The Penn State Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present:
-- Motivating Student Learning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Room 315 Rider Building.
Do your students seem to lack a strong work ethic, enthusiasm and a general desire to learn? Poor student motivation can be a barrier to learning. Join Crystal Ramsay, research associate and instructional consultant, for a discussion of what does and does not motivate students. You’ll learn research-based strategies for increasing student motivation.
This event will be offered in a face-to-face format in 315 Rider Building, University Park, and via Polycom to:
Penn State Berks – 145 Thun Library
Penn State Fayette – contact your IDS for location
-- Two sessions of Teaching Inclusively from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, inRoom 315 Rider Building, and Thursday, March 20, in 201 Chambers Building.
How can I handle offensive statements students might say in class? How do I prepare students to discuss sensitive issues such as racism? Shiv Karunakaran and Jessica Arends, graduate consultants and doctoral candidates in curriculum and instruction, will discuss techniques on how to build classroom community and facilitate activities to support the discussion of sensitive topics, whether or not they are a part of your curriculum. This workshop is appropriate for instructors in any discipline and can be applied to both small and large classes.