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Faculty - Summer Workshops

A one-week workshop August 10-14, 2009 kicks off the professional development of the first PRIMOS cohort. Mornings will feature workshops by expert guest speakers, and afternoon work sessions will provide opportunities to discuss implementing ideas into courses.


Agenda for Summer Workshop August 10-14, 2009

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Karl Smith Karl Smith Karl Smith Charles Bonwell Les Howles
Key Elements of the Backward Design Process Research on How People Learn;
Designing Engaging Learning Environments and Opportunities
Cooperative Learning and Problem-Based Learning Classroom Assessment and Active Learning: Making the Connection Designing Learning Based on Research About How People Learn;
Creating PowerPoint Lectures that Teach
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Community building; Our student audience; From learning goals to measurable student learning outcomes; Implementation: How learner characteristics and situational factors impact course design; Classroom climate; Implementation: Concept Questions; Peer Learning; Working with student teams; Implementation: Active learning techniques; Role of assessment Multimedia Learning: How to Use Audio-Visual Media Effectively Based on Instructional Science
Wrap-Up Workshop

Invited expert speakers

Karl Smith

Cooperative Learning Professor of Engineering Education and Fellow, Discovery Learning Center, Purdue University
Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota

Charles Bonwell

Charles C. Bonwell directed Centers for Teaching and Learning at the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy (1993-1998) and Southeast Missouri State University (1990-1993).

A former Professor of History, he received a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in the history of science and technology.

As a consultant, he has facilitated over 200 workshops nationally and internationally for faculty and teaching assistants on active learning and critical thinking, and has given the keynote address at numerous regional, national, and international conferences. In 1986 Bonwell was one of 50 faculty honored nationwide by the American Association of Higher Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for his “outstanding educational leadership.” He is co-author, with James Eison, of the best-selling ASHE-ERIC monograph Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom (1991). Jossey-Bass published Using Active Learning in College Classrooms: A Range of Options for Faculty in 1996, co-authored with Tracey Sutherland.

Les Howles

Les Howles has over 20 years experience as an instructional designer, trainer, multimedia developer and e-learning consultant. He has worked in a variety of settings including corporate, government, medical and academia. Les is a senior e-learning consultant at the University of Wisconsin - Madison who leads teams of developers in creating online courses, simulations and games and multimedia learning materials. He has a graduate degree in educational technology from the University of Oregon and undergraduate degrees in education and educational psychology. Les is a frequent presenter at national, local and regional conferences, as well as a guest speaker at various universities. He is also president of Howles Associates, an e-learning consulting group.

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