Workshops & Events

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Tuesday
November 20, 2018
Topic/Article: Does self-generating a graphic organizer while reading improve students’ learning? In this article the authors examined the effect of an organizing framework on student learning. One...
1:00pm to 2:00pm
In-person & Online
Monday
November 26, 2018
Do listeners sometimes misunderstand you when you try to use the words “can” or “can’t?” What gives North American speech its particular “music,” and why is this important when communicating with...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Walter Library, Room 101
Wednesday
December 12, 2018
Topic/article: Core ideas and topics: Building up or drilling down? Previous literature suggests identification of core ideas as a way to improve student learning. In this article, the authors...
12:00pm to 1:00pm
In-person & Online
Wednesday
January 9, 2019
In this 3-hour working session we will explore evidence-based effective practices for writing multiple choice exams. We’ll discuss how to write effective questions and how to prepare students for the...
9:00am to 12:00pm
Location TBD
Wednesday
January 9, 2019
Whether you’re new to student presentations or just looking for tips to improve their quality, this workshop will provide an interactive look at this often used assignment. Presenter: Bill Rozaitis
9:00am to 10:15am
Location TBD
Wednesday
January 9, 2019
Requiring the application knowledge and skills within a "real" context, "authentic" assignments can help students understand why their learning is relevant. This workshop will discuss strategies for...
10:30am to 11:45am
Location TBD
Thursday
January 10, 2019
Many instructors use active learning strategies in their classrooms to enhance student learning or engage students. However, many describe both benefits and challenges when promoting participation...
9:00am to 10:15am
Location TBD
Thursday
January 10, 2019
Most instructors are adept at handling conversations dealing with their content areas. But when conversations become more challenging, particularly around topics some find controversial and even "off...
9:00am to 10:15am
Location TBD
Thursday
January 10, 2019
We'll discuss intersectionality, privilege, effective allyship, and inclusive practices. We'll further discuss how to address folks professionally without using gendered language. One-half the...
10:30am to 11:45am
Location TBD
Monday
February 11, 2019
What does it really mean to speak English fluently? In this workshop, you will learn how strategic phrasing and pausing can help you be better understood by listeners. You will have the opportunity...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location TBD
Monday
March 4, 2019
Listeners in U.S. academia expect speakers to emphasize the important words in their presentations. If you neglect this, or do it incorrectly, your audience may lose focus and quit listening. In this...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location TBD
Monday
April 15, 2019
***New workshop topic*** Words are only part of the message; your tone of voice communicates volumes in U.S. academic settings. Learn how intonation (voice variation) may influence your interaction...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Location TBD