Educator's Toolbox
Curriculum for Educators

    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 2/17/2016
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this session)

      The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

      By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

      Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    Fair Use is Trending: What Does it Mean for Higher Education
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 2/24/2016
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Eakins Lounge, First Floor JAH (west end)
    (Register for this session)

      This session will examine recent court decisions around copyright and fair use. It will provide some basic information about how copyright functions, why fair use is so important in the U.S., and what recent developments mean for scholarship and education.

      The presenter is Kevin Smith, J.D., Duke University’s Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication.
      Mr. Smith writes for the Scholarly Communications @ Duke blog, teaches at the University and has two courses available via Coursera.

      The presentation will be remotely delivered via Adobe Connect.

      Lunch will be provided.


    Collaborative Learning (or How to Survive the Small Group Assignment)
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 2/25/2016
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this session)

      Teamwork and collaboration are essential to professional survival in the 21st century but how often do we help learners develop these competencies? Unfortunately, small group projects and learning invoke anxiety in faculty and students alike. This workshop examines the professional and intellectual rewards of a well-designed collaborative learning experiment and provides some guidelines for successful implementation of small group assignments.

      The workshop will:
      • explore the benefits of collaborative learning
      • identify barriers to adopting group learning assignments
      • describe best practices for implementing small group learning assignments


    Active Teaching, Engaging Minds
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 3/15/2016
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this session)

      Active teaching is an umbrella term used to identify a variety of teaching strategies. It includes most anything that students do in a classroom other than passively listening to an instructor’s lecture. Research demonstrates active learning improves students' understanding and retention of information and can be very effective in developing higher order cognitive skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Active learning, however, presents challenges and requires re-thinking the classroom space and traditional roles.

      This interactive workshop will:
      • summarize the impact of active teaching on student learning
      • demonstrate a handful of active teaching strategies
      • discuss some challenges to adopting active teaching techniques


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 3/16/2016
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this session)

      The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

      By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

      Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 4/20/2016
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this session)

      The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

      By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

      Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.


    The Learning Teacher--Reading Group
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 5/18/2016
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A Classroom
    (Register for this session)

      The CTL Reading Club is an opportunity to discuss the trends and research related to the practice of teaching and learning with like-minded peers from the Jefferson community. The goal is to promote professional development, discussion, and reflection while forming a network of like-minded peers.

      By focusing on articles, chapters, and excerpts from publications rather than an entire text, participants may attend sessions that pique interest or curiosity or all. The reading group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month beginning in September through May.

      Interested parties should contact Dr. Julie Phillips for the reading list for the first four sessions.