Pre-College Instructor Workshops
Best Practices for Supporting ELL Students
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
+++Sheridan Center Teaching Resources
+++Sheridan Center Inclusive Teaching Resources
+++Sheridan Center Certificate Programs
+++Sheridan Center Open Classrooms
Instructor Resources
+++Canvas Course Management System
+++Academic Technology
+++Brown Writing Center
+++Brown University Libraries
+++Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Archambault Teaching Award

Pre-College Instructor Workshops 

“Introductory Course Proposal Workshop” – September 22, 2021, 12pm-2pm — details to follow.

Best Practices for Supporting ELL Students

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

The Sheridan Center promotes evidence-based teaching to create an inclusive environment where all learners can succeed. To encourage innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, the Sheridan Center cultivates dynamic partnerships with all members of Brown’s teaching and learning communities. The Center advances effective liberal learning, encourages ongoing professional development, and fosters reflective teaching and learning. 1

For Pre-College instructors, The Sheridan Center offers various resources including consulting services, access to teaching resources, and certificate or workshop programs throughout the academic year.

For more information, please contact the Sheridan Center at 401-863-1219 or

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Instructor Resources

Canvas Course Management System
Canvas is Brown’s online course management system and offers tools to supplement an instructor’s course syllabus, including: content upload, collaboration, student communications, assignments and assessments.

Academic Technology

Faculty Development
Academic Technology Workshops
Faculty development workshops that explore technology, teaching, and learning.

Digital Teaching and Learning at Brown
Learn how Brown faculty are using technology to enhance online and face-to-face courses.

Teaching Spaces
Technology Rich Classrooms – workspaces for students and faculty to produce digital and physical media.

ITG Teaching Lab: a technology-enhanced classroom for investigating innovative teaching and learning activities.

Instructional Media Support
Teaching Spaces Multimedia Labs: workspaces for students and faculty to produce digital and physical media; equipment and support for instructors who want to integrate multimedia assignments into courses.

Brown Writing Center
The Writing Center provides writing assistance for all members of the Brown community. Staffed by graduate students from a variety of disciplines who are experienced in writing and teaching and undergo ongoing training. Associates are prepared to review a variety of types of writing and to discuss your specific writing concerns. Individual conferences are available as well as workshop sessions. Walk-in hours are available, but appointments in advance are preferable. For more information, please call 401-863-3524.

Brown University Libraries
The Brown University libraries are a wonderful resource for both instructors and students. Summer instructors have access to the Online Course Reserves Access (OCRA) to request digital and physical course reserves for articles, book excerpts, audio, and video materials.

University libraries also offer independent or collaborative study and work spaces for students, in addition to subject specialists who can assist with their academic work. Instructors are encouraged to steer their students to take advantage of the University Libraries extensive resources.

Over the summer, University Libraries operate on a restricted schedule. Check here  for the most-up-to-date hours of operation.

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching and research museum. A resource across the university, the Haffenreffer Museum inspires creative and critical thinking about culture by fostering interdisciplinary understanding of the material world. The Museum also provides opportunities for faculty and students to work with collections and the public, teaching through objects and programs in classrooms, in the CultureLab in Manning Hall, and at the Collections Research Center. 2

The Heffenreffer Museum is an incredible way to enhance your curriculum and course content.  If you are interested in incorporating a visit or guided experience to the museum into your summer course, please contact

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Archambault Teaching Award

The Reginald D. Archambault Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes, rewards, and promotes excellence in teaching in the Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs. The award is named in recognition of Reginald D. Archambault, Professor of Education emeritus, and the inaugural Dean of Summer Studies, 1984 – 1992. Professor Archambault served as Chair of Brown’s Education Department from 1967 through the early eighties, contributing greatly to the M.A.T. program and developing the Brown Summer High School as a teaching laboratory. He remains dedicated to advancing the craft of pedagogy.

Award recipients are selected based on their ability to influence, motivate and inspire students to learn. They employ a variety of inclusive and student-centered teaching activities that challenge the students to reflect deeply and learn effectively.  They have clear goals for what they want their students to be able to do upon completion of the course, and they periodically assess whether their students actually understood the material and learned the desired skills. Award recipients also create a safe yet challenging environment where students can flourish and where learning is fun and exciting.

How to Apply – 2021 applications are now closed. Winners will be announced November 1, 2021.

Teaching Award Winners

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