Kennesaw State University

Marietta

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:45am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Using small group collaborative learning can be a transformative experience for our students, but how do we ensure it is transformative in a good way? In the seminal text "Team-Based Learning: a Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching", Michaelsen, Knight, and Fink provide a comprehensive set of guidelines for incorporating formal teamwork into college courses. Topics addressed include specific procedures to help form groups and turn them into high-performing teams, to the "4S" rules for designing effective in-class activities, to discipline-specific recommendations and lessons learned, and more. Come and share your thoughts about how techniques from this book can help crank up learning in your course.

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Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

This workshop is designed to help participants choose and use a variety of tools and techniques for assessing student learning in STEM courses that can help us better understand our students’ performance in the classroom, and also contribute to assessment needed for specialized accreditation such as ABET or NAAB. We will discuss important concepts underpinning successful classroom assessment of student learning, describe a variety of tools and techniques for STEM courses, and note connections to helpful literature. During the session each participant will have an opportunity to select several potential new assessment tools or techniques for their own course, and plan for potential initial implementation for one or two of those tools and techniques.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 3:45pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Have you taught a class where students are highly engaged and are outperforming your expectations? What is so special about that class? How can you document what is happening so you can reproduce that impact in the future? In this workshop we will discuss the components of conducting scholarly action research in the classroom. We will also study several examples of successful applications for Institutional Review Board approval that you may be able to adapt to your own classroom research. Participants will leave with the beginning of an action plan to turn what started as a successful class into a scholarly paper as well.

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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Instructors are learning new ways to help students become resilient in the face of failures. Join us for a workshop that provides a framework for flipping the mindset on failure. We will explore strategies to integrate into your current course design. Additionally, we will provide some background on the Complete College Georgia and Momentum Year.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Employing active learning techniques does not automatically produce high quality learning, nor does it necessarily contribute to a productive academic mindset in students. While a large body of research shows that incorporating active learning techniques into the classroom can significantly improve student achievement of learning outcomes, how can we use it to produce a productive academic mindset as well? In this workshop we will explore how we can create productive academic mindsets by engaging students in ways that really make a difference. Specifically, we will consider three components identified in the research that teachers can influence student mindset in the classroom: emotional engagement, cognitive-emotional engagement, and behavioral engagement.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

This workshop addresses easily adaptable strategies for effective teaching in the lab classroom to improve student understanding. Participants will discuss and share ways to provide a clear overview, use a range of examples, create an inclusive climate, seek student feedback, assign or evaluate lab reports, measure student understanding, and employ classroom assessment techniques.

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Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:05pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Join us for a book chat about Teaching University Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide to Developing Academic Capacity and Proficiency by Kim Draisma and Kimberley McMahon-Coleman (2016). We will discuss how autism presents itself in our classes and strategies for teaching students who fall within the autism spectrrum.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Multiple colleges at KSU have begun formally supporting the peer coaching process. This workshop is designed to support those efforts and expand participation across KSU. Peer coaching is a formative process conducted with another instructor to provide feedback about teaching in areas you have targeted for improvement in your classroom. It is specific, organized, constructive, collaborative, non-threatening, confidential, and focused on mutual benefits. The process generates valuable feedback on classroom performance, introduces participants to new educational practices, models the value of assessment to the learners in the classroom, and quickly propagates ‘best practices’ within a community of educators. In this workshop, participants will learn about successful peer coaching efforts from the literature, discuss the value of various steps in the peer coaching process, and practice providing peer coaching feedback for a case scenario and for the workshop context itself.

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Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

The most successful students take charge of their own goals for learning and are reflective about their learning processes. Attend this workshop to learn some simple ways to integrate metacognition and self-regulation—two research-based concepts that make a difference for motivation and learning--into your course.

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Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

If your students often skip the readings in your class, or if they struggle to comprehend the content of text when they do read, this workshop is for you. In the workshop we will illuminate factors that make it difficult for students to comprehend what they are reading, discuss research-based approaches that support students’ comprehension of text, and plan strategies to help your students comprehend the readings for your course.

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