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Important Dates  

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
Speaker:

Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)

Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

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

 

Session 5: Make Teaching Stick - Six Ways to Make Your Lessons More Memorable

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We spend hours making decisions on critical concepts and skills for our students to master; we think about the best ways to present those concepts; we plan activities to engage our students.  Yet… some of our students just don’t get it. Maybe what our class lacked was “stickiness.” In this interactive session, we will discuss the six principles that Chip and Dan Heath propose in their book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” and ways to apply them to our teaching.

 

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

 

Please mark these dates on your calendar

Wed, Sept. 18, 2019   Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Sept. 25, 2019   Session 2: Effective Questioning Skills to Enhance Student Engagement

Wed, Oct. 2, 2019     Session 3: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn

Wed, Oct. 9, 2019    Session 4: The Art of Lecturing

Wed, Oct. 16, 2019   Session 5:  Make Teaching Stick: Six Ways to Make Your Lessons More Memorable

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
Location: ATLAS.ti: Qualitative Data Analysis
Description:

ATLAS.ti: Qualitative Data Analysis will cover the following topics:

  1. Learn about the methodological principles behind ATLAS.ti
  2. Open ATLAS.ti software and import textual documents
  3. Understand the layout of the ATLAS.ti environment
  4. Learn the fundamental functions of ATLAS.ti for data description, exploration, analysis, and interpretation
  5. Learn how to print, save, and export output

Each workshop will last for 2 hours

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
Location: R I: Getting Started with R
Description:

R I: Getting Started with R workshops will cover the following topics:

  1. Basic R syntax
  2. Common R packages
  3. Importing data sets from other software such as SPSS, Excel, and Stata
  4. Computing new variables and recoding variables
  5. Creating frequency and contingency tables
  6. Obtaining univariate statistics
  7. Handling output

Each workshop will last for 2 hours

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:00 PM–6:00 PM Tuesday Oct 22, 2019
Speaker:

Slav Dvoretskiy (CITL Graduate Affiliate)

Location:

Armory building, room 428

Description:

In this workshop, we will discuss all the steps necessary for providing a fun, interactive learning experience to all the students in your laboratory class. Topics include: course planning, group work, providing effective demonstrations, experiment review and more. 

 

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, designed for TAs and offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

 

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:
5:30 PM Wednesday Oct 23, 2019
Location: R II: Inferential Statistics with R
Description:

R II: Inferential Statistics with R workshops will cover the following topics:

  1. Chi-square and Fisher's exact test
  2. Two-Independent samples t-test
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate correlation
  5. Bivariate regression
  6. Multivariate regression

Each workshop will last for 2 hours

Sponsor:

Center for Innovation in Teaching and 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