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Upcoming Searle Center Workshops

Modified: April 17, 2015

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

Student–Faculty Roundtable: Group Work that Works
Tuesday, May 5, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Place, Evanston

Are you interested in using more group work in your teaching, but unsure how best to organize it? Join the Searle Center at this unique roundtable session, co-facilitated by Economics faculty member Scott Ogawa and WCAS junior Alexi Stocker, to explore the various approaches to group work, as well as potential pitfalls and ways to avoid them. Alexi, a Searle Center Student Associate, has spent the year investigating how group work works at Northwestern, and will share his findings at the session. Open to faculty, graduate students, and postdocs; several undergrads will also attend.

Classroom Assessment Techniques to Enhance Student Learning in STEM
Wednesday, May 6, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Place, Evanston

Having trouble breaking down the barrier between you and your students? Fear not! Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are here to help! CATs allow for quick feedback to gauge the effectiveness of your teaching and student learning. In this workshop, they will provide you with the tools to design effective CATs for your teaching situation and extract useful information from the CATs about student learning.

Workshop Facilitators:
Miguel is a third-year Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering working on computational methods for multi-scale analysis of materials.
Alyssa is a graduate student in Chemistry. She is currently working on the exploratory synthesis of chalcophosphates, trying to synthesize new non-linear optical materials.

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