Exploring CATME: An Online Tool to Support Effective Group Work

Date: Friday August 11, 2017
Location:Hotel D, 24 East Range

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Description:

Integration of group work both in and outside of the classroom helps create an engaging learning environment for students. But forming groups and assessing how students engage in these groups can be challenging.  CATME is a research-based online tool developed for instructors to support effective group formation and assessment of student participation in groups. The goals of this workshop are to introduce instructors to the features of CATME and help instructors become comfortable using CATME in their courses.  Instructors will have opportunities to create activities in CATME for their own courses and consider new ways to integrate group work in their courses. Faculty who already use CATME will share their experiences and be available for questions.

Participants who attend the session need to set up a CATME account prior to the workshop (https://www.catme.org/login/index) and should bring their laptop to the workshop.

The audience targeted are instructors who teach courses of 20+ students who do not currently use CATME but are interested in exploring how it can be integrated into a curriculum that uses group work.  

Presented by:
Lindsay Wheeler, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives, Center for Teaching Excellence
Assistant Professor

Brian Helmke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia

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2017 Teaching as a Graduate Student (TAGS) Workshop Registration

Date: Thursday August 17, 2017
Location:Nau/Gibson Hall 1st Floor Lobby

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Description:

Each August, hundreds of graduate students are introduced to learning-centered teaching at the University of Virginia through our day-long workshop series, Teaching as a Graduate Student (formerly known as the August Teaching Workshop). This day-long event engages graduate student instructors and postdoctoral fellows from around the University in a variety of interactive workshops designed to kick-start their teaching careers at UVA.

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Leveraging classroom observations to promote instructional change

Date: Friday February 24, 2017
Location: RBT 254 (ROBERTSON HALL ROOM 254)

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Description:

While the development and widespread implementation of new observation protocols for postsecondary classrooms is providing new insights into the instructional practices of faculty, it is also raising questions about efficient strategies to leverage these data to promote meaningful reflection by the faculty and inform change in their teaching. The goal of this working session is to identify effective strategies grounded in the literature and our own practices to provide actionable feedback to faculty based on results of classroom observations. In particular, we will 1) summarize the research on effective practices to provide feedback to faculty, 2) share our developing strategy to leverage data collected from the Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS), and 3) brainstorm ways to align each other’s strategies to these research findings. Participants to this session are encouraged to bring drafts or fully developed strategies that they have used to provide feedback to faculty based on classroom observations. The audience targeted is staff and faculty who are involved in the professional development of faculty and graduate students

Presented by:
Dr. Marilyne Stains, PhD.
Associate Professor, Chemical Education
Chemistry Department
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

 

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4th Annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit

Date: Wednesday May 4, 2016
Location:400 Emmet St South

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Description:

The University of Virginia’s Annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit brings together faculty, staff, and students from across UVA and the Commonwealth to engage in conversations about teaching and learning in higher education. The Summit is designed to enlighten and inspire instructors from all disciplines about innovative approaches to engage students and foster learning.

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Mindful Classroom Assessment: What results from contemplative pedagogies?

Date: Friday February 26, 2016
Location: Center for Teaching Excellence

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Description:

A growing number of college faculty use contemplative pedagogies to support their students’ learning. While research has demonstrated the positive outcomes of many contemplative practices, little is known about the results of contemplative pedagogies in university settings. And some may reasonably wonder whether assessment and grading might undermine the purposes of contemplative pedagogies. In this interactive session, we will explore how our pedagogical intentions and disciplinary methods can inform the ways we assess our students, our courses, and our programs. We also will consider whether assessment practices truly can be mindfully aligned with course goals and classroom cultures.

Peter Felten is the Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History at Elon University. His publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2014). He also is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and president-elect of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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Student-Faculty Partnerships in University Teaching and Learning: A collaborative workshop

Date: Thursday February 25, 2016
Location: Newcomb Hall

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Description:

Typically faculty teach to students. What happens if faculty approach the task differently, aiming to teach with students? Emerging research suggests that engaging students as partners in teaching and learning has the potential to enhance, and perhaps even transform, student learning – and also faculty teaching. This workshop for faculty and students will explore practical strategies from diverse disciplines for creating and sustaining student-faculty partnerships in teaching and learning.

Peter Felten is the Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History at Elon University. His publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2014). He also is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and president-elect of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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Challenge and Engage: Research-based Principles for Fostering Deep Learning

Date: Thursday February 25, 2016
Location:Newcomb Hall

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Description:

What can we as faculty do to help students get beyond the superficial and really dig deeply into our disciplines? Research on how people learn and studies of effective teaching do not offer a simple prescription, but rather suggest some general principles that faculty can adapt to make their courses both more challenging and more engaging. This interactive session will use those principles to help you design and teach classes that lead to significant student learning — and that don’t consume all of your time.

Peter Felten is the Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History at Elon University. His publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2014). He also is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and president-elect of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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Nurturing an Inclusive Classroom Community

Date: Wednesday February 3, 2016
Location:Center for Teaching Excellence (Hotel D, 24 East Range)

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Description:

How do we foster a sense of community and trust in our classes? How can we create a space where all students feel comfortable to participate and engage with us and their peer in authentic ways? What can we learn from the research about making our classrooms safe while encouraging the type of risk-taking that’s essential for learning, particularly when difficult topics arise? In this workshop, participants will learn about strategies for creating environments where students of all types of backgrounds have an opportunity to engage fully and feel safe, respected, and confident that their perspective is valued.

Background Readings:

  • Implicit Bias (see Quick Facts, page 6/73)
  • Reducing Stereotype Threat (practical research-based strategies)
  • Diversity in Science (see table with Suggestions for Converting Noninclusive Environments on page 16/79. Source: Handelsman, J., Miller, S., & Pfund, C. (2007). Scientific teaching. Macmillan)

Event is sponsored by: Center for Teaching Excellence

 

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GTA Follow-up Coffee & Conversation: August Teaching Workshop

Date: Tuesday November 3, 2015
Location:Center for Teaching Excellence

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Description:

ATWLOGOYou are cordially invited to an hour of coffee or tea and conversation at the Center for Teaching Excellence on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 4-5pm.  Snacks will also be provided. This gathering has two purposes:

First, we want to provide you an opportunity to build on what you started at the August Teaching Workshop and to speak with fellow GTAs about your own experience as an instructor. Have any surprise issues or new questions arisen? Do you have any concerns about how to approach the rest of the semester, or next semester?

Second, we are interested in having your feedback about the ATW. As we plan for next year and beyond, we are looking to keep what works and improve where we can. We want to know what you think and what you need, now that you have several weeks of teaching behind you.

Please join us to reconnect with GTAs from across disciplines and help shape the future of pedagogical training for graduate students at UVA.

Registration is required and space is limited.

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Nurturing an Inclusive Classroom Community

Date: Thursday November 19, 2015
Location: Center for Teaching Excellence

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Description:

How do we foster a sense of community and trust in our classes? How can we create a space where all students feel comfortable to participate and engage with us and their peer in authentic ways? What can we learn from the research about making our classrooms safe while encouraging the type of risk-taking that’s essential for learning, particularly when difficult topics arise?

In this workshop, participants will learn about strategies for creating environments where students of all types of backgrounds have an opportunity to engage fully and feel safe, respected, and confident that their perspective is valued.

Presenters:
Andrea Iglesias, Assistant Director for Outreach and Liaison Programming, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Dorothe Bach, Associate Director and Associate Professor, Center for Teaching Excellence

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