Presentations

    Science pedagogy - no longer a private frontier, at Frontiers in Science Teaching, Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark), Monday, June 18, 2012:
    Teaching within an academic research career is often cast as a private enterprise, representing a silo among professors’ more communal work within research groups and service activities. Just like new frontiers in science research, innovation in science education often involves joint ventures. In this presentation, we introduce for the first time Peer Instruction Network, a new social network developed at Harvard University to connect educators worldwide in their efforts to shape the terrains of how and what people learn in the 21st century. The presentation will include a live... Read more about Science pedagogy - no longer a private frontier
    Turn to your neighbor, at Turning Technology User Conference: Aarhus, Denmark, Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark), Tuesday, June 19, 2012:
    Peer Instruction (PI) is a teaching method that leverages the power of cutting-edge learning technologies, such as clickers, to transform learning. The centerpiece of Peer Instruction is the ConcepTest, a short interactive question that helps uncover student misconceptions. “Turn to your neighbor” is the classic catch-phrase of PI methodology, whereby teachers encourage students to think about a question, vote on their answer, and then turn to their neighbor to engage, rather than sitting passively in a lecture. In this presentation, we examine two big, open questions frequently posed by... Read more about Turn to your neighbor
    Disrupting Higher Education with Technological Innovation, at HEASPA Brown Bag, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Thursday, March 20, 2014:
    Charles Eliot’s elective system initiated at Harvard University in the 1890s radically transformed the field of higher education. It is one of only a few truly disruptive innovations to catalyze universal change in how people learn on American college and university campuses. The only other innovation in learning that approaches this scale is another Harvard pedagogy – the Case Study Method, also developed in the late 19th century. Around the same time, one of the world’s most enduring technological innovations was born: the automobile. With thousands of advances since that time, todayâ... Read more about Disrupting Higher Education with Technological Innovation
    Flipping the Science Classroom: How to Turn your Students' Worlds Upside Down, at The Center for Scientific Teaching: Science Education Speakers Series, Yale University (New Haven, CT), Thursday, November 1, 2012:
    In a flipped classroom, instructors typically move information coverage outside the classroom so that they can better leverage in-class time to address student misunderstandings and misconceptions about subject matter. The most basic and popular iteration of a flipped class is pre-recording lectures on key concepts, called screencasting, and putting them online for viewing and engagement before class. In this workshop, Dr. Julie Schell will provide an overview of the history of the flipped classroom and introduce a set of innovative tools that go beyond screencasting, tools that instructors... Read more about Flipping the Science Classroom: How to Turn your Students' Worlds Upside Down
    Flipping the STEM classroom: How to turn your students' world upside down, at Fall STEM Webinar Series, LASPAU-Affiliated with Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA), Tuesday, September 4, 2012:
    Instructors all over the globe are turning their students' worlds upside down by flipping their classrooms. In a flipped class, teachers typically move information coverage out of the lecture hall so that they can better leverage in-class time to address student misunderstandings and misconceptions about subject matter. In this webinar, Dr. Julie Schell will introduce the flipped classroom technique and its history and present some practical strategies higher education faculty can use to design learning environments that facilitate student engagement with STEM subject-matter both in and... Read more about Flipping the STEM classroom: How to turn your students' world upside down