Past Events

What’s Up? Not Much!: Colloquial Campus Language

, Room 520

What does someone mean when they say “catch the RIPTA”? How do you respond when someone asks you, “What’s up?” Join ELL Graduate Specialist Sara Gramley in exploring common English phrases and idioms as well as some of the local language of Brown.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:578

Preparing for the First Days of Class as a New Faculty Member or Postdoctoral Associate

, Room 720

This workshop, led by Sheridan Center Assistant Director Marc Lo, introduces strategies for engaging students during the first days of class. We will discuss techniques for fostering enthusiasm for course content, activities for gauging student learning, and explore ways to use feedback and reflection to become a more effective instructor. Ample time will be provided to discuss your teaching-related questions. This workshop is appropriate for faculty and postdocs who are new to teaching at Brown. Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:45am.

Please register here https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:574.

Facilitating a First Readings Discussion

, Room 720

This workshop will equip First Readings seminar leaders with tools and strategies to facilitate thoughtful and productive discussion about Evicted, Brown’s 2018 First Readings book. Participants will learn techniques for creating a seminar environment conducive to discussion and develop strategies for starting, sustaining, and concluding a book discussion. This workshop will be offered twice and is appropriate for faculty and staff who will be facilitating a First Readings seminar.

Registration required https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:572

What’s Up? Not Much!: Colloquial Campus Language

, Room 520

What does someone mean when they say “catch the RIPTA”? How do you respond when someone asks you, “What’s up?” Join ELL Graduate Specialist Sara Gramley in exploring common English phrases and idioms as well as some of the local language of Brown.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:577

English Language Workshop: Professional Email Communication

, Room 520

Join ELL Graduate Specialist Sara Gramley in exploring some do’s and don’ts of email communication in a university setting.
Please register here: https://sheridan-center.securevault.com/pma/apex/f?p=210:76:0::NO::P76_EVENT_ID:575

Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

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. Graduate students at all stages are encouraged to attend.

Writing a Teaching Statement

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Many applications for faculty positions require a teaching statement/philosophy. This interactive workshop will draw on research about the use of teaching philosophies in academic job searches to identify constituents of an effective teaching statement. Participants will also gain tools to start drafting and enhancing their own statements.

Engage Learners Through Play: Gamifying Your Classroom at Brown

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

Game designers and educators face a similar challenge: both seek to create engaging, interactive, and intrinsically motivating learning experiences. Following Rachel Niemer’s April 5th "Going Gameful" workshop, this ITG-Sheridan Center workshop will focus on the pragmatics of classroom implementation.

Going Gameful: Level Up Your Learners' Motivation

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

We all want learners to be deeply engaged, to take risks and be resilient in the face of failure. To increase learner engagement we need to tap into their intrinsic motivation. Gameful pedagogy, and gameful course design in particular, is a framework for giving learners agency and supporting their intrinsic motivation inspired by game design principles. This session will explore the philosophy behind gameful pedagogy, the principles, derived from that philosophy, which can guide your course designs, and the teaching practices that can further support the intrinsic motivation of your learners. Participants will reflect on the alignment between their own teaching philosophy and gameful learning and brainstorm ways they can give students choices in how to demonstrate their learning.

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