Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Please join us for discussion and Q&A on "Open Teaching: Using Blogs, Code Repositories, and Social Networks to Connect Students" with Dr. Matthew Gold, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY. This workshop will focus on an array of strategies that can be used in the classroom to connect students to one another and to larger publics. Conversation will center on successful models for interaction and planning for assignments. The perils of openness, especially in the current political climate, will also be discussed. Co-sponsored by the Brown University Library. Dr. Gold will also be speaking earlier in the day at the Library’s Mellon-funded “The Future of Scholarly Publishing” series. Please register here https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:20pm

Inclusive communication is an increasingly important consideration in higher education. This interactive workshop will focus on best practices for developing and delivering a presentation for a classroom of diverse learners. Participants will learn strategies for using the voice, designing visuals, and creating assignments that aim to include all members of an audience, especially one with multiple linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This workshop will be facilitated by Sara Gramley, the English Language Learning Specialist. Register here: https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Please join us for informal conversation with Brown University President Christina Paxson and other junior faculty. Lunch is available starting at 11:45 am.
The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches designed to bring new and junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, March 1st, to reserve a place at this catered lunch. Please register even if the event is currently fully subscribed, as there may be cancellations that would enable you to attend. Register here: https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:20pm

The John Carter Brown Library’s collection of rare books and manuscripts houses a number of important historical objects to which students and scholars often have strong affective reactions. This workshop explores approaches to teaching with emotionally-charged objects through discussing material from the collection, including an account book from the 18th-century slave ship Sally. The session will be facilitated by Kimberly Nusco, Assistant Librarian for Research and Reference Services at the John Carter Brown Library and RISD Museum educator Jackie Delamatre (Brown ’02). Please register https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

More about this series:
Difficult Objects: A Sheridan Center-RISD Museum-John Carter Brown Library Collaborative Series

This collaborative workshop series explores approaches to teaching with difficult objects—sensitive material that can elicit emotionally charged responses from students. Drawing on both historical and contemporary objects from the RISD Museum and the John Carter Brown Library, workshops will discuss techniques to help students develop close looking skills, strategies for providing context, and ways to incorporate object-based teaching in your courses. Workshops will provide the opportunity for participants to share their own approaches to teaching sensitive material and exchange ideas about teaching with difficult objects.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:20pm

This workshop, led by SEAS Assistant Director Jonathan Corey, will explore the concept of universal design for teaching and learning. Participants will reflect on their own teaching methods and discuss opportunities to create inclusive classrooms and improve course accessibility for all students. Lunch served at 11:45. Please register here. https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Controversial discussions -- planned and unanticipated -- raise a number of challenging dynamics in the classroom. This session spotlights Brown faculty and their approaches to controversial discussions, with opportunities for participants to engage in some strategies and apply to critical incidents. This session will be co-facilitated by Matt Guterl (Africana Studies and American Studies), Björn Sandstede (Applied Math), Victoria Smith (Hispanic Studies), and Mary Wright (Sheridan). This workshop is open to junior faculty, lecturers and postdoctoral scholars.
Register here: https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

An understanding of how learning works can help us make teaching choices that more effectively foster student learning. When new technologies enter the scene, however, it’s not always clear how they fit into this process. Educational technology can facilitate new avenues for student learning, but if we’re not careful to use that technology in ways consistent with principles of learning, the technology can become just a distracting shiny object. In this talk, we’ll explore a few of those principles of learning and how they can help us be more intentional and effective as we integrate technology in our teaching. This is a BYOD talk—bring your own device. Audience participation with mobile devices (phones, tablets, laptops) will be encouraged. Register here: https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:408

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:20pm

The mummy of Nesmin is one of the RISD Museum’s most popular exhibits. However, the ethics of collecting and displaying human remains is the subject of debates around the world – and right here on campus. This workshop will explore how these debates can guide approaches to teaching with the mummy, and more broadly, objects that raise ethical concerns or considerations. The session will be facilitated by RISD Museum educator Jackie Delamatre (Brown ’02). Please register https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...

More about this series:

Difficult Objects: A Sheridan Center-RISD Museum-John Carter Brown Library Collaborative Series

This collaborative workshop series explores approaches to teaching with difficult objects—sensitive material that can elicit emotionally charged responses from students. Drawing on both historical and contemporary objects from the RISD Museum and the John Carter Brown Library, workshops will discuss techniques to help students develop close looking skills, strategies for providing context, and ways to incorporate object-based teaching in your courses. Workshops will provide the opportunity for participants to share their own approaches to teaching sensitive material and exchange ideas about teaching with difficult objects.

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Open to registered participants only.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This session, led by Sheridan Associate Director Jessica Metzler, will introduce participants to the elements of a teaching portfolio and discuss how portfolios can be part of an academic job search. The Academic Job Search series is co-sponsored by CareerLab and the Sheridan Center. Please register https://sheridan-center.appshosting.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_E...