How Active Learning Makes a Difference: Promoting Student Engagement and Retention
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
All faculty were invited to this workshop. Active learning is an approach to instruction that immerses students within course material through meaningful activities and discussions. Implementing within the classroom is both an art and a science, and successful integration can make a profound impact on your teaching and student learning. Through this one-hour workshop, faculty benefitted from experiencing active learning exercises and developed a deep understanding of the features and benefits of applied practice. Further, faculty left the workshop with actionable ideas to use in their classroom that help achieve learning objectives and promote teaching excellence. Facilitator: Dr. Kerry O'Grady, Director of Teaching Excellence, The Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence
Differentiate between active and passive learning.
Appraise your current course for optimization opportunities.
Design active learning activities for student engagement and retention.
Harvard Business Publishing Education Offerings
October 27, 2023
All faculty were invited to this session. During this session, representatives from Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) reviewed the variety of offerings in their catalog, along with the newest releases. They provided tips to navigate their website, tips on how to find the most relevant content for your course, and how to use available resources. Facilitator: Abby Vargas (Harvard Business Publishing)
Promoting Inclusive Excellence
Wednesday, August 30
All faculty were invited.
HOT - heated, offensive, or tense - moments or difficult discussions arise when someone's words or actions introduce inequality into the learning space. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide faculty with effective strategies to address these situations, allowing them to correct any imbalances and cultivate an inclusive environment that promotes student learning before, during, and after class.
During this session, participants:
- Explored social and cultural factors that help shape our identities and impact classroom dynamics.
- Explored strategies for Navigating Heated, Offensive, and Tense (HOT) Moments in the Classroom.
Active Learning with Poll Everywhere
August 9, 2023
Poll Everywhere is a polling software that can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom to engage students in their own learning process (active learning). In this session, we explored ways in which polls can be used to check for student understanding, assess a student’s prior knowledge, promote lively classroom discussions, and how to adapt your teaching based on real-time student feedback. We also walked through the mechanics of setting up your Poll Everywhere account and creating polls.
After this session, participants are:
- Able to identify ways in which to use polls to promote active learning in their classroom
- Able to log in to Poll Everywhere and create polls
Introduction to CourseWorks
July 25, 2023
New CBS faculty teaching in the fall 2023 term received an invitation to this training, which offers an introduction to CourseWorks (AKA Canvas), the Learning Management System (LMS) used by Columbia University. Even if you’ve used Canvas elsewhere, it's beneficial for you to attend.
New Faculty Institute: Teaching for Student Success
July 7, 2023 and August 2, 2023
Each Summer, the Samberg Institute welcomes new CBS instructors to join their peers to learn about teaching at our school. Our goal is to introduce you to a set of foundational teaching principles and provide you with an overview of what it’s like to be faculty at CBS. We look forward to meeting our new faculty. New CBS instructors teaching in the 2023/2024 school year were invited.
During this session, participants:
- Articulated clear learning goals for their course.
- Planned engaging activities for their classroom.
- Discussed the culture of teaching at Columbia Business School