Designing Collaboration to Ensure Equity

Day Friday, November 01
Time 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Where LN-1324C

Join the CLT and biological sciences in welcoming Peggy Brickman, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia, who will present “Designing Collaboration to Ensure Equity."

Future employers are clamoring for colleges to help students gain group work skills. Instructors hope group work will encourage students to share and exchange reasoning and tackle assignments with real world complexity and relevance. Student achievement can improve through peer collaboration, but the process is not guaranteed. Many instructors have no idea how to support effective collaboration, organize student groups, deal with conflicts that arise, and a host of other practical issues that can turn group work into an ineffective and frustrating exercise for all. This interactive, practice-oriented session will focus on how to avoid the common pitfalls that derail group work and methods for structuring groups to ensure equity even in large enrollment classes. Participants will get an opportunity to view software that can help set up groups and also provide a mechanism for peer evaluation and notification of the instructor if there are problems within the group. Time will also be set aside for participants to modify group activities so that they adhere to best practices for ensuring true collaboration. Registration is not required to attend the workshop. For more information, email Michelle Withers at mwithers@binghamton.edu.


Add to Calendar 01/11/19 1:30 PM 01/11/19 3:00 PM 15 Designing Collaboration to Ensure Equity Join the CLT and biological sciences in welcoming Peggy Brickman, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia, who will present “Designing Collaboration to Ensure Equity."<br><br>Future employers are clamoring for colleges to help students gain group work skills. Instructors hope group work will encourage students to share and exchange reasoning and tackle assignments with real world complexity and relevance. Student achievement can improve through peer collaboration, but the process is not guaranteed. Many instructors have no idea how to support effective collaboration, organize student groups, deal with conflicts that arise, and a host of other practical issues that can turn group work into an ineffective and frustrating exercise for all. This interactive, practice-oriented session will focus on how to avoid the common pitfalls that derail group work and methods for structuring groups to ensure equity even in large enrollment classes. Participants will get a LN-1324C DD/MM/YY