Spring Teaching Innovation Forum
The Spark 212 (and Videoconference)
The forum focuses on implementing student-centered learning strategies. Come hear from your esteemed colleagues.
Big change through small steps:
Infusing learning sciences research to transform your classroom
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
Workshop—Redesign an assignment, incorporate a new strategy!
Work with faculty mentors and instructional designers to incorporate something you heard today into your class this semester.