Event Types: Humanities, Arts & Soc Sciences

Facilitating Challenging Conversations

September 24, 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 advanced-level workshop for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences will provide the opportunity for participants to develop strategies for fostering critical thinking, open-mindedness, and civil […]

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Motivating Student Learners

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Workshop registration has reached capacity and therefore registration is now closed. Please contact Dr. Gregory if you have immediate need for this workshop. Students who are motivated learn more and learn better than those whose interests, attention, and self-esteem lag during the semester. Participants in this advanced-level workshop will examine the various factors which in […]

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Constructing Effective Collaborative Learning Opportunities

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Educational research suggests that students acquire and retain knowledge most effectively by engaging in collaborative learning in groups with their peers. In this advanced-level workshop, participants will examine the potential benefits of collaborative learning as well as common pitfalls in an effort to better understand what makes group work really work. Participants will discuss strategies […]

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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 advanced-level workshop for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences will provide the opportunity for participants to develop strategies for fostering critical thinking, open-mindedness, and civil […]

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Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Climate

December 10, 2018 | Meg Gregory

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful dialogue, it can also feel isolating or even hostile for student learners. What can an instructor do to promote a space for positive, fruitful collaboration? What does it take to create a truly inclusive classroom climate? In this workshop, participants will engage with concrete strategies […]

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Developing Effective Summative Assessments

December 10, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Summative assessments are designed to evaluate how much students have learned in a unit or a course. These assessments are often high-stakes, graded, and formal. The vast majority of college classes have summative assessments, but what does it take to make a particularly effective one? In this workshop, we will discuss the benefits of using […]

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Facilitating Engaging Discussions

December 10, 2018 | Meg Gregory

This workshop is now full and registration has closed. Please contact Dr. Gregory if you have immediate need for this workshop. 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 […]

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Responding Effectively to Student Writing

June 5, 2018 | Meg Gregory

As AIs and instructors, we dedicate many hours each semester to commenting on and evaluating student writing, but is this feedback helping students to improve their writing and critical thinking skills in the way that we want it to? In this workshop, we will draw on writing pedagogy scholarship in an effort to confront the […]

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Incorporating Active Learning into Lectures

June 5, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Research overwhelmingly supports the idea that active learning, “opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an academic subject” leads to greater learning gains than methods of teaching that situate students as passive receptors of knowledge (Meyer & Jones, 1993). Yet sometimes factors […]

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Facilitating Challenging Conversations

June 5, 2018 | Meg Gregory

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 advanced-level workshop for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences will provide the opportunity for participants to develop strategies for fostering critical thinking, open-mindedness, and civil […]

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