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Annual Faculty Learning Exchange (FIX) June 2016
Small Teaching Book ClubKeep the conversation and learning going in these follow-up discussions of chapters related to James Lang’s FIX keynote and plenary talks. (Some brief, additional readings may be recommended.)
Magna Mentor Video Discussion Series
Throughout the summer we will host a viewing and discussion of several videos from the Magna 20-Minute Mentor library. The first 20 minutes will be reserved for watching the video. Then, depending on the number of participants, we may use an active learning "structure" (reusable method) to start the discussion and demonstrate active learning. If you watch the video ahead of time you can arrive by the end of the screening to join the discussion. (See video access instructions.)
Can't attend in person? Watch the video on your own then join the virtual discussion in the "Teaching: Art, Craft and Science" group on Yammer. (Learn more about Yammer.) A link to the video and discussion will be added on the Monday of each week there is a screening.
Faculty Launch! / Winter Warm-up
SCALE Workshops on Cooperative Learning
View bite-sized recordings from the SCALE workshop that took place in June 2014. Each focuses on a principle of effective design of cooperative learning.
Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX)
The second annual Faculty Idea Exchange was held on June 19th, 2015. Archived recordings are posted on the FIX page.
View recording of James Lang's talk about the link between the conditions of learning and assessment and propensity for students to cheat.
Student Success Summit
At the 2015 Success Summit -- "Showcasing Student Success"-- representatives of the dozens of college student success projects shared the story of their work over the previous year or described new initiatives. Archives coming soon.
Education scholar Ken Bain, in his book What the Best College Teachers Do, reports that the best “have at least an intuitive understanding of human learning akin to the ideas…emerging from research in the learning sciences.” In recent years, researchers have translated that science into books of principles and methods educators can apply. A collection of these resources is being assembled in our library that will be the basis for future workshops, LibGuides and our own investigations into “what works.” You can view a guide to current book titles available for check out and journals accessible via the library. Want to add a title or offer a review? Contact Rich James.