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Teaching Matters Learning Communities

teaching matters badge A Teaching Matters Learning Community (TMLC) is a group of faculty and staff who learn about teaching together. TMLCs are intensive semester or year-long experiences in which instructors are led through a structured process that allows them to learn about specific teaching strategies and create concrete innovations in their teaching practice.

Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning

Wednesday, August 30, 1:00-2:15
Wednesday, September 13, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, September 27, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, October 11, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, November 1, 1:00-2:15pm
Garvey room 231
Register Here

You only need to register for this event (once you are registered for this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

This Teaching Matters Learning Community (led by Amy Memmer and Jericho Hockett) is designed to facilitate faculty and staff explorations of student-centered active learning strategies, including developing and trouble-shooting activities, problems, and lessons. Participants will be asked to complete readings, short reflexive pieces, and some basic research. By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the benefits and limitations of active learning strategies
  2. Practice a concrete set of active learning strategies in your classrooms, including through use of available active learning technologies
  3. Distinguish among strategies appropriate for different learning contexts (in person, online)
  4. Begin developing relevant active learning strategies
  5. Evaluate active learning teaching practices

Teaching Matters: Creating Inclusive Learning Communities Cancelled

Friday, September 15, 1:00-2:30
Friday, September 29, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, October 13, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, November 3, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, November 17, 1:00-2:30pm
Garvey room 231
Register Here

You only need to register for this event (once you are registered for this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

You only need to register for this event (once you are registered for this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

This Teaching Matters explores how our thinking and actions about teaching to diversity can shift when we consider how interacting aspects of our students’ and our identities contribute to classroom dynamics. Faculty will select one course as a focus to think about questions such as:

  • What aspects of identity do I privilege over others in my course content and pedagogical approaches?
  • What strategies can I employ to address diverse identities as I teach?
  • What strategies can I implement to encourage communication to further understanding of intersectional diversity?
  • How can I include culturally relevant pedagogies in a course where students are homogenous and seemingly little diversity exists?

At the conclusion of the Teaching Matters, faculty will be invited to celebrate one or more change(s) they implemented or plan to implement in a course.

2017-2018 Schedule

Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning

Wednesday, August 30, 1:00-2:15
Wednesday, September 13, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, September 27, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, October 11, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, November 1, 1:00-2:15pm
Garvey room 231
Register Here

You only need to register for this event (once you are registered for this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

This Teaching Matters Learning Community (led by Amy Memmer and Jericho Hockett) is designed to facilitate faculty and staff explorations of student-centered active learning strategies, including developing and trouble-shooting activities, problems, and lessons. Participants will be asked to complete readings, short reflexive pieces, and some basic research. By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the benefits and limitations of active learning strategies
  2. Practice a concrete set of active learning strategies in your classrooms, including through use of available active learning technologies
  3. Distinguish among strategies appropriate for different learning contexts (in person, online)
  4. Begin developing relevant active learning strategies
  5. Evaluate active learning teaching practices

Teaching Matters: Creating Inclusive Learning Communities Cancelled

Friday, September 15, 1:00-2:30
Friday, September 29, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, October 13, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, November 3, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, November 17, 1:00-2:30pm
Garvey room 231
Register Here

You only need to register for this event (once you are registered for this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

You only need to register for this event (once you are registered for this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

This Teaching Matters explores how our thinking and actions about teaching to diversity can shift when we consider how interacting aspects of our students’ and our identities contribute to classroom dynamics. Faculty will select one course as a focus to think about questions such as:

  • What aspects of identity do I privilege over others in my course content and pedagogical approaches?
  • What strategies can I employ to address diverse identities as I teach?
  • What strategies can I implement to encourage communication to further understanding of intersectional diversity?
  • How can I include culturally relevant pedagogies in a course where students are homogenous and seemingly little diversity exists?

At the conclusion of the Teaching Matters, faculty will be invited to celebrate one or more change(s) they implemented or plan to implement in a course.

Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning

January 10-12 from 1:00-3:30
Garvey room 231
Register Here

This Teaching Matters Learning Community (led by Amy Memmer and Jericho Hockett) is designed to facilitate faculty and staff explorations of student-centered active learning strategies, including developing and trouble-shooting activities, problems, and lessons. Participants will be asked to complete readings, short reflexive pieces, and some basic research. By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the benefits and limitations of active learning strategies
  2. Practice a concrete set of active learning strategies in your classrooms, including through use of available active learning technologies
  3. Distinguish among strategies appropriate for different learning contexts (in person, online)
  4. Begin developing relevant active learning strategies
  5. Evaluate active learning teaching practices

Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning

Wednesday, Janurary 24, 1:00-2:15
Wednesday, February 7, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, February 21, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, March 7, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, March 28, 1:00-2:15pm
Garvey room 231
Register Here

You only need to registered for this event (once you are registered on this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

This Teaching Matters Learning Community (led by Amy Memmer and Jericho Hockett) is designed to facilitate faculty and staff explorations of student-centered active learning strategies, including developing and trouble-shooting activities, problems, and lessons. Participants will be asked to complete readings, short reflexive pieces, and some basic research. By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the benefits and limitations of active learning strategies
  2. Practice a concrete set of active learning strategies in your classrooms, including through use of available active learning technologies
  3. Distinguish among strategies appropriate for different learning contexts (in person, online)
  4. Begin developing relevant active learning strategies
  5. Evaluate active learning teaching practices

More to come...