Ryan will discuss his experiences with teaching MTH 132 in a flipped-classroom setting in a large lecture format during the Fall of 2016.
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Rachael, Andy, and Tsveta will be leading a discussion about RCPD accommodations. The goal of the discussion is to gather questions regarding common RCPD accommodations and bring those to the RCPD staff. We hope this will result in developing a guide for instructors and GTAs about how to help students with various RCPD accommodations. For example:
• What are some suggestions for providing 50% extended time on a 30-minute quiz if you have another class 20-minutes later?
• What are good ways to provide reduced distraction seating for exams?
• What are some good ways to work with students who have unexpected absences due to their condition who might miss a quiz or exam that you plan to hand back before they return to school?
We invite all of you to share your questions with us so we can bring those to the RCPD to develop a partnership with them to better serve our students.
We are going to discuss the expected changes to the MLC to be implemented this coming fall. We would also welcome input from faculty and GTAs regarding alternative formats to assist students, including problem/review sessions, etc.
The team on Supplemental Instruction will also be join us to acquaint us with plans for SI in Fall '17 and Spring '18. We will discuss possible ways to coordinate these efforts with instructors of large lectures and course coordinators.
We will give an overview of the mathematics courses offered in Lyman Briggs College (LBC), the demographics of our students, and examples of curricular reform efforts. We will also discuss the alignment of LBC and MTH courses and some of the challenges that these pose.
Large course meetings have been inefficient in the past, especially when meetings focus on delivering updates about course administration and policies that are effectively communicated via email. Instead, TAs need an opportunity to discuss their teaching in a smaller group where they can get feedback and guidance about their specific issues. We are working to design a structure that will require less time from course supervisors and lecturers than weekly course meetings by having our Lead TAs run smaller meetings that are more focused on preparing lessons and developing teaching strategies.
We will lead a conversation regarding the current MTH 235 curriculum, reform efforts, and our vision for the revised course, to be piloted in the fall of 2017.
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Michigan State University
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