Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Authentic assignments are designed to encourage students to develop and apply their knowledge and skills to real or simulated situations. Dr. Anne White will share her course assignments and simulations. Join our interactive workshop to draft course assignments that engage and motivate students and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning (Brookfield).

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Participants in this workshop will identify ways to integrate informal, formative writing activities in STEM classes to improve and measure student learning (writing-to-learn). In addition, participants will develop specific strategies to efficiently design and assess formal writing assignments (learning-to-write).

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This book is the foundation for this year's eponymous workshop series focusing on teaching techniques. Moving from a research-based perspective, Dr. Brookfield unpacks skillful teaching in all its formats (lectures, discussions, group work etc). This Book Chat is structured in two parts, one per semester. Part 2 covers chapter 2 (the 4 assumptions of skillful teaching) and chapters 11 to 20. Participants can sign up for either one or both.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Problem-based learning, first introduced in medical schools, is a pedagogical approach which strives to make the classroom student-centered and the learning experience relevant to real life situations. Dr. Wynn will demonstrate how he applies this pedagogy in his history courses. We will examine the evidence for the effectiveness of this technique as well as ways to incorporate it in various disciplines.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The most successful educators treat lectures and discussions as conversations with their students (Bain, 2004). This webinar focuses on designing punctuated lectures that blend class discussion to boost student engagement and improve learning.

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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. The facilitators will present examples from the literature, as well as lessons learned from their own teaching and from working with other faculty who have faced similar challenges and worked to overcome them.

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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. The facilitators will inform the discussion with examples from the literature, as well as lessons learned from their own teaching and from working with other faculty who have faced similar challenges and worked to overcome them.

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