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Events
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 12:15 – 1:30pmThe Grove
SOTL Conference: Creating and Presenting Research Posters for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Projects

In support of our first-time SOTL presenters, first-time poster presenters, and anyone in the UC Davis SOTL community who simply wants to discuss their poster’s design, the Center for Educational Effectiveness will be offering a SOTL poster workshop. 

This workshop will provide an interactive forum to discuss the creation of research posters, including information visualizations and graphics for SOTL projects; examples and discussion of previous posters; and conversation and workshopping around drafts and presentation strategies. Please feel free to bring poster drafts.

A light lunch will be served.

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 12:15 – 1:30pmThe Grove
Aggies of Today, Aggies of Tomorrow: Situating and Supporting UC Davis Students within a Changing Higher Education Landscape

Efforts to support a diverse student body require a firm understanding of the strengths and needs of students viewed in the context of current and future enrollment trends. In this workshop, faculty will engage in conversations about teaching current UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students, and critically examine ways faculty prepare and teach within a changing higher education landscape. Register Here!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 12 – 1:15pmThe Grove

Most instructors are aware of student writing apprehension, an emotional aversion to writing that can demotivate students and create barriers to learning. In this workshop, you'll develop strategies to respond to students' writing apprehension based on insights from UC Davis-centered research, through student case studies and evidence-based approaches. Help your students shift their relationship to writing and learn more deeply. Preregistration is requested

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 12:15 – 1:30pmThe Grove

Research tells us that motivation plays a key role in the adoption of behaviors that lead to deep and sustained learning. What factors affect students' motivation?  What can instructors do to increase student motivation in their classes? Using a scenario-based approach, participants will explore a variety of strategies designed to increase student motivation, leading to greater student engagement and better learning outcomes. Preregistration required

Friday, November 2, 2018 | 12:15 – 1:30pmThe Grove
Teaching Diverse Learners

This interactive workshop explores key characteristics of student diversity and examines the ways in which we can engage in continuous improvement of our teaching practices to promote inclusive learning environments. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the role of identity in learning and teaching and discuss approaches and strategies that they can effectively use in class to establish an equitable classroom. Preregistration required.

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 12:15 – 1:30pmThe Grove

Primary literature and writing can be intimidating to our students, but collaborative writing is an effective method to address this concern and promote critical thinking. Silvia Carrasco Garcia (Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology) will share the strategies she uses to help build capacity, competence, and critical thinking skills in a high-enrollment course through the use of collaborative writing assignments. Participants in this workshop will learn the details of the logistics to successfully implement this activity in their classes. Preregistration required.

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