TAGS: Upcoming Workshops

Spring 2014 Workshops

Please click here to register for any of the following workshops.


Teaching a Globally-Inclusive Classroom

Facilitated by: Lisa Varandani (SEHS) & Brenna Seifried (IEP)

Tuesday, January 21 / 12:00-1:15 P.M

LTC Forum, lunch provided

Are you concerned that the non-native English speakers in your classes are having trouble following along in class? Participants in this interactive workshop will discover ways to bolster classes so that they are comprehensible to non-native English speakers, but still at an appropriate level for native English speakers.


IEP Learning Outcomes and TOEFL Descriptors

Hosted by:  Karin Avila-John & April Darnell (IEP)

Tuesday, February 4 / 12:00-1:15 P.M.

LTC Forum, lunch provided

What can you realistically expect the non-native English speakers in your classes to be able to do? Understanding the Student Learning Outcomes for students who complete IEP’s level 5 (our highest level) and the score descriptors of UD's requirements for the TOEFL (a standardized test that measures an international student’s English proficiency) will help you better plan your classes so that all students can participate and be involved in the learning process.


Global Education Seminar, South America

Facilitated by: Faculty participants from cohort 3 (2012-13) Julius Amin, Treavor Bogard & Susan Wawrose

Friday, February 7 / 12:00-1:15 P.M.

LTC Forum, lunch provided

Faculty engagement plays an essential role in the successful internationalization of a university. Participants in the third year of the Global Education Seminar: South America will share their experiences in the program. They will discuss the impact of the program, including sessions on campus and in Argentina and Peru, on their professional and personal development, and their relationships with other faculty at UD, as well as their understanding of their roles in the internationalization of the university.

The Global Education Seminar serves as a key element for supporting academic units’ strategic plans for internationalization by broadening the pedagogical and scholarly horizons of faculty members. The program provides faculty with concrete, site-specific resources and relationships that can motivate and shape revision of the courses they teach, as well as inform additional international collaborations.

Click here to register: Spring 2014 FES (Faculty Exchange Series) registration


Assessing Non-Native English Speakers across the Disciplines

Facilitated by: Colleen Gallagher (Teacher Education)

Thursday, February 13 / 12:00-1:15 P.M.

LTC Forum, lunch provided

This workshop will focus on fair and valid assessment of non-native English speakers in university classes across the disciplines.  We’ll review foundational concepts in assessment and discuss applications in the classroom, identify techniques for reducing cultural and linguistic bias and promoting valid assessment of discipline-specific content, and explore the value of formative assessment for all students.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk about their own assessment practices.  Bring an idea for a new assessment which you'd like to discuss with the group or questions on your existing assessments.


Global Education Seminar, South America

Facilitated by: Faculty participants from cohort 3 (2012-13) Tereza Szeghi Dempster, Umesh Haritashya & Ernesto Velasquez

Monday, February 17 / 12:00-1:15 P.M

LTC Forum, lunch provided

Faculty engagement plays an essential role in the successful internationalization of a university. Participants in the third year of the Global Education Seminar: South America will share their experiences in the program. They will discuss the impact of the program, including sessions on campus and in Argentina and Peru, on their professional and personal development, and their relationships with other faculty at UD, as well as their understanding of their roles in the internationalization of the university.

The Global Education Seminar serves as a key element for supporting academic units’ strategic plans for internationalization by broadening the pedagogical and scholarly horizons of faculty members. The program provides faculty with concrete, site-specific resources and relationships that can motivate and shape revision of the courses they teach, as well as inform additional international collaborations.

Click here to register: Spring 2014 FES (Faculty Exchange Series) registration


Reaching our Chinese Students

Facilitated by: Sky Lantz-Wagner (IEP) & Ya You (OLR)

Tuesday, February 25 / 12:00-1:15 P.M.

LTC Forum, lunch provided

All students come to UD with an invisible backpack full of cultural biases and experiences. Although each backpack is different, the contents are often similar. In this presentation, we will look specifically at Chinese students and analyze these invisible backpacks to understand different parts of Chinese culture as they apply to higher education. The discussion will include a brief overview of the education system in China, expectations of students, culture of Chinese universities, and suggestions for managing classes with Chinese students. Q&A will follow the presentation.


Supporting the Writing of International Students

Facilitated by: Nichole Lucas (IEP)

Tuesday, March 4 / 12:00-1:15 P.M

LTC Forum, lunch provided

Is the quality of your international students’ writing sub-par? Do they often turn in assignments late? This workshop will provide straightforward ideas on how to help international students succeed with assigned writing in your classes, without sacrificing the expectations or rigor of the assignment. From short summaries to extended research papers, the tips presented will help you set up assignments so that your international students can best demonstrate mastery of the material in writing, and furthermore, have more motivation to turn in assignments on time.


Responding to Written Work of Non-Native English Speakers

Facilitated by: Jennifer Haan (English)

Thursday, March 13 / 12:00-1:15 P.M.

LTC Forum, lunch provided

This workshop focuses on teaching and responding to the written work of non-native English speaking international students. In the workshop we will focus on developing culturally and linguistically sensitive writing assignments for international students and discuss techniques for responding to and evaluating non-native English speaking student writers.