Upcoming Teaching Seminars

  • Motivating and Engaging Students*

    Tuesday, February 16, Noon–2:00pm

    LOCATION CHANGE: Cyert Hall A70

    What factors influence student motivation? Is motivation malleable? To what extent do instructional practices impact student motivation? As we explore theories and empirical research on motivation, we’ll discuss these questions, implications for both instructors and students, and some strategies you can use to engage students more fully.

  • Planning and Delivering Effective Lectures

    Wednesday, February 24, 5:00–7:00pm

    CUC, Peter/Wright/McKenna Room

    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? Come learn about strategies for designing and delivering lectures in ways that support student learning.

  • Microteaching Workshop

    Thursday, March 3, 4:30–7:00pm

    A-70 Cyert Hall

    In this interactive workshop, participants teach a 5-minute lesson and receive feedback on their teaching from the other participants and the workshop leaders. These lessons are videotaped. (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.)

  • Leveraging Slides to Support Student Learning

    Wednesday, March 16, 5:00–7:00pm

    CUC, Connan Room

    Slides can be an effective way to present information to students, but there are many potential pitfalls you should consider as you use them. Come learn about the literature on multimedia learning and its implications for designing and using slides in ways that will most effectively support student learning.

  • Exploring Educational Technologies and Their Pedagogical Applications

    Thursday, March 24, Noon–2:00pm

    CUC, Peter/Wright/McKenna Room

    This seminar features several technology-enhanced learning (TEL) tools that are available for use at CMU. Participants will get to experience these tools firsthand, see disciplinary examples of their use in teaching, and discuss additional potential pedagogical applications. Participants should bring a fully charged laptop computer to the session or plan to share with another participant.