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Monday, February 19, 2018

The Spark 212 (and Videoconference)

The forum focuses on implementing student-centered learning strategies. Come hear from your esteemed colleagues.

Schedule of Events

Kick off

9–9:15 a.m.

Provost’s office


Big change through small steps:
Infusing learning sciences research to transform your classroom

9:15–10:45 a.m.

Erica Offerdahl & Bill Davis

Decades of research tells us a lot about the cognition, biology, and psychology behind how people learn. In this interactive presentation, you will learn about the scientific research behind various active learning techniques and then design ways to infuse those techniques into your own context. The session is framed around the idea that course transformation can be accomplished through small, but evidence-based, shifts in our everyday teaching practices.

Just One Thing—Lightning round of brief, stealthy interventions

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • Clif Stratton—Participation Slips
  • Anna Plemons—Belonging (LIFT)
  • Dee Posey—Growth mindset (LIFT)
  • Paul Buckley—Structured collaborate activity (LIFT)
  • Phil Mixter—WIKIs
  • Mary Kay Patton—Mindfulness
  • Anna Whitehall—Values-based action

Lunch On Your Own

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Workshop—Redesign an assignment, incorporate a new strategy!

1:30–4 p.m.

Work with faculty mentors and instructional designers to incorporate something you heard today into your class this semester.