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Essentials of Teaching & Learning 3: Active Learning (In-Person)

September 29 @ 10:10 am - 11:40 am

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Practice developing class activities that align with your learning objectives for students and incentivize all students to participate. Join the CTL for this workshop for graduate students focused on giving you strategies to better engage students in their own learning. In this workshop, we will discuss the evidence and efficacy of a variety of active learning strategies, and consider how these approaches can make our classrooms more inclusive.

Prior to this session, participants are expected to have completed a 20-minute module on Canvas. To get started on the module, self-enroll in the Essentials Canvas site here: https://courseworks2.columbia.edu/enroll/CBT7BT.

***Registration will close the night before the live session.***

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Apply reflections on participants’ prior learning experiences to determine how they want to facilitate student learning in their classrooms.
  • Practice and apply frameworks with which participants can plan effective learning experiences based on defined learning objectives.
  • Describe the benefits of active learning and address challenges that may arise when facilitating active learning in the classroom.

The Essentials of Teaching and Learning workshop series for graduate students is focused on giving you tools as a new or developing instructor to better facilitate student learning and improve your teaching practice. These workshops are best experienced sequentially.

This is the third of 4 sessions being held at the same time on the following dates:

  • Creating an Inclusive Course Climate, 9/15
  • Backward Design and Learning Objectives, 9/22
  • Active Learning, 9/29
  • Assessment and Feedback for Learning, 10/6

For more information and registration links for these additional sessions, see: https://ctl.columbia.edu/graduate-instructors/programs-for-graduate-students/workshops-for-graduate-students/essentials/.

Attending this workshop and posting reflections satisfies a Foundational Track requirement for participants in the Teaching Development Program (TDP). See bit.ly/ctl-tdp for details.


September 29
10:10 am - 11:40 am


212 Butler Library
535 W 114th St
New York, NY 10027
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