Best Practices in College Teaching: Creating an Active Learning Environment

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Event Date/Time: Aug 25, 2010 End Date/Time: Aug 25, 2010
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Best Practices in College Teaching: Creating an Active Learning Environment August 25 & October 19, 1:00-2:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/61 7.htm Flexible date webinar: This webinar will be presented live on the two dates listed above. Log in on the date that is most convenient for your institution. If you prefer, log in on both dates at no extra charge! The recording is included. OVERVIEW Research has shown that knowledge retention can be significantly increased by creating a welcoming environment and incorporating active learning strategies into your teaching. Participants in this session will learn teaching strategies and techniques they can immediately implement in their classes to create a learning environment that actively engages their learners and ultimately improves student retention and success. Participants will receive a resource page of active learning strategies. OBJECTIVES *articulate a rationale for using active learning in the classroom *describe instructional methods that encourage active learning *identify techniques that can be incorporated into their classes to create an active learning environment *improve student retention and success WHO SHOULD ATTEND? *New and veteran teachers at 2 and 4-year, public and private institutions *Graduate Teaching Assistants *Department Chairs *Instructional Deans *Any College educator who is interested in teaching and learning WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Debra Runshe is an Instructional Design Consultant for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. She works with faculty on instructional issues such as course design, online course development, learning objectives, classroom management, active learning, learning theory, and assessment methods. Her dedication to quality teaching has led to her involvement in many national endeavors. Debra was a member of the Carnegie Foundation’s CASTL Program: Scholarly Inquiry about Active Pedagogies. As a member of this cluster group she explored active learning pedagogies in universities across the nation and presented the findings nationally. She was also a member of the core team for the FIPSE grant: Promoting Strategic Teaching to Enhance Academic Competencies of Student in Transition Courses, which resulted in a professional development program for university instructors. She has presented the results of this grant in a number of venues. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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