Active Learning News

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Just in time for the summer and fall semesters, new Active Learning 101 sessions have been announced. These half day workshops are a great chance to learn how you can incorporate engaging teaching methods in to your classes that help students understand concepts, engage with ideas, and test their knowledge. Designed for those that are newer to active learning techniques or learning spaces, each session includes an overview of active learning principles, an opportunity to design a classroom activity, a discussion with experienced faculty, and an introduction to active learning rooms, technology, and support programs. While... Continued
Between Digital Classroom Services and the Active Learning Community, there are several opportunities to develop your teaching this spring. At Solstice Screen Sharing, Capturing Your Class with Kaltura, DCS Technology Training, and Intro to Macs - you can learn how to leverage classroom technology to enhance the classroom experience.  At our various ALC workshops, you can explore ways to engage your students through active learning techniques.  Finally, at our Active Learning Symposium, you can take a deep dive into collaborative learning through the day's presentations, workshops, and discussions. For more information and to register, click on a session below.... Continued
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The Active Learning Community is now accepting presentation proposals for this May's Symposium. In addition to a keynote presentation from visiting scholar Kimberly Tanner, this May 15th all-day event will highlight presentations from member of the Rutgers and larger high education communities sharing their research, experiences, and use of active learning. Faculty and staff at Rutgers and beyond are invited to submit ideas for presentations, workshops, poster sessions, and panel discussions. The days sessions will be organized along four tracks: research topics, practioner track, technology track, and special topics.  Visit the proposal page for more... Continued
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A new video chronicles the exciting ways that John Kerrigan, Adjunct Faculty with Mathematics, uses various active learning techniques in his Calculus II class. In this video John details his use of think-pair-share activities and peer teaching to get his students to directly engage with class content and one another. His students, sitting in group tables, utilize tablet and wall whiteboards to work through... Continued
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The ALC Community is pleased to announce its first summer meet up on Wednesday August 9th from 12-1:30pm . The Active Learning Community is a network of Rutgers faculty and staff who use or support active learning. This meet up is a casual opportunity to touch base with other community members over lunch. We will meet at the conference room (room 145A) in the atrium area of the College Ave. Student Center food court. Look for a door of the eating area with an ALC sign on it. Feel free to bring lunch or pick something up in the student... Continued