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Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

Modified: April 11, 2016
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The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching offers a range of opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to think about ways to translate their disciplinary perspectives into effective teaching strategies.  Learn more here.   Upcoming events are listed below and can be found on Searle's Calendar:

Upcoming Graduate and Postdoctoral Workshops (All take place in Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Place Evanston, unless noted).

October 22nd, 1-3pm - Visual Aids: Using Video Technology to Enhance Learning and Teaching in the Humanities
This workshop explores the possibilities for learning offered by digital video technology across a host of disciplines. Additionally, it covers the basics of using video in the classroom, such as the available software for downloading streaming videos, and troubleshooting for common issues that can waste valuable classroom time. Register to attend this workshop here.

October 29th, 10am-12pmBeyond the MOOC: Introduction to Online Teaching
This workshop will discuss different types of online and hybrid classes, and is intended to help attendees begin to think about the trials and opportunities that online learning presents. Register to attend this workshop here.

November 2nd, 1-3pm - The Role of Power Dynamics in Fostering Inclusive Classroom Climate
This workshop explores how to create inclusive classroom settings, tone, and policies that will give TAs and instructors the opportunity to think about how they manage their classrooms. This workshop will also balance class-preparation with teachable moments in the classroom – how to interact with students in the moment. Register here to attend this workshop here.

November 18th, 2-4pm - Active Learning Strategies to Engage STEM Students During Lecture
Active learning techniques can have a profound positive impact on student learning. However, it can be challenging to integrate active learning into courses where much of the material is typically delivered via lecture. This is especially common in STEM courses, where a large amount of complex information has to be transmitted from instructors to students (and in very limited time!).  Register to attend this workshop here.

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