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Spring Teaching Workshop 
"Cultivating a Questioning Mind"
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Saint Paul Campus

Spring Teaching Workshop at a Glance
Saturday, February 1, 2014, Saint Paul Campus

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8-9:00 a.m.

Registration and light refreshments

Founders Hall, Reception Area

9-9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Service Awards by President Sue Hammersmith and Provost Ginny Arthur


9:30-10:45 a.m.

Keynote by Stephen Brookfield "Teaching for Critical Thinking"**
Critical Thinking Protocols (ppt) and Teaching Practices to Support Critical Thinking (ppt)


10:45-11:00 a.m.



11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions


12:15-1:30 p.m.


New Main Great Hall and Founders Hall Reception Area. Overflow in NM L205.

1:30 p.m.

Conference Adjourns


1:30-2:30 p.m. Community Faculty: How to Document Your Teaching Effectiveness Auditorium
1:30-3:30 p.m. Lync Training New Main, L103
1:30-2:45 p.m. Universal Design and Notetaking: A Practical Application New Main, L205


The university will provide a $100.00 addition to the pay of all community faculty attending this year's Spring Teaching Workshop on February 1.  This payment expresses our recognition of the important role that community faculty play at Metropolitan State and our appreciation of their efforts to engage students.
To be eligible to receive the $100 addition to your pay you must attend both the keynote and a breakout session.  Please check in at the registration desk when you arrive and sign the attendance sheet during your breakout session as evidence that you have met these requirements.  You are most welcome to attend lunch and the post workshop activities planned for the afternoon but you are under no obligation to do so.  Compensation is not offered for the afternoon activities.

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Thank you for your registering for the Metropolitan State University 2014 Spring Teaching Workshop. Due to a large turnout, we can only accommodate registrations for the program and breakout sessions. We have reached capacity for lunch.



**Keynote Speaker: Stephen Brookfield
Teaching for Critical Thinking
Critical thinking involves students (and teachers) being able to identify and research the assumptions that frame how they think and act.  Only if assumptions are accurate and valid can we trust them as guides for thought and action.  In scholarly terms, thinking critically requires students to make judgments about the legitimacy of knowledge in their different disciplines.  Research on how students learn to think critically shows that two factors are crucial to the process - seeing teachers model their own engagement in critical thinking, and using peers as critically reflective mirrors.  In this session, Stephen Brookfield, will model critical thinking about critical thinking and introduce a number of classroom activities that can actively engage students in learning how to think critically.

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