Assignment Design

2018 Resource Fair Recap and Resources

April 15, 2018

In case you missed this year's Teaching and Research Resource Fair, here are some pictures and handouts from presenters, as well as the full schedule of events (click images below to enlarge).

Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

April 11, 2018, 12:15pm
Learning can and should happen 24/7, and research shows that when it is connected to people’s lives, it’s more beneficial, more robust, and ”stickier.” So, how do we draw on environments outside the classroom walls and leverage them in service of our educational aims? How can this help us engage with our broader communities, transcend traditional academic boundaries, and foster deep learning? Join your Berkeley colleagues for an open, informal discussion.
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Seven Things Every Instructor Should Know About Fake News!

October 12, 2017, 12:00pm

Open to: All instructors and academic support staff

Description: 

#1: Don't fall for click-bait headlines like the one above!

Join us for a lively discussion about strategies and suggestions for helping students better navigate "alternative facts," unreliable sources, and sloppy sharing. In particular, how can students evaluate news sources effectively for veracity and value as sources? How do we address gaps in their media and digital literacy skills? 

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Digital Reading and Writing

February 1, 2018, 4:00pm
As screen reading becomes more commonplace, how does it affect student learning? As instructors, what cautions or strategies should we be aware of, if any, and what research and resources exist to help us prepare students? What does reading and writing mean in a digital age?
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Improving Students' Learning by Having Them Teach

February 8, 2018, 2:00pm
Faculty often tell us, “I didn’t really learn it until I taught it.” In this session, we will talk about positioning students as instructors within the context of an existing course—placing them in charge of their own and others’ learning. We’ll explore the impetus for changing the dynamic, discuss challenges and opportunities, and surface models that can adopted or adapted for your own course. Please join your Berkeley colleagues for this open and informal discussion.
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Media-Rich Content: Towards a Purposeful Pedagogy

March 12, 2018, 4:00pm
Why do we use or create media-rich content in our classes? What are the pros and cons for student learning? How do we obtain or publish these materials ethically, legally, and in ways that protect our students? In this dialogue, we'll explore sources available to Berkeley instructors and talk about privacy, fair use, and issues of access. Come join in the discussion and help us build a resource list that can be shared widely with other faculty.
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Designing for a Digital Age: Diving into E-Portfolios

September 11, 2017, 4:00pm

Open to: All instructors and academic support staff

Description:

How can and should we use e-portfolios, bCourses tools, and other digital platforms and apps in our courses? What tools and literacies are needed for effective teaching and learning across the curriculum? How do students feel about these kinds of assignments and how do we best support them?

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Designing Social Impact Data Science Discovery Projects

March 21, 2018, 12:00pm
Data Science Discovery Projects help train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data-related projects with social impact. During Fall 2017, four American Cultures instructors incorporated Data Science Discovery Projects into their courses. Come learn about their experience and how you can include these types of projects in your course.
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Teaming with Diversity Workshop with Sara Beckman

January 11, 2018, 9:30am
A half-day workshop for instructors on how to design and facilitate effective teams, drawing upon each member's unique strengths. Participants will be introduced to the training tools and resources that Beckman uses to coach faculty as well as industry executives, and have an opportunity to work on their own projects.
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Designing Successful Team Projects (Dialogues recap)

December 1, 2017

wide shoe of panelists for Designing Successful Team Projects, November 6, 2017

What are the key ingredients for creating successful teams in a classroom or research setting? How does this look different across different disciplines and what are the benefits for student learning?