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S'24 Faculty Workshop Series on Teaching & Learning, wksp #4: The Art of the Enhanced Lecture (Part II): Active Teaching = Active Engaged Learning by Our Students

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Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)
Feb 21, 2024   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
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Cheelan Bo-Linn
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Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

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 guaranteed.

Session 4 The Art of the Enhanced Lecture (Part II): Active Teaching = Engaged Active Learning by Our Students

Students: Being 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 and important

 The lecture mode is the oldest teaching method and the traditional lecture method is the most widely used across the world (Smith & Valentine, 2012).  However, when compared to other teaching methods, it is often not as effective in areas such as student retention of information, transfer of knowledge, and problem-solving. 

 Last semester, we offered Part I which focused on how to design your course and structure the content for helping your students learn more efficiently. This spring for Part II,  we will focus on supporting our students to be more  active and reflective partners in their learning. Learning is not a spectator sport (Chickering & Gamson). Students must be cognitively, physically, and affectively engaged for deeper learning and retention to occur. A bonus is the opportunity to informally assess your students learning. Join this session to explore and implement effective active learning strategies for enhancing your lecture. 

*This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit


Please mark these dates on your calendar

Wed, Feb. 7, 2024         Session 1:  Informal (IEF) & Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching & Learning: “I wish I had known that earlier”

Wed, Feb. 14, 2024       Session 2: A Reflective Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion and Tenure

Wed, Feb. 21, 2024       Session 3: Opening the Classroom Door: Join Us for Opportunities to Observe Exemplary         Teachers (Introductory Session).  NOTE TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Wed, Feb. 21, 2024       Session 4: The Art of the Enhanced Lecture (Part II)  Active Teaching = Active Engaged Learning by Our Students

Wed, Feb. 28, 2024       Session 5: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn Better

Thurs, Feb. 29, 2024      Annual Faculty Retreat "The Evolving, Engaged Learner in a Digital World” Note Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Wed, March 6, 2024      Session 6: Develop Effective Assessments of Student Learning: Tests, Exams, & Rubrics


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