Center for Faculty Innovation

Podium-Free Teaching: Engaging All Students (Workshop)

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location:  Student Success Center room 4047

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This workshop will also be offered on Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 12:30-2:00 PM in Rose. You may register for either using the linked button above.


With large class sizes, it may be tempting to resort to lecture-based instruction in an effort to efficiently disseminate information. However, doing so sacrifices an opportunity to truly delve into a topic and allow students to think critically about the material. This workshop will focus on strategies that allow educators with large classes to foster engagement, increase collaboration, and encourage critical thinking while providing more individualized instruction for students.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Implementing a station-rotation model in large classrooms, and
  • Increasing engagement in critical thinking through implementation of the station-rotation model.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices, and
  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning).

Facilitator: Luke Roadcap, B.A./M.A., Virginia History Teacher of the Year 2017 and teaches U.S. History at Elkton Middle School.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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