The TILE Labs program is excited to announce the Spring 2014 TILE Labs: Essentials program scheduled for March 7 & 14, 2014 in 1140 Main Library from 1:30pm to 4:30pm (both days). Dr. Amber Brian, Spanish and Portuguese, and Dr. Sarah Vigmostad, Engineering. Dr.’s Brian and Vigmostad will share their insight’s transforming curriculum for active-learning environments, as well as the day-to-day experiences of teaching in a TILE space. Please share this information with colleagues, graduate students, and peers who may be interested in attending. Space is limited so please register by clicking here.
TILE Labs: Essentials
Part I – March 7, 1:30-4:30pm
Part II – March 14, 1:30-4:30pm
Both sessions in 1140 LIB
*Please note Due to the high demand on TILE rooms for courses the Spring 2014 TILE Labs: Essentials has been broken up into two parts. Attendance at both parts is required.
What is Essentials?
TILE Lab Essentials, is the opportunity for instructors (faculty, graduate assistants, and adjunct faculty) from across campus to gain endorsement and eligibility to teach in a TILE classroom. The program focuses on aiding instructors with the creation of interactive, student-centered, and inquiry based learning environments that challenge students to engage in higher-order critical thinking. Participants will receive an overview of the pedagogical foundations and technological resources that help make up TILE classrooms. The majority of the time will be spent helping instructors develop and transform existing course topics through the creation of class lesson and assessment plans.
What is TILE?
The University of Iowa is committed to transforming education and increasing opportunities for student success. The TILE program supports these goals by transforming teaching practices, lively interaction, enhanced learning, and increased faculty/student engagement. TILE instructors utilize a foundation of a student-centered, active learning for a classroom built around the issues of pedagogy, practice, and technology. The spaces are equipped with circular tables, laptops, flat screen monitors, multiple projectors, and whiteboards to encourage and support collaborative and engaged active learning. The faculty workstation is not at the front of the room, as with a traditional lecture-based classroom, but instead in the middle creating a free-flowing learning environment where the lines between instructor and student are shared and blurred.
If you have any questions please email TILE@uiowa.edu. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Mark Baccei with the SITA program in advance at (TILE@uiowa.edu, or 384-2720).