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Workshops

    The Center for Faculty Excellence strives to provide opportunities for BGSU educators to discuss learner-centered, integrative teaching. We hope that through participation, each educator can develop more pedagogical “capital.” We sincerely invite you to join our community of learners by registering for the discussions/workshops listed below. All workshops will be located in the CFE location (202C University Hall) unless otherwise noted.  



Active Learning Classroom Training

WHEN (register for any of the following dates): July 27th 9:00-12:00, August 3rd 9:00-12:00, August 11th 1:00-4:00, September 2nd 1:00-4:00, September 10th 1:00-4:00

WHERE: 202 C University Hall Center For Faculty Excellence

REGISTER HERE

Beginning with Spring Semester 2016, anyone who teaches in an Active Learning Classroom who wants priority in reserving the classroom must complete Active Learning Classroom training through the Center for Faculty Excellence. This training is also highly recommended for anyone with an interest in teaching in these classrooms or who simply has an interest in learning more about how to engage students in learning. The training will cover the best practices in fully taking advantage of the possibilities of these new learning spaces, information about the use of technology in the rooms to enhance learning, ideas about how to make group work exciting and productive, and some active learning strategies that help students retain what they have learned.

Workshops for Teaching Assistants

 

Encouraging Students to Read Course Materials

WHEN: August 25 9:00-10:00 AM or August 27 2:00-3:00 PM

WHERE: 202 C University Hall Center For Faculty Excellence

REGISTER HERE

This workshop is designed to help equip you as an instructor with activities to support the development of critical reading. Resources and discussion will focus on gauging student reading skills, reading and note taking activities to incorporate into current coursework. If students in your courses need help getting up to speed with their reading skills, this workshop is the place to start.

How to Facilitate Engaging Course Discussions

WHEN: August 27 9:00-10:00 AM or September 14 3:00-4:00 PM 

WHERE: 202 C University Hall Center For Faculty Excellence

REGISTER HERE

One of the best ways to get students actively involved in learning is to involve them in discussions. Yet often classroom discussions are marred by silence, superficial remarks, and a tendency to stray from the topic at hand. Join us in an interactive discussion about the best ways to establish a classroom atmosphere conducive to great discussions, manage group dynamics, ask effective questions, and handle conflict and disagreements.

Pragmatic Practices for TAs

WHEN: September 14 9:00-10:00 AM or September 8 2:00-3:00 PM

WHERE: 202 C University Hall Center For Faculty Excellence

REGISTER HERE

Based on 50 years of research, Chickering and Gamson developed The Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, published in the AAHE Bulletin in 1987. We will discuss those powerful practices and how to implement them in your classroom. Small changes bring big results.

Teaching Students to Reflect on Learning

WHEN: September 11 9:00-10:00 AM or September 11 2:00-3:00 PM

WHERE: 202 C University Hall Center For Faculty Excellence

REGISTER HERE

We know it is important that students reflect on what they have learned. There is a sense in which students haven’t learned anything until they really take some time to think about how their new learning connects with what they already know and to carefully analyze and synthesize what they’ve experienced. Unfortunately, instructors often assign reflection papers to students, not realizing that students generally do not know how to reflect and must be guided through the basic steps of writing a reflective paper. This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss what makes a good reflection and how to convey that information to students.

Enhancing Presentation Skills

WHEN: August 25 9:00-10:00 AM or August 27 2:00-3:00 PM

WHERE: 202 C University Hall Center For Faculty Excellence

REGISTER HERE

This workshop is designed to help equip you as an instructor with activities to support the development of critical reading. Resources and discussion will focus on gauging student reading skills, reading and note taking activities to incorporate into current coursework. If students in your courses need help getting up to speed with their reading skills, this workshop is the place to start.

*To find out more about workshops contact the CFE office via email (cfe@bgsu.edu) or phone (419)372-6898.