Past Events

Visual Learning: Representing Complex Ideas

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

How can the visual representation of complex ideas enhance student learning? Michael Satlow (Religious Studies) will present a case study of his experiences designing and implementing a concept mapping assignment to teach an ancient religious text and will lead a discussion about the benefits and costs of using visual representations in your courses. Bring a brown-bag lunch. RSVP at sheridan.brown.edu.

2014 Junior Faculty Roundtable: NSF CAREER Award Workshop

heridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Are you applying for an NSF CAREER award? Successful CAREER proposals are expected to demonstrate creative and effective integration of research and education plans. In this workshop for junior faculty & postdocs in science, engineering & mathematics, recent CAREER awardees will discuss how to plan a proposal and OVPR, the Science Center and the Sheridan Center, will present resources on effective integration of research, teaching & outreach for writing an education plan. RSVP by noon on Monday, March 10th to reserve a place at this catered lunch.

Academic Career Roundtable Series: Life as a Faculty Member

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Join us at the Sheridan Center to hear guest faculty from various institutions share their experiences as a faculty member, and their career paths that led to their academic positions. Cheryl Schnitzer is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Stonehill College, where she teaches general, environmental and physical chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. from Tufts University and a B.A. from Skidmore College. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to reserve a place at this session. Please register even if the event is currently fully subscribed, as there may be cancellations that would enable you to attend.

Contemplative Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

We learn best when our minds are alert, focused, and calm. In this workshop led by Senior Lecturer Tori Smith (Hispanic Studies), we will explore practices—and some of the science that supports them—that help students "tune" their minds for better language learning. Register to reserve a place. Please register even if the event is currently fully subscribed, as there may be cancellations that would enable you to attend.

Case Based Learning in the Sciences

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Case studies engage students and promote their interest in the subject through an inquiry-based approach to learning. Case-based learning also allows students to practice problem solving skills. Come to this workshop to learn how to create and teach with case studies. We will discuss what makes a good case study, how to promote group work, and what learning outcomes are possible. RSVP at sheridan.brown.edu.

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