2021-2022 Events & Resources

SPRING 2022

Teaching Talks

Conversation spaces to discuss ‘knotty problems’ in our classrooms. Campus partners will join us periodically to share information and support. Teaching Talks are not recorded, but session summaries highlighting research and ideas will be provided after the session.

  • January 14th, 12:00 PM (Supporting students in quarantine)
  • January 18th, 3:30 PM (Supporting students in quarantine)
  • January 25th, 4:00 PM (Student Voices: Challenges to Academic Integrity and the Honor System with the Honor Council and fellow students, moderated by Dr. David Rettinger)
  • February 1st, 4:00 PM (Contract Cheating and the Honor System with Dr. David Rettinger)
  • February 11th, 12:00 PM (Open)
  • February 22nd, 3:30 PM (Open)
  • March 11th, 12:00 PM (Open)
  • March 22nd, 3:30 PM (Open)
  • April 12th, 3:30 PM (Open)

 

No Time to Read Book Club: The Spark of Learning

This semester, we are discussing The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion by Sarah Rose Cavanagh. Meet-ups are monthly with two different days to attend–meet once or join us twice!

Meet-up summaries and resource guides are available below after each session.  Join the conversation at any time–you don’t need to do the reading to belong to this book club!

February meet-up
  • February 14th, 3:00 PM
  • February 17th, 3:30 PM
 
March Meet-up
  • March 14th, 3:00 PM
  • March 17th, 3:30 PM
 
April Meet-up
  • April 11th, 3:00 PM
  • April 14th, 3:30 PM
 
May Meet-up
  • May 5th, 3:00 PM
  • May 12th, time TBD (UMW Academy)

 

One Hour, One Idea Workshops

One hour sessions focused on teaching strategies you can use NOW to support student learning. This spring, we will focus on supporting student metacognition and knowing ‘how’ to learn by playing with strategies shared in Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning by Pooja K. Agarwal and Patrice M. Bain.

One Hour, One Idea workshops will be recorded and available via the Center for Teaching’s YouTube channel. Session summaries with research links and strategy descriptions will be shared.

February Focus: Retrieval Practice
  • February 3rd, 3:30 PM
  • February 24th, 3:30 PM

 

March Focus: Spaced Practice and Interleaving
  • March 10th, 3:30 PM
  • March 24th, 3:30 PM

 

April/May Focus: Feedback-Driven Metacognition
  • April 7th, 3:30 PM
  • May 12th, time TBD @ UMW Academy

 

Faculty Pedagogy Colloquium Series

Faculty Pedagogy Colloquia are gatherings to share pedagogical research and classroom experiences in an open and supportive environment. Participants provide a 20-minute presentation of their teaching-based research or project, then engage in a 30-minute discussion and feedback session with the audience. We especially encourage presentation of ‘in process’ research.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!

 
FALL 2021

WORKSHOPS & DISCUSSION SESSIONS

Quarantine Planning: Maintaining Connections and Engagement (August 31, 2021)

Join the Center for Teaching to draft a plan for supporting students in quarantine. We will identify key course features that require flexible planning, share options that minimize disruption for you and students, and draft plans that can be shared with your classes.

Presentation Slide Deck

Course Activity Matrix

Course Plan for the Unexpected

NO TIME TO READ BOOK CLUB

This semester, we are discussing Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It by James Lang. Meet-up summaries and resource guides are available below. Join the conversation at any time–you don’t need to do the reading to belong to this book club!

Meet-up #1 (9/29): Summary and Resource Guide

Meet-up #2 (10/27): Summary and Resource Guide

Meet-up #3 (11/10): Summary and Resource Guide

SUMMER 2021

Summer Playlist 2021

Five playlists with curated resources that we were reading, watching, and listening to about teaching during a pandemic.We Februar