Part 2: Fall 2015 Labs

23 CSCR with Cid Freitag, Dan LaValley, and Emmanuel Contreras — 10.20.2015

Emmanuel-ContrerasDan-LaValleyCid-FreitagIn the Active Teaching Lab on October 20, 2015, Cid Freitag, Dan LaValley, and Emmanuel Contreras from DoIT Academic Technology shared examples and techniques for making critical readers with CSCR.

Key Takeaways

  • The Knowledge Base has Critical Reader templates – they are a great place to start!
  • Plan how to scaffold your students in their reading – make assignments more structured at the beginning, and train them to read as scholars in your discipline read. Then later you can have assignments that provide students the opportunity to explore a text more, rather than being guided through it step-by-step.
  • To get open-ended responses from your students about a reading, you can embed a Google Form in the CSCR. You can also embed a link to the responses to the Form, so that students can see what each other wrote.

If you’re interested in learning more to get up and running with CSCR, watch the videos below and try stepping through the CSCR worksheet we created for the session! You can also view their slides from the session and check out our related Active Teaching Lab on interactive case scenarios with CSCR.

The Active Teaching Lab, a Faculty Engagement program, provides a safe space for structured explorations of cool teaching tools and techniques that your colleagues are using to engage students and teach more effectively. During the academic year, labs are held weekly and will be listed on the Active Teaching Lab page.

Cid, Dan and Emmanuel’s Story


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