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Important Dates  

Time:
2:00 PM–3:30 PM Thursday May 30, 2019
Speaker:

Katherine Jo (CITL Graduate Affiliate); Justin York (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

This two-part series offers tips on what you can do to increase your confidence as a teacher. In Part 1, topics include creating a comfortable teaching and learning environment, making the material your own, and tips on using your voice effectively. You will be asked to create a 1-2 minute lesson to present during the workshop. Part 2 will focus on public speaking skills such as posture, movement, and responding to students' questions. For this workshop you will also present a 1-2 minute lesson in order to practice your newly learned skills.

 

Space is limited, so register soon. Also register for Part II of the series, to take place June 6.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

 

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Tuesday Jun 4, 2019
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

 

Learn how to use backward design to create a good course, and get a head start on learning about Bloom's Taxonomy and learning objectives.

 

This workshop is part of the What You Need to Know: Essentials of Effective Teaching workshop series.  You can register for any and all of the workshops in the series by clicking the registration link.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

 

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:30 PM–1:30 PM Tuesday Jun 4, 2019
Speaker:

Lucas Anderson, CITL

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Learn how to write good learning objectives to get your course design started on the right path.

 

This workshop is part of the What You Need to Know: Essentials of Effective Teaching workshop series.  You can register for any and all of the workshops in the series by clicking the registration link.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

 

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Thursday Jun 6, 2019
Speaker:

Slav Dvoretskiy (CITL Graduate Affiliate), with Lucas Anderson (CITL)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Ensure proper course alignment by choosing assessments that match your learning objectives.

 

This workshop is part of the What You Need to Know: Essentials of Effective Teaching workshop series.  You can register for any and all of the workshops in the series by clicking the registration link.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:30 PM–1:30 PM Thursday Jun 6, 2019
Speaker:

Kazem Alidoost (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

Description: In this workshop, participants will identify the benefits of using a rubric (with an emphasis placed on analytic rubrics).  Participants will then create a rubric that determines "the best type of pizza".  Finally, participants will plan how to incorporate rubrics into their teaching.

 

This workshop is part of the What You Need to Know: Essentials of Effective Teaching workshop series.  You can register for any and all of the workshops in the series by clicking the registration link.

 

This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

i>clicker

i>clicker is a physical remote student response system (with an optional mobile app component called REEF Polling by i>clicker) with which an instructor is able to poll students in a variety of ways to help engage students and enhance learning.

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Karle Flanagan-Using i>clickers in Large Lecture Classes

 

 

Engage Students in the Classroom. i>clicker was originally designed as a tool to help engage students in large enrollment courses, but is being used increasingly in smaller 30-50 person courses.Students are vested in answering the questions posed and seeing how their votes compare with rest of class. Since humans are typically only able to maintain attention for periods up to 20 minutes at a time, i>clicker is a great tool to reset up to 20 minutes at a time, i>clicker is a great tool to reset student attention, when used at different points of the lecture. Julia Shapland, Accountancy, uses i>clicker in her 600-700 student intro course to better engage with students which would otherwise be nearly impossible to do with such a large course.

Encourage all Students to Participate.  Instead of getting limited responses for what I call the “front five” students (the few students that always raise their hands), you are getting feedback from all students in the classroom. This really helps student participation in large enrollment courses.

Immediately Assess Students' Mastery of Content.  i>clicker is a quick and easy way to gauge student’s comprehension of pre-existing knowledge to help determine what you need cover in class and what you don’t. It’s also a great way to measure the mastery of content that you’ve gone over in class or in the reading. 

Improve Student Learning Using Peer Instruction. One of the more impactful ways of utilizing i>clicker in class is using it for peer instruction, typically using the Think, Pair, Share model. Students are asked to answer a question individually (Think). If the results are mixed and warrant more discussion, students are asked to pair up with a neighbor or two (Pair) and discuss the topic in small groups. The instructor visits the groups, providing some clarifying hints to lead the group toward the best answer. Finally, the students vote a second time and share their thoughts on the topics (Share).

Solicit Honest Student Feedback with Anonymous Polling. Lena Hann, Kinesiology and Community Health, teaches a Human Sexuality course of around 300 students each semester. She relies on anonymous polling for students to share their personal experiences with the class. Students report that the process is very valuable and they often see that the process is very valuable and they often see that they are not alone in their experiences.

Mark Smith-Creating Class Time with i>clickers