Upcoming Teaching Seminars

  • Microteaching Workshop

    Thursday, March 11, 4:30–7:00pm

    Remote: Zoom link will be provided

    In this interactive online workshop, participants teach a 5-minute synchronous lesson via Zoom and receive feedback on their teaching from the other participants and the workshop leaders. These lessons are recorded in Zoom. Note: This workshop can count toward the Future Faculty Program's teaching feedback consultation requirement, but not the seminar requirement. Attending the workshop and following up to watch and discuss the video of your lesson with an Eberly colleague can substitute for ONE of the two teaching feedback consultations required for the Future Faculty Program.

  • Microteaching Workshop

    Wednesday, March 24, 4:30–7:00pm

    Remote: Zoom link will be provided

    In this interactive online workshop, participants teach a 5-minute synchronous lesson via Zoom and receive feedback on their teaching from the other participants and the workshop leaders. These lessons are recorded in Zoom. Note: This workshop can count toward the Future Faculty Program's teaching feedback consultation requirement, but not the seminar requirement. Attending the workshop and following up to watch and discuss the video of your lesson with an Eberly colleague can substitute for ONE of the two teaching feedback consultations required for the Future Faculty Program.

  • Helping Students Develop Mastery and Critical Thinking*

    Tuesday, April 6, 10:30am–Noon

    Remote: Zoom link will be provided

    Instructors often want students to develop mastery with certain content and skills and then apply their learning to “think critically.” Teaching critical thinking as well as helping students develop towards mastery can be difficult, especially in the context of a single course or semester. In this seminar, we will explore a number of evidence-based strategies to help students develop mastery through their acquisition, practice, and integration of appropriate skills, focusing particularly on the skill of “critical thinking." Participants will have the opportunity to apply these strategies to their own discipline and course.

  • Course and Syllabus Design*

    Wednesday, April 14, 12:30–2:00pm

    Remote: Zoom link will be provided

    Many decisions affecting the success of a course take place before the first day of class. In this online seminar we will identify the principles of effective course design and consider ways to use the syllabus to guide student learning. You will have the opportunity to generate learning objectives and discuss the different components of a course syllabus. We will explore how syllabus design can influence students' perception of the course and the instructor, as well as recognize the benefits and challenges associated with course policies (like mobile devices and participation/attendance).

  • Planning and Delivering Effective Lectures*

    Thursday, April 29, 9:00–10:30am

    Remote: Zoom link will be provided

    When is lecture an appropriate instructional method? What should you consider when developing your lecture? How can you ensure that students are engaged during a lecture and are understanding the material, particularly when the lecture is remote? Come learn about strategies for designing and delivering lectures for both in person and remote settings in ways that support student learning.