April 19 – The Teaching Toolbox: Learning Strategies for Students Who Struggle with Focus on Deep Work

3 May 2022

Learn about and share with colleagues technologies and strategies that can help with focus, with letting go of one’s smartphone (for at least a little while), with reading strategies, and…

Winter Conference 2020: Reflective Writing

11 December 2020

Participants brainstormed and discussed ways to use reflective and metacognitive writing for a variety of purposes: to bolster students’ thinking, to help them critically examine their strengths and the gaps…

Nov. 5, 2019: Self-Assessment as a Tool for Student Learning

18 November 2019

This session will address ways that faculty can incorporate self-assessment as one component of student feedback. Effective self-assessment encourages the development of metacognitive skills necessary for higher-order thinking. Faculty, staff,…

Sept. 24, 2019: Fostering Collegial Conversations about Teaching: Reflecting on LTC Programs and Brainstorming Options for the Future

3 October 2019

In addition to the weekly lunches, which are the most visible LTC activities, the LTC also offers an array of other programs to support teaching and learning, including teaching circles,…

Apr. 12, 2018: Using Reflective Writing to Promote Transfer in Writing-Rich Courses

16 April 2018

Kathleen Yancey is one of the preeminent scholars of composition and rhetoric working today, and she has published widely on the role of reflective writing in the undergraduate curriculum. She…

Mar. 27, 2018: Engaging Students in Reflection During Internships

29 March 2018

This presentation will describe how the Summer Internship Reflection and Career Readiness Program engages students in reflection. The Program encompasses the preparatory work done by the student before the internship,…

Sept. 26, 2017: ePortfolios: Strategies for Success

28 February 2018

The benefits of electronic portfolios are self-evident, but so are the implementation challenges they pose. This conversation will revolve around strategies for successful eportfolio implementation in a variety of settings.…

Nov 8, 2016: OCS Winter Break Trips: Expanding the “Lab” Definition

28 October 2016

OCS Winter Break Trips offer an attractive pedagogical model that allow for learning to evolve through problem-posing and on-site exploration to post program analysis and reflection. As such, they promote…

Oct 27, 2016: Teaching Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key

28 October 2016

Students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Although students have the ability to succeed, they often do not have effective learning strategies.…

Sept 20, 2016: How Do People Learn? Using Cognitive Psychology to Improve Education

7 October 2016

When students sit down to study, are they using strategies that lead to long-term, durable learning? Recent research in cognitive psychology has identified several key principles of learning that can…

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