Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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Location: 
Academic 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: 
Academic 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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Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

NCUR is coming to Kennesaw State in April 2019! Encourage your students to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in a national conference by creating an assignment that they can complete at the conference. At this workshop, we will actively engage in the design and construction of assignments that will be relevant to your specific course and support your students' learning at the conference. We will apply the TiLT (Transparency in Teaching and Learning) framework to ensure that your students clearly understand the Purpose, Task, and Criteria for the assignment. Bring your ideas or existing assignments that you can revise and CETL faculty will be available to work with you one-on-one.

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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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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Why is it that so many student teams fail to live up to their potential? How can we design a process to create and manage more effective student teams? This workshop will introduce the research-based CATME team-maker and peer review tools. This online platform can be used directly, or its ideas adapted separately, to help produce high-performing teams in the classroom. Participants will explore some of the factors that research has uncovered for forming and managing effective student teams, and we will utilize the CATME system to observe how these factors can be operationalized.

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Monday, January 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
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Location: 
Virtual

Participants in this webinar will identify ways to introduce and sequence activities in the first week of class that preview what students can expect throughout the semester. Participants in this webinar will identify and share approaches and activities that set the stage for the semester. Possible topics include setting ground rules, establishing an inclusive classroom climate, using content-based strategies to provoke student curiosity, and goal-setting for student success. Let’s get started in purposeful and productive ways!

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Unsure about how to move beyond course evaluations to describe your teaching in your annual review? This session will discuss strategies for documenting teaching effectiveness that includes input from students, peers, and self-reflections.

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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

If you find yourself wondering why your students' exam results are often worse than their homework and class activity results, this workshop is for you. We will discuss strategies and tools to incorporate the use of purposeful knowledge network development throughout our teaching in order to help students transfer what they learn from lecture and practice to other contexts, including in exams and later in life.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Come experience what it might be like to work in a Team-Based Learning classroom. The experience will be based in part on actual coursework from the facilitator’s nuclear engineering courses which were redesigned to be modeled after the Team-Based Learning approach of Michaelsen and Knight. However, the workshop is designed to appeal to a broad audience. In Team-Based Learning, the use of activities drives much of the instruction through extensive use of cooperative teams to enhance learning. During the workshop, participants will experience a number of important elements in the Team-Based Learning approach. This includes the Readiness Assurance Process, completing team-activity worksheets, and peer review of team members. In addition, the facilitator will share anecdotal and other basic evidence of how the course setup positively impacts student performance.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Making small changes to our teaching can make a big impact on student learning and no one knows that better than James Lang. In his book, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning, Lang outlines learning theories and principles, describes multiple models, and offers practical advice and strategies for transforming teaching and learning. Book club participants receive a free copy of the book, so sign up and join us to discuss how we might apply Lang's ideas in our own classrooms.

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