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Friday, October 3, 9 am – Special Opportunity for Grad TAs

Assessing Student Learning Tools to Determine What Your Students Really Know before It’s too Late – in ILC 315

You prepare your classes, create your assignments, and deliver your content.  But how do you know if students really “get it”?  How do you know if they were even prepared for class?  In this workshop, you’ll learn how formative assessment can help you to gauge students’ prior knowledge and determine how well they understand course material.  You’ll also discover how using formative assessment tools can bring active learning to your classroom.  Examples of these assessment strategies that are quick and easy to implement will be provided.  NOTE: This workshop is suitable for all faculty, but is expected to be particularly useful for graduate student instructors and others newer to teaching.

Wednesday, October 8, 12 pm 

Streamlined Community Engagement: the One Partner Model – ILC 315

The “one-partner” model of community engagement involves students, often an entire class, working collectively on a project in partnership with a community organization. In this round-table, we will discuss what’s involved in the One Partner Model, how to decide if it’s a good fit for your class, and where to find resources –including a list of community partners eager to work with your students.  Experienced faculty will discuss how they and their students collaborate with community partners to design a variety of projects related to course concepts and skills. You will walk away with solid ideas, tips, and resources to explore this for your class.