Seminar on College Teaching (MATH 7000)
Fall 2017The seminar is organized by David Sherman. We meet Fridays 12-12:50 in Shannon 108.
|August 25||Hello. Syllabus. UVa calculus options. Various internet resources.|
|September 1||Discussion of first class meetings. Filming calculus explanations (and critiquing).|
|September 8||Filming more calculus explanations (and critiquing).|
|September 15||Filming more calculus explanations (and critiquing)!|
|September 22||Red Rover with student names. Writing a calculus word problem.|
|September 29||Check-in. Best practices in the classroom, first and second level.|
|Teaching with Technology Summit|
||Discussion of the Teaching with Technology Summit. Trying out our math test to go.|
|Ingredients of successful exam questions.
Diversity presentation by math grad Mike Reeks.
Before class, students should watch Shaun Harper's talk "Strategic Action in the Aftermath of Hate at UVa"; if not the whole thing, then the following portions:
5:00-12:00, introductory video about "white bias" in children and the following remarks - where in the curriculum is early racial bias disrupted or corrected?
24:53-34:07, data from studies conducted by the Center for the Study of Race and Equity at UPenn.
35:19-40:30, "four necessary stances" to combat racial bias at UVa.
Students should also look over the materials at the Collab site GTA Resources --> Teaching for Diversity.
|October 20||Discussion with math grads Kristin Courtney and John Simone, college teaching award winners.|
|October 27||Grading workshop.|
|Clicker demonstration and discussion with math grad Eloisa Grifo.|
|Presentation on implicit biases by Fred Smyth (UVa psychology).|
|November 24||Thanksgiving holiday|