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Institute on Evidence-Based Practices in Support of Student Learning

Spring 2021 

WHO:      Graduate students and Post Doc Fellows interested in learning more about how learning works and the implications for effective instruction.

WHAT:      The series of six interactive workshops introduces research-based principles and practices from the book, "How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching," which has become an essential guide to teaching and learning. These interactive sessions provide participants with an opportunity to discuss pedagogical research, build a repertoire of strategies and best practices, and apply the principles of effective teaching.  

HOW:       75-minute sessions (via Zoom).     

WHEN:    Mondays 2:00-3:15 pm and Tuesdays 5:00-6:15 pm  (choose one to attend)

  Session 1 January 11& 12      Why Classroom Climate Matters for Student Learning 

  Session 2 January 25 & 26     How Students' Prior Knowledge Affects their Learning 

  Session 3 February 22 & 23   Why Student Development Matters for Student Learning 

  Session 4 March 15 & 16        How Students Organize Knowledge for Learning 

  Session 5 April 12 &13            What Factors Motivate Students to Learn 

  Session 6 April 26 & 27           How to Use Feedback to Enhance Student Learning 

Register at Institute for Evidence-Based Practices  Sign Up Here

*** Students who attend at least 5 out of 6 sessions will earn a certificate of participation. If you cannot participate in the entire series, you may still attend individual sessions that are of interest to you.  Attending any of these sessions will contribute to your professional development and boost your CV.

*** Our two Graduate Teaching Fellows, Larisa Gavrilova and Taylor Fugere, will be planning and running the institute under the guidance of Cathy Pohan and Jackie Shay.