Teaching and Learning

The Active Learning Classroom: Directions and Impacts [LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT]

November 28, 2017, 9:00am
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How do active learning spaces impact student success? What practices best support the investment required (financial and otherwise) and what kinds of impact evaluation works best? In this virtual event, hosted by Educause, subject matter experts will explore successful models for active learning.

Integrating Undergraduates into Your Research Lab: STEM Faculty Discuss Successful Models for Mentoring and Working with Students Through URAP

November 13, 2017, 3:00pm
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Interested in mentoring students and getting help with your research, but not sure how to start or what it entails? Or are you looking for ideas and suggestions for how to make your work with undergraduates more efficient, more organized, more useful, or more rewarding? Join us for an informal conversation with a distinguished group of STEM faculty, as they share their experiences and offer advice about integrating undergraduates into their research projects via URAP.

An Evolution in Grading and Teaching: Gradescope Faculty Panel

November 9, 2017, 1:00pm
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What does the future of grading look like? Please join us for a faculty panel to hear how Berkeley instructors are using Gradescope--an online, rubric-based grading platform--to save time and improve learning outcomes. This event will give instructors new to Gradescope an opportunity to learn about the platform as well as hear from peers and see it in practice.

Teaching Excellence Colloquium (for faculty new to Berkeley)

November 3, 2017, 12:00pm
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The year-long Teaching Excellence Colloquium (TEC) provides ladder-rank faculty new to Berkeley with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to achieve Berkeley's high expectations for teaching excellence while benefiting from becoming part of a cohort of peers across many disciplines. The colloquium kicks off every August with a day-long event which is followed by a two-semester sequence of monthly workshops emphasizing various aspects of teaching and learning at all levels, and an opportunity to conduct peer observations of classroom teaching within small learning communities.

Teaching Dialogues: Managing Logistics While Maximizing Learning in Large-Enrollment Courses

October 30, 2017, 12:00pm
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Open to: All faculty, graduate instructors, and academic staff


Teaching Dialogues: Redefining the College Lecture

October 24, 2017, 12:00pm
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Open to: All instructors and academic staff


The learning in our courses requires more than simple remembering and understanding. Often, what we are trying to cultivate in our students are higher-order thinking skills like analysis, synthesis, and application, but how do we do this when we still feel time-constrained to cover a certain amount of content in a course?

Teaching Excellence Colloquium

October 13, 2017, 12:00pm
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Open to: Teaching Excellence Colloquium participants


Seven Things Every Instructor Should Know About Fake News!

October 12, 2017, 12:00pm
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Open to: All instructors and academic support staff


#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?