July - Week 4

Hello Everyone-
Below you’ll find information about activities at the Faculty Center and beyond.
Have a great week!
Melody

HAPPENINGS FOR THE WEEK
All events will be held in CB1 207 unless otherwise noted. If you would like to participate in a workshop via webconferencing, please email fctl@ucf.edu to make arrangements.

Monday, July 28th
Turnitin.com Workshop 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 29th Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Flipping the Classroom Swap and Share 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (see more info below)

Wednesday, July 30th
The Interactive Lecture 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friday, August 1st
Faculty Writing Club 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

FLIPPING THE CLASSROOM SWAP AND SHARE TUESDAY JULY 29TH 12:30-1:30
This workshop is for faculty who implement (or plan to implement) a flipped classroom; a teaching method that makes time for in class activities by assigning content between classes. Each participant is asked to bring one technique (or useful tip) to share with the group. A wide variety of topics are encouraged and could include anything from ways to check for student understanding, engagement techniques, to how to talk to students about flipping.

STEM EDUCATION READING GROUP MEETING JULY 21st
The group will be discussing the article “Psychological insights for improved physics teaching” published in Physics Today as well as “Who Gets to Graduate?” published in the New York Times. Please join us Monday July 21st from 12-1 pm in Physical Sciences room 445. Contact Erin Saitta (erin.saitta@ucf.edu) or Jackie Chini (jchini@ucf.edu) for more information and to receive copies of the essays.

FACULTY WRITING CLUB SUMMER 2014
Join a faculty writing club to focus on productivity and camaraderie. Having trouble getting into a good writing rhythm? Need to get away from your office to get a change of perspective and a little privacy? Forget the coffee shop--join your colleagues on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in FCTL for a loosely structured writing session. We'll take five or six minutes each week to go around the room and state a goal for the time block and then spend the rest of the time working on our individual projects. Bring your own laptop or use an FCTL computer. And of course there will be coffee. Everyone is welcome!

IF YOU TWEET…
If you tweet about teaching and learning issues, please follow me on Twitter @MelodyBowdon; I’ll follow you too!

 

 

 

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