Past Events

Community-Based Learning with Alan Bloomgarden

Dec. 7, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

In this Talking About Teaching Luncheon workshop, faculty are invited to discuss and review resources and strategies for community-engaged learning and research.

H5P: Interactive Exercises for Moodle, Wordpress, and Beyond with Jean Janecki

Nov. 28, 2018 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Language Resource Center, Ciruti

Jean Janecki, Coordinator of the Language Resource Center, will give a technology and teaching workshop/brown bag for faculty and staff on H5P. H5P is a great tool for creating interactive online activities that some instructors on campus are already exploring. Activities can easily be created in/or uploaded to Moodle or WordPres. Paula Debnar will also give a brief overview of how she has successfully incorporated H5P into her Homeric Greek Resources WordPress site.

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Teaching Race Across the Color Barrier with Keith Hamilton Cobb & Kim Weild

Nov. 9, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 318

Advising Check In with Amber Douglas and Jon Western

Nov. 5, 2018 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Blanchard 318

Join fellow faculty and the Dean of Faculty and Dean of Studies offices to discuss liberal arts advising. We will focus on making the move from transactional to transformational advising and have time to discuss how the semester is going.

Writing Assignment Idea Share

Oct. 12, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
318 Blanchard Hall

In this Talking about Teaching luncheon workshop session, faculty are invited to come together and share ideas about writing assignments that have worked well for them, troubleshoot less-successful assignments, and work together to develop new ideas.

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Questioning Assumptions: The Hidden Curriculum with James Harold and Liz Markovits

Sep. 14, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
318 Blanchard Hall

What do we assume students already know? What unintentional messages are we sending students? Join this Talking about Teaching luncheon workshop to participate in the conversation.

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Teaching and Scholarship Renewal Workshops 2018- REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

May. 14, 2018 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
May. 15, 2018 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
May. 16, 2018 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

Keynote speaker, May 15: Stephen Brookfield, author of The Skillful Teacher and Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Breakfast (8:30am) and Lunch (12:15pm) will be served each day, Registration required

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What's the big idea? Using Learning Goals for Inclusion

Apr. 6, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Sarah Frenette

Identifying desired results related to the learning goals of a course helps educators craft courses, classes, assessments and assignments that lead to understanding. In this session, we will share the desired results that we have for our own courses and work backwards to investigate actions that support reaching those outcomes. Feel free to bring one of your course descriptions or syllabi along to the workshop.

Teaching & Learning Within the Community: Getting Started with CBL -- POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

Mar. 2, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Alan Bloomgarden

How do CBL courses work and where can you start? Come hear from faculty with CBL experience and find out what supports there are for this work, as well as what kinds of programs and organizations CBL is already working with. Faculty will have a chance to explore how CBL might work for their course and what models—including individual student project and whole course plans--they might use.


Open Classrooms Week

Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, 2018 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Please join us for Open Classrooms Week! February 26- March 1, 2018

A week-long event for faculty to open their classes and create opportunities for colleagues to explore new pegagogies, spark conversations across disciplines, and check out technologies and materials.

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Pedagogy Roundtable: Anti-Slavery Literature and Its Legacies

Feb. 23, 2018 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
102 Shattuck Hall, the Cassani Room

Join our distinguished panelists for a conversation about classroom approaches to 19th-century anti-slavery literature in the current era of the Black Lives Matter movement at 1:00 pm. Registration required for the luncheon from 12:30-1:00 only.

Presented by the Five Colleges Seminar on Global Cultures of the Long 19th Century, panelists on the pedagogy roundtable include: Frances Botkin (English, Towson University); Kimberly Juanita Brown (English & Africana Studies, Mount Holyoke College); Sean Gordon (English, UMass Amherst)
; and Patricia Matthew (English, Montclair State University)

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Feb. 14, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Serin Houston (Assistant Professor of Geography & International Relations), Lynn Morgan (Professor and Chair of Sociology & Anthropology), and Kirk Lange (Director of International Experiential Learning).

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This Old Syllabus: (Re)Design for Inclusion - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Jan. 16, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Willits-Hallowell, Executive Board Room

During this hands-on workshop, a team from TLI, RIS, and AccessAbility Services will help you redesign your syllabus to ensure that all students can engage with your course. The first part will review inclusive and accessible course design principles. The second part will allow you to get out your laptop and focus on implementation within the syllabus document itself. Jumpstart your Spring semester with us!  With Megan Brooks, Emily Dean, Chrissa Lindahl, Elizabeth Markovits, and Kaitlin Molloy.

Workshop with Dr. P. Gorski: Cultivating Students' Social Justice Thinking- REGISTRATION CLOSED

Jan. 16, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell, Executive Board Room

 “Cultivating Students’ Social Justice Thinking: A Pedagogy for Critical Consciousness.”


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