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).
Please note this a sample agenda. Times may vary depending on whether it’s a face-to-face or virtual event.
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.