The 2012-13 Technology Fellows and Faculty mentors will demo new instructional technology resources, Tuesday, May 7, 1-3 pm, Q Level, Eisenhower Library. Faculty attendees will receive free 2GB mini-flash drives. Students are also welcome and will receive gift certificates to The Daily grind.
Want more information? Contact Cheryl Wagner at email@example.com or 410-516-7181.
There’s A New Blog on the Quad
After the Provost’s Gateway Sciences Initiative Symposium on Teaching Excellence in January 2012, faculty expressed interest in having an online space where ideas about innovative teaching could be collected and archived. As a resource for those teaching in any discipline, The Innovative Instructor blog will offer a variety of ideas about teaching excellence, instructional technology, and teaching as research.
The Innovative Instructor blog builds on a successful print series of the same name, which focuses on pedagogy, best practices, and technology. Blog posts will cover topics such as active learning, assessment, use of case studies in instruction, classroom management, instructional design, how to engage students, grading and feedback, collaborative learning, leading discussions, hybrid instruction, and teaching methods.
While initial posts will be written by staff members in the Center for Educational Resources (CER) and other Johns Hopkins teaching and learning centers, faculty, post docs, and graduate and undergraduate students are invited to serve as guest editors. If you have a teaching-related topic that you would like to share, please contact Macie Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact her if you have an issue or subject you’d like to see covered in a future post.You can subscribe to the blog via email or RSS feed. See the blog’s Subscribe page for more information.
Faculty Forum on Teaching
As part of the Gateway Sciences Initiative, a Faculty Forum on Teaching facilitates informal faculty discussions about pedagogy, research on how students learn, instructional delivery strategies and techniques, case studies, and solutions to common instructional challenges.
The first of these occurred during the January 20, 2012 Symposium on Teaching Excellence.
The second took place on May 22, 2012, when Physics and Astronomy Professor David Neufeld gave a presentation on his initial findings regarding the impact of introducing active learning strategies into his lecture-based introductory physics course. See http://www.cer.jhu.edu/talks/neufeld/. (flash required)
Check back for a calendar of Forum events planned for academic year 2012-13. This page will also post Forum recordings with slides and discussion as they occur. If you have a suggestion for a Forum topic or if you are interested in leading a Forum presentation, please send a message to Gateway.Sciences@jhu.edu; you will be contacted to explore your interest.