Block week courses pose tremendous logistical and pedagogical challenges, because of their intense, compressed format and sometimes large class size. As instructors, we often wonder how we can best use class time without leaving students drained and exhausted, how we can effectively package and compress the content without compromising academic standards, what kind of assignments work well, and how we can improve our teaching practice in order to maximize student success and engagement. This two-hour workshop is an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and critically evaluating teaching practices in order to enhance learning experiences in the block week context.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to
* identify strategies for efficient time management
* develop lectures and activities that motivate students
* design assignments that work well in the BW context