Continuing Education supports and encourages a continuing conversation between instructors, as we collaborate in this great teaching opportunity. This spring, CE offers three teaching workshops. Topics to be covered include:
- How to teach to your student audience and manage student/instructor expectations
- How to assess and quantify measurable learning results
- How to design teaching techniques and approaches to learning specific to your student audience
Please RSVP for each workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to help ensure for an accurate lunch count. All Workshops will be held in CIT, Room 219 at 366 Brook Street, Providence, RI
Instructor Workshop #1: Pre-College Students, Immersive Learning & Inquiry Based Teaching
Friday, March 15, 2013 12:00-2:00 PM
The goal of this workshop is twofold. First, we will talk about the population of pre-college students you’ll be teaching and suggest a variety of ways to work with them. At the same time we will discuss the condensed format of the summer courses and ways to keep students attentive and motivated for three hours every day. Second, we will review the concepts of inquiry-based teaching and learning. You will experience this via an immersion exercise, and discuss ways to use these techniques to inspire students to engage in deep thinking.
Instructor Workshop #2: Alternative Instructional Methods
Friday, April 12, 2013 12:00-2:00 PM
This workshop introduces participants to active and interactive learning approaches and contrasts them to the traditional lecture. Participants will discuss and understand the pros and cons of various popular approaches (e.g., Group Discussions, Think/Pair/Share, Debates, Socratic Dialogues, Jigsaw Technique, JITT, Case Studies, and Problem and Project Based Learning) and experience some of them first hand.
Instructor Workshop #3: Goal Setting & Assessment of Student Progress
Friday, May 3, 2013 12:00-2:00 PM
This workshop is about goal setting, teaching, and assessment – most importantly on integrating these three concepts. We will focus on:
1. How to articulate your learning goals, that is, what you would like your students to learn and be able to do as a result of your class.
2. Discuss how you will teach so that you and your students can reach the learning goals.
3. Learn about methods of formative assessment to assure that students learn everything you actually intended them to learn. This approach of integrating goal setting, teaching methods, and assessment will also help you in the design of your course.