Year 2, Seminar 1

Course Design and Classroom Management


Seminar Description:

This seminar connects the passion for teaching with the mechanics
of classroom management, course design, grading systems and assessment. Students build on the conversation from year one about creating a course syllabus and identifying characteristics of effective instruction. They critically evaluate course syllabi and explore the role of grading as a pedagogical tool.



9:30 am   Welcome back, introductions, breakfast and review of Year 2 seminars

10:00 – 11:45 am   Where to Begin when Crafting a Course: Understanding How we Learn; the Role of Prior Knowledge


11:45 – 12:30 pm   Lunch

12:30 – 2:30 pm   Building on Learning Theory: Strategies for Student Engagement and Active Learning


2:30 – 3:30 pm   Summary Q & A

Plans for informal lunches each semester

Topics for Ann Ferren Conference Greenberg Cohort Session




The Art of Possibility

Active Learning handout

MidSemester Evaluation

Discussion rubric

How they learn how we teach


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