PowerPoint Pedagogy

Professor Zack Lesser, English

Wednesday, April 2 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Bronwyn Wallace, CTL Graduate Fellow, English

Location: English Department Graduate Lounge (FBH 330)

Summary: PowerPoint presentations are often demonized for their redundancy, their incomprehensibility, their failures to communicate – but used effectively, PowerPoint can engage students’ critical attention, enhance a lecture or anchor a discussion, animate close-readings or synthesize historical narratives. In this workshop, Zack Lesser will lead a discussion on the basic principles of pedagogical applications for PowerPoint, and demonstrate his own use of the software and the key features and design elements that can help teachers to address complex material clearly and efficiently.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the English department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.