Event Types: Faculty Workshop

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning

July 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Students as partners in learning is a process where students and faculty actively learn and work together.  Effective partnerships are positively linked with learning gain and achievement, and offer the potential for genuinely transformative learning experiences for all involved. This session will introduce the idea of students as partners and participants will learn specific ways to […]

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Fostering Student Self-Efficacy in the Classroom

June 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Self-efficacy is defined as belief in one’s ability to achieve a goal or a particular task and can significantly impact a diverse learner’s sense of belonging in the classroom and academic outcomes in a course. In this workshop, we will discuss the factors and strategies that can positively affect student self-efficacy. Facilitator: Dr. Denise Leonard, […]

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Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

May 22, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was first described by the CAST group in the 1990s as “a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all.” Through this workshop participants will learn about the three major tenants of UDL—considering the why, what, and how of learning. […]

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Fostering Engaging Discussions

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

While as instructors we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a real discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will examine strategies for structuring a successful discussion and consider ways to move beyond instructor-student-instructor patterns of response. Participants will also review a […]

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Facilitating Challenging Conversations

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful discussion of sensitive or controversial topics, facilitating such discussions can be a challenging prospect. This workshop will provide the opportunity for faculty participants to develop strategies for fostering critical thinking, open-mindedness, and civil discourse in the classroom. Faculty participants will engage with strategies for laying […]

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Effective Use of Mixed/Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

February 8, 2019 | Lindsay Meador

The use of virtual and mixed reality has been shown to improve student learning outcomes and satisfaction with the learning experience, among other benefits. However, like most emerging pedagogies, determining appropriate use of this technology in the classroom can be a challenge. In this workshop, we’ll review a framework for determining if and when to […]

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Applying Cognitive Science to Improve Teaching

December 19, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

What does recent research in cognitive science suggest about changes you might make to improve student learning in your course? This workshop will introduce participants to research on learning and memory and to specific suggestions for applying this research in the classroom. Participants will discuss the following: – Strategies for integrating active learning that will […]

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Introduction to Team Based Learning (TBL)

December 19, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Are you thinking about ‘flipping’ your class, but wondering how to get started? Are you interested in incorporating more structure team learning into your teaching? Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a collaborative learning approach where students prepare to engage with course content before class and then spend class time working through application-based problems in teams. In […]

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Developing Transparent Assignments

December 11, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

The vast majority of college classes ask students to complete summative assignments like exams, papers, and projects, which are intended to demonstrate student learning in a unit or in the course as a whole, but what does it take to design a particularly effective measure of student learning? How do we make sure we are […]

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Providing Effective Feedback on Teaching

December 11, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

A critical component of reflective teaching practice is a willingness to seek out feedback on teaching from colleagues and mentors. Yet, often as academics while we are experts in our disciplines, we have less training in providing or receiving constructive feedback on teaching. In this workshop, participants will discuss best practices for providing effective feedback […]

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