Faculty In-Service Notes

Small Teaching: Lab #2 – Interleaving

This is a continuation of Dr. Terance Espinoza’s presentation of the Small Teaching in the Classroom sessions, based on the book by James M. Lang, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016). This application session focuses on interleaving course content, and was given during the January 2020 Faculty In-Service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

Small Teaching: Lab #1

This is a continuation of Dr. Terance Espinoza’s presentation of the Small Teaching in the Classroom sessions, based on the book by James M. Lang, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016). This application session of Small Teaching was given during the October 2019 Faculty In-Service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

Small Teaching in the Classroom

Presentation by Dr. Terance Espinoza based on James M. Lang, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016). Given during Fall 2019 In-Service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

RetrievalPractice.org will send you weekly tips and best practices for using research-based educational strategies in the classroom. Thanks to Dr. LaShera McElhany for letting us know know about this resource.

K-W-L-H Teaching Technique (Know, Want to Know, Learn, How you learned). This technique was mentioned in the textbook and in the presentation. Charts like this may be helpful for use in a classroom.

Extra Credits, “Design Club – Super Mario Bros: Level 1-1 – How Super Mario Mastered Level Design” YouTube. This is a good example for teachers of how courses can design early assignments to practice the fundamental skills required for success in the discipline.

Devotional Session: Is There an Echo in Here? Intertextuality in the Old and New Testaments

“This session will explore the ways that language and linguistic patterns are used and reused throughout the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Biblical authors tended to use concepts and patterns from other portions of scripture to bring a fresh message to their audiences. By invoking language and themes from earlier texts, the writers of scripture develop, qualify, and recontextualize God’s words from earlier periods into God’s word for a new generation. We can become better readers of scripture as we recognize these textual echoes and understand how old messages were made fresh for new audiences.”

Dynamic Lecturing

Presentation by Dr. Terance Espinoza based on Christine Harrington and Todd D. Zakrajsek, Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (Sterling, Virginia: Stylus, 2017). Given during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Faculty In-Service sessions at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

The Magic of Critical Thinking

Presentation by Dr. Terance Espinoza on how lessons from sleight-of-hand can help inform critical thinking in general and classroom instruction in particular. Given during the Fall 2016 In-Service at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

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