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 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know
Wednesday, Oct.17, 2018
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building
It’s actually pretty common to teach material that might be a bit of a stretch for you. Perhaps you are teaching a large survey course, and you haven’t kept up with the recent developments in every sub-field of your discipline (nor could you). Or perhaps a colleague is on sabbatical and you are stepping in for a semester to teach something in an area adjacent to, but not quite in, your area of expertise. Maybe you want to connect your material to other fields, but of course you aren’t an expert in that other field yourself. Using ideas from Therese Huston’s excellent book Teaching What You Don’t Know, we’ll discover some strategies for comfortably and confidently teaching material that is not your specialty.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Please mark these sessions on your calendar11:30 – 1:00 Room 428, Armory Building
Wed, Sept. 19, 2018 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 26, 2018 Session 2: Active Learning Strategies for Student Engagement & Deep Learning
Wed, Oct. 3, 2018 Session 3: Effective Questioning Skills
Wed, Oct. 10, 2018 Session 4: Critical Factors for Motivating Students to Learn
Wed, Oct. 17, 2018 Session 5: Creating Effective Team Projects and Student Teams
Wed, Oct. 31, 2018 Session 6: Teaching What You Don’t Know