BSU Teacher-Scholar Institute Pedagogy Track Application

For this year's institute, August 19-23, 2013, the Pedagogy track offers you the choice to attend either one of two themes:

Beyond Sympathy: Critical Pedagogies of Social Justice (facilitators James Hayes-Bohanan & Phil Birge-Liberman)
􏰀 Understand critical pedagogies, if you do not already, and apply these concepts to your own teaching.
􏰀 Understand issues of social justice, if you do not already, and apply these concepts to your own teaching.
􏰀 Create/revise at least one course syllabus with attention to social justice issues in course content, teaching process, and/or assessment of learning.
􏰀 Cultivate a critical pedagogies of social justice community with fellow participants to encourage ongoing conversation on the subject, participation in the development of Core curriculum, and further faculty enrichment in this area.

Learning-Centered Teaching: Focusing on Learning (facilitators Sue Eliason and Maura Rosenthal)
􏰀 Assess and reflect on your current approach to teaching to establish a goal for growth toward five dimensions of a more student-centered approach to teaching.
􏰀 Redesign and create in-class activities, assignments, and authentic assessment tools to progress on the continuum from an instructor-centered approach to more student-centered teaching.
􏰀 Rework your syllabi to provide opportunities for students to assume responsibility for their learning and be successful in your course
􏰀 Develop assessment strategies (especially for formative improvement) that are integrated within the learning process

Deadline for application submission: Wednesday April 24, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by Pedagogy Track facilitators James Hayes-Bohanan, Phil Birge-Liberman, Sue Eliason and Maura Rosenthal, the Office of Teaching & Learning Fellows Karen Richardson, John Kucich, and Tom Kling, and the Director of the Office of Teaching Learning, Roben Torosyan.

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