implementing strategies to best motivate your students and improve their learning.

  • INSTRUCTIONAL SPACE AND TECHNOLOGIES

    An effective learning environment can go beyond the pedagogies and strategies you use.  Where you teach and the tools you use can contribute to your teaching effectiveness.  We can introduce you to emerging technologies and help you maximize opportunities in our new classroom spaces.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Beyond individual consultations, you can join your colleagues in learning communities to share and discuss important and relevant teaching and learning areas.  You can join a reading group or attend one of our workshop series. We can help you document your commitment and efforts through a teaching philosophy statement, a teaching certificate, or a teaching portfolio.