2018 Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

Lightning Talks Round 1 | Berkeley 2018 Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention

May 2, 2018, 9:30am to 2:15pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students

Georgina Kleege presenting at the 2017 Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention

The Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR), celebrates and highlights excellent and innovative teaching on the Berkeley campus. Come be inspired, connect with colleagues, and find out campus resources to support your pedagogy.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Educational Technology Services (ETS). More information and highlights from the 2017 showcase are available on the CTL website: https://teaching.berkeley.edu/connect/showcase-teaching-innovation-and-reinvention-stir

Lunch will be served at the noon hour for attendees.


9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Coffee

9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Richard Freishtat, director for the Center for Teaching and Learning
Jenn Stringer, chief academic technology officer and assistant vice chancellor, teaching and learning

10:00 a.m.—10:50 a.m. Lightning Talks Round #1

Moderated by Jenn Stringer

  • "Creating Environment for L.C.T.L. Classes," Haitham Mohamed (Near Eastern Studies)  
  • "Bio 1B Flipped Fridays: Integrating Active Learning into a Large Course," Sara Emery (Biology)
  • "Teaching 21st Century Competencies Through Authentic Assessment Pedagogy," Amelia Barili Spanish/Portuguese)
  • "Race and The Digital Food Life," Jessica Walker (American Studies)
  • "Points ≠ Participation: Can We Compel Students to Voluntarily Respond to Digital 'Clicker' Questions in Class?" Jules Winter (Biology)
  • "A Taxonomy of Group Work," Lloyd Goldwasser (Education)

11:00 a.m.—11:50 a.m. Lightning Talks Round #2

Moderated by Serena Chen, professor of psychology and faculty director, Berkeley Collegium

  • "A Strategy for Student Engagement: 24 Hours of French," Vesna Rodic (French)
  • "Approaches to Using Technology to Improve Student Engagement," Crystal Chang Cohen (Political Science/Global Studies)
  • "Getting More Clicks Out of Clickers," Robin Ball (MCB)
  • "Structured Discussion of Scientific Research Papers," *Dan Feldman (MCB)
  • tbd, *Ani Adhikari (Statistics)

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. Panel Discussion with 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipients

Moderated by Oliver O'Reilly, past DTA recipient and chair of the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching

  • John DeNero (Computer Science)
  • Mary Kelsey (Sociology)
  • Rudy Mendoza-Denton (Psychology)
  • Panos Patatoukas (Haas School of Business)

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. Keynote Panel: "Where All Students Learn: Improving Equitable Outcomes for Learning"

Moderated by Angy Stacy, associate vice provost for faculty

  • Brandi Wilkins Catanese (Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies)
  • Eugene Chiang (Astronomy)
  • Lisa Pruitt (Mechanical Engineering)

2:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Wrap Up and Close


Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on May 1, 2018 - 5:00pm.

Series description

The Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR), formerly known as Waves of Innovation, is an annual showcase celebrating the work of Berkeley instructors, particularly with regard to novel or effective strategies for student engagement, large-enrollment courses, student writing, assessment, and student-faculty collaboration.

Information and recordings of past STIR events: