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Teaching Inclusively: A Pedagogical Exploration

What are the teaching behaviors and attitudes that signal inclusion? How are they related to best practices in teaching and learning? Do these behaviors impact student learning, and if so, how? These are some of the questions we will discuss as we unpack and analyze two classroom scenes from the PBS Declining by Degrees video.

 

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Teaching with International Students in a Multilingual, Multicultural Classroom

We will briefly examine general considerations of instructor language, curriculum, classroom expectations, and grading, but the main focus of this session will be the participant-led discussion of questions/struggles/issues in teaching here at Wake.

 

 

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Exploring the Inclusive Syllabus: What, Why and How

We will examine a sample syllabus and analyze the features that create a tone of respect, academic challenge and inclusion. Participants will then have an opportunity to see an example of a Wake Forest syllabus that was created based on the sample, and be guided in how to create such a visually appealing and pedagogically compelling syllabus.

Lunch will be provided for registered participants.

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Facilitating Difficult Discussions in the Classroom

Recent events nationally and on campus surrounding racial profiling, sexual assault, and hate crimes have fueled many conversations ripe for classroom discussion.  These conversations are shaped by, to some extent, attitudes and ideologies faculty members have in addressing both diverse content and diverse classrooms.  How do faculty address controversy in the classroom?  How do faculty address marginalization in a mostly homogeneous classroom (i.e., across gender, sexuality, race/gender, religion, etc.)?

 

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Working with International, Multilingual Readers and Writers

WFU students undertake a significant amount of reading and writing in their courses across departments and disciplines, and these academic literacy tasks are especially challenging for our international students who are writing in English as an additional language. In this workshop, participants will discuss ways to support the language needs of our international, multilingual students. Drawing on the research literature in applied linguistics and second language writing, the workshop will address the following: the range and type of linguistic challenges our students may be facing; whether and how to deal with grammatical errors in student writing; how to differentiate between true "errors" and other types of language infelicities (as well as types of errors); how to factor in language-level concerns when assessing writing; how to offer formative and summative feedback; how to assist students to improve their academic reading and make connections between reading and writing. Participants will do some hands-on practice responding to students' writing.

 

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TA and PostDoc Series: Set Up Your ePortfolio

Please note: this session is being held off-campus at Biotech Place (575 N Patterson Ave). 

Join us for a hands-on session designed to help you set up your electronic portfolio. This ePortfolio is required to complete the TLC's College Teaching Preparation Program and is also a useful tool for showcasing your ideas and accomplishments. Remember to bring your computer!

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TA and PostDoc Series: Writing Effective Learning Objectives

Please note: this session is being held off-campus at Biotech Place (575 N Patterson Ave).

  

Let’s talk about how focusing on student learning can save you time both in and out of the classroom. Clearly articulating what you want students to learn in your courses helps you target your efforts and design learning experiences to ensure students are meeting those expectations.

 

 

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TA and PostDoc Series: Syllabus Design

Please note: this session is being held off-campus at Biotech Place (575 N Patterson Ave).

This session focuses on helping you to create an effective syllabus that reflects your learning objectives, expectations, and university policies. We will identify appropriate syllabus components and explore strategies to help your students be more successful by creating a learner-centered syllabus.

 

 

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TA and PostDoc Series: Teaching Inclusively: Creating a Climate for Learning

Please note: this session is being held off-campus at Biotech Place (575 N Patterson Ave).

  

The pedagogical choices we make as instructors can have a major impact on the climate for learning in our classrooms. Join us as we explore instructional strategies that promote learning success through intentional course design. Inclusive teaching strategies strengthen the performance of all students and also function to lessen the generational divide in academic expectations.

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TA and PostDoc Series: Active Learning: Why and How to Incorporate Active Learning into Your Classroom

Please note: this session is being held off-campus at Biotech Place (575 N Patterson Ave).

  

All of the recent research into learning and how learning occurs, points to the effectiveness and necessity of actively engaging students in the classroom. It is not enough for instructors to ‘show and tell’ information, answers, processes, etc.; students have to engage with the material and come up with their own interpretations, answers, steps and understandings. In this workshop we’ll learn some basic techniques to promote active learning in the classroom.

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