Teaching & Learning Summit
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 1:00-5:00pm, Rangos, CUC
Join us for interactive demonstrations, roundtable discussions, quick-fire talks as well as poster and networking sessions showcasing educational research and innovative teaching strategies from CMU colleagues.
Special Interest Group (SIG): Inclusive Teaching Strategies
3-part series: A-70 Cyert Hall
Thursdays, November 2, 9 & 16, 1:30 - 3:00 PM or Fridays, November, 3, 10 & 17, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CMU students bring a broad variety of experiences, abilities, and backgrounds to the classroom. How can instructors ensure that we respect and leverage this diversity in our classes? How can instructors create a welcoming, supportive learning environment to help all students learn and thrive? Through hands-on activities, participants will explore research on diversity as well as research-based, inclusive teaching practices. These teaching practices have the potential to enhance learning outcomes for all students as well as prepare instructors for challenging moments in the classroom. This SIG will address difficult topics, and as such, participants should be ready to discuss demanding issues while being mindful and respectful of others.
Seminar: Creating Digitally Accessible Slides that Maximize Learning
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:00-3:30pm, Rangos 1, CUC
How can we design slides to be most effective for learning and accessible for all learners? Participants will experience what it’s like to interact with digitally inaccessible materials, redesign slides based on research-based multimedia principles, and practice some approaches to make educational materials digitally accessible.