Developing Your Teaching Strategies
Research from many corners clearly indicates that teaching strategies that engage students in one kind of active participation or another will lead to more, deeper and long-lasting learning. Many of us are being asked to teach in contexts quite different from those where we ourselves were once students. And many of the students in our classes have backgrounds, strengths and needs that are quite different from our own. The Center offers many programs, workshops, tutorials and resources to help you explore and identify teaching strategies that are aligned with your course goals and assessment tools.
Engaging for Success Summer Teaching Workshop
The purpose of this three half-day workshop is to help you (re)design teaching activities and materials that are best-suited for the wide variety of learner profiles and needs of the students in your clasees. Workshop activities are grounded in the Universal Design for Learning Framework. Participants will emerge with drafts of curricular materials to be implemented in a course they plan to teach the following semester. Participants must sign up in advance. (Deadline for Summer 2018 has passed.)
We Invite You to Explore the Following...
- High Impact Educational Practices
- Teaching Large Classes
- Collaborative learning
- Integrative learning
- Critical thinking development
- Simulations and games
- Strategies for improving student writing Support for designing effective assignments and providing effective feedback for student writing.
Sharing on Teaching
- Becoming a master teacher [pdf] at SJSU
- MERLOT ELIXR: Sharing of faculty stories about exemplary teaching
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL) teaching strategies (MERLOT ELIXR multimedia case story)
- First day of class | After the first day of class (MERLOT ELIXR multimedia case stories)
- Conducting Q&A sessions [pdf]