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.
Lindsay Wheeler, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives, Center for Teaching Excellence
Brian Helmke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia