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Integrating Reflection into Study Abroad Courses using ePortfolio

ePortfolios can be wonderful tools for making learning visible and encouraging students to connect their learning across experiences. This makes them ideal for the type of integrative learning that needs to happen in a study abroad experience. Join a panel of Wake Forest faculty (Bernadine Barnes, Art; Barbara Lentz, Law; and Steve Giles, Communication) as they discuss the challenges, successes, and lessons learned when implementing ePortfolios as a means to help students recognize and reflect on the learning happening in their study abroad courses.Learn More »

How to Gamify your Course and Make your Teaching a Game-Changer

Games offer many effective tools for motivating players to learn and practice and develop skills. Learning? Practice? Skill development? That's what teaching is all about! This workshop explores simple changes you can make to your courses to "gamify" them, and offers paths to level up your pedagogy and get your students to engage more richly with content and methodology.Learn More »

TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 1

If you intend to apply for academic positions, it is likely that you will be asked to submit your philosophy of teaching statement as part of your application. During this session, we’ll examine sample philosophies and evaluate them using a rubric developed at the University of Michigan. We will also discuss format and style expectations and you will begin articulating your ideas and values around teaching. This will assist you in crafting a teaching philosophy that effectively communicates who you are as a teacher.



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TA and PostDoc Series: Writing a Teaching Philosophy 2

During this second session, we’ll refine our teaching philosophies through the use of peer feedback from other attendees. You’ll also have the added benefit of viewing a variety of different types of philosophies through this process. Bring your completed teaching philosophy and a keen eye!



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TA and PostDoc Series: Syllabus Design

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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