Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Theme: "Outstanding teachers... know what and how their students learn"
“they achieved remarkable success in helping their students learn in ways that made a sustained, sustainable, and positive influence on how those students think, act, and feel.”
K. Bain, What the best college teachers do
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You are invited to join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Come and meet new colleagues. Great conversations and handouts guanteed.
Session 2: Creating Effective Team Members and Team Projects: 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 completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Sept. 13, 2023 Session 1: Maximizing Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Enhance Teaching & Learning (I wish I had known that earlier)
Wed, Sept. 20, 2023 Session 2: Creating Effective Team Members and Team Projects: What, How, and Why
Wed, Sept. 27, 2023 Session 3: A Responsive Student-Centered Course and Syllabus for a Supportive Learning Environment
Wed, Oct. 4, 2023 Session 4: The Art of the Enhanced Lecture (Part I) – Key Components of Structure and Engagement
Wed, Oct. 11, 2023 Session 5: Learning that Lasts: Strategies for Significant, Enduring Learnin