Kennesaw State University

Myth Series

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:15am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Have you found yourself telling your students they should study two hours for every one hour of class time… that they should know their learning style… that they should listen to classical music while they complete their math homework… and then wondered if your words of advice are actually true? Join us for this fun, informative workshop. We will even ensure that we use more than 10% of our brains to decide whether the evidence supports or rejects these and other learning myths!

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Many faculty members think that supervising undergraduate research is a poor use of their time for several reasons, including (a) an inability to get credit toward tenure and promotion, (b) the lack of quality research that is produced by undergraduates, (c) the lack of publications resulting from undergraduate research, (d) the lack of funding for undergraduate research, and (e) the amount of time it takes to train undergraduates, who often graduate before the project is finished. Come join us for a conversation regarding common misconceptions about undergraduate research as well as strategies to address such misconceptions.

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Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

If you have concerns about sharing articles, multimedia, or other resources with your students in your online or face-to-face course, then join us for a workshop discussing Copyright and Fair Use. We will explore options to utilize in your course, such as E-Reserves and custom course packs, and also discuss how to deal with challenging situations, such as moving materials from an on-ground to an online learning environment. John Marshall, Associate Legal Counsel for KSU, will be joining us to answer any of your questions.

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Friday, March 18, 2011 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

This roundtable will examine how to best secure an effective classroom environment and enhance university curricula values by exploring some diversity myths. Several faculty and staff with expertise in various areas of diversity pedagogy will present the myths connected to their areas of concern and expertise. More importantly, the panelists will present measures/solutions to best address these myths within and outside the classroom.

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Friday, April 1, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Assessment is the latest trend to sweep higher education. While its theoretical roots trace back to a desire to use assignments and exams to extend learning and improve teaching, the actual implementation of certain recommended practices in the classroom leaves many educators confused or frustrated, wondering if this isn't all a giant bean counting exercise in futility. In this session we will demystify assessment by comparing several theories of classroom assessment and introducing some tools and strategies with high impact-to-cost ratio. We well discuss how to tailor some of the ideas presented to different educational contexts and disciplines.

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Friday, April 15, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Are students different from 10-15 years ago or did you just grow old? Generational theorists agree that the current cohort of students, dubbed Millennials, is indeed unique in formative experiences, beliefs, attitudes, and goals. However, the usual characterization of Millennials as facile with technology, chronically multitasking, and incurably entitled misses the mark and is not conducive to productive pedagogical reflections. In this workshop, we will examine the societal trends that have shaped our students and affected their readiness for college and their attitudes about learning. We will link Millennial theory to the learning sciences to draw teaching implications for fostering students' intellectual development and metacognitive skills.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

If you have concerns about sharing articles, multimedia, or other resources with your students in your online or face-to-face course, then join us for a workshop discussing Copyright and Fair Use. We will explore options to utilize in your course, such as E-Reserves and custom course packs, and also discuss how to deal with challenging situations, such as moving materials from an on-ground to an online learning environment. John Marshall, Associate Legal Counsel for KSU, will be joining us to answer any of your questions.

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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Student Center University Room A

Misconceptions about learning abound, from the idea that we only use 10% of our brain to many unfounded beliefs about learning styles. Based on a review of 50 years of research on learning, this seminar will identifies several beliefs about learning, dispel the ones that are simply unfounded, and distill empirically grounded findings from the learning sciences into seven interconnected principles. Equipped with solid knowledge about learning, we will brainstorm productive teaching strategies likely to foster deep, lasting learning in our students.

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