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Fall 2020 Faculty Teaching & Learning Series, wksp #2: Engaging Students Through Active Learning in Online Synchronous Sessions

Event Type
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Online via Zoom - register to receive the Zoom link
Sep 23, 2020   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
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Cheelan Bo-Linn
Originating Calendar
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Theme: Creating Success When Teaching & Learning Remotely

Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed online seminar series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Great conversations and handouts provided.


Session 2:  Engaging Students Through Active Learning in Online Synchronous Sessions


Students: Being online in class is so boring. I’m not learning anything and I’m  just sitting here.

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, especially as we are teaching and learning remotely?


We’ll explore and practice several active learning strategies, beginning with those that can be easily implemented and are of low risk. We will maximize the opportunities through zoom.  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, Sept. 16, 2020       Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Online Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Sept. 23, 2020       Session 2: Engaging Students Through Active Learning in Online Synchronous Sessions

Wed, Sept. 30, 2020       Session 3: Effective Team Projects and Student Teams: What, How and Why

Wed, Oct. 7, 2020          Session 4: Teaching That Sticks: Six Ways to Make Your Lessons More Memorable

Wed, Oct. 14, 2020        Session 5: Innovative Multimedia Assessments of Student Learning: Going Beyond the Usual Papers and Exams







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