Presentations

    Anatomy of a College Readiness Assignment, at CRAFT Professional Development Institute, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Monday, June 25, 2012:
    The College Readiness Assignment Field-Test (CRAFT) project is working to disseminate standalone lessons designed by expert educators to prepare students for college-level success. In this presentation will discuss the heart of the CRAFT project: college readiness assignments (CRAs). We will dissect CRAs and demonstrate how the various parts map to state standards.
    Turning To Your Neighbor with Peer Instruction, at Turning Technologies Miami User Conference (Miami, FL), Monday, November 12, 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 Turning To Your Neighbor with Peer Instruction
    Catalyzing Learner Engagement Using Cutting-Edge Classroom Response Systems in Higher Education, at 2013 International HETL Conference, University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL), Tuesday, January 15, 2013:
    In this presentation, we introduce a cutting-edge technology for enacting and measuring learner engagement in novel ways. We will open by problematizing traditional approaches to learner engagement and offer a research-based solution in a new classroom response system developed at Harvard University—Learning Catalytics. The presentation will include an overview of key cognitive science principles tied to research on how students learn best. We will link those principles with the functionality of Learning Catalytics to connect learning theory to teaching practice. We will then provide an... Read more about Catalyzing Learner Engagement Using Cutting-Edge Classroom Response Systems in Higher Education
    Leveraging Technology to Enhance Evidence-Based Pedagogy: A Case Study of Peer Instruction in Norway, at Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia), Friday, March 22, 2013:
    Peer Instruction (PI) is an evidence-based, interactive teaching method developed by Eric Mazur at Harvard University in the 1990s. PI has been adopted across the disciplines, in every institutional type, and in classrooms throughout the world. A global community of innovative educators, the Peer Instruction Network connects users worldwide and provides opportunities for sharing and learning about PI. While PI can be implemented using basic classroom tools, it is enhanced when paired with educational technologies. In this presentation, PI expert and Peer Instruction Network co-founder, Dr.... Read more about Leveraging Technology to Enhance Evidence-Based Pedagogy: A Case Study of Peer Instruction in Norway