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FALL 2017 SCALE UP Micro-Workshops

Image of gears and ascending graph for ScaleCTE's Fall 2017 micro-workshops will focus on James Lang's book Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. Lang's book gives strategies for helping students grow in knowledge, understanding, and motivation. You'll leave the workshop with practical small teaching strategies (e.g., 5-10 minute learning activities, small modifications in course design or student-instructor communication).

Two copies of Lang's book will be given as door prizes at each session.
James Lang will be at Duquesne University March 16, 2018 - lucky winners can get their book autographed! 

September 19-20 Connecting for understanding, facilitated by Laurel Willingham-McLain
September 26-27 Helping students retrieve knowledge, facilitated by Steve Hansen
October 3-4 Fostering Growth, facilitated by Erin Rentschler

Register online for the Micro-workshops you wish to attend. Remember, you do not need to attend both days. All sessions will be held in Union 109. 


Online Offerings

The following workshops and handouts are available online via DORI (multipass required).

  • Transparent Assignment Design
  • Rubrics To Promote and Assess Student Learning
  • Faculty Peer Review of Teaching
  • Preparing an Effective Case for Third Year Review, Promotion, and Tenure
  • Designing Effective Adult Learning Experiences

Teaching & Learning Tips

What's in a name? Learning students' names establishes rapport, signals investment in their learning, and can lead to better interactions between students and faculty. Check out our tips for learning students' names

Another way to show your investment in students' learning experience? Early Course Evaluations! 

See the Teaching & Learning Tips Archive to discover other ways to enhance your students' learning experience. 


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