Julie Schell

How to Transform Learning in STEM…With Teaching, at Techniques for Improving Student Engagement of STEM Students, Union County College (Elizabeth, NJ), Saturday, October 20, 2012:
"We are doing an incredible job of preparing our students for the 20th century." This quote from Professor Cathy Davidson reflects the problematic nature of an educational system that was structured for schooling in the industrial age and which has not caught up to the realities of the 21st century. Traditional teaching prepares students well for the procedural work of assembly lines and tasks that are now completed much more efficiently and quickly by computers. Today's STEM workforce demands more heuristic models of thinking toward solving pressing social problems that are without easy or... Read more about How to Transform Learning in STEM…With Teaching
Flipping the Classroom: How to turn your students' worlds upside down, at New England Board of Higher Education (Boston, MA), Monday, October 15, 2012:
In a flipped classroom, instructors typically move information coverage outside the classroom so that 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, called screencasting, on key concepts for students 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 far beyond screencasting,... Read more about Flipping the Classroom: How to turn your students' worlds upside down
Rethinking Student Learning Evaluation in Higher Education, at Program on Innovative Teaching: Chile, LASPAU-Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Tuesday, October 2, 2012:
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 Rethinking Student Learning Evaluation in Higher Education
Flipping your syllabus from teacher to student centeredness, at Program on Innovative Teaching: Chile, LASPAU-Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The syllabus is the blueprint for learning in higher education; it narrates the story of the larger learning experiences instructors and students should expect to encounter as they navigate the terrains of a course. It also represents the "logic" or "theory" of a course: If instructors and students use the syllabus as a guide, engage seriously in the content and activities laid out, then learning experiences should occur. Innovative syllabi bring together and make clear instructors' expectations for student learning (Learning Goals), the evidence and performance tasks (Evaluation Plans)... Read more about Flipping your syllabus from teacher to student centeredness
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
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
Accelerating Academic Achievement at the University, at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Thursday, August 23, 2012:
Improving student success is one of the most pressing issues in higher education across the world. Too often, despite succeeding in secondary classrooms, students enter college underprepared to engage in the rigors of undergraduate study, which results in a number of consequences for institutions. High dropout, failure, and withdrawal rates limit students’ abilities to take full advantage of their college experience and reach their highest potential. Failing to intervene has substantial cost implications for institutions, instructors, and societies within which an educated workforce is key... Read more about Accelerating Academic Achievement at the University
Anatomy of a College Readiness Assignment, at CRAFT Professional Development Institute, Hidalgo Independent School District (Hidalgo, TX), Tuesday, August 21, 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.
College Readiness 101, at CRAFT Professional Development Institute, Hidalgo Independent School District (Hidalgo, TX), Tuesday, August 21, 2012:
Improving student success is one of the most pressing issues in higher education across the world. Too often, despite succeeding in secondary classrooms, students enter college underprepared to engage in the rigors of undergraduate study, which results in a number of consequences for institutions. High dropout, failure, and withdrawal rates limit students’ abilities to take full advantage of their college experience and reach their highest potential. Failing to intervene has substantial cost implications for institutions, instructors, and societies within which an educated workforce is key... Read more about College Readiness 101
Flipping your classroom for college readiness: Research-Based Strategies for your Classroom, at CRAFT Professional Development Institute, Hidalgo Independent School District (Hidalgo, TX, USA), Tuesday, August 21, 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 your classroom for college readiness: Research-Based Strategies for your Classroom

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