Workshop Series Spring 2011

The following workshops were offered in Spring 2011:

Preparing Doctoral Students for the Teaching Role: Janelle Heineke, 2/10 2:00-3:00

Increasingly, colleges and universities are seeking new faculty who are better prepared to step into their teaching roles and “hit the ground running.”  This workshop will introduce some ways we can better prepare our graduate students to teach and offer an opportunity  to share challenges and best practices.

Preparing Doctoral Students to Teach

Creating and Implementing Rubrics to Monitor Student Learning: Peter Arnold, J. Robb Dixon, Steve Davidson, 2/17 12:00-1:00

Creating rubrics can be an effective way to gain valuable insights into your students’ learning while enhancing the learning process. This workshop will introduce faculty to the concept of rubrics, how they can be used for both classroom and programmatic assessment, and discuss experiences and strategies on creating and implementing rubrics. Sample rubrics will be provided.

Rubric Presentation

Rubric Handout

The Urban Adventure Classroom:  Technology, Teambuilding, and Place-Based Experiential Education: Paul Hutchinson, 2/23 12:00-1:00

Fusing technology with cultural studies and leadership development, Boston University Experiential Education (BUEE) has offered place-based urban adventure programs to over 10,000 students in nine states and two countries.  Interdisciplinary by nature, these experiential learning programs have been incorporated into a variety of academic courses and new student orientation programs at Boston University.  This workshop will provide faculty with an overview of the pedagogy of experiential education, a review of past and current programs of BUEE, and invitation to utilize this unique resource at Boston University.

The Urban Adventure Classroom

TurningTechnologies Distinguished Educator: Melinda Micheletto, Saint Michael’s College, 3/3 2:00-3:00

The session will focus on multiple pedagogies (i.e., agile teaching, peer instruction, spacing effect, immediate feedback) that student response systems can help facilitate in the classroom and will provide specific examples of TurningPoint features that can be used to implement learning theories.  All pedagogy will be presented with supporting research.

Using Audience Response as a Learning Solution

ePortfolio Jumpstart: Evangeline Stefanakis, 3/9 12:00-1:00

In this workshop, beginners will learn how to use an existing syllabus to create ePortfolio Design for a course using existing BU developed tutorial tools.