College of Veterinary Medicine

Teaching Academy


As professional development opportunities arise through online seminars, the CVM Teaching Academy will post any material that can be gathered and made available for everyone to view.

January 29, 2014
Facilitating Clickers Effectively

Hosted by Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado, Boulder
In this interactive webinar, we’ll explore research-based tips and ideas for using clickers in a way that allows us to achieve the full benefit of questioning (student engagement and deep learning). Stephanie will focus on the use of “peer instruction” – the practice of requiring students to discuss their answers to challenging questions with one another. Common challenges will be discussed, tips on getting students to productively argue and reason through the questions will be shared, including ways to encourage all students to speak up in response to questions.
For further information, see the internal website.
January 21, 2014
Helping Introverts Thrive in an Active Learning Classroom ,

Hosted by Dr. Nicki Monahan, M.Ed., faculty advisor for staff development at George Brown College in Toronto
Active learning places a premium on participation and collaboration, and that can put introverts at a disadvantage. Fortunately, there are classroom strategies that take introverts' personalities into account and help level the playing field for students wherever they are on the introvert-extrovert spectrum. Learn about them in Helping Introverts Thrive in an Active Learning Classroom.

June 19, 2012
Engage online students with targeted feedback  

Presented by Jill Schiefelbein

This one hour session focused on online students but these suggestions could also be employed in a face to face class. She discussed the following topics.
  • Prompting involvement in discussion boards
  • Use of discussion boards titled "hallway conversation" to answer questions frequently asked by students (instead of email replies)
  • Giving feedback on a regular basis using email templates (e.g. the course has x number of points and to date you have y points, etc.)
Last Edited: Jan 29, 2014 4:07 PM   

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