Spring 2017 Teachers Lounges consider approaches to class discussion that genuinely engage a diverse range of students. In this session we will consider times from our own experiences when class conversation has turned painful or offensive, and look at situations described in the Start Talking and Stop Talking handbooks in the Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education series.
Event Category: For Graduate Students
This three-part series explores how a diversity of cultural backgrounds and experiences in the classroom can benefit learning or create challenges in the classroom. Our aim in this session is to explore these differences, and to discuss techniques that establish shared understandings in the classroom.
During this session we will explore different uses of ePortfolios and how to begin thinking about their benefits and how they can enhance learning experiences. We will take an in-depth look at how three programs at Columbia, with differing goals, introduced ePortfolios into their curriculums. Lastly we will discuss different technological solutions to building ePortfolios and begin to think about how ePortfolios can enhance your programmatic goals. Columbia faculty and graduate students from all departments are welcome and encouraged to attend.
This workshop builds on lessons learned in the Introduction to Courseworks (Canvas) workshops. During the workshop, instructors will learn how to set up graded assignments, discussions, and quizzes; assign grades using speedgrader; and organize assignments by groups and weights.
In this final installment of CTL’s RewirED series, we celebrate the work of Columbia faculty who have experimented with blended learning techniques this semester. In addition, we present awards and gifts to the Spring 2017 RewirED participants who have attended 3 sessions during the semester.