Talking About Teaching October 26th, Teaching for Conceptual Thinking

Concepts! Concepts! Concepts! They’re everywhere! Our textbooks are full of them. Lectures explain them. Tests measure how well students understand them. But what is a concept? How do we know our students are deeply learning a concept? How can we teach for conceptual understanding in a specific field or discipline? This CAETL session explores the challenges, issues and pleasures associated with teaching for conceptual understanding.

Please join us. The session promises to be informative, supportive and challenging.

October 26th,2012
L1170 A
2- 4 PM

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Refreshments will be served.
All members of the teaching community are welcome to attend.

This event will be live streamed from 2-4pm. You can watch it at the following link:

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March 9th, Talking About Teaching: Ideas to Jump-Start Your Course

Talking About Teaching

Ideas to Jump-Start Your Course: New Ideas for a New Semester

Friday, March 9th, 2-4pm in L1168

Jump-start your fall courses. Our presenters will explore methods for capturing student attention on the first day of class, and also they will explore assignment models that break the traditional assignment constraints. Join us for some lively discussion and explore those teaching ideas that have been lurking in the background.

Facilitators for this event include:
Sheila McManus, Jason Laurendeau, Jochen Boshnick, Shelly Wismath & John Sheriff

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Nov. 18th, Talking About Teaching – Understanding your Copyright Options

This session is intended to give you a better understanding of copyright matters in classroom and teaching contexts, including options for providing students with readings you have selected for a particular course. Since the University has not renewed its Access Copyright license, this session will describe our current copying environment and touch on ways in which it may change again when the outcome of the proposed amendment to the Copyright Act is known.

Facilitators for this event include:
Rumi Graham and Betsy Greenlees
Facilitators will present an overview of our current copying environment, and then work with the audience in small group discussions.

Friday, November 18th

All instructors and Graduate Students are welcome to attend.
Feel free to drop-in any time. Refreshments will be served.

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Oct 21st Talking About Teaching – Exploring Learning Environments

Learning environments can entail the physical classroom space, informal learning spaces as well as virtual learning spaces. At the next Talking About Teaching we would like to take some time to explore learning environments here at the UofL, and discuss what works, what doesn’t work, but most importantly how we can move forward to provide optimal teaching and learning environments.

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday, October 21st

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Sept. 23rd, 2011 – CAETL presents Talking About Teaching – Supporting and Assessing Student Learning

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Room L1168

Students often pursue post-secondary education to gain appropriate skills so they can eventually gain successful employment. Employers are asking more and more that students be able to adapt and succeed in changing work environments; think outside the box and have creative problem solving skills, as well as be knowledgeable in the specific discipline they pursue. It is critical that the UofL is developing these skills in students. This discussion will explore how we can ensure that these skills are developing within our institution and with our students, as well as how to identify successful student learning and support it. Speakers and attendees will be encouraged to explore issues such as assessment plans, assessment methods, self-assessment by students, grading and other issues related to how students are determined to be successful learners.

Facilitators for this event include:
Nola Aitken, Bonnie Lee, Mark Pijl Zieber, and Phil Jones

Facilitators will work with small discussion groups during this session. All attendees will have a chance to engage each facilitator in these groups.

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