Engaging Students: Coaching Tools to Increase Purposeful and Intentional Learning

Participants learned, practiced and deployed evidence based coaching tools as individual interventions to increase student’s self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation. Faculty increased their comfort and competency to facilitate self-directed and self-regulated learning on the part of our students. Students seize their own destiny, raise their awareness and responsibility and they will increase the likelihood of their […]

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Origami as a Learning Tool

Hands-on activities are often helpful in illustrating abstract concepts and retaining knowledge for a longer period of time. However, this can be sometimes challenging given the size of the class and the availability of problems or exercises. This workshop demonstrated the use of origami, a simple paper folding activity, to engage students and to strengthen […]

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Trans in the Classroom

This interactive lunchtime workshop was designed for faculty, staff, and students to learn about being allies to transgender people in the classroom. Participants left this workshop with a greater sense of the systems of oppression impacting transgender people in a university setting. Participants developed skills in advocating for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people within these systems. […]

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Teaching with Purpose in Mind

The two-year, grant-funded Explore Your Purpose program was initiated at DePaul this Fall 2016, seeking to foster greater and more intentional purpose exploration among students throughout their DePaul experience as a concrete expression of our Vincentian mission and goal to graduate students who are “grounded in meaning and purpose.” Building on a research study of […]

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Uncovering Students’ Disciplinary Knowledge

Facilitators demonstrated how Generative Knowledge Interviewing (GKI) can be an effective tool to help students more clearly articulate and organize the core concepts and ideas of any discipline. Through story telling and reflection, students will be able to identify their tacit knowledge of their discipline and identify how they can participate in scholarly conversations. During […]

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Navigating Racial Microaggressions in the Classroom

This interactive session provided an overview of racial microaggressions and how they could impact teaching and the classroom environment. Participants were given an opportunity for personal and group reflection on their own experience in the classroom in an effort to develop strategies for creating inclusive learning spaces for both themselves and their students. Presented by […]

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Feedback in Motion: Screencasting Student Feedback

Compared to written comments, video commentary can provide more efficient and effective feedback on student work, encourage additional growth and revision by preventing misunderstandings, and allow students to feel a more personal connection with their instructors. Not only that, it doesn’t require sophisticated video editing skills or additional time on the part of the instructor. […]

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Engaging Students in Active Learning

Have you ever wondered if your students are grasping the material you are teaching them? How can you check for student learning during class? In this workshop, participants discussed key points from active learning research, practiced facilitation skills that create collaborative learning environments, and applied easy-to-integrate active learning strategies to lessons. Participants walked away with the […]

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Fostering Respectful Classroom Discussion

Classroom discussion creating fault lines in your classroom? Worried that the next campus issue around free speech or the election will cause that major classroom earthquake you have been fearing? This workshop was an interactive session on fostering respectful classroom discussion while encouraging critical thought and maintaining high standards. Presented by  Jessica Gall (Associate Regional Director for […]

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