The Instruction Community of Practice will be meeting next Wednesday, March 1st, in room 248 from noon to 1pm. We’ll be focusing on classroom strategies that encourage student engagement. Bring your lunches, your ideas, and a lesson plan that you’d like to workshop. (I’ll have some extra instruction outlines and snacks, if you need them.)
If you’d like to review some active learning concepts before we meet, take a look at the following two modules from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Educational Innovation:
This session is geared towards those who are currently teaching instruction sessions but we’d value the perspective of those who have taught in the past and the fresh ideas of those who would like to teach in the future.
On Thursday, February 2, 2017, we’ll be holding our first Instruction Community of Practice (ICoP) gathering of the year! Please bring your lunch and join us from 12:30 to 1:30pm in room 248 to discuss how we fit in to the teaching & learning puzzle and to set some shared goals for the future direction of our community. Anyone with an interest in instruction is welcome to join. We’ll provide tea and snacks.
The first discussion forum will take place on Wednesday, August 5th at Noon in Room 247. Bring your lunch and join others as we learn about the new Community of Practice.
Each month, staff with instruction responsibilities will meet. The person assigned to lead the discussion will post a brief blog entry about the idea/article/topic for discussion and will lead the discussion at the meeting. The “blogger” will will post an article about the discussion after we meet.