ISLAS Academy Schedule Spring 2015

January | February | March | April | May

January

Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 3:00 - 5:00p
Location: Fit Studio Teaching Space
Facilitator(s): Sofia Samatar and Julia Balén

The first portion will consist of a brief presentation on ways we have been thinking about multicultural perspectives across the curriculum (including the multicultural rubric now being tested in GE classes) with some facilitated discussion of this vision followed by a workshop/hands-on. Bring your syllabi, multicultural assignment ideas, examples of student work, and/or problems to workshop.

February

Teaching in a Connected Age I
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 3:00 - 5:00p
Location: Fit Studio Teaching Space
Facilitator(s): Jill Leafstedt and Julia Balén

What does it mean to learn in an age where we can connect with anyone, at anytime about anything? How does the connectedness of the world today change what it means to be a learner and what it means to be a teacher? Facilitators will offer short presentations on how these issues are currently taking shape and facilitate discussion about how we would like to shape our responses at CI. These are the questions we will continue to explore this semester through brief presentations by those who are making creative use of new ways to connect for teaching and learning.

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March

Teaching in a Connected Age II
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 3:00 - 5:00p
Location: Fit Studio Teaching Space
Facilitator(s): Jill Leafstedt and Julia Balén

What does it mean to learn in an age where we can connect with anyone, at anytime about anything? How does the connectedness of the world today change what it means to be a learner and what it means to be a teacher? Facilitators will offer short presentations on how these issues are currently taking shape and facilitate discussion about how we would like to shape our responses at CI. These are the questions we will continue to explore this semester through brief presentations by those who are making creative use of new ways to connect for teaching and learning.

Teaching Academic Reading Strategies
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 12:00p - 2:00p
Location: Fit Studio Teaching Space
Facilitator(s): Marie Francois

Faculty are often dismayed at the undeveloped reading skills some of our students bring to the university. Reading is a metacognitive skill. Research shows that teaching reading strategies result in students’ deep learning of texts and disciplinary content. How can we model and embed reading strategies into our teaching to help students synthesize prior knowledge and information from academic texts to create new knowledge?

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April

Infusing International Perspectives into Curriculum
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 - 12:30p
Location: Fit Studio Teaching Space
Facilitator(s): Antonio Jiménez Jiménez

This interactive workshop addresses ways of incorporating an international dimension into the curriculum to help prepare globally competent students. It also includes ways for involving faculty in campus internationalization.

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