• Innovation Exchange

    Sharing ideas that promote inventive teaching

  • On Demand

    "Creating Wicked Students - Course Design for a Complex World" - Leslie Umstattd

    Rethink, Restructure, and Recreate- In this Innovation Exchange, Dr. Umstattd briefly discusses ways to bring simplicity to the complexity of course design using Creating Wicked Students by Paul Handstedt as a spring broad for discussion. The goal of teaching is to move beyond students learning “stuff” to including “high impact practices” that help to facilitate critical thinking so students learn how to learn, not just memorize facts.

    "There's an App for That!" - Eugene Matthews

    Are you ready to take your teaching skills up a notch? Are you interested in reclaiming time invested in grading and assessing student assignments? Learn from Dr. Matthew's Innovation Exchange as he discusses information on "There's an app for that!"

    "Deconstructing Diversity: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms" - Allison Rand

    Putting diversity, equity, inclusion into measurable action is critical to long term success. So this session created a space for conversations about how race, gender, class, and other factors affect student learning, and provided strategies for how to address those factors in the classroom.

    "Facilitating a Community of Inquiry" - Josh Mugg

    Want to improve your in-class discussions? This session will introduce you to ‘Community of Inquiry’—a flipped-classroom approach to discussion that helps students learn how to have meaningful, respectful, rational discussion. Since we learn by doing, each session will consist, in part, of a Community of Inquiry session.

    "Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education" - Tami Radohl

    Cross disciplinary collaboration provides instructors with opportunities to expose students to real world scenarios they will encounter upon graduation. Simulation, an innovative active learning strategy, will be explored as a way to facilitate collaboration, demonstrate knowledge and apply new skills in a controlled classroom environment. Using video clips from an inter-professional simulation between social work and nursing students at Park University, Dr. Radohl will offer step-by-step instructions on how to facilitate a simulation and provide resources to learn more about the practice.

  • Files/Links

    "Creating Wicked Students - Course Design for a Complex World" - Leslie Umstattd

    "There's an App for That!" - Eugene Matthews

    "Facilitating a Community of Inquiry" - Josh Mugg

    "Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education" - Tami Radohl

    • Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education presentation
    • Debriefing worksheet
    • Cross Disciplinary Collaboration Simulation handout
    • New Models of Cross-Disciplinary Collaborative Education (Zirger & Privitera, 2009) article
  • Previous Innovation Exchanges

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