Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 30 2015

SIP 1.14: Project-Based Learning

Four college students working on a project together

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Regardless of discipline, some content lends itself to opportunities for students to engage in the community and be more self-directed in their learning. Project-based learning can provide a structure to increase student inquiry and motivation. Take a SIP of this: Project-Based Learning What is PBL? Project Based Learning is …

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Apr 23 2015

SIP 1.13: Written Feedback to Students

College professor handing back papers to students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Giving students feedback on their writing is one of the most important ways that we can individualize instruction. It can be easy to lose sight of this, however, when we are confronted with a stack of student papers and feel pressure to focus our comments on justifying a grade. …

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Apr 16 2015

SIP 1.12: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Two blind students doing chemistry with accessible equipment

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Given the tremendous diversity of students at MSU Denver, using only in-class, written tests to assess all students doesn’t allow us to truly measure what students have learned; instead, we sometimes end up simply testing their ability to take exams. Take a SIP of this: Universal Design for Learning …

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Apr 09 2015

SIP 1.11: English and Englishes

Male college student in class smiling

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? As professors, most of us are familiar with the concept of students who are learning English as a second language, and we understand the challenges that students in a language acquisition phase may face in our classrooms. However, we may be less certain about native English-speaking students who are …

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Apr 02 2015

SIP 1.10: Polling to Expand Student Participation

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Getting a large group of students involved in class interaction can be a challenge. Some students participate willingly while others are more reluctant. Take a SIP of this: Polling to Expand Student Participation Interactive technologies can provide a platform that will encourage broader interaction. Through the web-based technologies listed below …

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