Developing a Premier Service-Learning Course

In this workshop participants learned concrete information regarding service-learning pedagogy, how to apply it to their course(s), what kinds of benefits and challenges to expect, and where to find resources for additional learning. After the workshop participants were able to: Review the essential components of a service-learning course and distinguish service learning from other forms […]

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Out of The Classroom and into The World: Using Mobile Devices to Enhance Experiential Learning

In this workshop, participants learned how to embrace the power and convenience of mobile devices to facilitate meaningful learning experiences while engaging with the City of Chicago. Participants are introduced to mobile apps that allow their students to use devices for learning. Presenters discuss best practices for planning and implementing experiential learning activities, as well as present case […]

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Best Practices for Collaborative Teaching

Collaboratively taught courses can be a catalyst for creative problem solving, integrative learning, and trans-disciplinary inquiry among both the students and faculty who take part in the experience. However, along with these benefits come new logistical and pedagogical challenges for faculty. This interactive workshop introduced you to resources and best practices for collaborative teaching. The […]

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STEM Teaching and Experiential Learning

In this interactive workshop we: Reviewed the definition of service learning, both curricular and co-curricular Described STEM teaching and learning in the DePaul context Evaluated the benefits and challenges of an experiential approach to STEM teaching Generated next steps with regard to experiential learning and STEM Identified Steans Center resources for experiential learning Participants left […]

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Curating Your Teaching Portfolio: Selection and Reflection (Online)

This workshop offered you the opportunity to curate your teaching portfolio while exchanging feedback with other faculty members. Drawing on both teaching portfolio guides and the evolving pedagogy that helped students create effective portfolios at DePaul and many other universities, this workshop guided you through the processes of selection and reflection to create a holistic […]

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Backward Course Design: An Intensive Three-Week Online Workshop

This three-week workshop introduced participants to an outcomes-based approach to course design that would set them and their students up for success. Backward course design, also known as idea-based learning, begins with identifying desired enduring understandings and learning outcomes and uses these as the basis for intentionally-designed student learning experiences. The workshop activities—readings, quizzes, and discussion […]

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The Welcoming Classroom: Strategies for Transgender Inclusion and Equity

Thirty-eight percent of transgender students report considering dropping out of college because of transphobia on campus and in classrooms. Professors are a crucial part of creating a safe and welcoming environment for trans students. This workshop presented strategies for welcoming and affirming transgender students and fostering an equitable and just learning environment for all. Through videos, lectures, interactive activities, […]

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Tools for Addressing Microaggressions in Academic Spaces

Microaggressions are intentional or unintentional brief slights that communicate derogatory messages toward individuals based solely upon their marginalized group membership. Microaggressions can and do occur everywhere and anywhere including classrooms and other academic spaces. This interactive session will introduce and explore strategies and tools for both addressing the impact of microaggressions and creating inclusive spaces. By the end of […]

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2015 Fall Forum: Teaching Through Civic Engagement

The theme of the 2015 Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning—“Teaching Through Civic Engagement: Doing Good Well”—reflected the university’s core value of service to others and the oft-quoted exhortation from St. Vincent DePaul, “It is not enough to do good; it must be done well.” Keynote Speaker: Barbara Jacoby At the 2015 Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning, […]

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Multimodal Composing Across the Disciplines

Many of us already teach with — and encourage students to create projects drawing on — a range of meaning-making modes such as visual images, video, audio, and alphabetic text. “Multimodal Composing” is a concept that foregrounds the integration of these modes, and the rhetorical choices and decisions that writers and communicators make when engaged […]

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