This session, part of the micro-certificate in teaching effectiveness for graduate students, focuses on the importance of creating a learning environment that is respectful and welcoming to all students. We will discuss how to prevent classroom incivilities by setting expectations, engaging students, modeling professional behavior, and using clear communication. We will examine the role of identity, power, privilege, and authority within the classroom context. This interactive session will include scenario-based discussions.
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Active learning has been thought to replace a lecture when, in reality, active learning benefits lectures by reinforcing the content, concept, and skills. This session will present creating mini-lectures and techniques to promote active learning in the classroom.
This interactive session explores the transformative power of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the context of higher education. UDL offers a framework for designing inclusive learning experiences that cater to the diverse needs and preferences of students. During this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of UDL principles and how they can be effectively applied to promote engagement, accessibility, and academic success for all learners. Participants will discover strategies for designing flexible assessments and presentation of course content, utilizing multiple means of representation, engagement, and expression to address the variability of student learning and abilities.
How do you teach students to reflect? This session will cover what reflection is and strategies and ways to teach students to tap into their metacognition for reflection.