Teaching and Learning

Encouraging a Growth Mindset: Possibilities and Pitfalls

November 13, 2018, 11:00am

At a top-tier institution like Berkeley, students are accustomed to being high performers and being rewarded for their achievements. But we want our students to be good at more than just taking tests and demonstrating mastery of a particular content set. And research has shown that emphasizing performance over learning contributes to retention issues and achievement gaps among underrepresented groups.

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Adobe Fellows Meeting

December 5, 2018, 12:00pm
End-of-semester check-in meeting for American Cultures instructors participating in the Adobe Fellows Program. During this meeting, we will share assignment plans, gather feedback, and develop implementation plans.
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Sawyer Seminar Working Group Meeting

November 13, 2018, 6:00pm
This multi-disciplinary working group, open to the campus community, meets in connection with the 2018-2019 UC Berkeley Sawyer Seminar on the topic of linguistic anthropology and literary and cultural study. Working group meetings precede each two-day seminar session. The working group will discuss works by the seminar's invited speakers and others.
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Designing Infographics: Strategies and Easy Steps for Creating Clear, Impactful Graphics and Charts

November 14, 2018, 2:30pm
Designing a good infographic is an art. But with a few basic tools and some background knowledge, anyone can create a visual that clearly communicates a message. In this hands-on workshop, led by Digital Learning Services Senior Visual Designer Robert Hold, you'll learn the elements of good information design and how to use tools from the Adobe Creative Suite to achieve your goals.
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Color 101: Foundations and Easy Tips for Using Color Confidently in Your Content

November 7, 2018, 10:00am
Why do some color combinations seem to work better than others? What do certain colors communicate, and which color choices are accessible for multiple audiences? What's the difference between RGB, CYMK, and Spot colors--why do you need to know? Learn all this and more in this hands-on workshop led by Digital Learning Services Senior Visual Designer Robert Hold.
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Creative Discovery Workshops

How can you incorporate creative projects and digital design tools into your courses, in ways that deepen student learning? This hands-on monthly workshop series, featuring experts from across campus, will address a wide variety of pedagogical and practical topics to help you get started and go further.

Active Learning Fall Kick-Off

August 13, 2018, 10:00am
Help us inaugurate the newest (and largest) active learning classroom on campus! Come learn about active learning pedagogies and share ideas, questions, and best practices with colleagues. PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place in 212 Wheeler Hall, not 117 Dwinelle.
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Challenging Privilege: Genre, Sources, and the Writer’s Voice

October 23, 2018, 4:00pm
Whose knowledge do we privilege when we introduce our students to writing and research practices in the Berkeley classroom? How can we use discussions about voice, audience, authority, and “scholarly sources” to critically consider the range of knowledge practices privileged in higher education? And, how can students develop authentic and professional voices that will serve them well across a variety of writing contexts?
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Introduction to Adobe Mobile Apps and More: Easy Tips and Tricks for Incorporating Creative Design Tools into Your Course

October 5, 2018, 12:30pm
Learn how to get started with Adobe mobile and desktop apps that are easy to use and provide a low-barrier introduction for students to digital design and production. Led by Adobe staff.
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