Teaching Large Classes Initiative
Whether it is 50 or 450 students, teaching large classes and first year studentscan be exciting and challenging!
The Teaching Large Classes Initiative has been established to offer faculty and educators a chance to interact, share and learn from colleagues about how to teach large classes effectively.
There are four parts to this initiative:
1. Teaching Large Classes Forum – September 7, 2012
Educators at Laurier who participate in this event will have the opportunity to meet with others who teach large classes and first year students, as well as discuss strategies and methodologies used to successfully engage learners.
Check back for the agenda!
2. Teaching Large(r) Classes : A Community of Practice
This community in practice is a forum where faculty and educators from multiple disciplines can come together to share experiences and lessons learned about how to engage and interact with students in a large class. It is an informal discussion open to the whole Laurier community. We will meet regularly (about once a month) to talk about successes, challenges and anything about teaching large classes and first year students that you would like to share!
Teaching Large(r) Classes wiki (see wiki for Community of Practice dates)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the opportunity to attend a classroom and observe another educator's teaching.
3. Welcome to My Classroom
“Welcoming to My Classroom” is a chance for educators to watch large class teaching in action. During pre-arranged times within the academic term, different faculty/instructors with experience teaching large classes will open their doors for others to observe. There will be a short follow-up after select classes (depending on instructor availability) to ask the faculty/instructor questions or discuss any issues about teaching in large classes.
4. Resource Collection
Throughout the year, Educational Development will collect resources (i.e. articles, video clips, links) about teaching large classes, both from within the Laurier community and from external sources. The resource material will be made available on our website.
Click here for Teaching Large Classes Resources