Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Diverse Learning Styles and Disabilities (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

This workshop will provide participants with tools for creating a more inclusive classroom, giving special attention to teaching strategies that consider a diversity of learning styles and disabilities. It will introduce teachers to the principles of Universal Design for Learning, an educational framework formulated to include the broadest range of students. Participants will also hear about resources for accommodating students with learning and physical disabilities.
For more information, please email terry.dumansky@yale.edu or robert.wickham@yale.edu
Please register here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
*Webinar* on Online Learning

Are you interested in learning how to take your teaching to the web?
This one-session workshop in webinar format will provide a broad introduction to new and developing possibilities for online teaching and learning among various disciplines. Special attention will be given to the possibilities and pitfalls of the webinar as a vehicle for presenting content, engaging audiences, and boosting student performance and outcomes.
Participants will gain exposure to techniques and best practices for planning efficient and engaging webinars.
Whether you are interested in incorporating online teaching to your present responsibilities or gaining exposure to a mode of teaching that is increasingly expected of the young professoriate, there will be something in this workshop for you. 
This webinar meets the technology workshop requirement for the CTL Certificate of College Teaching Preparation.
Instructions on how to link in to the webinar will be sent to all registrants.  Please register here.
For any questions, please contact Simona Lorenzini (simona.lorenzini@yale.edu) or Tyler Smith (tyler.smith@yale.edu).

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Engaging Students in Section through Active Learning (Advanced Teaching Workshop)

This workshop addresses one of the most common questions we receive: how do we engage our students?
We will consider the challenges of leading a discussion section and strategize how to animate our students to actively participate in their learning, and how we can supportively encourage all students to get involved.
This workshop anticipates that its participants will leave with an approach and the tools need to shape active group activities and the confidence to apply these in their next section.
We will consider an array of active learning techniques that can be utilized as tools in the classroom as well as theoretical approaches to instruction, such as Bloom’s Taxonomy, that may help us structure our lesson plans.
If you have any questions, please email ian.althouse@yale.edu or adam.dynes@yale.edu.
Please register here.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Science Education Journal Club

Are you interested in science education? Well, then, you are in luck! The Center for Teaching and Learning is now offering a science education journal club. We will meet twice this semester, once in November and once in December.  Feel free to attend one session or both, and be on the look-out for future meetings next semester.
Our first article will be “Active Learning Increases Student Performance in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics” by S. Freeman, et. al. (for the November 20th meeting).
Please respond here if you are interested in the journal club.
For any questions, comments, or a copy of the article, please email Elizabeth Boulton at elizabeth.boulton@yale.edu.