Table 13: [Potluck] Groups: Forming & managing

Facilitator: Mario Gliozzi

Session Information

Year: 2017 | Time: 8:00-9:00am (Share-a-thon) | Location: Johnson Center (Dewberry Hall)

Abstract

**Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a few printed copies of a specific example activity, assignment or strategy they use in their classroom related to this topic to share.**
NOTE: You can still join a potluck even if you didn’t bring anything!
Welcome to ITL and this table!  Join your fellow Mason instructors to informally discuss this table's topic. At the table, you will find desk copies of related resources (digital versions are available below), and an experienced Mason colleague who has experience and strategies related to this topic.  Not sure what to talk about?  Here are some conversation starters:
  • Share a little about yourselves: 

    • Department

    • Years at Mason

    • Courses you are teaching

    • What excites you about teaching?

  • What brought you to this table?

  • What benefits do you see to having students work in groups/teams for projects in your course(s)?

  • What do you consider the one or two greatest concerns or challenges that students face in participating in team projects?

  • Would students in your class benefit more from (or be most ready for) having you outline key expectations about how to behave in a group, setting their own policies and explanations, or a combination of the two?

  • What kinds of grading or feedback strategies might best support your course’s team project(s): splitting grades between teams and individuals? ...requiring early and/or mid-point check ins? ...having students evaluate one another’s performance? ...something else?

Have an example or resource to share?  Submit through this link and we'll upload it after the conference: http://library.gmu.edu/publishing/submit Still have questions?  Leave a post it note on the table sign at the end of the Share-a-thon or email your questions to stearns@gmu.edu   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:   

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