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February 1, 2019

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FEATURED EVENTS


 

 

Using Peer Assessment to Make Teamwork Work

 

February 8, 12:15 - 1:30pm

 

Looking for ideas on how to design a team project where students provide feedback to one another? In this brown bag session, Professor Grant Clark (Bioresource Engineering) will describe his experience having students do peer assessment of teamwork. Come with your lunch and your questions! Check out a brief TLS video to learn more.

 

 

Bridging Theory with Experience in Community-Engaged Learning

 

February 22, 12:00 - 1:00pm

 

How can community-university partnerships support mutually beneficial goals, democratize knowledge production, and help students develop into engaged citizens? Come listen to professors and students from two courses talk about their experience co-developing these partnerships and innovations in teaching and learning.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS


 

 

Safer Spaces 

 

Indigenous Perspectives

February 6, 1:30 - 4:00pm

 

This workshop examines, from multiple perspectives, issues related to the inclusion of Indigenous peoples on our campuses. Participants will have the opportunity to apply new ideas and awareness and build skills by working through practical scenarios drawn from everyday work and life at McGill.

 


 

 

Feedback Strategies: Engaging Students in Dialogue

 

How can we engage students with feedback and encourage them to take greater responsibility for their learning? This 4-part webinar series presents several strategies suited to writing assignments. The strategies may also make marking more efficient.

 

Dividing Assignments into Multiple Stages (part 4)

February 14, 12:15 - 12:45pm


 

 

Polling @ McGill Meet-Up

 

February 15, 10:00 - 11:00am

 

Are you curious about different ways to use Polling @ McGill to engage your students in class? Previously known as “clickers,” this tool allows instructors to ask questions in class and have students respond using their personal phone, tablet, or laptop. Join us to hear from instructors who have used polling to motivate students and encourage participation.


 

 

ATOC 185x: Natural Disasters 

 

Course launches: March 6, 12:00pm

 

In this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you will learn the science behind different types of natural disasters, and our ability, or inability, to control and predict these events. In this 9 week MOOC on edX, you will learn about a different natural disaster each week. This course is open to anyone interested. We encourage you to invite a friend!

 

 


EVENTS FOR YOUR STUDENTS


 

 

Skills development for undergraduate students

 

SKILLS21 is a workshop-based skills development program for undergraduate students. It provides opportunities for developing 21st century skills, values, and attitudes.

 

Strategies for Succeeding at Multiple Choice Exams

 

February 12, 12:00 - 1:30pm

 

Do you take multiple choice exams? Do you want to learn how to approach multiple choice questions? This workshop will introduce you to strategies for succeeding at multiple choice exams in any subject.

 

 

Skills development for graduate students

 

SKILLSETS offers skill development opportunities to complement the research training provided by the academic experience at McGill. Open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

 

Leadership Workshop Series

 

February through March

 

McGill recognizes that graduates need to be critical problem solvers, change agents, innovators, and to work effectively in cross-disciplinary teams. This series of workshops guides students to identify the relevance of leadership in their career path, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and have the opportunity to begin to conceptualize concrete plans for achieving growth.
 


RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS


 

Guide: Add Readings to myCourses

 

The Library can help you make course readings available to your students at no cost with myCourses. It’s easy to link to the library’s millions of articles and ebooks, or to scan and upload book chapters and articles directly to myCourses.

 

Using Peer Assessment to Make Teamwork Work: An Instructor Resource Video

 

What does teamwork look like? How can students develop their feedback skills to support teamwork? This brief TLS video addresses how peer assessment can support productive and harmonious team experiences by making students accountable to their team members.

 

Mid-course Evaluations

 

Want to receive valuable feedback from your students during the term while it's still possible to make adjustments to your teaching? Effective strategies include administering an anonymous survey through myCourses, asking questions anonymously using Polling @ McGill, and having an in-class, student-led feedback forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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