S'24 Faculty Workshop Series on Teaching & Learning, wksp #3: Opening the Classroom Door: Join Us for Opportunities to Observe Exemplary Teachers (Introductory Session)

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AMCentral Standard Time UTC -06:00

    Armory Building, Room 182
    505 E Armory Ave
    Champaign, IL 61820
    United States

    Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

    Theme: "Outstanding teachers... know what and how their students learn"

     “they achieved remarkable success in helping their students learn in ways that made a sustained, sustainable, and positive influence on how those students think, act, and feel.” 

    K. Bain, What the best college teachers do

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    You are invited to join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Come and meet new colleagues. Great conversations and handouts guaranteed.

    Session 3: Opening the Classroom Door: Join Us for Opportunities to Observe Exemplary Teachers (Introductory Session). NOTE TIME of 10:00 - 11:00 am

    • Have you ever wondered what takes place in the classes of some of our exemplary teachers? 
    • What approaches or strategies do they employ? 
    • How engaged are their students? 
    • How similar is their teaching to yours?

    Here is an opportunity for us to “open the classroom door!” not only to visit classes across campus, but also to have a conversation. Teaching should not be a closed, private endeavor but one where we can share and brainstorm. Several of our colleagues have “opened their classroom door” for us to visit. The classes are across disciplines (and are offered on different days and hours) – so there should be an opportunity for everyone to do a visit. 

    Join our introductory session to prepare for our visits: learn about characteristics of excellent teaching, what to look for (and practice taking notes), and classroom etiquette. The schedule and sign-up will be available. If you are not available to attend this introductory session but would like to be on this “road trip”, please email me (cbolinn@illinois.edu) and I’ll set you up. 

    Please mark these dates on your calendar

    Wed, Feb. 7, 2024         Session 1:  Informal (IEF) & Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching & Learning: “I wish I had known that earlier”

    Wed, Feb. 14, 2024       Session 2: A Reflective Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion and Tenure

    Wed, Feb. 21, 2024       Session 3: Opening the Classroom Door: Join Us for Opportunities to Observe Exemplary         Teachers (Introductory Session).  NOTE TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 am

    Wed, Feb. 21, 2024       Session 4: The Art of the Enhanced Lecture (Part II)  Active Teaching = Active Engaged Learning by Our Students

    Wed, Feb. 28, 2024       Session 5: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn Better

    Thurs, Feb. 29, 2024      Annual Faculty Retreat "The Evolving, Engaged Learner in a Digital World” Note Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

    Wed, March 6, 2024      Session 6: Develop Effective Assessments of Student Learning: Tests, Exams, & Rubrics

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.