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From the Center for Teaching Blog
November 24, 2015 — Visual Thinking in the Classroom – Workshop with Nick Sousanis, December 4th
by Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m excited to share that the Center for Teaching is co-sponsoring a workshop on visual thinking in the classroom next Friday, December 4th, led by Nick Sousanis. Visual Thinking in the Classroom Facilitator: Nick Sousanis, University of Calgary Friday, December 4th, 2:10-3:00pm Buttrick 202 In Nick Sousanis’ book Unflattening, written...
November 13, 2015 — Upcoming Teaching Workshops for Graduate Students & Postdocs
An Enticing Glimpse into Your Classroom: Crafting an Effective Teaching Portfolio In this workshop we will gather and select documentation to help capture your unique approach to teaching. As a participant, you will receive individualized feedback on your documents which will help you determine how best to describe your pedagogy and to discern which items...
November 11, 2015 — Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow Spotlights: LaTonya Trotter and Courtney Cook
Each month, the CFT Newsletter highlights the work of our Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. This month, LaTonya Trotter, Sociology, and Courtney Cook, Nursing, talk about their teaching philosophy and interests. LaTonya Trotter I am a medical sociologist. However, most of my students are future physicians, nurses, and engineers, not social scientists. Therefore, my course goals...
November 10, 2015 — BOLD Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications for 2016
The BOLD Fellows program is designed to help graduate student/faculty teams build expertisein developing online instructional modules grounded in good course design principles and our understanding of how people learn. STEM faculty members partner with graduate students or postdocs to design and develop online modules for integration into a course, either as a tool to promote flipping the classroom, a module...
November 9, 2015 — Upcoming Blackboard Support Offerings
Drop-in Support Hours for November/December Blackboard Support at the CFT will be offering drop-in times in November and December for faculty, graduate students, and staff using Blackboard. Come get technical and pedagogical support from a team of Blackboard specialists during our drop-in support hours: Monday 11/9/15 1-3pm Monday 11/16/15 1-3pm Monday 11/30/15 1-3pm Monday 12/7/15 1-3pm...