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Nov 9 2022

Cultivate Equitable Discussions with Active Learning

CATE Teaching Tidbits Workshops - Fall 2022

November 9, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Virtual Event

Teaching tidbit workshops in brown lettering with a red apple with a green leaf. Red apple is formed/shaped by cursive words: students, learning, reflection, hybrid, innovation, equity, assessment, teaching, engagement, and inclusion.

Active learning benefits all students. Research studies have shown that students in lecture-dominated courses are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes using active learning. Furthermore, active learning can drive the performance gains of historically underserved students, particularly in large-enrollment courses characterized by high achievement gaps. In this online workshop, we will explore some of the literature demonstrating the benefits of this student engagement strategy and then work through examples of evidence-based teaching techniques you and your TAs may readily implement in your classroom to create a more inclusive and engaged learning environment.

After participating in this online workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recall the evidence from education research that supports the benefits of active learning
  • Implement teaching strategies that increase student engagement, feedback, and learning
  • Plan how to incorporate at least one active learning practice into your teaching

Workshop materials include slides and handouts provided during the workshop. Please note that you must be logged into your UIC Google account to access these materials.


Educational Technology Integrated Into Workshop: Jamboard

EVENT LEAD: Erin O'Leary



Inclusivity & Accessibility Information:  UIC is committed to full inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of university life. CATE’s online events are delivered through Zoom and may include breakout rooms and group discussion. CATE’s in-person events typically involve a combination of presentation and discussion-based activities. We welcome ASL interpreters, note-takers, and accompanying assistants to all CATE events. If you have questions about access, such as parking or building layouts, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, such as real-time captioning (CART), ASL services, or obtaining event materials in alternative formats, please contact the event lead.




Dr. Erin O'Leary

Date posted

Aug 18, 2022

Date updated

Aug 19, 2022