Dig Deeper into Your Teaching – Summer Faculty Development Grant

Come and join us this summer to dig deep into your teaching! CETL is offering three “hands-on” workshops on small but powerful ways you can improve your teaching and have a positive impact on student learning.

Participants will receive a $250 stipend for attending two of the three workshops and committing to implementing at least one new strategy in the fall and sharing the results with the Perimeter community.

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June 14, 2019
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Clarkston Campus CN-2220

“Enhancing Metacognition, Grit and Growth Mindset for Student Success”
Presenter and Workshop Leader: Dr. Peter Arthur, University of British Columbia

Come and learn how instilling a growth-mindset in students can transform not only the way they learn, but also how they perceive their own ability to learn and to overcome obstacles. Dr. Peter Arthur will explain how teaching students how learning works helps them understand and reflect upon their own learning process and teaches them to become self-directed, self-assessing learners, which in turn leads to more successful student outcomes. Dr. Arthur will demonstrate simple strategies that all faculty can use in the classroom, and the second part of the workshop will allow faculty to do hands-on work integrating these strategies into a specific assignment or course.

June 28, 2019
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Clarkston Campus, CN-2220

“Integrating Trending Topics Into Your Syllabus”
Presenter: Joyce Brewer: Emmy award-winning TV journalist, Atlanta mom blogger and parenting talk show host

If you’ve been looking for a way to spruce up your syllabus in a small but impactful way, this is the session for you. Please join us as we continue to dig deeper into your teaching and learn how to include social media recommendations and guidelines to find reliable resources for trending topics. The presenter will share information that can be used across all disciplines.

July 19, 2019
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Clarkston Campus, CN-2100

“Small Teaching Changes: Big Impact!”
Presenter: Dr. Pamela Moolenaar-Wirsiy: Director, PC CETL & Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

Based on work from Jim Lang’s book entitled ‘Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning”, we explain how small teaching changes can have a positive impact on student engagement and success in your courses. Participants will have the opportunity to work through an inventory of small teaching practices that have been shown to positively impact student learning. In working through this educative inventory, instructors will identify engaging practices that can be deployed in advance of class, during the first few minutes of class, to punctuate lecture sessions, and productive ways to wrap up the last five minutes to consolidate learning. Participants will work in small groups to discuss ways they can build small teaching practices into their courses and then share their ideas with the larger group.

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