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Jr. Faculty Spring 2020 Teaching Series, wksp #2: Effective Team Projects and Student Teams: What, How and Why

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Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Feb 19, 2020   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
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Cheelan Bo-Linn

Junior Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  


Session 1: Effective Team Projects and Student Teams: What, How and Why


With the increased demand for students to work effectively in teams, many instructors have implemented short-term and semester-long team projects in their courses. There are many benefits derived from this experience, such as mastering the content through teaching their peers. Often, however, these experiences are not optimal because the students (and faculty…) were not adequately prepared. 


Here are some key issues we will address:

  • What are some of the considerations for making this a valuable learning experience?
  • How should teams be created?
  • What are important team skills that students should learn?
  • What makes a good team assignment?
  • How do we assess team work?


We'll address these questions and more in this highly interactive workshop. Handouts with sample assessment forms will be provided


This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.


Please mark these dates on your calendar

Wed, Feb. 12, 2020      Session 1: The Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion & Tenure

Wed, Feb. 19, 2020      Session 2: Effective Team Projects and Student   Teams: What, How and Why

Wed, Feb. 26, 2020      Session 3: "Art of the Lecture Series" - Engaging Students through Active Learning *

Wed, Mar 4, 2020       Session 4: Cheating: An Inappropriate Student Response to an Ineffective Learning Environment

Th, Mar 5, 2020          Campus Annual Faculty Retreat: “Harnessing the Science of Emotion to Spark Learning”  (Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, C)

Wed, Mar 11, 2020     Session 5: "Art of the Lecture Series" - Leveraging Multimedia Instruction *

* Each semester, we will identify special topics or issues that are especially relevant in transforming traditional lectures to a more dynamic lecture method of teaching.






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