Events

First Friday Roundtables

Follow us on Twitter to keep up with our First Friday Roundtable discussions: @UD_CTAL #FFR

Spring 2017

Teaching and Learning Grants at UD

Friday, March 3, 2017, 3:30-5:00pm: Gore Hall Room 208

Learn about local funding opportunities available on campus. Hosted by CTAL and ATS. Register here

Documenting Teaching

Friday April 7, 2017, 3:30pm-5:00pm: Gore Hall 208

Learn what counts and how to create a narrative to showcase your teaching. Register here.

Unconference

Friday May 5, 2017, 3:30pm-5:00pm: Gore Hall 208

Please fill out the form when registering to let us know what you’d like to work on. Register here

Fall 2016

Creating a Classroom Community

Friday, September 9th, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, in Gore Hall room 208

Identify strategies to establish ground rules, create an open classroom climate, and connect better to your students. Register here.

Listen to our first podcast reviewing this First Friday Roundtable

Teach Assess Learn episode 1 from Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) hosted by UD Capture

Please fill out this survey to let us know what you think of this podcast!

Designing Presentations for Learning

Friday, October 7th, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, in Gore Hall room 208

Building upon educational and cognitive research, this session will offer specific techniques you can apply to your classroom presentations.  Participants will focus on presentation methods that foster understandable and memorable learning experiences.

Participants will:

  1. Describe key ideas in educational and cognitive research regarding attention, engagement, and memory processing.
  2. Identify the most important differences between before and after examples of presentation designs.
  3. Reflect on how they might alter their presentations as they apply research findings and design guidelines.

Registered participants will be invited to submit one of their own presentations to be included in the discussion.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer to work on redesign activities.Register here.

Listen to the Second Episode of our Podcast, Teach Assess Learn addressing what we learned during this First Friday Roundtable!

Teach Assess Learn Podcast Episode 2 from Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) hosted by UD Capture

Please fill out this survey to let us know what you think of this podcast!

Context and Feedback

Friday, November 4th, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, in Gore Hall room 208

Monitor students’ progress, employ tools to obtain feedback, collect information that results in better student learning. Register here.

Listen to the Fourth episode of our podcast Teach, Assess, Learn

Teach Assess Learn Podcast Episode 4 from Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) hosted by UD Capture

Please fill out this survey to let us know what you think of this podcast!

Grading Fairly and Effectively

Friday, December 2nd, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, in Gore Hall room 208

Ensure that international students will do well on your tests by testing on content rather than cultural knowledge. Register here.

The fifth episode of our podcast on our First Friday Roundtable from December 2nd is available now!

 

Teach Assess Learn Podcast Episode 5 from Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) hosted by UD Capture

Here is the NYTimes article we mentioned. And here you can find the research on Culturally Responsive Assessment.

Please fill out this survey to let us know what you think of this podcast!

Teaching and Learning Conversations

Spring 2017

Power in the Academy

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12pm-1:30pm: Faculty Commons (Pearson Hall Room 116)

Discuss the ideas of Slavoj Zizek and other contemporary theorists on the role of the instructor in shaping and deploying power in the academy. Register here

Conversation: Muslim Students

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 12pm-1:30pm: Faculty Commons (Pearson Hall Room 116)

Using examples from Shabana Mir’s book Muslim American Women on Campus, we will discuss issues of stigma and prejudice experienced by this and other minority groups. Register here

Race Gender and Politics

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 12pm-1:30pm: Faculty Commons (Pearson Hall Room 116)

Much of popular media is suffused with painful images of racial violence today. We will discuss how these images effect our students in ways unseen and what we can do to support them.

Register here

Fall 2016

Grit in the Classroom

Tuesday. October 11th 12:00pm – 1:30pm, in the Faculty Commons (Pearson Hall room 116)

In association with Angela Duckworth’s lecture at the Center for the Study of Diversity, we will discuss her contributions to the science of learning. We will consider how to cultivate passion and perseverance in our students and to support their efforts in learning difficult tasks and concepts. Register here.

Handling Hot Topics in the Classroom

Tuesday, November 1st, 12:00pm-1:30pm, in the Faculty Commons (Pearson Hall room 116)

Current events in the U.S. continue to stir up intense debate in the public sphere, and that intensity can often come into the classroom as well. Many students can feel shut out of the conversation when hurtful remarks, microaggressions, and biases are left unaddressed. In this session, we will create a proactive plan to deal with sensitive and incendiary issues in order to model a respectful dialogue in the classroom. Register at here.

Other workshops

Dr Rose Muravchick and Dr Sophie le Blanc are offering a re-run of their workshop “Creating Inclusive Classroom Communities,” previously offered during Keep Calm and Teach On in late August. In this workshop faculty and other instructors are prompted to think about how to create an inclusive classroom and respond to some incidents in an inclusive manner.

      • Session I – Oct 27 from 10:00-11:00AM in the Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)
      • Session II – Oct 27 from 2:00-3:00PM in the Faculty Commons (Pearson 116)

Please register here if you plan to attend.

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