Teaching and Learning Collaborative: Events and Classes

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    • No More Essays! Rethinking What We Have Students Write in Our Courses

    • Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • In this workshop, you will hear from faculty throughout the college about the writing assignments they give their students that elicit truly engaged and thoughtful work and that their students find challenging, rewarding, and fun. The purpose is to generate ideas about rethinking what and why we . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Active Learning

    • Thursday, September 28th, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • All of the recent research into learning and how learning occurs, points to the effectiveness and necessity of actively engaging students in the classroom. It is not enough for instructors to ‘show and tell’ information, answers, processes, etc.; students have to engage with the . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • Extending Discussion Beyond the Classroom

    • Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Have you ever needed to cut a vibrant discussion short at the end of class, only to find that we weren't able to tap into the same dynamic the following week? Maybe you've led a seminar where the students always took a long time to warm up to the discussion topic? Together we will identify some of . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • "Small Teaching": Small Strategies = Big Impacts on Student Learning

    • Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Want to enhance or revitalize your teaching but worry that requires more time or energy than you have?  This workshop will introduce you to “Small Teaching” strategies that require minimal preparation and grading, have little to no impact on overall instructional time, and do NOT . . .
    • Location: Benson Center 409
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Teaching Inclusively

    • Thursday, October 19th, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • The pedagogical choices we make as instructors can have a major impact on the climate for learning in our classrooms. Join us as we explore instructional strategies that promote learning success through intentional course design. Inclusive teaching strategies strengthen the performance of all . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • Teaching Students How to Learn

    • Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • This workshop will draw from our Fall book discussions on Teach Students to Learn, by Sandra Maguire. What is preventing your students from performing according to expectations? McGuire argues that if you teach students how to learn and give them simple, straightforward strategies to use, they can . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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    • Using VoiceThead to Increase Out-of-Class Foreign Language Practice

    • Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • This workshop will provide you with a hands-on experience creating a mini-project for your course. You will see diversified examples from different language courses using VoiceThreads designed to prompt a variety of practices outside the classroom. You will also try several of VoiceThread's newer . . .
    • Location: Benson Center 410
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 1

    • Thursday, November 16th, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • If you intend to apply for academic positions, it is likely that you will be asked to submit your philosophy of teaching statement as part of your application. During this session, we’ll examine sample philosophies and evaluate them using a rubric developed at the University of Michigan. We . . .
    • Location: Benson Center 301
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    • TA and PostDoc Series: Syllabus Design

    • Thursday, November 30th, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • This session focuses on helping you to create an effective syllabus that reflects your learning objectives, expectations, and university policies. We will identify appropriate syllabus components and explore strategies to help your students be more successful by creating a learner-centered . . .
    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
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