Event Types: Faculty Workshop

Winter Course Design Institute

November 30, 2018 | Lindsay Meador

Participants will: Design or redesign a course built on learner-centered design principles using strategies of backward course design; Create and revise learning goals for their course; Select instructional materials that contribute to student achievement of stated goals; Draft an assessment plan, including a description of major assignments and exams; Develop a draft of a syllabus […]

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Inclusive Learning during Group Work

October 30, 2018 | Beth Fisher

This workshop is now at full capacity. Collaborative-learning techniques are an effective way to promote learning and engagement in the classroom. But how can we help students develop skills for learning across differences? In this workshop for Washington University faculty, topics will include the following: Understanding students’ experiences of group work, including bias or the […]

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Effectively Facilitating Clicker Questions

August 3, 2018 | Gillian Parrish

This workshop will discuss the key components for facilitating clicker questions in varied classroom settings. Participants will learn strategies to use clicker questions to increase student engagement, participation, and to achieve learning goals. The strategies discussed in this workshop will be applicable for any polling software being utilized in your teaching (iClicker, PollEverywhere, Socrative, TopHat, […]

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Inclusive Teaching and Learning: Fostering Civil Discourse in “Uncivil” Times

February 7, 2018 | Beth Fisher

This workshop for Washington University faculty is co-sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. While topics related to identity, inequality, power, and politics have always been challenging to discuss in the classroom, teaching these topics seems to have become increasingly complex during this time of division and conflict. This workshop will provide an opportunity for […]

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Teaching Critical Thinking

January 1, 2018 | Beth Fisher

One of the most widely shared goals across the disciplines is to teach our students to think critically. But how do we define critical thinking and how do we teach it? This interactive workshop for Washington University faculty will provide an opportunity for participants to refine their understanding of what constitutes critical thinking as it relates to […]

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Inclusive Teaching and Learning: Fostering Civil Discourse in “Uncivil” Times

January 1, 2018 | Beth Fisher

This workshop for Washington University faculty is co-sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. While topics related to identity, inequality, power, and politics have always been challenging to discuss in the classroom, teaching these topics seems to have become increasingly complex during this time of division and conflict. This workshop will provide an opportunity for […]

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Inclusive Learning in Groups

August 15, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Collaborative-learning techniques are an effective way to promote learning and engagement in the classroom. But how can we help students develop skills for learning across differences? In this workshop for Washington University faculty, topics will include the following: Understanding students’ experiences of group work, including bias or the perception of bias Setting expectations for collaborative […]

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Designing Transparent Assignments

August 15, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Participants in this workshop for faculty will discuss and apply a model for creating effective assignments. This model, developed by the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) project, can promote inclusive learning by increasing students’ confidence, fostering a sense of belonging, and helping students to build professional skills. Topics will include Features of the transparency […]

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Increasing Student Participation

August 11, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Research demonstrates that active engagement in class activities improves student learning and performance. But what can we do to ensure that all students participate? This workshop for faculty will focus on strategies that may be applied in any classroom to foster full participation and engagement. Topics will include: Creating and maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, and […]

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Evaluating Student Writing

December 29, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

In this workshop for faculty, participants will discuss strategies for providing feedback that can i) motivate students to revise and ii) identify specific areas for revision. We will also discuss various approaches to designing rubrics in order to increase fairness and transparency in grading. Topics will include: Establishing clear grading criteria that reflect the course […]

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