Presentations

    Peer Instruction: A hands-on workshop using clickers, at the Teaching and Learning Technology Center, Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN), Friday, March 5, 2010:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the “class” in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated,... Read more about Peer Instruction: A hands-on workshop using clickers
    Peer Instruction, at Spring 2010 Meeting of the Chicago Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Chicago State University (Chicago, IL), Saturday, April 24, 2010:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the “class” in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated,... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Peer Instruction, at Enhancing Learning through Engagement Workshop, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN), Thursday, May 13, 2010:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the “class” in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated,... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Peer instruction : a hands-on workshop, at 2010 International CDIO Conference, �cole Polytechnique de Montr�al (Montreal, Canada), Wednesday, June 16, 2010:
    It has been suggested the lack of interaction in large lecture courses is to blame for the many problems facing these courses: declining enrollments, low attendance, poor evaluations, and disappointing retention. We offer a way of redesigning the classroom so interaction is introduced in many aspects of the course. This approach has shown to be effective by many instructors in a broad variety of environments. I will demonstrate some of the tools we have developed to foster this interaction.
    Small decisions, big consequences, at PRISE/REU Responsible Conduct in Research Workshop, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Tuesday, June 29, 2010:
    An interactively, case-based workshop to explore the principles of responsible conduct and ethics in research.
    Peer Instruction: a hands-on workshop, at Universidad de Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica), Wednesday, August 4, 2010:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the �class� in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated... Read more about Peer Instruction: a hands-on workshop
    Engaging students one-on-one, all at once; Online Session 1, at Online Short Course, The University of Pretoria in South Africa (Cambridge, MA), Thursday, August 19, 2010:
    This short-course introduces participants to the ideas of Peer Instruction (PI) and Just- in-Time-Teaching (JiTT), two research-based methods for engaging students, improving conceptual understanding, increasing retention in courses and programs, and enhancing academic performance. Participants will also learn about a new approach to instructional design. Finally, participants will apply the knowledge gained to a specific course module they are (or will be) teaching, by re-designing (or designing) the syllabus for this course module and developing a plan for implementing PI and JiTT. The... Read more about Engaging students one-on-one, all at once; Online Session 1
    Engaging students one-on-one, all at once; Online Session 2, at Online Short Course, The University of Pretoria in South Africa (Cambridge, MA), Thursday, September 9, 2010:
    This short-course introduces participants to the ideas of Peer Instruction (PI) and Just- in-Time-Teaching (JiTT), two research-based methods for engaging students, improving conceptual understanding, increasing retention in courses and programs, and enhancing academic performance. Participants will also learn about a new approach to instructional design. Finally, participants will apply the knowledge gained to a specific course module they are (or will be) teaching, by re-designing (or designing) the syllabus for this course module and developing a plan for implementing PI and JiTT. The... Read more about Engaging students one-on-one, all at once; Online Session 2
    How the mind tricks us: visualizations and visual illusions, at University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK), Friday, October 29, 2010:
    Neurobiology and cognitive psychology have made great progress in understanding how the mind processes information � in particular visual information. The knowledge we can gain from these fields has important implications for the presentation of visual information and student learning
    Peer Instruction, at University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK), Friday, October 29, 2010:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the �class� in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Peer Instruction, at Academic Transformation Speaker Series, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Friday, November 12, 2010:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the �class� in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Workshop on Peer Instruction, at Annual All-Faculty Meeting, University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK), Thursday, January 6, 2011:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the �class� in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated... Read more about Workshop on Peer Instruction
    Peer Instruction, at Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago, Chile), Thursday, January 13, 2011:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the �class� in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Promoting active learning through peer-based instruction, at Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Conference, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), Wednesday, January 19, 2011:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the �class� in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated... Read more about Promoting active learning through peer-based instruction
    Peer Instruction: Why? And how?, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology visit, Harvard University (MA), Wednesday, February 9, 2011:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated,... Read more about Peer Instruction: Why? And how?
    ConcepTest design workshop, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology visit, Harvard University (MA), Friday, February 11, 2011:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated,... Read more about ConcepTest design workshop
    Peer Instruction Workshop, at Joint CSE/IAD workshop, The University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Friday, April 1, 2011:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated,... Read more about Peer Instruction Workshop
    Peer Instruction, at Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia), Thursday, June 9, 2011:
    The basic goals of Peer Instruction are to encourage and make use of student interaction during lectures, while focusing students' attention on underlying concepts and techniques. The method has been assessed in many studies using standardized, diagnostic tests and shown to be considerably more effective than the conventional lecture approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses at the college and secondary level. In this workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the �class� in which Peer Instruction is demonstrated... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Engaging students one-on-one, all at once; Session 1, at LASPAU/IDIA Short Online Course for Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Chile) (Cambridge, MA), Monday, August 8, 2011:
    This short-course introduces participants to the ideas of Peer Instruction (PI) and Just- in-Time-Teaching (JiTT), two research-based methods for engaging students, improving conceptual understanding, increasing retention in courses and programs, and enhancing academic performance. Participants will also learn about a new approach to instructional design. Finally, participants will apply the knowledge gained to a specific course module they are (or will be) teaching, by re-designing (or designing) the syllabus for this course module and developing a plan for implementing PI and JiTT. The... Read more about Engaging students one-on-one, all at once; Session 1
    Engaging students one-on-one, all at once; Session 2, at LASPAU/IDIA Short Online Course for Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Chile) (Cambridge, MA), Monday, August 22, 2011:
    Continuation of online workshop.

    This second 2-hour live online session will:

    • address the questions that have been submitted in the assignment form,
    • provide pointers on how to develop PI and JiTT questions,
    • discuss strategies for assessment, and
    • provide an opportunity to share ideas for learning goals and module improvements.
    Read more about Engaging students one-on-one, all at once; Session 2

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