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Teaching Techniques Camp

Teaching Techniques that Work: Developing and Redesigning Your Courses

Our students need to improve in their ability to think critically, close reading skills, argumentative writing, digital literacy, and their ability to make informed judgments. How can our courses help students in these areas, and how can we become even more effective teachers?

The Faculty Center and the Provost’s Office will offer a three-day camp on teaching techniques,
Monday August 26th, Tuesday August 27th & Thursday August 29th 2019. The sessions will focus on:

  • How to design a dynamic syllabus, which helps students in terms of digital literacy
  • Active classroom learning strategies
  • What is the difference between instruction and assessment? How can both be reflected in our approach to teaching?
  • Good classroom discussion techniques, both in face-to-face and online courses
  • How can we help students to think critically, within our own disciplines?
  • Customized assistance with course development or redesign

We’ll discuss active learning strategies, syllabus-building, honing digital literacy skills, Blackboard and beyond. The seminar also considers how we can make our courses culturally responsive, and make sure that all of our students can learn our course material. Each participant will be assigned a mentor that will stay connected well into the Spring semester.

Who will benefit from this seminar?

  • Faculty who are teaching a new course
  • Faculty who want to redesign a course for a new delivery method (on-campus/on-line/hybrid)
  • Anyone who wants to improve course design and classroom management skills

All sessions will be held at the Midtown Center from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Register for the 3-Day Teaching Techniques Camp