Presentations

    Analyzing Educational Research using Vee Diagrams, at The College Student (Guest Lecturer), University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Monday, January 30, 2012:
    In this lecture, we will discuss Vee Diagrams, a tool developed by Gowin in the 1970s to help biology students transfer knowledge from laboratory settings to larger contexts. Novak and Gowin (1984) descirbe the Vee as a heuristic to help students construct and make meaning of knowledge. I will introduce the key categories composing Vee Diagrams using examples from higher education practice. We will then collaboratively analyze a published educational research article using the Vee framework. After participating in this lecture, students will be able to use the Vee Diagram to analyze... Read more about Analyzing Educational Research using Vee Diagrams
    Anatomy of a College Readiness Assignment, at CRAFT Professional Development Institute, University of Texas at Austin (Austin,TX), Thursday, May 23, 2013:
    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.
    Flipped Classrooms: Web-based Tools for Facilitating In and Out-of-Class Engagement, at Academic Transformation Speaker's Series, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Friday, August 24, 2012:
    In a flipped classroom, instructors typically move information coverage out of the class so that that they can better leverage in-class time to address student misunderstandings and misconceptions about subject matter. The most basic iteration of a flipped class is pre-recording lectures on key concepts for students and putting them online for viewing and engagement (e.g., annotation) before class. In this workshop, Dr. Julie Schell will introduce a set of more advanced web-based instructional tools faculty can use to design learning environments that facilitate student engagement with... Read more about Flipped Classrooms: Web-based Tools for Facilitating In and Out-of-Class Engagement
    How to Transform Learning ... with Teaching, at Conferência Internacional de Educação:, Instituto Expertise (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), Thursday, March 14, 2013:
    The ability to take what is learned in classrooms and apply it within new contexts is the most important skill for 21st century learners. Transfer of learning is the heart of innovation and the core purpose of any educational system. No matter if you are a teacher, an administrator, or policymaker, no matter where in the world you reside and no matter what you teach, this mission of education does not drift. Unfortunately, by the time students arrive at university, after more than 11,000 hours of compulsory schooling, they still have difficulty transferring knowledge across contexts. This is... Read more about How to Transform Learning ... with Teaching
    Flipping the STEM Classroom using Peer Instruction, at STEM Institute for Faculty Professional Development Fall Conference, Union County College (Elizabeth, NJ), Saturday, October 20, 2012:
    How can I help my students learn in ways that pique their interest and enrich their subject matter understanding? We will explore this perennial question by considering an innovative, research-based teaching method called Peer Instruction (PI). Originally developed by Dr. Eric Mazur to address major gaps in students' conceptual knowledge of physics at Harvard University, this interactive pedagogical method is now widely used by thousands of instructors across the world. PI leverages the power of social learning and the latest advances in cognitive science to confront students' misconceptions... Read more about Flipping the STEM Classroom using Peer Instruction
    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