Winter 2019 Professional Development Opportunities
Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning
Author: James Lang, Facilitator: Margaret Brown
Thursday, February 28, 2019
3 pm-4:20 pm
Library Seminar Room
Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students.
Hump Day Roadshow!
Winter quarter Hump Day will be traveling around campus. Make sure to mark your calendar for the days we are near your office! Hump Day is a weekly time of faculty fellowship on Wednesdays from 11 – 1:30, presented by CSFD. All faculty are welcome and lunch is provided.
January 9: SBGE- McKenna 2nd Floor Conference Room
January 16: SOT/CAS A&H- Alexander Hall 1st Floor Conference Room (note: begins at 11:30!)
January 23: SOE/FCS- Peterson 2nd Floor Conference Room
January 30: Canceled
February 6: Canceled
February 13: CSFD- Demaray 349
February 20: CSFD- Demaray 349
February 27: SHS- Six Nickerson 2nd Floor Conference Room (bring your ID card for building access!)
March 6: CSFD- Demaray 349
April 3: CAS STEM- Otto Miller Hall Room 119
April 17: SPFC and CAS - Marston 1st Floor