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a one day conference on
Engaging Students The Process & Product of Effective Active Learning
October 14, 2011
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Locat                     Active Learning orangestar.gif Peer Collaboration orangestar.gif Pedagogical Creativity ion: Carlisle Suite of E. H. Hereford University Center (2nd floor
Keynote Speaker Dr. Therese Huston

“Active learning as a benefit for faculty:
Strategies for teaching material you've only just learned”

a 90-minute workshop presentation for novice and experienced faculty alike 1:00 – 2:30 PM

One of the joys of being a faculty member is that we get to learn new ideas and share them with students. When you develop new course content, however, it takes more work and it’s easy to default to lecture-mode to save time. In this workshop, we will explore some manageable active learning techniques that can be easily adapted and that don’t require you to be a leading expert on the subject matter. By the end of this workshop, participants will have:

• reflected on the last time they taught unfamiliar material
• examined the benefits of active learning for the teacher, not just the students
• considered how learning new material can be a career management tool
• played with the notion of recasting one’s role in the classroom

 experienced active learning techniques that are easy to transfer.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Therese Huston

Dr. Therese Huston is the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. She works with faculty to find creative, scholarly, and sustainable ways to improve the teaching and learning experience. Her first book, Teaching What You Don't Know (2009), was published with Harvard University Press.

(Dr. Huston will also be featured as part of an hour-long open discussion from 2:45 to 3:45.)