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IAP 2011 Activity

Better Teaching @ MIT
Dr. Lori Breslow, Director and Dr. Janet Rankin
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

A series of lunchtime workshops designed to help MIT instructors teach better. In the series we'll talk to some of MITís best teachers about how they teach, explain how to write homework problems and test questions to best support student learning and understanding, consider ways to engage students in classroom discussions, and explore other topics. Workshops are open to all members of the MIT community.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/tll/programs-services/better-teaching/schedule-iap-current.html
Contact: Leann Dobranski, 5-122, x3-3371, leann@mit.edu
Sponsor: Teaching and Learning Lab

Tech's Top Teachers Talk Turkey
Dr. Lori Breslow, Moderator
Join us for a session in which some of MIT's best teachers ó both faculty and teaching assistants ó talk about how to teach well. This is a panel discussion at which questions are strongly encouraged.
Mon Jan 24, 12-01:00pm, 2-190

Interactive Teaching and Active Learning
Dr. Janet Rankin, Associate Director, Teaching & Learning
Asking students questions based on key concepts engages students' interests and intelligences. Instructors also learn what concepts students find most confusing. This session discusses the reasons for interactive teaching and provides examples of questions and techniques that can be used for adapted for teaching a variety of courses and topics.
Tue Jan 25, 12-01:00pm, 2-190

Planning and Presenting a Lecture
Dr. Janet Rankin, Associate Director, Teaching & Learning
This session will explore how to organize a lecture or recitation. It will help you understand how to craft the messages you are delivering and understand how they affect your audience. By the end of the seminar, you will have a better sense of how to use more of your expressive capacity to keep a group engaged.
Wed Jan 26, 12-01:00pm, 2-190

CANCELLED - Constructing Effective Assignments, Problem Sets & Exam Questions
Dr. Janet Rankin , Associate Director, TLL
This session highlights ways in which exams, problem sets and homework assignments can be designed to best support student learning and understanding. Participants identify positive and negative attributes of sample homework problems and work collaboratively to redesign these problems in order to more effectively reinforce desired learning outcomes.


Thu Jan 27, 12-01:00pm, 2-190 - CANCELLED, CANCELLED

Special Considerations for Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom
Dr. Lori Breslow, Director, Teaching and Learning Laboratory
MIT's cultural diversity is an exciting resource. In this seminar, strategies are presented for discussion about ways to increase understanding in, and effective management of multicultural classrooms.

Prior to attending this event, it would be useful for discussions if you previewed this 14 minute video: http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/crd/videos/5268-intuitively-obvious-volume-8
Fri Jan 28, 12-01:00pm, 2-190
Latest update: 27-Jan-2011

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