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Learning Science Lab Workshops: Spring 2020

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Simple ways to refresh your PowerPoint Slides: Creating effective visuals for learning

Weds 2/20 12:30-1:30 KMC 4-120

Looking for some inspiration on how to visually design your slide presentations? What’s the most effective way to use visuals for learning? Get creative with us in this workshop, where we’ll explore the essentials of effective slide design. Make a lasting impression on your students with some simple ways to make your presentations visually compelling. 

You should attend if…
  • You use PowerPoint slides in your teaching and want them to be more visually effective
  • You sometimes feel like you’re just reading from your teaching slides in class
  • You’re interested in finding out how visual design can support learning

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Are your students reading your feedback? How to give feedback that students will use

Weds 3/4 12:30-1:30 KMC 4-120

Are you spending hours grading and giving students feedback, but not sure if they're even reading it? In this workshop we'll explore some small changes you can make to integrate fast, actionable, and personal feedback into your course. 

You should attend if...
  • You'd like to incorporate more feedback into your course, but feel like you don't have the time to do it
  • You're interested in using tools that can provide automated feedback to students
  • You're curious about how to make the feedback you're already giving your students more effective

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Save time without sacrificing feedback: Get your student to assess one another

Weds 3/25 12:30-1:30 KMC 4-120

Designing activities and assessments where students give each other feedback has both practical and pedagogical benefits: it saves you time and helps students to think critically, discuss content with each other, and communicate effectively. You can equip students to give each other high-quality feedback. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to invite students to effectively co-design a shared rubric, how to introduce peer feedback exercises into your course, and some helpful strategies to make sure your students get the most out of them. 

You should attend if…
  • You’re curious about using peer assessment in your course but don’t know where to start
  • You already use peer assessment in your course and want some tips on how to make it more effective
  • You’re not sure if you’re ready to start using peer assessment but want to learn more

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Capture then share: Quick ways to make screen recordings

Weds 4/8 12:30-1:30 KMC 4-120

Ever wanted to show your students exactly how you do something? Maybe you’d like to walk them through how to solve a problem, apply a principle, navigate an application, or give them feedback on where they went wrong? Screen recordings are narrated videos you can take of your screen. In this workshop we’ll explore the tools you can use to create screen recordings and discuss how to incorporate them into your course to support student learning. 

You should attend if…
  • You know that there are parts of your course that are more effective when you demonstrate them
  • You want to speed up how you give personalized feedback to students
  • You’re curious about how to make a compelling screen recording that students will actually use

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Busting Common Teaching Myths: How to incorporate evidence-based practices into your teaching

Weds 4/29 12:30-1:30 KMC 4-120

We make countless decisions in our teaching, and every decision we make impacts how our students learn. In this workshop we’ll reveal the truth behind some of the most common teaching myths and share practical ways that you can incorporate evidence-based practices into your teaching and course design. This interactive workshop will also demonstrate NYU-supported polling software in action.

You should attend if…
  • You’re curious about what the latest research tells us about how people learn
  • You might be interested in experimenting with some evidence-based techniques in your teaching
  • You’d like to be able to use the research to explain why you’re teaching something the way you’re teaching it

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