When: October 2, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Where: Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE) Topic(s): Discussion, Group work, Pedagogy
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English); Shiao-Chuan Kung (ICIT); Stephanie Margolin (Library); Paul McPherron (English); David Petrain (Classics); Sarah Ward (Libraries)
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James Lang’s 2016 book Small Teaching is based on the idea that simple, small changes to our classroom practices and course designs could make large, positive differences in student achievement and overall teaching effectiveness. Drawing on ideas in Lang’s book and his blog in The Chronicle of Higher Education, ACERT Steering Committee members will lead a roundtable discussion that covers key points from Lang’s writing and offers seminar participants new ideas that they can try in their courses today, tomorrow, or next semester. Our goal is twofold 1) to foster discussion and sharing of ideas, both big and small; and 2) to introduce Lang’s book to the wider ACERT community and inspire volunteers to try out some of his ideas and report back at the final lunchtime seminar on November 1st.