After a year off due to the pandemic, the Rutgers Active Learning Symposium (RALS) is returning for 2021. This year’s RALS will be held virtually on Wednesday May 19th from 9am to 3pm. As usual, RALS will feature a day of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, poster sessions, and opportunities to connect with experts, practitioners, and fans of active learning at Rutgers and beyond. Because the pandemic has forced so many of us to dive head first into the challenge of re-imaging teaching online, this year's RALS will include sessions that explore how active learning can not only adapt, but thrive in non-traditional learning environments.
Spearheading this year's emphasis on ways to deliver classes based on active learning principles outside the classroom will be our special guest, Flower Darby. Flower speaks, writes, presents and consults on teaching and learning theory and practice both nationally and internationally. She has helped educators all over the world become more effective in their work. She is the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes, and she’s a columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education.
You can learn more about Flower's two keynote sessions as well as all of this year's programming and register to attend on the 2021 RALS page.