Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence plans programs

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will hold the following workshops in Room 315 Rider Building:

-- Crystal Ramsay, instructional consultant with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will lead “Item Analysis: Improving Multiple Choice Tests” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 13.

This program will help to demystify the Item Analysis. In this interactive workshop, course instructors will be helped to better understand how both students and test items performed. Strategies will be provided for improving the multiple choice items that did not "perform" as well as anticipated. Participants should bring a copy of a recent report as well as a copy of the exam. To register, visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10506.

-- Andrew Porter and Deborah Goins, graduate consultants with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will lead “Effective Group Work:  Interactions, Collaborations and Assessment” from 1:45 to 3 p.m. March 13. In this workshop participants will get practical tips on how to encourage student interaction for collaborative group work and how to assess group work. All graduate students are welcome to attend. To register, visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10576.

-- Porter and Goins will also lead “Effective Group Work: Interactions, Collaborations and Assessment” from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 14. To register, visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10575

-- Cindy Decker Raynak, senior instructional designer with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will lead “Student Centered Discussion Training Series – Spring 2013” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays from March 14 to April 4. Student Centered Discussion (SCD) is a process for training students to have productive, generative discussions about the course content. This four-part workshop series will address how to create a climate conducive to student centered discussion, promote the skills required for effective discussion (i.e. communication, interpersonal competence, critical thinking) and provide students with a workable process for structuring discussion and tools that maximize the efficacy of discussions. This is a face-to-face series and is not available via Adobe Connect or Polycom. To register, visit http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Events?id=10574.

Last Updated March 04, 2013