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Spring/Summer 2021 Opportunities
We've got cool stuff planned for this spring/summer!
We are thrilled to be able to offer opportunities related to topics and questions that have been bubbly up recently including Looking Back, Planning Forward Discussion Groups, Designing Authentic Assessments, Enhancing Student Motivation, and more!
NCFDD Spring/Summer 2021 Guest Expert Webinar Series
Click on the Guest Expert (facilitator) portrait to register for that specific webinar online.
Visit our NCFDD webpage for full descriptions of each webinar.
STRATEGIES FOR CENTERING INSTRUCTOR IDENTITY IN STEM EDUCATION
April 27, 2021
STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMICS MANAGING CAREERS AND CARETAKING DURING THE PANDEMIC (AND BEYOND...)
May 25, 2021
Spring 2021 Faculty Learning Communities
SPRING/SUMMER 2021 FLCs ARE OPEN AND ACCEPTING MEMBERS!
Click on the titles below to read more about a specific FLC. Apply online via our grants system
- How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective Teaching (Summer 2021)—How might a better understanding of research in the fields of developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience give us insight into designing a more effective classroom for our students? Facilitated by Kathryn Stieler, Music, Theatre, & Dance and Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow.
- Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Developing Healthy and More Effective Ways of Communicating—We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic, relaying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear kind way, without needing to get defensive or go on the attack? Facilitated by Martina Reinhold, Physician Assistant Studies.
- Super Courses (Spring 2021)—How might an instructor turn a good course into a super course? Facilitated by David Eick, Modern Languages and Literature and Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow.
- Ungrading (Spring 2021)—In the age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, how can we grade more equitably and shift the focus from grades to learning? Facilitated by David Eick, Modern Languages and Literature and Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow.
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The Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of teaching excellence at Grand Valley State University. Rooted in a liberal education tradition and informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning, we advocate innovative teaching and student-centered pedagogies. We partner with faculty as they prepare students to contribute meaningfully to their professions and societies.