Virginia Commonwealth University

Training

Title: PTT Series: Learning by Design

Date/Time: 1/7/2014  1 - 4pm

Presenter: Zachary Goodell

Registration: 14 seats available (Max. Class Size = 25)
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Building: Academic Learning Commons   4100

Cost: $0  

Sponsor: Teaching Excellence

Audience: VCU Faculty and Staff Only

Category: Teaching/Learning

Description: This afternoon session is designed to help faculty participants begin to incorporate a variety of strategies and practices mentioned in the morning sessions in a way that is both integrative and practical. The primary focus of the session is how to create and sustain a learning environment that supports and encourages deeper student learning and engagement. In the past we have offered several one-hour workshops on inclusive teaching, creating a learning-centered course, syllabus and classroom, as well as how to best engage students in their learning. This year we want to address these same issues in a more integrative approach that we hope will be more helpful to you as you prepare for your spring teaching assignments. We believe that an integrative approach is more realistic in terms of how we actually experience teaching and learning in our courses. We have found that time well spent at the beginning of a course on the planning, communication strategies, and organizational aspects will often translate to less time spent at the end of a course dealing with questions about grades, extra credit, or just general frustration and anxiety.

Contact: Goodell, Zachary G
804-827-0562
zggoodel@vcu.edu