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Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum: Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms

LeeAnn class

On February 9, Dr. LeAnn Dourte of Bioengineering and Professor Paul Heiney of Physics led an Engineering Faculty Teaching Forum on Teaching in Active-learning Classrooms. Dourte and Heiney shared their experiences teaching highly active classes in recent semesters, classes in which they replaced much of the lecture time with highly structured group activities. The group discussed reasons for designing a class around active learning, strategies for Structured Active In-class Learning  and the impact such teaching could have on students.

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CTL Spring Workshops for Graduate Students

This spring CTL is offering a range of workshops for graduate students at the Graduate Student Center.  What I think is exciting about these workshops this spring is that they address a range of different teaching questions that graduate students might have.  The spring workshops are also very conversational: they are workshops where graduate students with varying levels of teaching experience can come together and talk about their teaching.

To sign up for any or learn more visit our events tab.

Here’s the line up:

Starting Class in Ways that Get Students Interested and Motivated to Learn
Monday February 2, 2:30 – 4:00 Ian Hartshorn, CTL Graduate Fellow, Political Science

Strategies to Get Your Students Prepared for Class
Wednesday February 4, 1:00-2:30; Justin Bernstein, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy

Facilitating Discussion
Monday February 9, 12:00-1:30: Bronwyn Wallace, CTL Senior Graduate Fellow

Teaching Students to Look at Data Critically
Wednesday February 11, 12:30-2:00; Jacob Nagy, CTL Graduate Fellow Chemistry

Prioritizing Time in Class
Thursday February 12, 12:00-1:30; Emmabeth Parrish, CTL Graduate Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering

Beyond the Term Paper: Assigning Students Creative Written Assignments
Wednesday February 18, 4:30-6:00; Vanessa Williams, CTL Graduate Fellow Music

Active Learning in Large Classes
Friday February 20, 2:30-4:00; Tanya Singh, CTL Graduate Fellow, Biology

Use and Abuse of PowerPoint
Thursday February 26, 1:30-3:00; Lili Dworkin, CTL Graduate Fellow, Computer and Information Science

Designing Your Own Course
Tuesday March 3, 3:00-4:30; Peter Sachs Collopy, CTL Graduate Fellow, History and Sociology of Science

Creating Assignments Across a Semester
Wednesday March 18, 2:30-4:00; Alice Hu, CTL Graduate Fellow Classics

Mentoring Undergraduate Students
Thursday March 26, 12:00-1:30; Colin Smith, CTL Graduate Fellow Neuroscience

Teaching with Objects
Monday March 30, 11:30-1:00; Phil Webster, CTL Graduate Fellow Religion

“Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map”: Teaching With Maps
Thursday, April 2 3:30-5:00; Ben Chrisinger, CTL Graduate Fellow City Planning