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Praxis Workshop with Flannery Burke
This workshop will address how to prepare students for essay exams that assess critical thinking skills. We will discuss how to identify, communicate, and assess the critical thinking skills that teachers wish to impart to their students. We will practice designing essay questions that capture critical thinking. Participants should come prepared with a sample reading or an example of a question that elicits critical thinking from their students.
Online seminars are offered for participants in the Certificate in University Teaching Skills (CUTS) program only. If you are not yet a CUTS participant, please fill out a Statement of Intent Google form, found here [LINK].
Teaching Philosophy: Sept 12 - 23
Course Design: Sept 26 - Oct 7
Learning Technologies: Oct 24 - Nov 4
Praxis Workshop with Paul Lynch
For some, grading an essay means correcting the grammatical mistakes, writing a brief end comment, and then assigning a grade. This approach suggests to students that writing is "the performance of correctness," the attempt to go as long as possible without making a mistake. This workshop will discuss how to move from summative feedback to formative feedback--feedback that encourages better writing.
Each workshop in this series presents a fundamental teaching strategy or technique that could be in any teacher's toolbox.
Classroom Management and Maintaining Civility
September 21, CGC Seminar Room 124
Active Learning Techniques that Promote Inclusion
November 16, BSC 253C
Praxis Workshop with Mike Lewis & Elena Bray Speth
In this workshop, we will model theory- and evidence-based practices that we use in our large-enrollment classes, including flipped, interactive, and cooperative group learning approaches. Participants will reflect on what they perceive as significant challenges and opportunities with teaching large classes, and will share thoughts and experiences in a structured discussion format.
Praxis Workshop with Lisa Willoughby
The focus of this workshop is to highlight the roles of recent research findings from cognitive psychology as they relate to learning in university classroom settings. The workshop will include an overview of recent research findings, demonstrations for experiential learning, and opportunities for participants to reflect on and discuss the relevance of cognitive psychology in past, current, and future courses.
The Reinert Center will host a conversation for faculty (full- and part-time) on the effects of stereotypes and how stereotype threat enters into our classrooms as we discuss the book, Whistling Vivaldi, by social psychologist Claude Steele. We will be giving away a copy of the book to the first ten people to register and commit to participating in this discussion on October 21, 2016.
Praxis Workshop with Russell Blythe
Most likely we've heard the catch phrase "Active Learning," and we may have some idea of what it means (for example, we may have been exposed to some active learning techniques in classes we've taken). In this workshop we'll examine more deeply what active learning might encompass, consider why active learning strategies seem to help improve student learning, and explore how to incorporate active learning into participants' teaching/learning environments, with a particular focus on working in small groups.
Praxis Workshop with James Fortney
This workshop considers diversity as both a pre-designed and spontaneous topic of discussion across disciplines. Participants will develop and practice evidence-based strategies for effective ways to facilitate diversity discussions in any course. Faculty and graduate students from all disciplines are invited to attend.
In this hour-long, interactive workshop participants will learn what microaggressions are and identify common microaggressions that occur in the classroom and other academic settings. Participants will also uncover strategies to avoid committing microagressions as well as to address them when students commit microaggressions.