SMARTEACHING 

SMARTeaching Workshops

PROGRAMS IN PEDAGOGY 

The Success Made for All: Revitalizing Teaching (SMART) series is designed to connect you to available campus resources, introduce you to the latest research on teaching, learning, and neurodevelopment, prepare you for challenges you may confront in the classroom, and introduce you to innovative ways that you can help prepare all of your students for success.

The SMARTeaching workshops are the perfect way to ensure that faculty at Rutgers-Newark and graduate students preparing for a career in academia are working SMARTer toward our collective student success goals!

Eligibility: The SMARTeaching workshops are open to all RU-N faculty, lecturers, and Ph.D. students.

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Fall 2021 SMARTEACHING Schedule

 

TEACHING PORTFOLIOS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Wednesday, September 29th @ 2:30-3:30pm - Monica Devanas & Chris Drue (CTAAR)

Register Here -- This workshop will be offered remotely via Zoom

This workshop looks at how to effectively represent one's teaching and mentorship in a teaching statement, and how to develop a teaching portfolio. We will review principles for effective teaching statements, the structure of a teaching statement and teaching portfolio, and evidence to include in each document. Participants should bring any materials related to the statements that they have already prepared and be ready for an interactive workshop.

Note: This workshop is aimed at graduate students entering the academic job market. A related workshop on crafting effective teaching portfolios for promotion/tenure purposes is planned for Spring 2022.

FINDING AND USING OER FOR YOUR COURSES

Monday, October 25th @ 11:30-1 - Bonnie Fong (Dana Library)

Register Here -- This workshop will be offered remotely via Zoom

Open educational resources (OERs) are one way to address the rising costs of education, and they also have the potential to facilitate new styles of teaching and learning. OERs can include open textbooks, assignments, test questions, videos, and more. Giving faculty the ability to pick and choose the individual OERs they want to use—and to modify those resources and assemble them in unique ways—promises a greater diversity of learning environments and improved student outcomes. In this workshop, learn how to find appropriate OERs and other no cost teaching/learning materials for students in your courses from Dana Librarian Bonnie Fong. Bonnie will also share information about Rutgers University Libraries' incentive programs related to adopting OERs for course use.

WHAT FACULTY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ODS ACCOMMODATIONS

Wednesday, October 27th @ 2:30 - Cris Altamirano and Allen Sheffield (ODS)

Register Here -- This workshop will be offered remotely via Zoom

This session unpacks the how and why when it comes to implementing accommodations on Canvas and in-person for disabled students. Workshop participants will also explore ODS's informal resolution process when a student accommodation has not been provided. This workshop aims to recap many of the "hot topics" from the 2020-2021 Accessibility Faculty Learning Community, including how to describe and discuss disability in a higher ed context.

METACOGNITIVE MIGHT: INSTRUCTING LEARNERS ON LEARNING

Wednesday, November 10th @ 2:30 - Onaje Crawford

Register Here -- This workshop will be offered remotely via Zoom

This workshop will identify the metacognitive growth students must prioritize in order to successfully transition from secondary to post-secondary academic environments. Onaje Crawford -- RU-N's Learning Center's new Learning Specialist; please welcome him! -- will advise workshop participants on ways that faculty and staff can encourage metacognitive awareness and academic maturity in their students, as well as how to integrate lessons on goal setting, time management, and research-based study strategies into coursework.

SMARTeaching Resources

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If you would like to partner with the P3 for future workshops, please visit our contact us page.  

If you'd like to see videos of previous SMARTeaching workshops, please visit the SMARTeaching video archive.