Great Ideas for Teaching Contest
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Great Ideas for Teaching
The upcoming Winter Conference on Teaching (January 2015, exact date TBA) will feature a panel of Western's most creative TAs who will present their great ideas for teaching from different disciplines.
Presenters will be selected competitively and the top "Great Ideas" presenters will receive a $50 gift certificate to Western Hospitality Services.
To submit a proposal, write a two-page description of your teaching idea. The teaching idea may be a class activity, a creative assignment or any other strategy that enhances student learning. The proposal needs to include:
- The activity's learning goals;
- A brief list of key concepts;
- Description of the learning activity, including length of time & resources necessary for conducting the class activity;
- Your name, department, contact information, and the name and number of the course for which you designed the activity.
Please send your proposal to the Teaching Support Centre/Graduate Student Programs to Karyn Olsen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by campus mail to Teaching Support Centre/Graduate Student Programs, Room 122, The D. B. Weldon Library.
PLEASE NOTE: Winners MUST be available in the afternoon at the Winter Conference on Teaching to present their "Great Idea".
PAST GREAT IDEAS FOR TEACHING PROPOSALS
Runner-Up: Allen O'Hara (Mathematics)
Acting out Algorithms - A "hands-on" approach to teaching Computer Science (pdf) - Jenna Butler
Stimulating Student Learning in Breadth Courses (pdf) - Chelsea Hicks
Photo-Reflection Assignments (pdf) - Beth Hundey
Winners and Runners-up (pdf)
Virtual Virtuality (pdf) - Jennifer Martin
The Question Game (pdf) - Angel Petropanagos
Post-it Empowered (pdf) - Megan Popovic
The Medium is Still the Message: Generation Text Meets Marshall McLuhan (pdf) - Mike Arntfield
Fossil Analogies: Correlating Primate Behaviour and Morphology (pdf) - Zoe Morris
Art Theory Review Pie (pdf) - Helen Parkinson
“Webmindful(l)”: Building Web Resource Evaluation Skills (pdf) – Elan Paulson
The Traveling Discussion (pdf) – Suzanne Fox
Vocabulary Relay Race (pdf) - Lauren Keys
Teaching Assistant Training Program
The D.B. Weldon Library
London, Ontario, CANADA
Tel: 519-661-2111, ext. 84622