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Teacher Effectiveness

Teacher Effectiveness Events

There are currently no upcoming Teacher Effectivenessevents. In the meantime take a look at some of the previous Teacher Effectiveness events.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

 

An awareness of how the mind processes and remembers information can be a student's key to unlocking effective and transferable learning strategies. This workshop, based on the latest research in educational and cognitive psychology, will help you embed instruction on how people learn alongside your course content.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative fosters learning through participation in high impact experiences in undergraduate research, internships/co-ops, and service learning. It’s About Engagement is integral to KSU's mission and vision to "offer high-quality and productive undergraduate ... and co-curricular programs" that "empower the members and graduates of the university community to have the vision, ability, and courage to transform the future." In this workshop, we will explore how It’s About Engagement relates to our own contexts by investigating these questions:

  1. What are the goals and objectives of KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative?
  2. How do faculty and students participate in It’s About Engagement?
  3. What are the characteristics of an It’s About Engagement course?

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Feeling too busy to redesign that in-class activity or grade that recent quiz? "Welcome to a gold mine of insights into strategies for how to have more energy, be more relaxed, ...and get a lot more accomplished with much less effort." Join us to tap into a bit of this gold mine as we discuss Getting Things Done: the art of stress-free productivity by David Allen.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 2:55pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber argue in The Slow Professor (2016) that "In the corporate university, power is transferred from faculty to managers, economic justifications dominate, and the familiar 'bottom line' eclipses pedagogical and intellectual concerns. Slow Professors advocate deliberation over acceleration. We need time to think, and so do our students. Time for reflection and open-ended inquiry is not a luxury but is crucial to what we do." (p.x) They suggest that in taking the slow approach to teaching, we must shift our focus from impact to pleasure, because "it may be that pleasure -- experienced by the instructor and the students" is the most important predictor of 'learning outcomes.'" (p.36). In this book club we will consider Berg and Seeber's "pedagogy of pleasure, " what it means for ourselves and for our students, and how slowing down to reflect and deliberate can improve our effectiveness in the classroom and beyond.

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