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Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies

Aug
29
Thu

Instructors often report that their students can't or don't read assigned texts in their classes. In this hands on workshop, participants will think about the role of reading for learning in their courses and practice metacognitive strategies that can help students read with purpose and develop as critical readers. This session will be offered again on September 23 and November 20.

Focus on the Figures

Sep
04
Wed

Reading scientific literature without considering figures is like buying expensive concert tickets, standing in line for hours to get THE best spot, and then walking out without seeing the performance. Figures in scientific literature are not embellishments; they are THE main event. However, our abilities to value and read figures vary.

Critically Reading the Screen

Sep
18
Wed

Multimodal texts--those that occupy more than one approach simultaneously such as websites, which have textual, visual, and often audio elements--can be challenging for students to read critically and for us to teach with an eye toward metacognition. How does one annotate a blog post? How can a student read a YouTube video with purpose? Can a piece of music be summarized?

Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies

Sep
23
Mon

Instructors often report that their students can't or don't read assigned texts in their classes. In this hands on workshop, participants will think about the role of reading for learning in their courses and practice metacognitive strategies that can help students read with purpose and develop as critical readers. This session willbe repeated on November 20. 

Critical Reading and Information Literacy

Oct
08
Tue

Students' use of self-selected texts in research projects is often shallow, demonstrating a lack of deep understanding of authors' arguments, conceptual frameworks, methods, and conclusions.

Motivating Students to Read Class Assignments

Oct
09
Wed

Faculty often lament their students’ lack of attention to course reading assignments and spend valuable class time summarizing key points from the reading. What if students came to class prepared to work with ideas from their course texts? This session will present classroom practices and assignments that encourage active, critical reading.

TILT Critical Reading with a Grade Contract

Nov
07
Thu

This session will provide strategies for making critical reading a clear, transparent component of a course by making it part of a contract-based approach to grading.

By the end of this session, faculty who attend will:

Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies

Nov
20
Wed

Instructors often report that their students can't or don't read assigned texts in their classes. In this hands on workshop, participants will think about the role of reading for learning in their courses and practice metacognitive strategies that can help students read with purpose and develop as critical readers. 

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