[PAST EVENT] Teaching Project Workshop

October 7, 2014
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
All faculty and graduate students are invited to attend the next Teaching Project workshop. Lunch will be served.
****If you would like to attend, please RSVP by no later than noon 10/6 to: [[jxschw]] ****
Workshop Abstract: Three challenges for faculty are honest in-class feedback, focused in-class review, and focused individual in-class thinking. A method that can encourage all three is the eyes-closed exercise. This technique can serve as the prelude to other exercises, such as a Think-Pair-Share exercise, or it can stand alone. In this workshop, we will run some eyes-closed exercises in typical classroom scenarios. We'll discuss the pedagogical reasons that support these exercises, including: Removal of distractors, the benefits of retrieval practice, active learning, and self-assessment of recall and problem-solving skills as a metacognitive strategy. During the exercises, attendees may decide for themselves how well the method might work in practice with their students.