Center for Teaching Excellence Presents Teaching Excellence Workshops 2010

October 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm

The Center for Teaching Excellence invites you to the first in a series of Teaching Excellence Workshops presented by recipients of the Bank of America Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award on Thursday, October 21, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Admin. 116. Come explore, share and discuss “Best Practices” with your colleagues!

The X-Factor in Excellent Teaching
Teaching methods for cultivating interest and enthusiasm in the classroom will be introduced and explained. Presentation styles and activities will be shared as well as procedures for helping college students succeed in and out of the classroom.
Greta Freeman, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Best Practices for Teaching Foreign Language Community Engagement
Students tend to think of everything after college as the “real world.” I say we change this concept so that they also think of college as “real world.” Let’s incorporate more experiential learning components into our courses! This presentation will emphasize practical verisimilar learning activities that allow students to gain authentic experiences while completing coursework and learning to work with people of divers linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Douglas Jackson, Instructor of Spanish

Early Childhood Teaching: From Theory To Practice
This presentation will offer ways to integrate practical applications for teaching educational theory. Laura Hooks, Associate Professor, School of Education

Guided Inquiry and Student Support
The presentation will provide examples of how guided inquiry is used in biology classes, with examples of support services provided in the courses, and motivating students. George Labanick, Professor of Biology