The Center for Teaching and Learning

Upcoming Events in the Center for Teaching and Learning

1. Working on Writing with English Language Learners (ELL)
Monday, January 29, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. - RSVP
Facilitators:  Pamela Martin, Senior ELL Pedagogy Specialist at the English Language Institute, University of Chicago

Back after a successful writing workshop last January, Pamela Martin will present strategies for working effectively with international students on their writing. Appropriate for both faculty who attended last year’s workshop and newcomers, topics include how to address the multiple issues a student may have, how to provide effective feedback, and, in general, how to support International students as they work to improve their academic writing.

2. Inclusive Practice Workshop: Introverts
Friday, February 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - RSVP
Facilitator: Molly Keating

This workshop will focus on the ways in which introverted students are navigating their learning environment at Reed. The workshop aims to provide information, relevant resources, student perspectives, and practical tactics and skills faculty and staff can apply immediately to their work to help students do their best work.

3. Active Learning in Lecture Courses
Tuesday, February 27, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. - RSVP
Facilitators: Safia Chettih and Sam Helmy

This is a follow up to the very successful session held last semester -- new colleagues, of course, are welcome to join us. At the first session, there is was interest in learning more about the light board and its possibilities so, for this second session, we will meet in the language lab, home of the light board. Sam Helmy will present how he incorporate this technology into his lecture courses. We will also discuss more in detail some of the active learning techniques introduced in the fall and brainstorm together about different way to assess student work.

4. Collaborative Grant on Curricular Technology Innovation Presentations
Monday, March 5, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - RSVP
Andrew Bray: "Towards a Flipped Classroom"
Alex Hrycak: "Incorporating Social Media into Social Movement Studies"

Andrew Bray and Alex Hrycak will each present summer work undertaken with a student technology assistant to explore and possibly introduce a technology innovation into one of their courses. Come learn about their project, its effect on their course (if applicable) and the experience of working with a student technology assistant.

Andrew’s project, “Towards a flipped classroom” reformulated the structure of an introductory course to take better advantage of the interactive nature of class time through the inclusion of interactive online exercises, videos, and tools to facilitate more open-ended in-class assignments. Alex’s project, “Incorporating Social Media into Social Movement Studies”, explored student use of on-line discussions held through social media websites such as Facebook. Her presentation will focus on some of the findings of sociological studies on social media based activism and suggest some directions for student research on digital media.

The two projects were funded through the CTL’s Faculty-Student Collaborative Grant for Curricular Technology Innovation. Come learn more about the grant program at Alex’s and Andrew’s presentation or email Libby Drumm with questions.

5. Inclusive Practice Workshop: Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students
Thursday, March 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - RSVP
Facilitator: Dr. Z Nicolazzo

This workshop will focus on the ways in which trans and gnc students are navigating their learning environment at Reed. The workshop aims to provide information, relevant resources, student perspectives, and practical tactics and skills faculty and staff can apply immediately to their work to help students do their best work.

6. Inclusive Practice Workshop: International Students
Monday, April 2, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - RSVP
Facilitators: Dana Lawson and Dustin Simpson

This workshop will focus on the ways in which international students are navigating their learning environment at Reed. The workshop aims to provide information, relevant resources, student perspectives, and practical tactics and skills faculty and staff can apply immediately to their work to help students do their best work.

7. Inclusive Practice Workshop: LGBQ Students
Wednesday, May 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - RSVP
Facilitators: Kayla Johnston and Miriam Bowring

This workshop will focus on the ways in which LGBQ students are navigating their learning environment at Reed. The workshop aims to provide information, relevant resources, student perspectives, and practical tactics and skills faculty and staff can apply immediately to their work to help students do their best work.