The Center for Teaching and Learning

Upcoming Events in the Center for Teaching and Learning

1. Active Learning Techniques for the Lecture-based Classroom
Tuesday, October 3, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. - RSVP
Facilitators: Safia Chettih, Mathematics and Rebecca LaLonde, Chemistry

How can we encourage students to be participants in a lecture-based course instead of spectators? In this workshop, we will identify a range of active learning techniques, and hear how they are being applied in lectures across campus. We'll discuss common barriers to implementation and brainstorm specific ways to complement your lectures with active learning components.

2. Conflict Transformation in the Classroom: Practice Scenarios
Thursday, October 5, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. - RSVP
Facilitator: Juanita Range, Range and Associates

In this follow-up to Juanita Range’s August workshop, participants will use tools for conflict transformation to role play actual classroom scenarios developed by Reed faculty members, with feedback provided by Ms. Range. Although the workshop is meant to allow participants to practice concepts learned previously, all are welcome.

3. Social Media: Challenges and Opportunities in the Classroom 
Friday, October 6, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - RSVP (lunch provided)
Facilitators: Kate Duffly, Theatre and Charlene Makley, Anthropology

In this workshop, we will discuss some of the issues that the use of social media raises for the classroom context. For example, students seem to rarely use email except for interactions with faculty and class peers (through Moodle), while they spend most of their time on social media. Yet, they sometimes assume the same rules of conduct and notions of audience and privacy apply to email. However, email remains an important platform for professionalizing communications and maintaining the confidentiality of limited interlocutors. Meanwhile, faculty can be highly opaque to the realities and exigencies of students' social media lives. Come discuss some of these challenges and think through potential opportunities presented by these different modes of communication.

4. Inclusive Practice Series: Students of Color
Tuesday, October 10, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - RSVP (lunch provided)
Facilitators: Kate Duffly, Theatre, Mary James, Physics, and Kathy Oleson, Psychology

This workshop will focus on the ways in which students of color may experience the learning environment. The workshop aims to provide information, relevant resources, student perspectives, and practical tactics and skills faculty can apply immediately to their work to help students do their best work.