Have you experimented with a new approach in one of your SPS courses in the last year? Would you like to share what you’ve learned with others? TEACHx, Northwestern’s annual symposium that brings together instructors, students, learning designers, and technology specialists to make connections, begin collaborations, and learn from their peers, is returning to the Norris University Center in Evanston on May 22-23, 2019. Whether you want to give a poster, an interactive session or be part of a panel—join in on the celebration of teaching and learning. This year we are excited to announce that TEACHx is expanding to include a half-day pre-conference. Attend
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Jeanne Kerl is an instructional designer who works with Northwestern faculty & staff on their online courses. She is part of the Faculty Support Service’s Educational Technology Teaching Fellows program here at Northwestern. This program pairs instructional designers with faculty or staff members who then collaborate on a teaching innovation project. Jeanne has a B.S. in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University in British history. She has taught college-level history courses and designed workshops. She is particularly interested in how group and collaborative work can help students learn more effectively.
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Introduction Do some topics or skills seem too large to approach in your course? Are your students struggling with time management? Do you want to provide students with thorough, meaningful feedback but find it difficult to keep up with all the grading? Do you want your students to learn more effectively? Assignment scaffolding could be the answer. Source: Pixabay What is assignment scaffolding and why is it important? Simply put, assignment scaffolding helps break down large ideas or tasks into smaller steps that build on each other. Consider the analogy at the root of the term. Scaffolding, like the multi-level,
Northwestern’s annual TEACHx conference showcases ways that instructors are experimenting with new approaches to teaching and learning. Join this thoughtful conversation from across the University as instructors share their insights gleaned from experiments in blended and online learning as well as the use of technologies to enhance student engagement and learning. This year’s keynote speaker is physicist and Olin College founding faculty member Dr. Yevgeniya V. Zastavker. Join her as she shares her journey of learning, unlearning, and relearning, and as she ultimately imagines a new, collaborative, and engaging educational paradigm. Dr. Zastavker will be helping us consider how we