Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Theme: Maximizing Opportunities for Students to Become More Effective, Efficient Learners
“Much of what we’ve been doing as teachers and students isn’t serving us well, but comparatively simple changes could make a big difference.”
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
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You are invited to join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Come and meet new colleagues. Great conversations and handouts guanteed.
Session 2: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Ways to Engage Students and Assess Their Learning
- Want your students to be more engaged?
- Want to know about their learning?
- Increase satisfaction?
- And …. Not add any more grading?
Learning is not a spectator sport (Chickering & Gamson). Students must be cognitively, physically, and affectively engaged for deeper learning and retention to occur. Yet, we have to admit, there are many distractions and the attention span of our students can be relatively short. How do we manage the amount of content that we should teach while providing opportunities for our students to be engaged in active learning?
We’ll explore and practice several active learning strategies, beginning with those that can be easily implemented and are of low risk for both online and in-person classes. Also, we’ll learn about Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS), active learning strategies that are ungraded and provide important information about how well our students are learning.
*This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Sept. 14, 2022 Session 1: Maximizing Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Enhance Teaching & Learning (I wish I had known that earlier)
Wed, Sept. 21, 2022 Session 2: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Ways to Engage Students and Assess Their Learning
Wed, Oct. 5, 2022 Session 3: Identifying and Implementing Effective Questioning Strategies
Wed, Oct. 12, 2022 Session 4: A Critical Skill for Students to Master: Building Memory and Significant Deep Learning
Wed, Oct. 19, 2022 Session 5: Creating a Learner-Centered Responsive Course and Syllabus