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 3: 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, especially for online student teams:
- 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, 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