Each of the five Faculty Fellows will be hosting a Special Interest Group (SIG) on their selected topic (listed below). These SIGs will be open to all faculty beginning Fall 2018!
Make it Stick
Explore evidence-based learning strategies that enable students to
learn better and remember longer. Transformative power of story
will be utilized to help us understand why these principles should
replace less effective but widely accepted practices.
Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/890598163
Shift Happens: Integrating Growth Mindset into Courses and Students
Join me in exploring how growth mindset can inform all that we do
with students in the classroom. It starts with ourselves
understanding how our brains work and how we view learning, our
goals, and mistakes. Learn new language of encouragement for
growth and the Power of Yet.
Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/4395698513
Active Learning with Pirate Patch
We’re exploring ways to bring active learning, collaboration, and
community into our Pirate Patch classrooms. How can we maximize
Pirate Patch technology to create a dynamic, student-centered
environment? Join us as we discover and share our best practices.
Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/959827988
Simulated & Active Learning Strategies
Simulated and active learning strategies demonstrate knowledge
attainment in safe, controlled academic environments. These
approaches showcase higher-order thinking, increase student
engagement, and bolster confidence in knowledge. Join us in
exploring ways to replicate the real world in our face-to-face and
Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/992306328
Trauma & Resilience
Join us as we explore together to find answers to the following
questions: What is trauma? What is resilience? How does trauma
and resilience impact learning? Who is resilient and what makes
them so? How can resilience be fostered in the wake of trauma?
What can we learn from highly resilient individuals that will help
inform our work with students?
Zoom link: https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/716658958
Each of the five AY 17-18 Faculty Fellows hosted Special Interest Groups (SIG) on their selected topic (listed below). These SIGs were open to all faculty during AY 2017-2018. Watch the Fellows' videos to learn what each discussed in their SIGs.
Tech Time in the Classroom & for the Workplace
The Tech Time special interest group provides a collaborative environment to explore the integration of technology with instruction and learning, while building skills and self-efficacy to bravely embrace the unknown as we take this journey together.
Delve into a world of learner-centered pedagogy this year, and explore ways to transform your courses' assignments to encourage significant learning among your students while increasing their information literacy within your discipline.
Teaching for Transfer
Explore ways to help your students apply their prior knowledge and abilities to your courses, and discover how to teach course concepts in ways that help your students transfer those concepts to unfamiliar frameworks and future challenges.
Universal Design of Instruction
My Special Interest Group will explore ways to improve inclusivity and accessibility to the principles of Universal Design. Universal Design is a model for higher education institutions that aims to remove barriers to learning by designing all products and environments to be accessible to everyone, without the need for specialized modifications or accommodations.
Asking Better Questions
Join us to revisit that first radical piece of active learning: the question. We'll start with the premise that the quality of discussion you get in your courses is directly proportional to the quality of questions you ask. And then we'll look under every rock to better the discussions in our classrooms.