Fourth Annual Professional Development Day
11 DECEMBER 2009
(Reading Day) 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Burnell Cafeteria
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Hearing Every Voice
Our theme and title for the day gives us the opportunity to reflect holistically on the classroom practices that invite all of our students, with all of their strengths, gifts, and vulnerabilities to speak up and be heard by their classmates, by us, and by the world beyond campus. We will look concretely at interactive pedagogies that support teaching the skills of speakingincluding designing and evaluating the speaking-centered assignment and supporting students as they work on it. We will also explore interactive pedagogies that capitalize on diversity in our classes.
Dr. Patricia R. Palmerton comes from the Department of Theatre Arts and Communication Studies at Hamline University. She will be running a morning workshop on speaking intensive activities and assignments, from design to implementation to assessment. Attached is an article of Dr. Palmertons pertinent to her presentation.
Dr. Mathew L. Ouellett,* Director of the Center for Teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will be leading the afternoon workshop on effective teaching in a diverse classroom. This is an interactive, hands-on workshop, so bring one of your syllabi.
Additionally, faculty will have the opportunity to work with representatives of other faculty development initiatives during lunch roundtables. Topics for these tables are:
Promoting Speaking in the First Year Seminar
Promoting Speaking in the Second Year Seminar
Women's and Gender Studies
Teaching, Learning and Research for Sustainability
Discipline-Specific Writing Intensive Courses
Reading and Writing in First-Year Writing Classes
Teaching Second Language Students Effectively
Teaching Strategies for the Graduate Classroom
Teaching with Inclusive Excellence
And at the end of the day, please join the facilitators and your colleagues for wine, cheese and other refreshments. Browse books from the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and Bedford/St. Martins Press.
RSVP to Ms. Donna Wood, Office of Institutional Diversity:
email@example.com, or x1429
*Dr. Ouelletts participation is generously funded through the Nellie Mae Foundations Project Compass Grant.
Last Modified: December 10, 2009