[Pedagogy-list] FW: Tips for the End of Term

Hocutt, Daniel dhocutt at richmond.edu
Fri Feb 22 11:04:42 EST 2019


Friends,

I forward this message to you as a model of what I hope we’ll be able to produce for the SPCS Pedagogy CoP on a regular basis. Please take a few minutes to review and tell me what you think — which features are useful, which features are useless, and which features make you excited. Any other feedback would be welcome, too!

Thanks,
Daniel

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From: Dartmouth Teaching & Learning <dcal at dartmouth.edu>
Reply-To: Dartmouth Teaching & Learning <dcal at dartmouth.edu>
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:52 PM
To: Daniel Hocutt <dhocutt at richmond.edu>
Subject: Tips for the End of Term

Tips and tools to support your teaching.


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Tips for the End of Term

  *   Cut down on grading time with these techniques:
     *   Assess one or two skills per assignment rather than every element.
     *   Be brief: Point out what is done well, identify errors, and suggest improvements.
     *   Give feedback in Canvas Speedgrader<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=8a0daf07cd&e=2f74651b7c> or annotate written work in DocViewer<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=00cbd4fd10&e=2f74651b7c> rather than by hand.
     *   Create a comment bank for feedback that you use repeatedly.
  *   Still feeling behind the grading curve? Bail yourself out for next term with a few ideas from the Chronicle of Higher Education<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=5fa98e5be6&e=2f74651b7c>.
  *   Visit the Registrar's guide for faculty on using Banner Student<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=68d807c49a&e=2f74651b7c> for instructions on submitting final grades, citations, and incompletes.
  *   As always, if you’d like to discuss any of the above, or have questions about your teaching, contact the Teaching & Learning Team<mailto:dcal at dartmouth.edu>.




Teaching Tools

  *   Flexing due dates around flu season is a common request this time of year. Here’s how to manage it in Canvas<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=b6cf770392&e=2f74651b7c>.
  *   Getting ready for spring courses? Here’s a refresher on copying content from one Canvas course to another<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=8718013501&e=2f74651b7c> rather than starting from scratch.




Upcoming Events
Reaching Everyone: Creating Inclusive Course Materials–In this workshop, participants will discuss and practice using principles of usability and accessibility as they relate to Canvas and course materials. Feel free to bring example materials, course sites, or syllabi to work with during the workshop. Feb 26, 12:15-1:30 pm Register here<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=a989d820d4&e=2f74651b7c>.

Contemplative Teaching & Learning–Mindfulness practices benefit cognition, emotion, and creativity. After reviewing the contemplative pedagogy movement in higher education, participants will experience two short classroom mindfulness practices, consider the research supporting them, and discuss how you might use them in class. Feb 27, 12:00-1:30 pm. Register here.<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=e0e3d8d9dd&e=2f74651b7c>

Teaching Science Seminar: Teaching Confessions–Join us to share your past teaching experiences, whether good or bad, and learn from others about what works and what doesn't. Come with a story or a listening ear to reflect on the skills of instruction needed in the classroom or lab. March 14, 12:15-1:30 pm. Register here<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=1f897e4c0e&e=2f74651b7c>.




Current Opportunities
Seeking Scholars–Deadline Tomorrow!
The Dartmouth Stamps Scholars Program is accepting applications from current sophomores and juniors now through February 22. Scholars receive up to $10K per year to pursue an experiential learning plan of their own design. Read more, and refer students here<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=0d791afd81&e=2f74651b7c>.

Survey of STEM Faculty
The STEM Education Team at the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning is seeking undergraduate level STEM instructors for a survey investigating the supports and obstacles that instructors face when implementing evidence-based teaching practices. Take the survey<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=7484ccccef&e=2f74651b7c> before April 1.

Open Education Initiative–In partnership with DCAL, the Library has launched an initiative to support the use of open educational resources in teaching Dartmouth courses. Learn more about these resources<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=583bef94cc&e=2f74651b7c>, and how they can save students money and allow instructors to customize materials according to course needs. Grant funding and support available beginning March 8<https://dartmouth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75e9597888c614ad3f957725f&id=44e2113871&e=2f74651b7c>.




Learning Stories






[Stamps Scholar Klara Barbarossa '20]

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