Teaching Students at Different Levels

Lili Dworkin, CTL Graduate Fellow, Computer and Information Science

Tuesday, October 28 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: Many classes, ranging from introductory lectures to advanced seminars, are comprised of students with a wide variety of backgrounds. There may be freshmen sitting next to seniors, and non-majors next to majors. Some students may have taken similar courses that familiarized them with the content already, whereas others might be learning the subject for the first time. The class may be split between students who struggle to grasp basic concepts, and others who breeze through the material easily. How can you, as an instructor, make the content accessible and engaging to everyone in your class? In this workshop we will discuss the challenges to doing so in a heterogeneous classroom and strategies for managing those challenges.
All graduate students are welcome. Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate.