Are you interested in incorporating more active learning or authentic assessment into your class to get your students engaged?
After attending the 2019 ETS Intensive, Assistant Professor Adrienne Johnson and Adjunct Professor Noa Bar-Gabai from the College of Arts & Sciences designed activities in their undergraduate core courses to increase active student engagement and create opportunities for group work that was inclusive, meaningful, and exciting.
Join us on March 31 to learn more about how Noa, in her course Refugees: Justice and Ethics (THRS 236), used the Jigsaw technique to have students work together in groups to write letters to Nancy Pelosi about prolonged encampment of refugees. Learn also how Adrienne, in Environment and Society (ENVA 109), incorporated i-Naturalist, a popular citizen science app, to get her students out of the classroom and enable them to contribute to scientific data repositories.
Presenters: Adrienne Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies, Noa Bar-Gabai, Adjunct Professor, Jewish Studies and Social Justice
In this workshop, hear from two faculty members on their instructional strategies to creating a more active and engaged learning environment.
Using a variety of pedagogical approaches, including Flipped Instruction, Project and Case-based learning, and the incorporation of new technologies, these instructors found greater student satisfaction and improved student learning outcomes. Learn how their increased student involvement through small group and hands-on activities, student feedback, and the use of online learning tools such as Canvas, Echo360, Kahoot, and online quizzes contributed to improved Blue course assessments.
Presenters: John O'Meara, School of Management and Mahmoud Kaddoura, School of Nursing and Health Professions. Both John and Mahmoud participated in the 2019 ETS Summer Intensive.
As more students come to class with a myriad of devices, instructors are wrestling with strategies to keep students focused and engaged in the classroom. Join us for a lunchtime panel of USF faculty who will share and discuss different approaches and strategies they have employed to manage mobile devices (phones and/or laptops) in today’s classroom. Faculty panelists will share their strategies, policies, successes and challenges in managing student use of mobile devices in the classroom. Attendees are welcome to share their own ideas and strategies.
Panelists: Omar Miranda (English, College of Arts and Sciences), Isobel Hawes (Biology, College of Arts and Science), Dean Strang (School of Law)