The CTT and its partners provide opportunities to learn about specific pedagogical interventions, new technologies to support teaching, and to engage in lively discussions of effective pedagogy with colleagues from across the disciplines. We create workshops for the campus as a whole and also customize workshops for colleges and departments. Contact us for more information and check our calendar for upcoming workshops.
Tues-16-Nov This session aims to explore the reasons students cheat, and to provide strategies for building a classroom culture of learning through course design and harnessing students' intrinsic motivation.
Tues-2-NovThis workshop will be beneficial for instructors who are interested in alternatives to or supplements for their current textbooks and looking for additional ways to provide equitable experiences in their classrooms.
Mon-18-Oct During workshop, participants will learn how to develop research questions about pedagogy, discuss potential methods to answer questions, give examples of where to find funding, and how to publish projects. Participants who attend in person are encouraged to bring a laptop or notebook to work through parts of the brainstorming process.
Many of our past workshops provide resources referenced or used in the session. If you would like us to customize one of these workshops for a specific department or other group, please contact Eric French at email@example.com.
Mon-09-Aug In this workshop, you will learn research-based best practices for creating a first-day lesson plan. The session will also provide examples used by other faculty and guidance on developing activities for your own courses.
Mon-16-Aug: This interactive workshop invites STEM, social sciences, humanities, and arts faculty to broaden class discussion strategies by looking at ecology and sustainability through the lens of photography, sculpture, printmaking, and other art forms.
This workshop will give instructors examples of different approaches for implementing co-creation within their classrooms to highlight the variety of ways that students can generate knowledge within a course. It will also include a hands-on activity to help instructors develop a specific co-creation activity for their courses.
In this session, conducted on April 14 2021, participants learned what a growth mindset is, how to convey a growth mindset to students, the impact one's own mindset has on students, and the various ways course materials and interactions can encourage students to adopt a growth mindset.
Presented in January 2021, this workshop began by presenting data collected from the students that visited CAST this fall to help faculty and staff better understand the challenges that students were facing. The instructional designers then offered practical solutions for faculty to help better mitigate those challenges.
Students are reporting that one of their biggest challenges this semester is dealing with the cognitive load required just to navigate their widely varying courses. While individual instructors can’t do much about all of this variation, they can work hard to ensure their own courses are as intuitive and easy to navigate as possible.
Learn about the Sheldon Museum of Art and how you can incorporate art and/or the museum to further your teaching goals. Sheldon staff will discuss the museum’s collection, exhibitions, and other resources, as well as ways we have collaborated with faculty to design learning experiences tailored to their curricular needs.
This workshop focuses on the attributes, logistics, and effective use of formative student surveys. Participants will learn how to create effective and useful surveys in Canvas and will be given time to work on building their own formative surveys while receiving help from instructional designers.
We will discuss different approaches that can be taken using technology presently available, including exam randomization techniques, dividing exams into smaller pieces and synchronizing their delivery, and implementing lock-down browsers.