CRLT understands that the pandemic has made managing the demands of both family care and work responsibilities especially challenging. For many of us that means needing to step away from a Zoom meeting or having children appear on camera when they need to talk to us during a meeting. We understand that this is a part of worklife during the pandemic, and we want to reassure you that we understand and that this should not be a barrier to your participation in our events.
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2/1/23 10:00 am - 2/1/23 11:30 am "Are They Getting It?": Low-Stakes Ways to Gauge Student Learning

Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are quick and useful ways to gather information on what, how much, and how well students learn. Instructors can use the data to create more effective learning environments. Participants in this in-person session will experience several types of CATs and strategize ways to use CATs in their own classes.

2/15/23 2:00 pm - 2/15/23 3:30 pm Making Groupwork Work

Group work is a key component of many engineering courses. 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. However, not all students find group work to be a positive experience. This remote workshop will incorporate materials and videos (featuring the CRLT-Players theater troupe) to help you identify ways to gather student feedback and use it to design successful group work activities.

3/6/23 1:30 pm - 3/6/23 3:00 pm Teaching All Students: Strength-Based Instruction Inclusive of Diverse Learners

The term “neurodiverse” acknowledges that individual brains differ, and possess unique strengths and ways of thinking. Instruction must promote all students’ academic and future career success and this is achieved by incorporating and building on diverse strengths. Having neurodiverse groups in the workforce is critical to solving future STEM challenges. Participants in this remote workshop will learn about neurodiversity, strategies for creating classrooms where diverse learners thrive, and approaches for designing digital instructional resources that are accessible to all learners.

3/24/23 10:00 am - 3/24/23 11:30 am Fostering Empathy in Engineering Students and Classrooms

The new "People-first Engineering" framework at the College of Engineering aims to introduce equity-centered values & broader social contexts more explicitly in engineering classrooms. One way to do this is to focus on fostering empathy for, and in, students as they learn engineering knowledge and skills. In this interactive workshop, participants will investigate the role of empathy in engineering and acquire transferable strategies for teaching empathy to their students. This in-person workshop will be especially helpful for instructors interested in making empathy part of their learning objectives.