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Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom: Building Rapport and Effective Communication Skills @ Online
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Develop and practice your own strategies for effective communication in this case-study-based workshop focused on building and maintaining rapport with students. The workshop will include a facilitated case study discussion (see “Workload” below). In that discussion, participants will investigate sources of mis-communication between students and instructors, and discuss tangible strategies to increase effective communication (verbal and non-verbal) with others in and out of the classroom. Participants will: • Propose strategies to build rapport with undergraduate students • Generate a list of compensation strategies that will increase the effectiveness of their communications with students. Workshop Schedule This workshop has one online session, at 2-3:30PM ET / 1-2:30PM CT / 12-1:30PM MT / 11AM-12:30PM PT on Wednesday, February 7. Workload Participants will be expected to read the following case study before the workshop begins: Rybarczyk, BJ. Clear Communication: Compensation Strategies for When Student Just Don’t Understand. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, Buffalo, NY. (enrolled participants will be given access to this case study). Registration & Enrollment This workshop is limited to 25 participants. Registration runs from January 2 through Friday, February 2 at 12PM CT. STEM/SBE grad students and postdocs from CIRTL institutions receive priority; we refer to the institution, role, and discipline in your website profile when assessing priority.

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