Coffee and Icebergs: Analogies, Metaphors, and Stories in Teaching Tough Concepts

[social_share/] [social-bio] Nancy Turner, GMCTE Director, recently came across an intriguing resource on an Australian listserve called the Chemistry Pedagogical Content Knowledge Project. This site had been developed through a large qualitative research project and this specific resource is for Chemistry. She shared it with me, and after exploring it, I was inspired by its…

First Day of Class: Providing students a relevant and engaging initial taste

[social_share/] [social-bio]   By Carolyn Hoessler Sessions related to this topic will be held during the Fall Fortnight: Why Teach With Top Hat? (Monday, August 22, 2016 from 10-10:25 AM) – Register Here Building Student Capacity for Effective Group Work (Monday, August 22, 2016 from 1-4 PM) – Register Here¬† Preparing & Personalizing Your Syllabus…

Stories from Librarian and Faculty Partnerships

[social_share/] [social-bio] By Kristin Bogdan, Librarian, College of Engineering Sessions related to this topic will be held during the Fall Fortnight: Integrating Digital Information Literacy Into Courses (Wednesday August 31, 2016 from 9 – 11 AM) – Register here Stories From Librarian and Faculty Partnerships (Thursday September 1, 2016 from 1- 2:30 PM) – Register…

ePortfolios and the Curious Case of the End-of-Term Journal

[social_share/] [social-bio] Sessions on this topic will be held during the Fall Fortnight: Mahara ePortfolios (Short & Snappy session) (Monday August 22, 2016 from 11- 11:25 AM) – Register here Mahara ePortfolios (Expansion Pack session)¬† (Tuesday August 23 from 10:30 – 11:50 PM) – Register here As an undergrad, I took a senior studio art…