Improving Teaching and Learning One Step at a Time

 

Description:

Introducing innovations to your teaching, whether major or minor, can be intimidating. For instance, you might wish to move toward a more active, learner-centered pedagogy. But how can you actually introduce such changes in practice? Will they work exactly as you hoped, on the first try? (Probably not.) Will they crash and burn? (Hopefully not.) The rewards of innovation are high, and the risks can be minimized, if you realize that changes can be made in small increments and that you can adjust them as you go along. This workshop will highlight strategies for introducing new approaches to your teaching, one step at a time, with a focus on the STEM classroom.

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • identify active, learner-centered approaches you would like to try out in your teaching, and identify a realistic path to introducing them.
  • interpret and incorporate feedback from your class to make adjustments to your changes.
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 Certificates: Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoctoral scholar certificates:

Visit the Workshop Series page to register or check availability.