I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist… Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. (John Steinbeck)
Back for another exciting year! Lunchtime Seminar Series features CITL Faculty Fellows and other exemplary faculty discussing teaching practices that highlight the art and science of teaching and learning. The series takes place on the first Thursdays of the month from12-1pm. For more information, or to suggest a speaker or topic, please contact Ava Wolf at email@example.com.
Bringing Human-Centered Design (HCD) to educational settings helps students develop human-centered, metacognitive, collaborative, and creative mindsets all of which are critical for living and working in the 21st century. This session will introduce you to three ways of integrating HCD into your course materials and teaching strategies. Additional resources and assessment tools will also be provided to help facilitate your ability to teach with, about, and through human-centered design.
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Studio-based courses require students to create original and sophisticated content while they are learning to use the tools and techniques required to produce that content. This session will discuss strategies for integrating broad-function collaboration tools into studio courses to reinforce course-specific skill attainment by employing these same tools for student presentation, evaluation, and assessment of multi-stage multimedia projects.
Many instructors face the challenge of wanting to support student agency and creativity while having to teach established procedures in their fields. While it's safer and faster to just tell students what to do, this doesn't help them develop critical thinking or resilience. This session highlights a simple but effective way to turn the classroom into a 'yes' space, and evidence of the impact this has had in introductory Physics labs and lectures.
What would you say to your younger self about teaching and learning? This session features a panel of veteran faculty members reflecting on some of their earliest teaching experiences. Each of them will share funny stories and lessons learned about themselves, their students, and the art of good teaching. Members of the audience will be invited to share their thoughts in this last Art of Teaching seminar of the Fall semester.
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May 6th, 2021
Presenter: Faculty Panel
Senior Associate Director Robert Baird will moderate a panel discussion on using multi-modal assignments in teaching. See inspiring examples of faculty who successfully encouraged students to demonstrate content mastery through AR, graphic novels, games, portfolios, and other media.
April 1st, 2021
Presenter: Lawrence Angrave (CS)
Students may present a wide range of hidden and non-hidden physical, emotional, and learning disabilities. Lawrence will highlight principles of universal design, and offer effective strategies for making your classroom and course materials accessible and welcoming to all types of learners.
March 4, 2021
Presenter: Shelly Schmidt (FSHN)
Shelly will describe her work on the impactful connections between emotion and learning, and discuss ways to make our college classrooms a safe and authentic place for students to learn and grow, and where they can feel empowered to do their best work.
February 4th, 2021
Presenter: Emily Knox (iSchool)
Teaching is a skill acquired over time, often through the development of tacit knowledge, and can be difficult to articulate. Emily will tease apart this process and describe a variety of techniques for making teaching more effective, and helping students be more successful.
December 3rd, 2020
Presenters: Judith Pintar (iSchool) & Dan Steward (Sociology)
Judith and Dan will discuss the ways they use games to enhance learning, including table top role-playing to teach about propaganda and media interference, and "Sociopoly" to teach about social inequality
November 5th, 20210
Presenter: Leon Liebenberg (MechSE)
Concerned by a growing sense of emotional disconnect among his students online, Leon responded by developing a series of scaffolded mini-projects as a way to encourage higher engagement and self-directed learning.