Join the Center for Teaching and Learning for our annual Spring Celebrating Teaching Day, a day dedicated to celebrating and honoring the commitment of Georgia Tech faculty and instructors who create engaging, challenging, and supportive learning experiences for their students throughout the year. In 2021, Celebrating Teaching Day will be virtual! Register now and read on below for more information.
Keynote Address: "Assessment Hacks Revealed: Lowering Barriers while Preserving Rigor” by Dr. Thomas Tobin
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:45am-12:30pm.
Think back to the last time you graded student work. How long did it take? Think about the work that you put into preparing and presenting information that is new to your students. A lot of time, there, too?
What if we told you that your students can actually learn more and learn better if you were to teach less and grade less? And they would act dishonestly less often, to boot? There has to be a catch, right? Well, no.
This interactive webinar session presents a framework of expert-level teaching practices, all backed by the science of how our brains learn. Adopting one of three approaches that de-emphasizes numerical grades in your teaching approach can help to make learners more active, curious, and engaged, all while reducing your workload as an instructor—and preserving the rigor of the activities in which you ask learners to engage.
About the speaker:
Thomas J. Tobin is the Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning on the Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized speaker and author on quality in technology-mediated education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning.
He holds a Ph.D. in English literature, a second master’s degree in information science, and professional certifications in project management (PMP), online teaching (MOT), Quality Matters (QM), and accessibility core competencies (CPACC).
Named to Ed Tech Magazine’s 2020 “Dean’s List” of Educational Technology Influencers, Tom serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.
His books include:
- Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (2015) with Jean Mandernach and Ann H. Taylor.
- The Copyright Ninja (2017).
- Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018) with Kirsten Behling.
- Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (2020) with Katie Linder and Kevin Kelly.
Asynchronous poster session begins March 1, 2021
Live Q&A with presenters via BlueJeans, March 11, 2021, 10:45am-12:30pm
During this signature Spring event, Georgia Tech faculty showcase their teaching and learning work in a poster session which offers a glimpse into their classrooms. Attendees will explore projects created by innovative and entrepreneurial faculty across campus and have the unique opportunity to share ideas and inspiration among colleagues. In 2021, the poster session will be virtual! Posters will be available for asynchronous viewing starting on March 1, 2021. On March 11th from 10:45am-12:30pm, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in live Q&A with presenters via BlueJeans. The event link will be available here starting on March 1. Posters presented during the 2020 Celebrating Teaching Day, 2019 Celebrating Teaching Day (see below) and 2018 Celebrating Teaching Day illustrate the wide range of inventive pedagogical initiatives underway by Georgia Tech peers committed to student learning, such as
- The Distance Mathematics Program by Greg Mayer, Academic Professional, Mathematics, Georgia Tech Educational Initiatives.
- Humor in Technical Education, Communication and Innovation by Pete Ludovice, Associate Professor, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Educational Initiatives.
- Water-safety Education for High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate students (WE-HUG) by Xing Xie, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows.
You will find a range of disciplines represented at the poster session, as well as Center for Teaching and Learning faculty and members of faculty fellows groups, University System of Georgia Chancellor's Scholars, faculty learning communities, and Brittain Fellows.
Celebrating Teaching Day is also an opportunity to applaud the passion and dedication Georgia Tech faculty bring to the classroom, lab, and other educational connections with students. We also recognize colleagues such as Thank-a-Teacher and Student Recognition of Teaching Excellence: Class of 1934 CIOS Award recipients.
Please mark these dates in your calendar and register for the 2021 event:
- March 1: Posters go live for asynchronous viewing
- Tues, March 9, 10:45am-12:30pm: Keynote presentation by Dr. Thomas Tobin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on "Assessment Hacks Revealed: Lowering Barriers while Preserving Rigor" and celebration of Thank a Teacher and Student Recognition of Teaching Excellence: Class of 1934 CIOS Award recipients
- Thurs, March 11, 10:45am-12:30pm: Live poster Q&A and closing remarks
Please register now to celebrate teaching with us this year!
Visit this page to learn more about Celebrating Teaching Day 2020.
Visit this page to see some of the exciting teaching and learning posters from Celebrate Teaching Day 2019.
Visit this page to learn more about Celebrating Teaching Day 2018.
Register for Celebrating Teaching Day 2021!
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