Spring 14 Topic

Topic:  Teaching for 21st-Century Literacies

This semester’s Books & Coffee group will focus on a series of articles about what are often termed “twenty-first-century literacies.”  For each emerging literacy, we will be reading several short pieces about both why and how faculty are teaching it.  We will also look at the learning rubrics for each area that have been assembled by teams of college teachers across the country as part of the American Association of Colleges & Universities VALUE rubric project.   Whether you agree or disagree with how these areas are being defined and pursued, you’ll find much to chew on about the essential learning our students need for a changing world.


Meeting and Topic Schedule

We will meet five times across the semester on Wednesday afternoons from 2- 3:30 pm in Fleck 314.   And, yep, we will always have coffee.

January 29:  What is it that students ought to learn in college?

Facilitator: Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching Excellence

Guest facilitators:  Jason Callahan, Math;  Carol Gee, Math;  Jann Randle, Spanish;  & Gloria White, Math.

March 19:  Teaching global learning at SEU and across the nation
Guest facilitators:  Members of the SEU global learning rubric project team, including David Blair, Mity Myhr, and Christie Sample Wilson

Guest facilitator:  Pongracz Sennyey, Director of the Munday Library

April 30: Teaching “integrative learning”
Guest facilitator:  Rebecca Frost Davis, Director of Instructional and Emerging Technologies

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