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Fall 2012 Teaching Excellence Workshops

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Two workshops have been scheduled for this fall as part of the ongoing Teaching Excellence Workshop series:

Teaching and Learning through Classroom Discussions
Wednesday, October 17
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Registration is now open for on-site (2215 Turlington Hall) or remote participation (AdobeConnect).
Discussions in the classroom can lead to deeper student understanding, higher retention rates, and a sense of classroom community—but this doesn’t happen automatically. During this session, led by Dr. Linda Jones, participants will discuss best practices for facilitating discussion and how to use discussions as assessment.

Effective Online Discussions
Wednesday, October 24
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Registration is now open for on-site (2215 Turlington Hall) or remote participation (AdobeConnect).
Online discussions can provide strong educational benefits with a relatively small investment from the instructor. Join Dr. David Hackett, Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa and Instructional Designer Emma Brady in exploring what makes a good online discussion topic, strategies for facilitating online engagement, and methods for assessing and grading online discussions.

The Teaching Excellence Workshops are jointly presented by the Office of the Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology and UF Information Technology (UFIT).
For additional information about TEW programming please email Jennifer Smith, Manager of Instructional Design Services.