Active Learning

2018 Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

May 2, 2018, 9:30am
This annual showcase celebrates and highlights excellent teaching on the Berkeley campus. Come be inspired, connect with colleagues, and find out about campus resources to support your pedagogy.
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Immersive Education: Teaching With and About VR/AR

April 19, 2018, 3:00pm
As newer technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gain in popularity, how are they impacting teaching and learning in the classroom? What does it mean to teach with rather than just about VR and AR? Where and in what ways is VR/AR showing up on campus? This event is intended as an introduction to VR/AR and other immersive technologies on campus and in the classroom. All are welcome and no prior knowledge is required!
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Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Effectiveness

February 7, 2018, 1:00pm
Although lecturing has been demonized over the past several years, it continues to be one of the most frequently used strategies in higher education. Faculty may well be critiqued for using this “tainted and antiquated approach.” In comparing active learning to lecturing, flaws in the interpretation of current literature have resulted in misconceptions about the value of lecturing. In this session, we will critique foundational studies, examine components of the effective lecture, and integrate lectures with other educational strategies to create even more meaningful learning experiences for our students.
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Designing Equitable Classrooms: A Conversation with Angy Stacy and Team

February 15, 2018, 11:45am
Angy Stacy (Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty and Professor of Chemistry) and her teaching team for Chem 1A will talk about how they have successfully redesigned their general chemistry course to be inclusive, expansive, and responsive to students' needs—leading not only to greater academic success but higher levels of engagement and identification with scientific practice.
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Active Learning Dialogues

December 5, 2018, 10:00am
Are you looking for concrete examples of innovative teaching strategies to use in your classes? Come and learn from your colleagues experienced in teaching in the active learning classrooms as they demonstrate specific examples of classroom activities they use to support student learning and engagement. Each session will feature presentations from three instructors to help spark ideas for ways you can integrate new activities and teaching approaches into your own instruction across the curriculum.
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Active Learning Dialogues - CANCELED

November 5, 2018, 12:00pm
Are you looking for concrete examples of innovative teaching strategies to use in your classes? Come and learn from your colleagues experienced in teaching in the active learning classrooms as they demonstrate specific examples of classroom activities they use to support student learning and engagement. Each session will feature presentations from three instructors to help spark ideas for ways you can integrate new activities and teaching approaches into your own instruction across the curriculum.
Registration is unavailable.

Active Learning Dialogues

October 22, 2018, 10:00am
Are you looking for concrete examples of innovative teaching strategies to use in your classes? Come and learn from your colleagues experienced in teaching in the active learning classrooms as they demonstrate specific examples of classroom activities they use to support student learning and engagement. Each session will feature presentations from three instructors to help spark ideas for ways you can integrate new activities and teaching approaches into your own instruction across the curriculum.
Registration is unavailable.

Active Learning Fall Kick-Off

August 13, 2018, 10:00am
Help us inaugurate the newest (and largest) active learning classroom on campus! Come learn about active learning pedagogies and share ideas, questions, and best practices with colleagues. PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place in 212 Wheeler Hall, not 117 Dwinelle.
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Active Learning

This series of programs brings together new and experienced instructors who want to use more interactive teaching techniques in the classroom.

Using Classroom Response Systems to Encourage Student Engagement and Learning

August 15, 2018, 11:30am
This event is designed for faculty from across campus who are past or current classroom response system (CRS, aka "clickers"), users, who are thinking about using CRSs or who just want to learn more. Come learn how to get started, how to write "good" questions, how to manage the classroom effectively, and more. PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place in 212 Wheeler Hall, not 117 Dwinelle.
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