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August Teaching Enrichment Series

The August 2014 Teaching Enrichment Series provides two days of workshops designed to address a range of instructional experiences and goals. All members of the University teaching community are welcome. The ATES will take place August 27-28 and offers concurrent workshops from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day.

2014 August Teaching Enrichment Series schedule (pdf)


Moodle Open Clinics

Teaching a class with Moodle and feeling overwhelmed? Want to learn more about technologies and support available to you? Join us for the Moodle Open Clinic, where academic technologists and librarians will be available to answer your questions and show you how to leverage tools like Lynda.com and course reserves. Bring your syllabus and course materials to have a more specific conversation or just stop by to start the conversation.
August 27, 1:30-4:00 pm, STSS 114; August 28, 1:30-4:30, CMU 319, 324-326.

 

New TA Orientation

The Center for Teaching and Learning, in conjunction with Academic Technology Support Services, is hosting an orientation for new teaching assistants. You'll learn some teaching strategies you can use right way, learn more about Moodle, and get some tips for having a great first day and first week. The orientation will be held on August 26th from 1:30-4:30 pm in Mayo Auditorium.

Register here for the New TA Orientation.

If the link above redirects you to the ADP site, then register here for the New TA Orientation. (If you are not yet a U of M employee, you may have to create a ULearn account in order to register.)

New P&A Instructor Orientation

The Center for Teaching and Learning, in conjunction with Academic Technology Support Services, is hosting an orientation for new P&A instructors, including adjunct faculty. Join us to learn more about the campus resources available to you as well as collect tips on course design. The orientation will be held on August 26th from 1:00-4:00 pm in STSS 131B.

Register here for the New P&A Instructor Orientation.

If the link above redirects you to the ADP site, then register here for the New P&A Orientation. (If you are not yet a U of M employee, you may have to create a ULearn account in order to register.)

Teamwork: Surviving Group Projects

Are your student teams running smoothly, or do they sometimes look like this?



Check out teamwork.umn.edu, created for students in response to faculty requests for a resource to help students develop teamwork skills and manage common problems that arise during course-based group projects. Using scholarly literature and extensive focus groups with students, the site sets out “Steps to Success,” dispels common myths about teamwork, addresses conflict management, and provides tools to support collaboration. Read the faculty guide on using the site.


Teaching Tips

From Homework to Preparing for Classroom Assignments

Making this small semantic shift across an undergraduate then three graduate courses was my way of studying ways of engaging students in developing as participating, self-regulating, learning motivated, adult learners. The post reflects on this small shift, and its big impacts.

Visit our TILT blog to also find links to other Summer '14 posts


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To share a current teaching and learning issue or question, contact us at uminnteachlearn@gmail.com.

Thank a Teacher

Send a thank you message to an instructor, faculty, instuctor, or TA, who has made a difference in your education.

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