Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence

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Upcoming Events

Open Classrooms Spring 2019!

Feb. 4–15, 2019

Sign up for Open Classrooms

The Open Classrooms program begins February 4th. Sign-ups open January 30th. How it works: Hosts will identify one or two class sessions that will be open to colleagues. Using our handy online sheet, visitors will then sign up to come to a class session. This is a great opportunity to share teaching practices and generate new ideas.

Teaching Cafe: Syllabi as Tools for Student Engagement

Wednesday, February 20 | 12–1 p.m. in UC 402/403

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A syllabus is not just a plan of action or a course map, but an opportunity to interact with our students in a meaningful way. Join us for a teaching cafe dedicated to exploring this seminal pedagogical document. Susan Roberta Katz (Professor, International and Multicultural Education, Human Rights Education) will present tips for designing a well-constructed syllabus. Coffee and light snacks will be served.

Teaching Cafe: Do Alouds: Methods for Teaching Reading and Research Literacies

Tuesday, March 5 | 11:45–12:45 p.m. | Malloy 230
Wednesday, March 6 | 12–1 p.m. | Malloy 230

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Knowing how to read and interpret the literature in a particular field is something that experts in the field usually take for granted and novices are often left to figure out on their own. Mathew Mitchell (Learning and Instruction) and Eugene Kim (Law) will present and demonstrate alouds methods for helping students achieve specific literacies that are required for their disciplines. A facilitated Q&A will follow. Coffee and light snacks will be served.

See more events on the CTE spring calendar page!