ATE Central

ATE Events — March 2019

Upcoming

By reversing the traditional lecture and homework elements and integrating engaged-learning activities, you can transition your class from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered environment. Making this transition will completely change the dynamics of the classroom and make students more responsible for their own learning. Student attendance, engagement, participation, and conceptual understanding will sharply increase and result in vastly improved student learning outcomes. Come explore the possibilities offered by the flipped classroom model, engage with other participants with a similar interest, and leave with a personalized implementation plan and a variety of interactive engagement activities that you can implement immediately.

This workshop reviews research-based principles for guiding classroom discussion and strategies for designing and facilitating classroom discussions that work to create an effective, positive learning experience. You’ll experience a variety of specific strategies first-hand, including those relevant to small classes, large classes, online courses, and a variety of disciplines. Plus, you’ll reflect on how to apply these strategies to your own classes. You’ll also learn what you can do to prevent the “common discussion pitfalls” listed above, along with what to do when they happen. You’ll also learn how to design discussions as a part of your course so they truly help students learn (and so you’ll know that they worked!).

This workshop helps faculty build a sense of community within their classrooms by emphasizing dialogic approaches to teaching the whole student and relational teaching pedagogy. The workshop involves extensive interactive work and specific pedagogical strategies for faculty to take back to their respective colleges. Community-building and teaching the whole student matter because they result in improved student academic success and deeper student learning. Teachers who can build appropriate learning relationships with their students can be inspiring and transformative for student learning and their students’ development.

44575 Garfield RoadClinton TownshipMI48038

This workshop provides you with the tools needed to teach critical thinking skills while covering required course content. By the end of the workshop, you are able to create lesson plans that enhance students’ critical thinking skills using the content from any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences. You also learn how to easily and accurately measure critical thinking skills.

44575 Garfield RoadClinton TownshipMI48038

This workshop provides you with the tools needed to teach critical thinking skills while covering required course content. By the end of the workshop, you are able to create lesson plans that enhance students’ critical thinking skills using the content from any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences. You also learn how to easily and accurately measure critical thinking skills.