Friday, October 28, 2016

Join Our Upcoming Discussions on How Learning Works!

The Office of Teaching and Learning in collaboration with Learning and Information Technology Services is offering a monthly professional development series on
How Learning Works
Through this series participants will complete common readings and engage in webinar discussions to connect key learning principles with effective teaching practices and useful learning technologies. The common reading is a book entitled How Learning Works 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Ambrose, Bridges, Lovett, DiPietro, and Norman (availabledigitally through the library).

The perspective provided and associated discussions will help us consider learning as a trajectory of increasingly sophisticated performances – and how that might look within specific instructional domains. It will also prompt us to consider significant ways in which learners vary in their learning progress and the types of interventions we might use to facilitate their progress. Each chapter focuses on a principle of learning illustrated by higher education scenarios, explains the research base behind the principle, and provides several evidence-based strategies for teaching in ways that are consistent with the learning principle. Participants can drop in to the monthly chapter discussions, share related experiences, and examine new learning technologies that can apply.  The book group/webinar will also be supported by a D2L course where participants can continue posting online and share resources.

Schedule of Upcoming Events

Chapter 3: Students’ motivation determines, directs, and sustains what they do to learn.
November 15, 2016 12am to 1pm
Chapter 4: For mastery, students must acquire component skills practice integrating them, and know when to apply what they have learned.
December 20. 2016 12am to 1pm
Chapter 5: Goal-directed practice coupled with targeted feedback enhances the quality of students’ learning.
January 17, 2016 12am to 1pm

Chapter 6: Students’ current level of development interacts with the social, emotional, and intellectual climate of the course to impact learning.
February 21, 2016 12am to 1pm

Chapter 7: To become self-directed learners, students must learn to monitor and adjust their approaches to learning.
March 21, 2016 12am to 1pm 

RSVP for specific sessions to:

Questions: Contact Diane Salmon or Anthony Boen

We look forward to your participation!

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