Teaching & Learning Community of Practice 2016-2017
The goal of these brown-bag lunches is to build a community around teaching and learning practices in the Department of Psychology. Some of the teaching stream faculty will commit to meeting for lunch in the Psychology Lounge once a month to discuss topics around our teaching practice. We would love other instructors in the department to participate, including staff, tenured and tenure-stream faculty, sessional instructors, and graduate students interested in teaching. Newcomers, including those from other departments, are most welcome. No teaching experience is necessary! While each brown-bag lunch will have a specific topic and discussion leader, we can also use these meetings to share ideas, ask questions, and get advice about our general teaching-related challenges.All lunches will take place from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Psychology Department lounge, room 4043 Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Topic: Evidence-based presentation design
Presenters: Ashley Waggoner Denton and Suzanne Wood
Friday, October 14, 2016
Alternatives to textbooks
Presenter: Taryn Grieder
Friday, November 25, 2016
Topic: Writing multiple choice questions
Presenter: David Chan
January 6, 2017
Topic: Integrating writing into our classes
Presenter: David O'Neill
Topic: Challenging all students in our classes, including the high achievers
Presenter: Amanda Sharples
March 24, 2017
Topic: What are we assessing in our courses?
Presenter: Caitlin Burton
If you are interested in leading a discussion or in seeing at topic discussed that is not listed, please contact Suzanne Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ashley Waggoner Denton, email@example.com.