History's Pedagogy Workshop prepares graduate-student teachers to excel in the classroom, to make the most of technology, and to teach Chicago's renowned Core curriculum in the liberal arts. Join us for five exciting pedagogy workshops in 2018. All workshops will be in the John Hope Franklin Room, Social Science Research Building, room 224. RSVP required. We provide lunch.
Monday, January 29th, 1–2.30 PM
Social and Technical Troubleshooting in the College History Classroom
Alice Goff, Nick Kryczka, and others
We invite graduate students to bring their real-time troubles and future-tense worries to the table so we can troubleshoot topics of pressing concern. As an added bonus, we will get a tour of Canvas's greatest hits from the department's resident faculty expert.
Monday, February 5, 12–1.30 PM
The Core of the Civ Core: A Faculty Panel Discussion of the Civilization Studies
John W. Boyer, Mark Bradley, Susan Burns, and others
What is Civ and why do we teach it? In this special panel graduate instructors and faculty will engage in a moderated discussion of the College's Civilization Core, its history, its relation to the history discipline, and the special pedagogical questions it raises as a part of undergraduate liberal education.
Monday, Febuary 19, 12–1.30 PM
Tuning Civilization Part 1
A workshop for graduate-student instructors in Civ. Do we know what we're doing? In this and the following session, grad students will learn about and experiment with the "tuning" process. Tuning refers to a decentralized effort being undertaken by historians across the profession to define the disciplinary ideals, core competencies, and learning outcomes that distinguish the history major and history coursework as a part of undergraduate education. We'll learn about these efforts and take an "intra-civ" approach as we pose these questions of our own experiences in Civ classrooms at Chicago. Participation in these sessions is a great item to add to your teaching portfolio and CV.
Monday, March 5, 12–1.30 PM
Tuning Civilization Part 2
A workshop for graduate-student instructors in Civ. What works? We will identify powerful classroom practices in Civ.
Monday, April 9, 12–1.30 PM
LARPs, Apps, and Alternative Assessments
Ada Palmer and others
What's hot in college teaching? Come hear faculty members describe and discuss college pedagogy methods that break the traditional mold. Whether it's immersing students in the roles of historical actors or having them design high-tech public-history projects, college instructors are finding plenty of ways to move beyond the five-paragraph essay.