Presentations

    Innovative flipped classrooms, at Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX), Tuesday, March 5, 2013:
    Simply putting lectures online is one way to flip a class, but it is not the best way. In this workshop, Dr. Julie Schell will introduce two practical strategies teachers can use to design learning environments that boost student engagement with subject-matter both in and outside of class. Attendees will experience live demonstrations of one flipped class technique called Peer Instruction, developed at Harvard University and backed by 20 years of research, that can be used in any discipline and with any class size. (1.5 hrs)
    Peer Instruction: Part I, at Campus Kristiania (Oslo, Norway), Thursday, March 7, 2013:
    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 2-3 hour long workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is... Read more about Peer Instruction: Part I
    Peer Instruction: Part II, at Campus Kristiania (Oslo, Norway), Thursday, March 7, 2013:
    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 2-3 hour long workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is... Read more about Peer Instruction: Part II
    Peer Instruction, at Université de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland), Friday, March 8, 2013:
    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 2-3 hour long workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Assessment: The Secret to Great Teaching, at Universidad de Diego Portales, LASPAU affiliated with Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Thursday, April 4, 2013:
    Open the doors to any classroom across the globe and you will observe an almost universal model for the evaluation of student learning. Instructors stand at the front of a lecture hall, teach content, students (at least we hope) attempt to learn that content, and then instructors evaluate that content learning through traditional assessments such as multiple-choice exams, quizzes, or research papers. Most of these conventional approaches to evaluation are one-dimensional and not aligned with overarching learning goals that relate to competencies students actually need to progress successfully... Read more about Assessment: The Secret to Great Teaching
    Peer Instruction, at University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), Friday, April 12, 2013:
    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 2-3 hour long workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Flipped classrooms 101: An introduction to the flipped classroom, at CSM Faculty Development Workshops, Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ), Friday, April 12, 2013:
    Instructors all over the globe are turning their students' worlds around by flipping their classrooms. In a flipped class, teachers move information coverage out of the lecture hall so that they can better leverage in-class time to address student difficulties and misconceptions. In this interactive session, Dr. Julie Schell will flip the workshop by providing brief introductory, pre-workshop activities to participants. During the workshop, she will discuss the why, what, and how of flipped classrooms by confronting and resolving a series of common myths about flipped teaching. Participants... Read more about Flipped classrooms 101: An introduction to the flipped classroom
    Peer Instruction 2.0: Beyond a 90's pedagogy, at CSM Faculty Development Workshops, Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ), Friday, April 12, 2013
    Peer Instruction (PI) is a research-based, interactive teaching method that helps instructors engagestudents in and out of class. The centerpiece of Peer Instruction is the ConcepTest, a short conceptual question that helps elicit, uncover and resolve student misconceptions. “Turn to your neighbor” is the classic catch phrase of PI methodology, whereby after a brief mini-lecture in class, teachers encourage students to think about a question, vote on their answer, and then turn to their neighbor to engage, rather than sit passively in a lecture. In this presentation, we examine three big... Read more about Peer Instruction 2.0: Beyond a 90's pedagogy
    Innovative Flipped Classrooms, at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), Friday, April 26, 2013:
    Simply putting lectures online is one way to flip a class, but it is not the best way. In this workshop, Dr. Julie Schell will introduce two research-based strategies teachers can use to design learning environments that boost student engagement with subject-matter both in and outside of class. Attendees will experience live demonstrations of one flipped class technique called Peer Instruction, developed at Harvard University and backed by 20 years of research, that can be used in any discipline and with any class size. We will also test out a new classroom response system that facilitates... Read more about Innovative Flipped Classrooms
    Flipping the Classroom 201, at ATL Summer Teaching Institute, NC AT & T State University (Greensboro, NC), Monday, May 13, 2013:
    Simply putting lectures online is one way to flip a class, but it is not the best way. In this workshop, Dr. Julie Schell will introduce two research-based strategies teachers can use to design learning environments that boost student engagement with subject-matter both in and outside of class. Attendees will experience live demonstrations of one flipped class technique called Peer Instruction, developed at Harvard University and backed by 20 years of research, that can be used in any discipline and with any class size.
    Flipping the Classroom 101, at ATL Summer Teaching Institute, NC AT & T State University (Greensboro, NC), Monday, May 13, 2013:
    An introduction to the flipped classroom Instructors all over the globe are turning their students' worlds around by flipping their classrooms. In a flipped class, teachers move information coverage out of the lecture hall so that they can better leverage in-class time to address student difficulties and misconceptions. In this interactive session, Dr. Julie Schell will flip the workshop by providing brief introductory, pre-workshop activities to participants. She will use responses from these activities in the workshop and discuss the why, what, and how of flipped classrooms by confronting... Read more about Flipping the Classroom 101
    Flip Class Question Design Workshop, at ATL Summer Teaching Institute, NC AT & T State University (Greensboro, NC), Tuesday, May 14, 2013:
    Questions are the heart of engaging students in a flipped class. In this workshop, we will collaborate to discover the elements of an effective question. We will practice answering different question types as a large group and work individually and in pairs on a flipped classroom case study to learn promising practices for developing effective questions. At the end of the workshop, we will also apply our learning by trying to write a few new questions.
    Peer Instruction, at Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts 2013, Oxford College of Emory University (Oxford, GA), Tuesday, May 14, 2013:
    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 2-3 hour long workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is... Read more about Peer Instruction
    How to help people learn, at CRAFT Professional Development Institute, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Thursday, May 23, 2013:
    Advances in cognitive science have changed what we know about how people learn, but pedagogical approaches have not adapted to use this knowledge to help people learn better. In this workshop, Dr. Julie Schell will demo three simple tips educators can use to catalyze learning in any educational context.
    Peer Instruction, at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Karlsruhe, Germany), Thursday, May 30, 2013:
    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 2-3 hour long workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies that Improve College Student Success, at CSSP Technical Assistance Workshop for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, University of Houston (Houston, TX), Thursday, May 30, 2013
    One day workshop on increasing the use of evidence-based pedagogies to improve student success in postsecondary education in Texas over three sessions. Session 1 provided interactive training on Flipped Classrooms, Just-in-Time Teaching and Peer Instruction. Session 2, a working session featuring a case study of evidence-based instructional strategies at scale; Session 3, an instructional hack-a-thon to identify barriers and invent clever solutions to increasing faculty adoption of innovative teaching methods at individual institutions.
    Peer Instruction, at CA Education Foundation Symposium, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada), Thursday, June 6, 2013
    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 2-3 hour long workshop, participants will learn about Peer Instruction, serve as the "class" in which Peer Instruction is... Read more about Peer Instruction
    Confessions of a converted lecturer, at CA Education Foundation Symposium, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada), Thursday, June 6, 2013:
    I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was my teaching that caused students to fail! I will show how I have adjusted my approach to teaching and how it has improved my students' performance significantly

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