DALC | AL Strategies that Work #3: Frameworks

This workshop is centered around exploring strategies that encourage students to see patterns that drive theories. Situating framework theory in an Active Learning environment allows students a larger share of agency and ownership in appropriating the theorizing process.   ROOM: 3F.37

DALC | AL Strategies that Work #2: One Minute Paper

The one-minute paper is a short writing assignment that can serve as a quick way for an instructor to gauge class comprehension as well as provide learners with the means to self-assess their own understanding. This session will explore the one-minute paper and give you tips about how to use it at the beginning of a class to determine what…

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DALC | AL Strategies that Work #1: Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a strategy that involves creating specific expertise within individuals who subsequently work to share that knowledge within small mixed-expertise groups in a way that leads to a more complete knowledge throughout the class. Jigsaw can be used to cover topics or material while at the same time promoting responsibility for learning, communication and synthesis skills, and it can…

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DALC | How to get students to read/prepare ahead of class

Effective Active Learning often depends on getting students to read or prepare before coming to class – but what strategies work? This session will focus on sharing strategies that work at getting students to read/prepare before coming to class.   ROOM: 3F.37

DALC | Mentorship Meeting

Are you looking for some personalized support about active learning and/or are you interested in providing some support to a peer who is still new to active learning? This meeting is meant to kick-start a peer mentoring process for the W2019 semester. Come and find/meet a mentor/mentee. ROOM: 3F.43 (CoLab)

DALC: Book Club – Lisa Kretz’s “Emotional Responsibility and Teaching Ethics: Student Empowerment, Ethics and Education”

Thursday’s group (Amanda (Perry), Ian (Cuthberston) Kate (Hall), Liz (Kirkland) and Mary (Hlywa) and myself) decided to take a bit of a detour from Boler and read Lisa Kretz’s “Emotional Responsibility and Teaching Ethics: Student Empowerment, Ethics and Education” (2014).  Hope it sparks an interest for you. -Cory Legassic Room: 8B.14 Abstract: “ ‘This class is so [insert expletive] depressing.’…

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DALC: “How Learning Works” Book Club

Our second How Learning Works book club meeting of the semester  Location – 8B.14 (New School). We’ll be reading Chapter 2: “How Does the Way Students Organize Knowledge Affect Their Learning?” Feel free to read as much or as little of this chapter as you have time to. You’re welcome to participate in the discussion even if you haven’t read…

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DALC: “How Learning Works” Book Club

We will be reading and discussing chapters from How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by Susan A. Ambrose et al.  How Learning Works is divided into seven chapters, each dealing with a different pedagogical question, such as: “How Does Students’ Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning,” “What Factors Motivate Students?’, “How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners?” Over the…

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DALC: “I don’t have time for group work”: How to incorporate meaningful active learning into content-heavy Humanities & Arts classes

When we have a lot of content to teach in History, Philosophy, English, or Humanities classes, often the first choice teachers make is to cut down on group work. Information needs to be transmitted! If you’ve found yourself in this scenario, this workshop is for you. This session will equip you with active learning strategies that can help you get…

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DALC: Book Club – Feeling Power

We would like to extend our invitation to an Active Learning Book Club on Megan Boler’s Feeling Power (1999).  The first meeting is set for Thursday September 20th and we will be meeting at Dawson College’s New School in 8B.13. It would be nice if you could arrive between 11:30am-12pm so we can meet informally and enjoy some coffee or tea. Our…

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