Event Types: Faculty Workshop

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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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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