Spring 2020 Institutes and Workshops

CLT institutes and workshops aim at promoting good teaching practices and supporting the thoughtful integration of technology to enhance learning. CLT offers workshops as part of its certificate tracks, the Teaching Enhancement Certificate 1 (TEC1), as well as the stand-alone seminars and fora.

CLT Certificate Tracks
In 2015, CLT started offering five certificate tracks, which allow faculty to learn certificates of participation upon completion of four workshops within a specific track.

Workshops Schedules

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Teaching Enhancement Certificate

This is a daylong institute that encourages faculty to think about their teaching philosophy and explore it with respect to liberal arts education. Faculty will learn approaches for enhancing their lecture with low-risk, high-impact active learning strategies in order to enhance student engagement.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Facilitators:
Aziza Ellozy, Hoda Mostafa, Maha Bali , Azza Awwad, Caroline Mitry, Fady Morcos and Reham Refaat

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Digital Literacies Campus Conversation

Developing digital literacies is essential for 21st-century learners, and go beyond learning the skill of how to use digital tools and deeper into developing the judgment of when, where and with whom to approach the digital world, and how to become critical digital citizens.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 1- 3 pm
Facilitators:
Maha Bali and Nadine Aboulmagd

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Multimedia Projects: How Do We Start?

This workshop intends to inspire faculty to innovate with integrating technology in their classrooms by showcasing multimedia projects that have taken place at AUC, and the process of designing and implementing them with students from start to finish, while also showcasing some of the tools used. The underlying philosophy is: Think Pedagogy, Act Technology.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -  1- 3 pm
Facilitators:
Maha Shawki and Nadine Aboulmagd 

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CLT Symposium: Bringing Learning to Life: Experiential Learning at AUC

In this daylong symposium, participants will have the opportunity to explore the wide spectrum of experiential learning. From small, low stake interventions to more immersive student experiences, attendees will engage in a variety of hands-on activities including, interactive workshops, facilitated community roundtable talks, microteaching and co-design sessions.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 -  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Inclusive Education Track

This workshop aims to enhance faculty members’ ability to provide the requested accommodations for students with disabilities and create a learning environment where all students in the classroom can benefit and work together effectively.

Workshop postponed till Fall 2020

 

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Community-Based Learning Track

This workshop highlights the definitions, guiding principles and benefits of CBL pedagogies. It offers an overview of different teaching models involving CBL, and engages participants in discussion on preparation and management. Different examples of CBL classes in different disciplines are shared.

Facilitator: Hossam Attiah, Hala A. Hak and Aliaa Hamad

Workshop postponed till Fall 2020

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Assessment for Learning Track II

This institute encourages faculty to reflect on ways to use assessments to promote rather than only measure learning. It begins by introducing faculty to a range of small, low-stakes assessments formative assessments such as Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) to give them and their students feedback on student learning throughout the semester.
Facilitators: Hoda Mostafa, Maha Bali, Azza Awwad, Caroline Mitry and Fady Morcos

Workshop postponed till Fall 2020

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Leveraging the LMS (Blackboard/Moodle) for Better Learning

This is a hands-on workshop where participants will analyze course designs and revise learning pathways for their learners, with some conversation around basic instructional design principles and core Learning Management System (LMS) functionality and affordances, giving examples from both Blackboard and Moodle.
Facilitator: Paul Desmarais

Workshop postponed till Fall 2020

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Video Production for Digitally Enhanced Classrooms and Online Learning

Today's students tend to expect visual stimulation. In addition to attracting students' attention, using visual learning materials supports differentiation of instruction to meet the needs of diverse students, including different attention spans. Video is also useful for nontraditional teaching strategies, such as The Flipped Classroom.
Facilitators: Ahmad Zorkani and Hassan Labib

Workshop postponed till Fall 2020

 

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Peer Observation of Teaching

In this workshop, participants will discuss the relevance of peer observation of teaching and how it may support and enhance quality teaching practices. Faculty attendees will explore the main components of the peer observation process and engage in guided activities where they give feedback on sample classroom teaching scenarios. The facilitators will also share sample peer observation instruments for discussion and feedback. 

Facilitators: Aziza Ellozy, Hoda Mostafa, Maha Bali

Workshop postponed till Fall 2020

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