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Upcoming Searle Center Workshops

Modified: February 19, 2015

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following events open to all graduate students and postdocs. Space is limited; registration is required:

Searle Center Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Wednesday, February 25, 4-5pm
TGS Commons, Seabury Hall, Room 140

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the NTAC Workshop Leader and Graduate Teaching Fellows programs. Develop your professional teaching skills, collaborate with colleagues, engage in the latest conversations in learning and teaching, and help foster a community of learners among fellow graduate students across Northwestern.

Register Online Here

Online Teaching - Beyond the MOOC

Thursday, February 26, 10am-12pm
Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Pl.

As more and more colleges move into the online marketplace, learning how to develop an effective online course will be an increasingly necessary skill. While MOOCs may capture headlines, the reality is that the majority of online teaching occurs in much smaller and more hands-on environments. This workshop will discuss different types of online and hybrid classes, and is intended to help graduate students begin to think about the trials and opportunities that online learning presents.

Workshop Facilitator:
Susan Gaunt Stearns is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Legal Studies.

Register Online Here

Doing the Digital: Teaching Through Technology in the College Classroom

Wednesday, March 4, 2-3:30pm
Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Pl.

In a world increasingly negotiated and informed by communications technology, the redesign of teaching and learning in the university classroom to reflect digital modes of exchange requires deliberation. While many instructors and TAs utilize PowerPoint, YouTube videos, and Blackboard/Canvas, among many other digital programs, many alternative applications, ripe for pedagogical consideration, exist. This workshop aims to both introduce participants to a number of tools that they may incorporate into their courses, assignments, and methods of evaluation, as well as inform them of the resources available at Northwestern for such endeavors. Ultimately, by exploring potential technologies and methods of integration, the goal of this workshop is to strategize how to employ digital technologies in the classroom in ways that holistically expand upon, rather than supplement, current teaching practices and learning objectives.

Workshop Facilitators:
Faye Gleisser is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History writing a dissertation on the historical and cultural specificity of guerrilla art in the sixties and seventies.

Josh Honn is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation, Northwestern University, where he consults and collaborates with faculty and graduate students in the humanities on digital pedagogy and research projects.

Register Online Here

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