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KU plans annual Teaching Summit

Thursday, July 25, 2013

LAWRENCE — Innovations in Teaching and Learning will be the theme of annual Teaching Summit at the University of Kansas, which will be Thursday, Aug. 22, in Budig and Wescoe halls.

The first general session will be at 8:30 a.m. in 130 Budig.
 
Simon Peacock, University of British Columbia, will present the keynote address, titled “Transforming Undergraduate Education Using an Evidence-Based Approach: Successes and Lessons Learned from UBC's Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative.” Peacock is the dean of sciences and has overseen a reshaping of undergraduate science instruction at UBC, with more than 50 undergraduate courses restructured to improve student learning.  
 
Other highlights:
• Mini-workshops on problem-based learning in graduate courses, team-based learning in undergraduate courses and concept-based learning;
• Teaching Basics sessions on undergraduate research mentoring, teaching threshold concepts and getting students to read using digital technologies;
• Small group sessions on creating learning projects, using teaching technologies like Pecha Kucha and OneNote, flipping classes, online learning, and infusing research skills and content in courses.
 
Additional breakout topics are facilitating graduate students' clinical reasoning skills, developing courses for the new KU Core, integrating the Common Book into the classroom and designing large introductory courses.
 
The Summit will conclude with lunch indoors in Wescoe classrooms at 12:30 p.m. Participants are asked to indicate at registration whether they plan to stay for lunch.
 
To register, contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at 785-864-4199 or cte@ku.edu by Monday, Aug. 19. Conference materials are available for pickup at 8 a.m. the day of the event inside the northwest entrance to Budig.


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