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TIDES hosts a number of different workshops and learning communities for CNS faculty and graduate students interested in learning effective teaching strategies and developing their instructional skills. A complete schedule of TIDES Teaching Professional Development offerings for Spring 2018 can be found by clicking on the below link...


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  • The “Teaching Hacks” series provides short tips, tricks and tools for the instructional topic of the week. All the presented “hacks” are low-overhead approaches that can be quickly implemented to support effective, evidence-based instructional practices. Please see the Teaching Hackswebpage for presentation slides and additional hacks contributed by the CNS community.
  • The “Teaching Spotlight” series provides deeper dives into instructional topics, including a combination of education research foundations and practical implementation details. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and begin work on instructional materials and approaches for their own courses to apply the practices showcased in the workshop. 
  • TIDES Faculty Learning Communitiesare groups of faculty with common instructional interests who meet regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to informally discuss a particular topic. These groups are lightly facilitated, but primarily a venue for connecting with colleagues on teaching and sharing effective practices. 
  • Occasionally, TIDES will sponsor a Guest Speakerfrom outside the UT community to share some area of education expertise with the CNS faculty. 
  • TIDES also offers Customized Workshops on demand. If you have a group of CNS faculty or graduate students interested in a particular teaching topic, please contact s.eichhorn@austin.utexas.eduto make arrangements for a customized offering.

 

 

Guest Speaker

Date Talk Title
Carl Wieman, PhD            July 26, 2018           

Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education...and Most Other Subjects

A New (and better) Way to Characterize and Evaluate Your Teaching (and everyone else’s)

     

 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

The “Teaching Hacks” series provides short tips, tricks and tools for the instructional topic of the week. All the presented “hacks” are low-overhead approaches that can be quickly implemented to support effective, evidence-based instructional practices.

Presentation slides from Teaching Hacks Workshops:

Please click here to submit a Teaching Hack that you would like to share with the UT CNS community.

 

The “Teaching Spotlight” series provides deeper dives into instructional topics, including a combination of education research foundations and practical implementation details. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and begin work on instructional materials and approaches for their own courses to apply the practices showcased in the workshop. 

Presentation slides from Teaching Spotlight Workshops:

     Teaching and Managing Large Classes

     Facilitating Class Discussions and Group Activities

     Developing Effective Exams

     Developing Authentic Assessments and Projects

     Influencing Student Motivation and Learning Mindset

     Applying Science Research Approaches to Study and Improve Teaching