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Achieving Harmony: Tuning into Practice
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Tuesday, June 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Standing to preach, moving to teach

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There is an art to moving in the classroom which graduate students may not consider when planning their lessons yet in doing so can help reduce many problems in teaching. This session provides participants with ample opportunity to reflect, consider how movement can differ depending on classroom configurations, how this can affect teaching strategies(see refs), and practice fine tuning their movement in the classroom. Participants will be given two diagrams, a traditional classroom and an Active Learning Classroom (ALC), and sketch out how they would move around the room to attend to all students and what teaching strategies they could use in each room. Participants will then discuss their drawings with other participants in small groups. Next a case study will be presented on four Teaching Assistants from one course who taught the same session twice in one day in a traditional classroom and ALC. The findings from the study will be compared with the participants’ drawings and participants will plan out the most efficient route in attending to students in two classrooms. The furniture in the room will be reorganized, half reflecting a traditional room, and half in groups. Half the participants will be in the role of the instructor attending to the other half of the participants seated in the two configurations, and then switch roles. Debriefing period will conclude the session with discussions on what was learned and what they will take away, and then exit tickets.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Cypress 1 Room

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