Contains news and topics of interest to faculty and instructional staff at Michigan Tech.
The final fall-semester luncheon workshop, “Active Learning, Low-Tech Style,” will be held from noon to 12:55 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6. Lunch will be provided to those who register by Monday, Dec. 3.
To address the concern that pure lectures result in low student retention, many instructors are exposing students to content outside of class and reserving class time for exercises, discussions and interaction. In this workshop, you’ll explore some low-tech ways to stimulate and guide these activities, even in large classes.
To ensure an accurate count for lunch, register for this workshop at RSVP, or contact CTL at 487-2046. Once your register, you will receive an email confirmation that will give you the location and a reminder about the date and time.
Welcome to the website for the Center for Teaching and Learning. You will notice that this site also contains information about eLearning at Michigan Tech and support resources for the Canvas Learning Management System. The eLearning staff joined the Center this July in order to offer coordinated instructional support to Michigan Tech faculty and instructional staff.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will hold a Lunch and Learn entitled “A Blended Learning Buffet” on Thursday, 10/25 from noon-1. Blended learning involves the use of technology to augment interaction in the face to face classroom. Attendees will be asked to watch a series of short videos explaining five blended learning techniques currently being used by several Michigan Tech faculty members, then select a few of them for further discussion with those experts. Facilitators and topics for the session include:
Will Cantrell and Claudio Mazzoleni (Physics) – Just in Time Teaching
Joel Neves (VPA) – Computerized Testing
Paul Charlesworth (Chemistry) and Todd King (Mathematics) – Flipped Classroom
Linda Wanless (Sch of Tech) – Virtual Office Hours
Mike Meyer (CTL/Physics) – Discussion Boards
All instructional staff are encouraged to register no later than Monday, 10/22 .
i>clicker is a classroom response system that is used widely in higher education.
The i>clicker system is designed to keep students focused on learning, not the technology, and to support active pedagogical approaches, such as Mazur’s Peer Instruction. i>clickers are now supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Center staff are offering a new workshop to help instructors use this technology in their classrooms. After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
- Download i<clicker software and adjust i>clicker settings
- Draw from pedagogical best practices for i>clicker use as a means to enhance learning and engagement
- Guide students to register, setup and use i>clicker remotes
- Download i>clicker data into Excel and Canvas
Refer to our workshop registration page for more information.