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 3:“Art of the Lecture Series” – Engaging Students through Active Learning
Students: This class is so boring. I’m not learning anything.
Teacher: Why aren’t the students more engaged? This content is so exciting.
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. 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 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.