Spring Quarter 2017 The Commons Center for Engaged Teaching Workshops

All sessions, except the Course Redesigns, will be one hour in length, located at the specified room and follow the format of a brief introduction, activity and then a discussion.

Please share this information with colleagues who might be interested as everyone is always welcome to join us!
Contact Maxie Gluckman (mgluckman@ucsd.edu) or Jace Hargis (jhargis@ucsd.edu) if you would like to join us or have questions.

Location: Academic Internship Program Conference Room - Literature Building, Room 210 (In Warren College, next to Warren Lecture Hall)

Day

Date

Time

Session

Mon

April 10

12-12:45pm

Introductory Conversational Spanish (Teaching + Learning Commons, Conference Room 1502)

Mon

April 17

12-12:45pm

Introductory Conversational Spanish (Teaching + Learning Commons, Conference Room 1502)

Tue

April 18

2-3 pm

Intro to the CET: Sharing our mission & services

Tue

April 18

3-4 pm

Intro to the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)

Fri

April 21

2-3 pm

SoTL Design on experimental methods, data & analysis

Fri

April 21

3-4 pm

Learning to Learn: Addresses how we learn

Mon

April 24

12-12:45pm

Introductory Conversational Spanish (Teaching + Learning Commons, Conference Room 1502)

Tue

April 25

2-3 pm

Inquiry/Project-Based Learning

Tue

April 25

3-4 pm

228 Active Teaching & Learning methods

Thurs

April 27

9-10 am

Faculty Reading Circle (Perks Coffee House, Price Center)

Fri

April 28

2-3 pm

Mobile Learning tablets and the cloud

Fri

April 28

3-4 pm

Appropriate, Relevant, & Meaningful (ARM) Education Technology

Mon

May 1

12-12:45pm

Introductory Conversational Spanish (Teaching + Learning Commons, Conference Room 1502)

Tue

May 2

2-3 pm

Developing an Effective (Interactive) Syllabus

Tue

May 2

3-4 pm

Writing Effective Learning Outcomes

Tue

May 4

9-10 am

Faculty Reading Circle (Perks Coffee House, Price Center)

Fri

May 5

2-3 pm

Assessment & Creating Analytical Rubrics

Fri

May 5

3-4 pm

Examining your own teaching: Observational research tool

Mon

May 8

12-12:45pm

Introductory Conversational Spanish (Teaching + Learning Commons, Conference Room 1502)

Tue

May 9

2-3 pm

Higher Ed Lesson Planning

Tue

May 9

3-4 pm

Introduction to the SoTL

Thurs

May 11

9-10 am

Faculty Reading Circle (Perks Coffee House, Price Center)

Fri

May 12

2-3 pm

Inquiry/Project-Based Learning

Fri

May 12

3-4 pm

SoTL Design on Experimental Methods, Data…

Mon

May 15

12-12:45pm

Introductory Conversational Spanish (Teaching + Learning Commons, Conference Room 1502)

Tue

May 16

2-3 pm

228 Active Teaching + Learning

Tue

May 16

3-4 pm

Learning to Learn: Addresses how we learn

Fri

May 19

2-3 pm

Examining your own teaching: Observational research tool

Fri

May 19

3-4 pm

Appropriate, Relevant, & Meaningful (ARM) Education Technology

Mon

May 22

12-12:45pm

Introductory Conversational Spanish (Teaching + Learning Commons, Conference Room 1502)

Tue

May 23

2-3 pm

Developing an Effective (Interactive) Syllabus

Tue

May 23

3-4 pm

Mobile Learning Tablets and the Cloud to engage

Thu

May 25

9-10 am

Faculty Reading Circle (Perks Coffee House, Price Center)

Fri

May 26

2-3 pm

Writing Effective Learning Outcomes

Fri

May 26

3-4 pm

Assessment & Creating Analytical Rubrics

Tue

May 30

2-3 pm

Higher Ed Lesson Planning

Tue

May 30

3-4 pm

Creative Thinking

Thu

June 1

9-10 am

Faculty Reading Circle (Perks Coffee House, Price Center)

Mon

June 5

12-12:45pm

Introductory Conversational Spanish (Teaching + Learning Commons, Conference Room 1502)

Location: Rady School of Management – 3N128

Day

Date

Time

Session

MTW

June 12-14

9 am - 4 pm

Course Redesign [Please RSVP to mgluckman@ucsd.edu]

Course Redesign testimonial from Dr. Ryan Lepic/Linguistics Department

Why did you take the three-day Course Redesign workshop?

Much of what new teachers know about teaching, we've learned from observing our own teachers. This applies to how we design our courses, as well. We are trained to do research and be experts in our fields, but few of us have been formally trained to write an effective syllabus. At the same time, there is quite a bit of research out there about the science of teaching and learning. Many of us simply don't know much about this research, or don't have the time to invest in order to become experts. I took the Course Redesign Workshop because I was interested to learn how to best incorporate evidence-based practices into my courses, and I wanted to get a good foundation to build on for my future courses. Since we have to do this preparation anyway, why not make sure we're using our time wisely?

What were your key takeaways from the workshop?

The workshop is very practical: you bring in (digital copies of) your previous course material, and the staff in the Center for Engaged Teaching provides you with tools and opportunities to redesign your learning outcomes, your assessments, and your quarterly schedule. So, you leave the workshop with a concrete product -- the redesigned syllabus. It was also a great experience getting to know the other instructors from various departments on campus. It was a friendly and energetic group that I definitely would not have had the opportunity to meet, otherwise!

How will your students specifically benefit from what you learned?

One of the key ideas from the workshop is "beginning with the end in mind": what specific abilities or concepts do we want our students to have at the end? How will we know that our students have developed the skills we want? A big part of having a plan is communicating your plan to your students. Because we discuss how to make intentional course decisions in the workshop, it's an easy next step to explain to students why our course is structured the way it is. I think this transparency helps students to better understand how to succeed in class, and helps me as the instructor to meet my students at their current level of understanding. This is student-centered learning!