Teaching and Learning

Events

RTL workshops span six unique categories, each designed to provide you with essential teaching tools and best practices to excel in your teaching efforts. Here are the workshop categories you can look forward to: Teaching Essentials

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Easy Attendance Tracking with iClicker & PollEverywhere

April 4, 2024, 2:00pm

Lisha BornillaIn this workshop, you will learn how to streamline attendance-taking processes in your classes using iClicker and PollEverywhere. We will explore the functionalities of each platform and provide hands-on guidance on how to effectively leverage them to automate attendance tracking, and syncing to bCourses gradebook.

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Space Matters! Maximizing Active Learning Classrooms for Student Collaboration and Engagement

March 12, 2024, 10:00am

Liam Aiello & Ezra DalyBerkeley’s Active Learning classrooms (ALC) are teaching and learning spaces that allow the instructor to customize the physical learning environment to meet pedagogical needs. In an ALC, the room design, flexible furniture, writing surfaces, and technology allow for multiple pedagogical activities. Research also suggests that...

Teaching with Advanced Tools in Data Courses - Datasets, APIs, Auto Graders, and Gradescope

March 6, 2024, 3:00pm

Eric and BalajiAs part of our series of workshops on DataHub, the second part will concentrate on introducing the Berkeley Data Stack–a suite of tools that support Data Science instruction at Berkeley–and exploring how instructors across the campus are integrating such tools as part of their course work. The tools include nbgitpuller...

Active Learning in Large Classes: What’s Possible?

April 2, 2024, 10:00am

Liam AielloThis workshop addresses the unique challenges and opportunities of implementing active learning strategies in large, introductory lecture settings, which are crucial as they often mark the beginning of a student's journey into a specific discipline or way of thinking. Research in educational pedagogy supports the effectiveness of active learning, particularly...

Teaching with Jupyter Notebooks in Python and R - Intro to Datahub

February 7, 2024, 4:00pm

Eric and BalajiKicking off our series of workshops on DataHub, the first part will concentrate on introducing the essential elements and capabilities of DataHub, its possibilities, and how instructors from different departmental units across the campus are actively integrating notebooks in Python, R, and Julia as part of their pedagogy.

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Putting Equitable Grading into Practice - Assignment Clinic

March 20, 2024, 9:00am

Can you think of a particular course assignment that causes frustration and challenges for either you or your students? Would you like support in revising and improving this assignment, particularly to align with equitable grading practices? In this hands-on clinic, participants will work collaboratively with CTL consultants and instructor colleagues to review their chosen assignment and brainstorm possible changes. In the process, instructors will surface what they value most in teaching and learning as well as learn about existing strategies and frameworks for equitable...

The History and Future of Grades - Teaching & Learning Journal Club

March 13, 2024, 11:30am

Grades have become ubiquitous in the college teaching and learning environment, but how did we get here? Join us for an informal journal club to learn more about the history of the traditional grading system (e.g. A-F course grade scale) and review a synthesis of the literature on how grades have been shown to affect student learning. We will dive into the Schinske and Tanner 2017 article “Teaching More by Grading Less (or Differently)” and discuss their...

Perspectives on Equitable Grading

March 5, 2024, 1:00pm

Interested in advancing equity within the courses that you teach? Eager to try grading in new or different ways? We invite you to network with like-minded colleagues who have explored different strategies for equitable grading. In small roundtable discussions, participants will have the chance to meet with different instructors who have redesigned their grading to foster greater equity in student learning and outcomes. Instructors will be encouraged to share their own experiences and challenges with grading, as well as collaboratively brainstorm possible solutions to common...

Faculty Coffee Chat

The "Faculty Coffee Chat" workshop series, designed and led by instructors, provides an engaging space where faculty peers can exchange insights, share best practices, and build a vibrant community of shared knowledge. These instructor-led events are key to fostering collaboration and growth among faculty members.

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