An introduction to empowering learner-centered principles and strategies
The 1-day workshop provides a foundation in learner-centered education as well as practical and proven educational strategies that participants can use immediately with their students. At the end of the workshop, participants develop a specific plan to implement one or more strategies learned in the workshop. To extend their learning beyond the workshop, participants receive access to a web source of hundreds of innovative ways the workshop strategies have been employed by other educators across the curriculum (from Advising to Zoology and all educational roles in between).
1-DAY WORKSHOP AGENDA:
|9:00-10:15||SESSION 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
Understanding eight qualities that distinguish students who are successful in college from those who struggle.
|10:30-12:00||SESSION 2: STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Defining the characteristics of learner-centered education, exploring the evidence from educational neuroscience and classroom research, and experiencing learner-centered structures and strategies that lead to deep and lasting learning.
|1:00-2:30||SESSION 3: STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING STUDENT EMPOWERMENT
Exploring non-cognitive strategies that empower students to thrive in a learner-centered environment, helping them reach more of their potential in higher education…and beyond.
|2:45-4:00||SESSION 4: ADDING TO YOUR LEARNER-CENTERED TOOLBOX
Participants each design a personal plan to implement one or more of the nearly 100 learner-centered strategies provided in the workshop, as well as learning about the extensive On Course resources for supporting their ongoing efforts after the workshop to improve student learning, academic success and retention.
I want to thank you for your wonderful workshop on Friday. I found a lot of good ideas during the day, and I am looking forward to conducting my own faculty training incorporating some of your learner-centered activities. I can certainly understand why you have such a devoted following of professionals, and I have already received an inquiry about when you will be back. Thank you for your skill and passion. It is always invigorating to be with someone who believes strongly in the craft of education, and puts those beliefs into action. –John Coliton, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Montgomery College, MD