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Jr. Faculty S'17 Seminar Series: #4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

SpeakerCheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)
Date Mar 15, 2017
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Location Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)
Cost No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Sponsor Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Contact Cheelan Bo-Linn
Phone 217-244-3859
Event type Conference/Workshop
Topicsteaching & learning, workshop
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Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all faculty are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices to enhance student learning. There will be great conversations and handouts. Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  

Session 4: 

Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 

With the increased demand for students to work effectively in teams, many instructors have implemented short-term and semester-long team projects in their courses. There are many benefits derived from this experience, such as mastering the content through teaching their peers. Often, however, these experiences are not optimal because the students (and faculty…) were not adequately prepared.  Here are some key issues we will address:

  • What are some of the considerations for making this a valuable learning experience?
  • How should teams be created?
  • What are important team skills that students should learn?
  • What makes a good team assignment?
  • How do we assess team work?

We'll address these questions and more in this highly interactive workshop. Handouts with sample assessment forms will be provided. This is a workshop that builds on the theme of the 2017 Faculty Retreat.

  Please mark these sessions on your calendar (Registration Required)

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017     Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017     Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Tues, Mar. 7, 2017     Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl. 

Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017     Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017    Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017  Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017  Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017   Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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