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Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 7.

Presenter: Ellen Yezierski

Writing about teaching and learning with clarity and precision can be a challenging task. In this workshop you will learn how to effectively address the guidelines for the teaching section of the dossier. These include presenting multiple indicators of teaching effectiveness, including key elements of reflective statements, and communicating with non-specialists in your discipline. Because the intended outcome of this workshop is to draft the teaching section of the dossier, it is important for you to have several items on hand: evidence of teaching effectiveness (peer, midcourse, and end-of-course evaluations, evidence of student learning, etc.) past versions of dossier teaching sections and/or teaching philosophy/statements; and instructional materials for examples.

Ellen Yezierski, Center for Teaching Excellence Director. Ellen is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. As CTE Director, Ellen networks with faculty and programs across campus to fulfill the Center’s mission and support student learning through faculty development and innovation in teaching. She has been recognized with a Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate Instruction and Mentoring (2018) and a Distinguished Teaching Award (2015) and has taught large undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses. Her research group focuses on improving conceptual understanding of chemistry by examining the dynamics of teaching and teacher change. The goal of their work is to markedly reform instruction and improve chemistry learning across a variety of grade levels (high school and college). Projects employ quasi-experimental designs as well as phenomenological methods to explore teacher beliefs and change, assessment, use of animations, and characterizing teaching and learning in chemistry outreach. Visit the  Yezierski Research Group to learn more about their activities and outcomes.