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Active Learning Practice -
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Graduate Students
Requirement B2

To register for this seminar please click here. 

This session offers an opportunity to practice active learning techniques by presenting a lesson to a small peer group. In advance, participants review short online…

Principles and Practices of Anti-Racist Pedagogy -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

 

This workshop will introduce anti-racist pedagogy as an effective framework for instructors teaching about race and racial inequity. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the history, goals, and fundamental…

Making the Most of Hot Moments in the Classroom -
Everyone
Requirement B2

Whether your courses frequently raise potentially sensitive subjects or never do so deliberately, odds are good you will sometimes encounter a “hot moment”: a sudden eruption of tension, conflict, or big emotion during class, often connected to a…

Designing Learning Goals: Targeting Concepts Behind A Formula -
Graduate Students
Requirement B2

To register for this seminar please click here. 

What can we do to move our students beyond a “plug and chug” numerical competency to a deeper, conceptual understanding of formulae? In this session, instructors will learn about backwards…

Developing Your Teaching Philosophy -
Graduate Students
Not eligible for Certificate

Many academic employers require a teaching philosophy statement as part of the application process. In this interactive session, we will consider teaching philosophy statements as a particular type of academic writing.  We will…

Evaluating Student Writing -
Everyone
Requirement B2

Evaluating student writing is one of the most subjective and elusive tasks that we as instructors undertake each semester. In this workshop, we will work to alleviate some of the anxiety surrounding the evaluation process by discussing the use of…

Teaching for Equity and Inclusion -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

Research shows that student learning is enhanced when instructors put thought and action into creating environments that are inclusive of students across a range of backgrounds and identities. How can instructors deliberately cultivate…

Facilitating Discussions of Research Literature in STEM Courses -
Everyone
Requirement B2

This workshop provides an opportunity for instructors in STEM courses to discuss evidence-based practices that can promote more effective discussions of research literature. Through a series of group-based activities, instructors will consider…

Running Practice Teaching Sessions -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training. This session is intended for individuals who will be facilitating practice teaching sessions at a CRLT or department teaching orientation, as part…

Assessing Student Participation: What, How, and Why? [Online Workshop] -
Everyone
Requirement B2

Student participation factors into many instructional approaches, whether through discussion, presentations, in- and out-of-class assignments, or group work. Yet it can be challenging to identify transparent and fair methods for grading…

Facilitating Group Work to Maximize Learning -
Graduate Students
Requirement B2

GSI-led labs and discussion sections often make use of groups to enhance students' learning. Group work is a powerful pedagogical technique, but it is also easy for students to be marginalized and disengaged during group activities. The role of…

FCI Seminar Series: Exploring How Cultural Identity Influences STEM Identity & Retention -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

Due to a large number of registrants, the location has been changed to the Michigan League Koessler Room (3rd Floor, 911 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Principles and Practices of Anti-Racist Pedagogy -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

This workshop will introduce anti-racist pedagogy as an effective framework for instructors teaching about race and racial inequity. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the history, goals, and fundamental principles of…

FCI Seminar Series: Building a Change Ecosystem: Leveraging the Institution to Improve STEM Education -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

Considerable evidence has been collected which highlights the benefits of active learning in STEM instruction with recent studies highlighting that a student-centered classroom may provide disproportionate benefits for underrepresented students.…

Networking Lunch for GSMs and Faculty GSI Coordinators -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

This session does NOT count for GSIs looking to make up missed orienation training. 

This lunch program provides a great opportunity for Graduate Student Mentors (GSMs) and others who directly support GSI training and…

Applying Principles of Transparency in Classroom Discussions -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

What are the purposes of class discussion in your courses? What do you (or can you) use discussions to help students learn? How do you communicate to students your expectations around their participation in discussion -- and why is it important…

Teaching in Tumultuous Times -
Graduate Students
Requirement B2

To register for this seminar please click here. 

Hateful graffiti, travel bans, mass shootings, threatening emails: Students report feeling alienated or confused when instructors in their courses do not acknowledge such unsettling events…

Using Digital Tools to Facilitate Student Collaboration -
Graduate Students
Requirement B2, Instructional Technology

Please bring a charged device with you if you would like to explore the digital tools discussed during the session.

In this interactive session, participants will learn about and engage with digital…

Teaching for Inclusion and Equity -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

Research shows that student learning is enhanced when instructors put thought and action into creating environments that are inclusive of students across a range of backgrounds and identities. How can instructors deliberately cultivate…

Accessibility in Large Courses -
Faculty
Not eligible for Certificate

Large courses present particular challenges for fostering accessible learning environments that effectively anticipate a range of student bodies, minds, and learning needs. In this interactive session, instructors of large courses will reflect on…

Flipped Instruction: Engaging Students Inside and Outside the Classroom -
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Faculty
Not eligible for Certificate

This workshop will incorporate flipped instruction using online and face-to-face components that will provide a practical learning experience and instructional strategies for instructors wishing to implement flipped classroom…

Making Teamwork Work -
Graduate Students
Requirement B2

To register for this seminar please click here. 

Effective use of groups in the classroom can increase student learning and enhance students' problem-solving abilities if instructors ensure that all students are engaged and included. In…

Principles and Practices of Anti-Racist Pedagogy *SESSION IS FULL* -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

Due to a large number of registrants, we have added a second workshop on Thursday, November 7th. To register for the November 7th workshop, follow the link below. 

November 7th 1:00 p.m. - 3:00…

Teaching for Inclusion and Equity *SESSION IS FULL* -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

Due to a large number of registrants, we have added a second workshop on Thursday, October 24th. To register for the October 24th workshop, follow the link below. 

October 24th 10:00 a.m. - 12:…

FCI Seminar Series: Examining the Relationships between Constructions of Knowledge, Pedagogy, and Advancing Inclusion Across the Disciplines -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

Due to a large number of registrants, the location has been changed to the Michigan League Henderson Room (3rd…