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ROOM CHANGE: Bring Your Best Idea √ §

If Only Students Would Do the Reading!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Engineering : 102

Haveyou ever planned a class activity around assigned reading, only to have it flop because students hadn't done the reading, or hadn't grasped key ideas in it? If so, how did you address it? How do you "sell" assigned readings in order to pique students'curiosity and get them to open their books? What strategies do you use to scaffold students to do difficult readings in your discipline? What do you do to help them make connections among the readings, class activities, and your course learning outcomes? How do you hold studentsaccountable for reading? 

For Bring Your Best Idea sessions, we (locally) crowdsource answers to questions such as these. Please bring your best idea for getting students to read and/or understand what they're reading to this lively, collaborative, and fast-paced sharing session. Each participant who has an idea to share will have two minutes to describe it. No slides please, though a one-page handout to pass around is welcome. After 20-30 minutes of sharing ideas, we’ll shift to Q&A and discussion. Whether or not you bring an idea to share, you’ll leave this session with new food for thought and several new ideas you might try in your own course. Lunch is provided.


Lunch will be provided to all registered participants, please click “I Can Attend” below to reserve your seat for this session. Please email fdc@umbc.edu to note any dietary restrictions by Wednesday, October 11.  The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, October 11.


√ Counts toward ALIT Certificate
§ Counts towards INNOVATE Certificate