Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:15pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Participants will learn strategies for collecting evidence of their teaching effectiveness such as classroom assessment techniques, peer review of course materials, and documenting changes in student behaviors and performance in the classroom. We will also examine recent alternatives to exploring teaching effectiveness, such as the Teaching Practices Inventory (Wieman & Gilbert, 2014) and the Teaching Balanced Score Card (Hughes & Pate, 2013).

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar will provide strategies for teaching large classes with a learning-centered approach. Large classes present challenges for instructors and learners alike, and many instructors struggle with how to scale up the active learning pedagogy that is effective in their smaller classes. Participants will consider the literature on effective teaching practices for large classes and identify solutions to the challenges discussed.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This introductory webinar is designed for faculty who are considering or currently mentoring and advising graduate students. Drawing from evidence-based research, this interactive webinar explores general guidelines for how to productively mentor graduate students. Participants will establish effective strategies for initial meetings, explore mentor’s responsibilities, and identify effective practices to support graduate students.

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Monday, September 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve assignments to give students useful feedback while reducing the time and effort of grading? We will discuss how to design rubrics and checklists to grade student work and will provide numerous examples that you can readily adapt to your own courses.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Learn how to create collaborative assignments that cross curricular boundaries, enabling your students to see how their courses are linked to one another and to the real world. Participants will use the Washington Center’s Integrative Assignment protocol to create an integrative assignment that can be used in a learning community, team teaching experience, or standalone course.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

This workshop will provide strategies for teaching large classes with a learning-centered approach. Large classes present challenges for instructors and learners alike, and many instructors struggle with how to scale up the active learning pedagogy that is effective in their smaller classes. Participants will discuss their own challenges in this regard, consider the literature on effective teaching practices for large classes, and work together to identify solutions to the challenges discussed.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Michael Reder (2006) states that assigning student writing is an “efficient way not only to engage students with the content of the material they are learning but also to foster the development of the thinking abilities we want in our students.” Participants in this workshop will discuss research-based strategies for designing, assigning, and responding to student writing in our various disciplines. We will examine ways to scaffold writing-to-learn activities with longer writing assignments. We will also practice teacher-friendly strategies for responding to student writing.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

The brains of most of our students in the classroom are still developing. Leveraging this fact, the instructional choices me make can either help to accelerate student learning and growth or act to hinder it. This workshop will provide faculty of all disciplinary backgrounds with an introduction to the several essential student development theories and will include a discussion of teaching approaches based on the theories.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

College teachers are well aware that students learn best when they are not fearful or anxious. We also know students lives may be affected by poverty, addiction, interpersonal violence, divorce, or the death of a family member or friend. Drawing upon developmental theories and recent studies about grit (Stoltz 2014) and perseverance through stressful times (Brown 2015), this webinar offers tools for teachers to discuss grades, classroom performance, or learning strategies for students in crisis.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

In an increasingly noisy world, “There are many reasons why bringing silence into university classrooms might be a smart move,” according to Helen Lees (2013). Research on silence as a pedagogical approach ranges from intentionally inserting pauses into the curriculum to developing more sustained approaches to silent observations or reflection. Participants will talk about how we might purposefully integrate silence to not only enhance student learning but also to challenge our assumptions about the quiet students in our classrooms.

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