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February 24-28, 2020

SDSU Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Weekly Bulletin: February 24 - 28, 2020

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning weekly e-mail bulletin features news and upcoming events for faculty at SDSU. The CETL offers a broad range of programs, services and resources in a variety of formats. We invite you to participate in any of our activities and programs that meet your professional needs.

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2019-2020 Faculty Development Spotlight Series

CETL Points – 1 Point

Please Click Here to Register - Please indicate if Zoom needed during registration

Guiding Faculty, Supporting Students: Creating Accessible Learning Environments

Students with disabilities are accessing higher education more than ever before, yet they still face numerous challenges in getting the support needed to be successful. In navigating ways to teach effectively and help students achieve, faculty can often be left wondering what their role is in accommodating students. This series of trainings will work to engage faculty in the conversation of understanding the need for accommodations in the classroom, what requirements and processes exist to help guide them in their work and discover strategies on how to create a more inclusive and accessible course experience for students with disabilities.

 

Upcoming Event:

Understanding Student Needs: Perspectives on Putting the Process into Practice          

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 10:30 to 11:45 am

Location: Briggs Library 130

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Engaging Gen Z Learners: Assignments & Activities For Authentic Learning

Generation Z has taken over college classrooms and is demanding a different approach to assessing their knowledge. Unlike previous students, Gen Z students are private, entrepreneurial, and career-driven. Living in a world surrounded by information, they struggle to see the value of traditional multiple-choice tests or term-paper assessments. Instead, they emphasize practical understanding and transferable skills. This real-world focus mandates the integration of applied, actionable, and authentic assessments. In this webinar, we explore innovative, engaging activities and assignments that engage and inspire today’s Gen Z students.

 

Webinar Objectives:

  • Design authentic assessments that engage Gen Z learners
  • Integrate hands-on activities and simulations in the classroom
  • Implement group work in a manner amenable to the preferences of Gen Z students
  • Utilize assignment options to tailor learning tasks for individual students
  • Integrate assessments that allow for a diverse demonstration of knowledge and skills

Date and Time:

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Please Register by Clicking Here!

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Teach Students How To Learn: Metacognition Is The Key

Participants will take away metacognitive learning strategies that can change students’ paradigms about what learning entails and motivate them to implement actions that will significantly improve test performance and self-motivation.  Additionally, participants will learn how implementing effective learning strategies can increase the self-efficacy of students who have become discouraged due to earlier failures.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Learn the characteristics of many of today’s learners
  • Examine what the cognitive science research indicates about how people learn
  • Discover metacognitive learning strategies that work
  • Understand the effect of student mindset on learning outcomes

Date and Time:

Thursday, March 5, 2020 from Noon – 1:00 pm

Please Register Here!

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February 2020 – FOCUS ON METACOGNITION

On-Demand Webinars of the Month

A new opportunity being offered by CETL will be the highlighting of two On-Demand Webinars from Innovative Educators each month. These can be watched at anytime and anywhere. All you need to do is find a time that works best for you to engage in some professional development focused on your teaching, sit back and enjoy. Once you have completed a webinar just fill out the link at the top of the CETL Webinars InsideState Page and you will receive 1 CETL point for each webinar completed. This month’s On-Demand Webinars of the Month are:

 

Metacognition: The Key To Developing Independent Learners

Participants will take away metacognitive learning strategies that can change students’ paradigms about what learning entails and motivate them to implement actions that will significantly improve test performance and self-motivation.  Additionally, participants will learn how implementing effective learning strategies can increase the self-efficacy of students who have become discouraged due to earlier failures.

 

Teaching Students How To Learn 2.0: Strategies For Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Participants will learn the characteristics of a presentation that is informative, motivational, and inspirational. Techniques for ensuring that students will be motivated to implement the learning strategies presented to them will be discussed.  Barriers to presenting impactful learning strategies discussions/workshops will be addressed

Please click here to access either of this On-Demand Webinars. 

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Articles of the Week

Defining and Denouncing Student Shaming: A Teacher’s Reflection

Understanding the Challenges Facing First-Generation College Students

Supporting Students Who Are Moms

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Spring 2020 Endnote Training

EndNote X9 is available for download. Get the product code on InsideState at https://insidestate.sdstate.edu/academics/general/library/default.aspx.

EndNote is software designed to help you keep track of your citations and pdfs while you do research and to insert and format your citations and bibliography while you are writing. This two-hour session is an introduction to the software which is available to SDSU students, staff, and faculty. The session is designed for graduate students and faculty but all are welcome. If you wish to follow along on your own computer, please bring a laptop with the software already installed. Please register for the training session you would like to attend at https://libguides.sdstate.edu/EndNote.

If you cannot make the training session, there is a series of videos linked on https://libguides.sdstate.edu/EndNote that can get you started.

Date and Time:

Thursday, March 19 3-4:30 in Briggs Library 125 – register at https://libcal.sdstate.edu/calendar/Classes/ENMar20

Wednesday, April 29 4-5:30 in Briggs Library 125 – register at https://libcal.sdstate.edu/calendar/Classes/ENApr20