Workshops

2017-18 Workshop Series

Are you interested in finding out how the science of learning can change your teaching practice?

Our workshops will show you how.

The research on how students learn can inform our teaching in a variety of ways, but the vastness of this literature can be overwhelming. This workshop series will explore four facets of student learning and each will provide concrete strategies for enhancing student learning, whether you teach face-to-face, online or hybrid courses. Each workshop will incorporate the expertise of teaching and learning professionals from the Center for Educational Innovation, Academic Technology Support Services, the Libraries and the Disability Resource Center.

Cognitive Load: Maximizing student learning while minimizing cognitive load (Oct 31, 2017)

Motivation: Fostering students’ motivation to learn (Nov 30, 2017)

Prior Knowledge: Using what students know to help them learn (Early February 2018)

Metacognition: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn (Early March 2018)
 


Workshops by Request

TeachingSupport @ UMN offers customized faculty development opportunities for your unit, department or college. Review the highlighted offerings available by request or contact us to customize workshop topics based on the needs of your unit.

Build-a-Class: Teaching Online with Moodle - This flexible, customizable workshop series engages instructors in 3 foundational pillars of online learning: Delivering Content; Providing Assessment; and Building Community.