Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
How to Lead an Effective Review Session (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

Are you running a finals review session? This workshop will help participants plan and carry out a review session that will help their students and preserve the TF’s/teacher’s sanity. Topics to be discussed include:
organizing the material
asking the right questions
encouraging student involvement
exploring alternative formats
Contact jemilat.salami@yale.edu or robert.wickham@yale.edu with questions.
Please register here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Science Education Journal Club

Hi everyone! Are you interested in science education? Well, you are in luck! The Center for Teaching and Learning is now offering a science education journal club.
We will have three meetings this semester, plus one special meeting on March 26 with a speaker, Dr. Monica Feliu Mojer, who is invited to give a science education seminar.
For each of the three meetings listed above, an article will be announced at least a week before.
Please sign up for the Science Education Journal Club email list if you are interested in getting updates about the meetings.
For any questions or comments, please email Elizabeth Boulton at elizabeth.boulton@yale.edu.
Please register here. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Impression Testing for the New CTL Website

The Center for Teaching and Learning is working hard to develop a dynamic website that will meet the needs of teachers on campus, whether faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, or graduate students.  This new and improved site will also have information that undergraduates seek.
Please help us to develop the best website possible by registering for an “impression testing” session in Bass Library on Thursday April 23. We are looking for faculty members, undergraduate students, graduate and professional school students, and postdoctoral fellows who can spend 30 minutes in Bass library with Adriana Corona, Senior Experience Designer in the IT Web Technologies section, providing feedback on the preliminary design.
Please register here.
A session via phone is also an option, in which case please arrange by email to adriana.corona@yale.edu.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Academic Honesty (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

As teachers we are frequently in the position of requiring our students to engage with prior scholarship and to collaborate with other students on assignments. In this workshop we will discuss how to guide students through the often thorny topic of properly citing those collaborations. We will discuss general issues related to academic honesty and work through how to deal with specific scenarios involving academic dishonesty. Participants will leave with strategies for preventing plagiarism and resources that help ensure that student work meets the ethical standards of Yale College and academic communities in general.
For more information please contact Sigma Colon (sigma.colon@yale.edu) or Stuart Duncan (stuart.duncan@yale.edu). 
Please register here.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Teaching and Learning: The Impact of Technology (Spring Teaching Forum and Innovation Fair)

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning proudly presents the 2015 Spring Teaching Forum and Innovation Fair
Teaching and Learning: The Impact of Technology
Date: April 24th, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: LC 101 (Linsly-Chittenden Hall) , 63 High Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Technology offers a variety of tools for enhancing teaching–we can diversify learning materials, expand teaching beyond the classroom, and put the means to produce knowledge in our students’ hands.  Technology-enhanced teaching only succeeds, if we understand its impact on our learning goals.  In this year’s teaching forum, we will explore the two-way interaction between technology and teaching: How do learning goals shape the use of technology in the classroom? How do these new tools shape learning goals, for good or ill?
The forum will bring together members of the teaching community — faculty, students, and administrators — to assess the benefits and challenges posed by technology and to provide concrete strategies for integrating technology into teaching.
How does the use of technology help us to rethink our teaching?
How can technology lead to genuine innovations in teaching?
How do instructors integrate technology in a balanced way?
How is academic integrity preserved in the classroom without walls?
Please register HERE.
For more information, please contact CTL Teaching Fellows Namratha Vedire or Sara Sanchez Alonso.
Program
8:30 - 9:00: Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15: Introductory Remarks
Scott Strobel, Deputy Provost for Teaching and Learning, Vice President for West Campus,    Professor of Chemistry, Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Professor HHMI
9:15 - 10:45 Panel
- Bill Rankin, Assistant Professor of History of Science, Yale University
- Kathryn Alexander, Professor Adjunct, Music, Yale University
- John Eberhart, Critic, School of Architecture, Yale University
- Adam Goff, YC’15, Ezra Stiles College, Yale University
10:45 - 11:00 - Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 - Keynote Address
Victoria Szabo, Associate Research Professor, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and International Comparative Studies, Duke University
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch & Innovation Fair
1:00 - 2:00 - Breakout Sessions
1. Project Based Learning
- John Emerson, Associate Professor (Adj) Statistics, Yale University
- Theresa Schenker, Senior Lector I, Germanic Language and Literature, Yale University
2. Enhancing Student Engagement in Class 

- Kyle Jensen, Shanna and Eric Bass ‘05 Director of Entrepreneurial Programs, Yale School of Management
- Jim Rolf, Shizuo Kakutani Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Yale University
3. Academic Integrity in the Internet Era
- Karin Gosselink, Assistant Director Writing Center, Lecturer, English, Yale University
- Sybil Alexandrov, Senior Lector I, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, Yale University 
4. Mobile Learning
- Maria Moreno, Lecturer, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University
- Marta Wells, Senior Lecturer, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
- Shiri Goren, Senior Lector I, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University
2:15 - 2:45 - Closing Remarks
2:45 - 3:00 - Word of Thanks
                     Jennifer Frederick, Executive Director, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning 

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Teaching Technical Journal Articles (Advanced Teaching WorkshopP

Undergraduates are regularly assigned academic journal articles that may be beyond their technical skills. In this workshop, we will provide you with the tools to help your students successfully engage with this type of technical writing.
To help facilitate this training, please bring with you (whether in hard copy or e-format) a technical journal article that you have or will likely teach to undergraduates.
For additional information, please contact adam.dynes@yale.edu or robert.wickham@yale.edu.
Please register here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
The Adventurous TF (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

Are you looking for ways to add some excitement to your classroom? In this workshop we’ll explore unusual activities, ways to teach undergraduates, and the resources to do so. This includes unusual active learning activities and field trip opportunities.
For more information, contact Adam.Dynes@yale.edu or Gerardo.Condiaz@yale.edu.
Please register here.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Teaching Outside Your Area of Expertise

Faculty and TFs are often asked to teach courses in subjects they don’t know very well. Teaching outside of your area of expertise can be intimidating, but the ability to do so effectively and with confidence makes you a more attractive candidate on the job market while also providing an opportunity to learn new material in a related field.
This workshop will cover strategies for building on your existing skills in order to teach a subject matter that’s new to you. We’ll focus on establishing confidence in the classroom, managing your time and designing course/lecture material, and of course, communicating your new abilities effectively to potential employers.
For information please contact gerardo.condiaz@yale.edu or jemilat.salami@yale.edu.
Please register here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Science Education Journal Club

Hi everyone! Are you interested in science education? Well, you are in luck! The Center for Teaching and Learning is now offering a science education journal club.
We will have three meetings this semester, plus one special meeting on March 26 with a speaker, Dr. Monica Feliu Mojer, who is invited to give a science education seminar.
For each of the three meetings listed above, an article will be announced at least a week before.
Please sign up for the Science Education Journal Club email list if you are interested in getting updates about the meetings.
For any questions or comments, please email Elizabeth Boulton at elizabeth.boulton@yale.edu.
Please register here.