Active Learning in the Classroom Returns

Wed January 25, 2017

Based on positive feedback, Faculty Engagement’s Active Learning in the Classroom series returns this February to support UW-Madison’s focus on pervasive active learning that improves the student experience on campus. One hundred percent of last semester’s participants said they would recommend it to others and that the series met or exceeded their expectations. Don’t miss out on attending one or all three sessions held February 14, 21 and 28 from 2:30-4pm in room 120, Middleton Building.

The series highlights several active learning approaches mostly taken from the book Classroom Assessment Techniques:  A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas Angelo and K. Patricia Cross. Each session will provide instructors with approaches that can:

  • Be implemented easily into courses without extensive course redesign;
  • Encourage active dialogue between instructors and students;
  • Help instructors ascertain comprehension of course content with the goal of identifying gaps and misconceptions early; and
  • Facilitate deeper, higher-level learning for students.

Learn more about each of the three sessions and register below.

Session I:  Muddiest Points and Application Cards
Simple strategies to engage students in engaging with the course material
February 14, 2017 | 2:30pm-4:00pm | 120 Middleton Building ,1305 Linden Drive
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Session II: Minute Papers and Quiz Questions
Easy methods to assess student understanding of the course materials in real time
February 21, 2017 | 2:30pm-4:00pm | 120 Middleton Building,1305 Linden Drive
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Session III: Think/Pair/Share and Opinion Polls
Flexible ways to scaffold learning and leverage peer interaction
February 28, 2017 | 2:30pm-4:00pm | 120 Middleton Building ,1305 Linden Drive
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