CEILS hosted the third annual Faculty Workshop on Best Practices in Teaching on September 14th. The day-long event featured sessions on UCLA’s undergraduate students and their current barriers to academic success and persistence in STEM fields. Throughout the day, session facilitators highlighted inclusive and equitable teaching strategies designed to support student success as well as using backwards design to organize a single lesson or an entire course. Participants practiced writing learning outcomes, were exposed to a variety of active learning strategies, and considered multiple ways to assess student learning. Concurrent sessions provided a choice of topics for participants to explore in more depth including group work and collaborative instruction, question writing, concept mapping, and classroom technology supporting hybrid and flipped learning environments. Additionally, representatives from multiple campus units came to highlight their programs and services and offer additional resources to support all instructors in their teaching at UCLA.
Thank you to all who helped make the event a huge success!
Photo: Jordan Moberg Parker highlights strategies for effective assessment of student learning.