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How To Build Community in the Classroom

Convener: Jane Robbins Mize, CETLI Graduate Fellow, English

Whether on Zoom, in a large lecture hall, or even in a small seminar room, the university classroom can be isolating for students. As we return to campus this year, we have an opportunity to rethink the college-level course as an exercise in community building as much as in higher learning. How do we teach students to work together to solve both abstract and concrete problems? How do we lead classrooms that encourage meaningful relationships, robust discussions, and group accountability? How can we better prepare students to be active and collaborative community members in the classroom so that they might be better prepared for life after college? In this workshop, we will answer these questions as we discuss how to foster meaningful connections between students and how to build a learning community together. We will cover topics including creating community values, leading discussion and debates, designing collaborative assignments, and leading group work effectively.

TA Training Follow Up Workshop (for new TAs in SAS). All graduate students are welcome.
Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

Part of the CETLI TA Training Follow-up Series

Registrations are closed for this event

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Room 134 (CETLI/OLI Seminar Room)
Van Pelt Library
3420 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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