Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Angelo and Cross state (1993), "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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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Participants in this workshop will apply research-based strategies for responding to student writing activities and assignments across disciplines. Using a range of student writing samples, participants will examine and employ purposeful responses to informal and formal student writing. Topics will include timeliness, types, and tone of responses; student perceptions of teacher feedback; and teacher-friendly strategies for responding to student writing.

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Do your students begin writing papers the night before they are due? Do they study for your quizzes and exams using inefficient methods? Come join us for a session devoted to helping our students become more self-directed in their learning.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 352

Join us for a lively discussion of the book "Teaching with Your Mouth Shut" by Donald Finkel. The first 12 participants who sign up for the book club receive a complimentary copy of the book. In this book, Finkel challenges the model of teaching as transmission or telling students what they should know. Without discounting the importance of the captivating lecture, he offers other images of good teaching. Finkel identifies activities by which we can deepen our students?learning with our mouths shut. (source: princeton.edu)

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Join us for a lively discussion of the?ook "Teaching with Your Mouth Shut" by Donald Finkel.?The first 12 participants who sign up for the book club receive a complimentary copy of the book.?In this book, Finkel challenges the model of teaching as transmission or telling students what they should know. Without discounting the importance of the captivating lecture, he offers other images of good teaching. Finkel identifies activities by which we can deepen our students?learning with our mouths shut. (source: princeton.edu)

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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.

Presented By

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