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February 2018

Library Refresher

February 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
MMC – GL 523, 11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199 United States
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This workshop focuses on using the FIU Libraries' resources and services to support your research; covers library services and policies for grad students; how to access books, articles, databases for subject & interdisciplinary research & more. This workshop is also offered at Biscayne Bay Campus via polycom in room HL 150. To RSVP click here

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Leading Discussions

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
MMC – GL 156, 11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
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Students learn much more by actively participating in a class discussion than by passively listening to a lecture, yet leading a discussion can bring its own set of challenges for instructors. Come partake in a discussion about learning class discussions, how to set the context for discussions, initiate them, avoid common missteps, and more. To RSVP click here

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Writing the Literature Review – Online

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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We will discuss how to write a literature review. If you are currently working on a literature review, please bring your notes/materials. NOTE: This workshop is being offered live online on this date and time. To RSVP click here

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Writing the Personal Statement


February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MMC – GL 125, 11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199 United States
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We will discuss some different approaches to writing personal statements. This interactive workshop will include some writing activities. To RSVP click here

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Writing the Personal Statement


February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BBC – TBA, 3000 NE 151 Street
Miami, Florida 33181
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We will discuss some different approaches to writing personal statements. This interactive workshop will include some writing activities. To RSVP click here

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Research Strategies for the Literature Review

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
MMC – GL 523, 11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199 United States
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This session provides strategies and techniques for building a literature review, staying up on new literature, and keeping track of sources and searches. This workshop is also offered at Biscayne Bay Campus via polycom in room HL 150. To RSVP click here

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Supporting Diversity through Instructional Practices

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MMC – GL 482, 11200 SW 8th Street FL 33199 United States + Google Map

As the diversity in our student population continues to rise, it is crucial we use instructional practices that better support their learning. In this workshop, we will discuss two frameworks for inclusive instruction, and discuss related instructional practices to create/enhance culturally responsive and asset-based work in their context(s). To RSVP click here

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Supporting Diversity through Instructional Practices

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MMC – GL 482, 11200 SW 8th Street FL 33199 United States + Google Map

As the diversity in our student population continues to rise, it is crucial we use instructional practices that better support their learning. In this workshop, we will discuss two frameworks for inclusive instruction, and discuss related instructional practices to create/enhance culturally responsive and asset-based work in their context(s). To RSVP click here

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Citation and Bibliography Management with RefWorks

February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
MMC – GL 523, 11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199 United States
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RefWorks is web-based citation management software that facilitates easy bibliography creation including integrated use with MSWord and Google Docs. This workshop is also offered at Biscayne Bay Campus via polycom in room HL 150. To RSVP click here

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Asking the Right Questions

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MMC – GL 482, 11200 SW 8th Street FL 33199 United States + Google Map

In the book Why Don't Students Like School, cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham says, "To teach well, you should pay careful attention to what an assignment will actually make students think about (not what you hope they will think about), because that is what they will remember." How can we know what our assignments will make students think about? In this workshop, we will explore answers to that question. Participants will discuss creating writing prompts that will both direct and provide evidence…

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