The University of Michigan Math Department will be running a local Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) teaching workshop for the third time this summer. You are invited to attend! (Find more information about our IBL center at https://lsa.umich.edu/math/centers-outreach/ibl-center-for-inquiry-based-learning.html)
IBL is a form of mathematics teaching in which, instead of listening to a traditional lecture, students learn concepts through mathematical exploration and collaboration, all under the guidance of a knowledgeable and flexible instructor.
The workshop will be appropriate for all levels of experience and interest in IBL teaching---whether you’ve taught IBL for years, or are curious about starting to incorporate IBL modules for the first time. During the workshop participants will (in no particular order):
Watch and reflect upon on selected video clips of IBL teaching
Discuss key facets of IBL teaching
Observe 2 hours of a live IBL course happening next door to the workshop
Discuss challenges of IBL teaching and strategies for doing it successfully.
Make concrete plans for creating a classroom climate that will lay the groundwork for a successful IBL classroom.
Discuss what a “successful IBL classroom” might mean.
And, if time allows, take part in an IBL lesson!
Where? USB 1230
When? August 29-31, 2017 1-5 pm
If you’ve attended in the past, there is still lots to learn and your perspective will be very valuable!
If you can only make it to part of the workshop, it is still worth attending.
Snacks and coffee will be provided.
Note: Like last year, we will also be running an intro to proofs course simultaneously, mostly aimed at incoming MAC students. Unlike the last two years, this will be running in a different room and will only be observed live on one of the four days by the IBL workshop. This will be taught by post-doc Diana Hubbard and run August 28 - 31, 2-4pm.