Walker Center Spring 2018 Seminars
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Collaborative Learning Techniques is the bestseller that college and university faculty around the world have used to help them make the most of small group learning. In this book, the authors synthesize the relevant research and theory to support thirty-five collaborative learning activities for use in both traditional and online classrooms. The detailed procedures in Collaborative Learning Techniques will help teachers make sure group activities go smoothly, no matter the size or delivery method of their classes. With practical advice on how to form student groups, assign roles, build team spirit, address unexpected problems, and evaluate and grade student participation, this new edition of the international classic makes incorporating effective group work easy.
The author of "Teach Students How to Learn" will be featured at our annual Walker Center Instructional Excellence conference this Spring. Let's read her book together in preparation for her presentation. Full of timely and proven techniques, Saundra's book is a must read for all college faculty who wish to help their students get the most out of their class !
Since 2012, the Beyond the Classroom Experiential Learning Designation has been added to over 100 classes here at UTC. This designation serves as a ready identifier of Experiential Learning for students who are seeking to become Think Achieve Graduates. The repository of these classes, available for viewing at http://www.utc.edu/think-achieve/beyond/courses.php, also serves faculty, staff, and administration who want to see where Experiential Learning is happening in various parts of campus. Not surprisingly, the list is not complete, and therefore we need you! Participants can come and share some aspect of their own or other work from the University and learn the process by which this work might be designated, including connection to Critical Thinking Learning Outcomes, integrating reflection, and examples from the currently designated list.
Are you interested in learning about new ways to engage your students? In this seminar participants will learn about high impact practices, some ideas about how to implement them in their courses, and possible sources of campus funding for developing high impact practices.
Want to instantly engage every student in your classroom with technology that you’re already using? How about engaging every student in critical thinking? In this session, learn how Plickers will allow you to capture real-time formative assessment data and transform your classroom into a memorable learning community.
In this workshop we’ll discuss learning outcomes and provide tips on developing clear and measurable objectives at the course and modular level, examine alignment and the connection between outcomes, objectives, content, activities, and assessments within a course, and investigate different types of active learning strategies to incorporate into your online or hybrid course.
Mind maps or concept maps are a way for students to rethinking the information that they are receiving. Having students create mind maps can help to visually show linkages between concepts over the semester or from one class to the next. Come learn about the benefits of mind maps, how to use the technique in your classes, and some softwares that make mind mapping fun and easy.
You may have heard the term "accessibility" but you're not sure what it means. This seminar will provide an overview of accessibility, efforts at UTC to increase accessibility, and what you can do to improve help make UTC accessible to everyone!
We will look at collected samples for many types of activities, and then use those to inspire our own list! Bring a paper copy of your Syllabus.