Teach Week kicks off on Thursday, May 23 with Teaching Students Before Content facilitated by Betsy Burris of Teaching Through Emotions. This workshop provides background on student-centered teaching and serves as a foundation for other workshops in the series.
Teach Week will give you the opportunity to dig deeper with different campus partners, and you will leave each workshop with a concrete takeaway to use in your upcoming courses.
Join us for one workshop or several!
Thursday May 23
- Teaching Students Before Content (9am)
- Lunchtime Discussion: What is the role of textbooks and/or OER in the Williams’ classroom?
- Embodied Learning: Art Galleries As Classrooms (1:30pm)
Friday May 24
- Imagining Research Assignments Beyond Term Papers (9am)
- Lunchtime Discussion: Campus sustainability and the classroom
Tuesday May 28
- Making Active Learning Work (9am)
- Lunchtime Discussion:Gender in the classroom: pronouns and inclusive language
- Why Write? Reimagining the College Essay (1:30pm)
Wednesday May 29
- Of Pancakes and Classrooms: Why, When and How to Flip? (9am)
- Lunchtime Discussion: To click or not to click? The pros and cons of clickers
- Doing “Learning by Doing“ (1:30pm)
Thursday May 30
- Does It Have To Be a Log? Re-Thinking Assumptions About Academic Work (all day)
- Social Mindfulness and Inclusivity for STEM+ (1:30pm)
Friday May 31
- Does It Have To Be a Log? Re-Thinking Assumptions About Academic Work (all day; continued from May 30)
- Processing Session: Social Mindfulness and Inclusivity for STEM+ (10am; optional for those who attended the session on May 30
Teach week is an event of the Williams College Collaborative for Faculty Development.
Event Planning Committee: Lisa Conathan (Special Collections), Paula Consolini (CliA), Lori Dubois (Sawyer Library), Stephanie Dunson (Writing Programs), Liz Gallerani (WCMA), Ric Grefé (Design Thinking), Jonathan Leamon (iTech), Christine Ménard (Sawyer Library) and Laura Muller (Quantitative Skills Programs and Peer Support).