Teaching Tools

Teacher teaching classTeaching Tools is a series of roundtable discussions for Providence College faculty. These discussions are facilitated by faculty colleagues with a range of experiences and expertise.  See detailed information below on upcoming scheduled sessions, and check back for details on future Teaching Tools sessions that are still in the development stages.

Fall 2015 Workshops

Teaching Tools: Best Laid Plans? Preparing Your Classes for Bumps in the Road

Monday, November, 9, 2015

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Julie DeCesare, ITDP Coordinator

Shonna Ryan, ITDP Instructional Technologist

Please join the Instructional Technology Development Program in discussing tips and strategies for supporting and scaffolding learning when your ‘best laid plans’ for class go awry – weather, illness, conferences, scheduling, etc.  Instructors need to be flexible with content and communication.  Sakai can help facilitate contact and engagement to your students, even when a face to face class is no longer an option.

Teaching Tools: Assessing Oral Communication Skills

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Megan Chang, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Film

We expect improvement in student presentation skills, but how do we assess it and offer meaningful feedback?  Join us for a workshop exploring methods to document student improvement in traditional and non-traditional presentations. We will also consider ways of giving feedback and offer some tips for grading.