Teaching & Learning Symposia
The Teaching and Learning Symposiums are an opportunity to participate in teaching and learning conversations, to hear from experts on emerging issues, and to network with others seeking to improve teaching at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The symposium focused on co-creation and student success and featured keynote speaker, Alison Cook-Sather.
In his keynote, Bryan Dewsbury will explore the unassailable connection between inclusive teaching practices and education as a general practice of freedom. Dewsbury will also discuss how to better design inclusive practies, look at equity in teaching, and more.
Inclusivity on a college campus starts with small, human acts. What does it look like to do this kind of work online? Join Jesse Stommel, Ph.D. for his keynote: Start by Trusting Students: Active Learning and Inclusive Pedagogies in Moments of Crisis
Jennifer Smith discussed ways in which small group discussion can be used as a flexible teaching tool supporting a variety of course, learner, and classroom goals.
Carl S. Moore gave the keynote, Learning for the Future: Leveraging Lessons Learned to Empower Ourselves and the Learners We Serve.
The College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Fellows headlined the Spring 2019 Symposium with a keynote address and several related breakout sessions.
Dr. Peggy Brickman, Professor of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, centered her interactive keynote on groupwork and collaboration.
The keynote speaker was Peter Felton, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Professor of History, Elon University. The focus of the symposium was on engaging students as partners in teaching and learning.
Keynote speaker Michael Palmer, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Professor and Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Virginia explored three principles of effective course design that help students discover the value of their courses, recognize and appreciate the knowledge and skills they will learn, and learn to love the beauty that makes studying a discipline worthwhile.
The focus of the Spring 2017 Symposium was on effective instructional strategies supporting student learning. The symposium content was grounded in two books -- Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success and The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain, co-authored by the keynote speaker, Dr. Todd Zakrajsek.