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Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning to Hold Workshop on ‘Invigorating Your Teaching’
The Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) is holding a workshop called “Invigorating Your Teaching” on Friday, April 15. The session is free and is open to all faculty, adjunct faculty and Ph.D. students at the University.
Run by Jeffrey Fouts, director of instructional technology at the iSchool, and Peggy Takach, director of the Faculty Center, the goal of the workshop is to help faculty members reframe and modify their approach to teaching by incorporating engaging and student-centered learning tools.
“Experienced and new faculty will benefit from learning new and engaging tricks,” says Takach. “Once faculty find their rhythm in the classroom, they tend to rely on the same teaching strategies, activities and lesson plans, so this session outlines techniques that will inject new life into their teaching, both in the classroom and online.”
After completing the workshop, Fouts and Takach hope that attendees will be able to implement techniques to help invigorate their classrooms, assess the potential for meeting instructional goals and challenges, and create a plan for moving beyond gaining an initial understanding of selected tools to using them for specific instructional purposes.
Space is limited, and online registration is required. The session will be held in 347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room) from 10-11:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Takach at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at: 443-9370.