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North Instructional Plaza MALL

So, you have decided to flip your class. You have created engaging out-of-class content for your students, and you have developed strategies to ensure that students come to class prepared. But what do you do with students during your reclaimed class time? If you are not lecturing, what do you do? In this workshop, we will model what an active classroom looks like, demonstrate a range of active learning strategies, and discuss ways to engage students with the content in meaningful, authentic ways. Details

Event Type: Flipping the Classroom Workshops, Pedagogy Workshops

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Russell Special Collections Library, Room 277

Teaching in general is a very involved process, and when difficult subject matter sits at the core of any course, that process becomes doubly difficult. A teacher is often times faced with resistance, apathy, and confrontation. While most students appear somewhat comfortable with learning about traditionally taboo issues, it can be unsettling to begin understanding the world from a worldview that is different from your own. To that end, Harris purposefully employs diverse teaching strategies that allow her to both engage and challenge students to think more critically about the world in which students and faculty live. During this Award Winning Faculty series session, Harris will share with participants examples of a pedagogy centered on moving students from theory to practice by empowering them to (re)conceptualize interpersonal communication processes that occur in both national and international contexts. Details

Event Type: Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshops, Speaker Series

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Russell Special Collections Building, Room 271

It is often assumed that any student exposure to primary sources is inherently good. The creators of TeachArchives.org beg to differ. Over three years, they brought into the archives more than 1,100 early-career college students with majors ranging from pharmacy to architecture to history. After much experimentation, they developed an innovative approach which models document analysis by setting specific learning objectives, pre-selecting a small number of documents, and tailoring prompts for small group work. When done right, archives-based learning can have a huge positive impact on student engagement, individual skill building, course learning objectives, campus goals like retention, and civic participation at large. The talk will push attendees to evaluate their own practices – in and out of the archives - in the interest of excellent pedagogical design. Details

Event Type: Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshops, Speaker Series