Leading Good Classroom Discussions

Friday, April 15, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 

This workshop is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.

 

To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/f782493a8fe0409c9d9feb780233db03. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.

 

The workshop starts at 12:00 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the workshop at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 12:05 p.m. 


Details

The ability to ask 'good' questions - thought-provoking, critical thinking, at a deeper level of thinking - and applying this technique in discussion sections and courses is often an overlooked and underdeveloped skill of instructors. With experience, instructors learn that effective discussion sessions take significant planning and preparation as well as practice.

In this workshop, effective methodologies and best practices for asking good questions and techniques and styles for leading and facilitating classroom discussions will be addressed and modeled. Instructors, GTAs, and GIAs at all levels of teaching and experience are welcome.


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Facilitator


Michelle L. Hardee
TA Training Program Manager
Center for Teaching Excellence


Michelle L. Hardee is the Program Manager for graduate student teaching assistant (TA) programs in the Center for Teaching Excellence. She is responsible for developing CTE’s graduate TA training seminars, managing GRAD 701, the Teaching Assistant Development course, and helping students progress through the Preparing Future Faculty Program. She coordinates regularly with the Graduate School and other university academic partners on graduate student professional development workshops and events. Hardee received her Ph.D. in Marine Science here at UofSC and taught throughout her graduate program. She is currently an instructor in the School of Earth, Ocean and Environment at UofSC, teaching the Honors section of the Oceans and Society course and Environment of the Earth (GEOL 103). Throughout her 25-year teaching career, Hardee has been actively involved in marine science education and teacher training, including at Coastal Carolina University and the College of Charleston.