Teaching for a Change: Focus on Learning (TFC)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 21, 2006||End Date/Time: Jun 23, 2006|
|Registration Date: Jun 21, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 15, 2005|
|Abstract Submission Date: Nov 01, 2005|
Teaching For a Change (TFC) prides itself on a 15-year history of focusing on learning. Part of the richness of TFC is that faculty from many disciplines come together to share their experience with a variety of practical approaches that honor the differences in learners. This spectrum of philosophies and techniques compliment each other as they Focus on Learning.
Topics that have made past conferences such a success include:
Active and Cooperative Learning
Model Faculty Development Ideas and Programs
Teacher Formation / The Courage to Teach
Metaphors in Teaching
Conversations and Reflective Teaching
Music, Drama, and Poetry in Learning
Brain Gym® and Movement
Transfer of Learning
Every year, our presenters bring innovative and engaging topics that we can take back to enrich our classrooms. Because of this variety, TFC appeals to both new and experienced faculty and faculty developers. Using the McHargue CASE method (Copy And Steal Everything), each participant takes home a number of new techniques to implement in their own classrooms and to share with other faculty. We can’t wait to see what this year offers us!
This year we’ve moving the conference from Colorado to Park City, which combines a spectacular mountain setting reminiscent of Steamboat Springs or Vail with a convenient 40-minute shuttle trip from the Salt Lake City airport, and it’s less expensive.
Conference sessions will be held in the Canyons Grand Summit Hotel, built by the same people as the Steamboat Grand (where we held our conference for three years). Lodging will be available both in the Canyons Grand and in the adjacent Sundial Lodge. Be assured that you’ll be delighted with the quality, appearance, and amenities of either location. More good news: accommodations begin at $79/night in the Sundial Lodge, and both locations offer a variety of room types. Click here for specific lodging information.
This is a beautiful resort area offering all the amenities you can imagine, including a gondola right out the back door of the hotel. This would be a perfect time to plan a day or two before or after the conference to take advantage of the recreation that is available such as golf, fly fishing, hot air ballooning, white water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking.