April

Ten tips for getting started with teaching
Facilitated by Chas Brua and Deena Levy
Tuesday, 4/2/2019, Noon - 1:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

chas Brua (portrait)Deena Levy (portrait)Teaching can seem like a mysterious juggling act, especially when we first enter the field.

In this interactive workshop, facilitators Chas Brua and Deena Levy will share ten practical tips they've learned from the research literature, their own teaching experience, and other faculty—advice about motivating learners, collecting and responding to feedback, navigating departmental culture, optimizing your teaching for student learning, and more. 

This workshop fulfills a requirement for the Instructional Foundations Series. 

Decoding Your Item Analysis
Facilitated by Cindy Decker Raynak
Wednesday, 4/3/2019

What does your item analysis really tell you? 

This is a closed presentation customized for the requesting department.

If you are interested in a similar Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

 


Instructional Foundations Reflection Session
Facilitated by Larkin Hood and Deena Levy
Thursday, 4/4/2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park
Larkin Hood (portrait)Deena Levy (portrait)

In this session, we will reflect on your beliefs and practices about teaching and learning. Come prepared to contribute to the conversation.

Registering for this event indicates your intent to participate in the Instructional Foundations Series program.

Innovative Teaching at Penn State (ITAP) Brown Bag Lunch Series: Modernizing Introductory Statistics and Biostatistics: Changes and Results
Presented by Kari Lock Morgan, Assistant Professor, Statistics
Thursday, 4/11/2019, 12:05 - 1:20 p.m.
Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library and via Zoom

Improvements to STAT 200 (Elementary Statistics) and STAT 250 (Introduction to Biostatistics) have led to dramatically improved scores on a national assessment of conceptual understanding (increases of 11 and 19 percentage points, respectively), impacting over 6,000 students a year. This talk will discuss some of the changes, results, and lessons learned. Changes include a new, simulation-based approach to statistical inference that more directly connects with the underlying concepts, new material on data visualization that exposes students to multivariable thinking, and, for STAT 250, the “question of the day” format that engages students by using statistics to address real scientific questions (some of which come from labs here at Penn State!

Box lunches will be provided for registered attendees.

For those unable to attend in person, the talk will be available via Zoom at: https://psu.zoom.us/my/bill.goffe.

Teaching sensitive topics
Facilitated by Chas Brua and Wideline Seraphin
Monday, 4/15/2019

This is a closed presentation customized for the requesting department. If you are interested in a similar Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.

Getting Started: An Interprofessional Education Workshop for Educators in the Health Professions and Related Fields
Facilitated by Mary Ann Tobin and Larkin Hood
Friday, 4/26/2019

This one day faculty development workshop is designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills to support the development of an interprofessional education activity. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative's (IPEC) core competencies will be discussed and demonstrated. 

This is a closed presentation customized for the requesting department.

If you are interested in a similar Custom Workshop for your area, contact us at site@psu.edu.