Spring 2012 meeting dates

All meetings are scheduled from noon - 1:30 in theconference room of the CTL.
Our focus for spring 2012 will be on collaborative scholarship.
Feb. 3, 2012
First, Kelly McDonald (Biological Sciences), Todd Migliaccio (Sociology) and Ann Moylan(Family and Consumer Sciences), will present
their collaborative research project on service learning. The second half of the meeting will be devoted to exploring other ideas for collaboration.
You are invited to attend and share/explore ideas for collaboration with colleagues.

March 2, 2012 CTL Film event: Teaching and Learning in the Movies. Discussion of clips of instruction from the films, Tenure and 21. University Union, noon-1:30.

April 6, 2012 Mark Stoner will present briefly his experiences with collaborative writing and publication and facilitation a discussion of collaboration as scholarly process.

May 4, 2012

Fall 2011 meeting dates

All meetings are scheduled for the first Friday of the month, noon – 1:30, in the conference room of the CTL.

Dec. 2: Kelly Davenport, Lecturer, Department of Design, will be present a workshop on adult learning theory and techniques. This hooks nicely to our discussion of engaging pedagogies (such as Team-based -Joel Dubois and Problem-based learning-David Mandeville) that facilitate deep, self-directed learning.

Kelly's handout as "notes"

Nov. 4:
1) Thoughts on “Teaching with Your Mouth Shut”, by Donald Finkel; provoking student engagement by setting the problem-presented briefly by Mark Stoner

2) Thoughts on the Student Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) – facilitated by D. Mandeville.
Please join us for an exploration deeper into alternative paradigms of teaching and learning which bridge traditional lecture and problem based learning. As the external pressures mount to increase class size and to deliver content using abbreviated course offerings, we’ll explore possible paths of adaptation for educators. If teaching is our means and learning is the end, how can we provide the quality education in the times of budget crisis with more students, less time to give them and diminished resources?

Oct. 7: David Mandeville and Joél Dubois will lead a discussion of problem-based teaching and learning
While larger classes invite lecturing, both Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Team-Based Learning (TBL) provide alternatives for engaging students in deep and complex learning, even in large classes. This brown bag will introduce both methods via a hands-on exercise and some examples of class-tested problems and student products.