Faculty Engagement News

Active Teaching Lab Recap: Engage students with the internet

Thu March 25, 2021

Theme The March 25, 2021 Active Teaching Lab focused on ways to engage students more actively during remote instruction by integrating internet research and critical thinking into lessons and activities. Takeaways We’ve probably all seen articles like The Internet is NOT the Best Place for Kids to Learn After the Coronavirus Pandemic (tl;dr — upset…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Improve student participation

Wed March 17, 2021

Theme The Lab theme for the March 17, 2021 Active Teaching Lab was: Fostering confident and supportive student interactions that increase multiperspective problem-solving and critical thinking. Takeaways Role of Participation in Learning Our learning is derived from feedback — from direct experience (fire is hot), from parents (pulling sibling’s hair is wrong), from teachers (2+2=4),…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Students Want You to Know

Wed March 10, 2021

Theme of March 10, 2021 Lab The Lab participants discussed insights into the experiences and expectations of remote students.  Takeaways Why listen to students? One might well argue that students don’t know what they don’t know. Many don’t know the research on effective teaching & learning, and they certainly don’t [yet!] know about the content…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: International and Non-Traditional Students — 10 Ways to Support

Thu March 4, 2021

Theme of March 4, 2021 Lab International and non-traditional students — 10 ways to support: How can your course activities be better designed for returning students, or ESL speakers eight time zones away? There’s a good chance that you have had these populations in your course, and have probably noticed that their needs are different than…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Student Feedback — 10 Ways to Get It

Wed February 24, 2021

Theme of February 24, 2021 Get student feedback — 10 ways: Instead of guessing or trying to interpret assessments, hear directly from students what’s working and what’s not. (Bonus: it increases their learning too!) Takeaways Feedback from students can come in several forms; emphasizing technical obstacles and addressing content-related issues. Considering the timing and purpose…

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