Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

During their college years, students undergo momentous changes, which affect their own learning experience. In this workshop, we will review theories of student development, focusing on intellectual and social identity development, and brainstorm instructional strategies for students at different levels of maturity.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This book club revisits John C. Bean's popular "Engaging Ideas" to take an in-depth look at his writing theories and practices as applied across disciplines. This book discussion focuses on the chapters about connections between thinking and writing, informal writing activities, responding to student writing, and issues of grammar and correctness.

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

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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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Research shows that the popular saying "Practice makes perfect" is not always true. Sometimes practice only reinforces bad habits. Research has identified the features of productive practice, including the kinds of feedback that must accompany it. In this workshop, we will review this research, and generate strategies for embedding deliberate practice into our courses.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Angelo and Cross (1993) state, "classroom assessment requires the development of its own 'appropriate technology', -- simple tools designed for the task at hand," to improve student learning. This workshop explores the utility of a range of assessment tools appropriate for our courses across disciplines. Working with participants' current classroom materials, we will apply assessment strategies to improve our current assessments, explore alternatives, and consider how to involve students in the assessment process.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Do you have students who seem to lack the motivation to do their homework? Engage in class? Even come to class? In this session, we will examine theories of motivation, research on motivation, and applications of motivation theories to teaching and learning.

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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

In this session, we will discuss information on the ways that knowledge organization influences student learning and share suggestions for helping students organize knowledge in meaningful and productive ways.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Do students resist discussions about their reading or homework assignments? Do the same students raise their hands during class discussion? In this interactive workshop session, participants will explore a range of learning-centered teaching strategies to generate lively and productive classroom discussions. Whether you teach in a small or large classroom, these strategies can be adapted to improve student participation, collaboration, and critical thinking.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

During this working session participants will engage in a discussion of specific actions that can facilitate the transition of a classroom from being teacher-centered to being learner-centered, and will outline plans for a current or future course to move their instruction toward being more learner-centered.

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Students are not empty slates. They enter our classrooms with experiences and beliefs that shape their readiness to learn. Most of the time prior knowledge is the foundation for new learning, but sometimes prior knowledge can actually impede it. This workshop will highlight research on prior knowledge, beliefs and misconceptions. Participants will generate strategies to capitalize on relevant prior knowledge and productively challenge student misconceptions.

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