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Decoding Disciplines at Boise State:  Helping Students See (and practice) the Mental Moves of Their Discipline

Friday, January 23, 9am – SUB Berquist Lounge
This session is designed as a follow-up to the “Decoding the Disciplines” sessions offered by Dr. Joan Middendorf at the Great Ideas for Teaching and Learning Symposium in January 2015.  We will do a brief recap of the big ideas from “decoding the disciplines” and spend the bulk of our time working on ways to incorporate these ideas to improve the teaching and learning environment for our students.

Introduction to Service-Learning in the Curriculum 

Wednesday, January 28, 12pm – ILC 315
Come learn about Service-Learning (SL) – an exciting and interactive way to engage your students in the classroom and community. The SL Director, faculty, community member, and student will discuss SL basics: course models, methodology, staff support, community connections, resources, scholarship opportunities and faculty development. SL is a key component of BSU’s Civic Engagement mission and a priority workshop in the “Ten Before Tenure” program.

Asking Questions About Student Learning: how do I know what I am doing is making a difference?

Friday, January 30, 9am – MEC 301
This session is designed to provide a broad overview of using classroom assessment techniques to determine teaching effectiveness and learner development as it is occuring. Using assessment results as part of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and why one might want to engage in SoTL work will be briefly discussed.