Friday, September 25, 2015

2015 Genteels' Excellence in Teaching Conference - University at Buffalo

Hi all, UB's annual Genteels' conference is coming fast, and we have lined up a comprehensive program. Hope you can join us.

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2015 Genteels' Excellence in Teaching Conference
Morning Program (Keynote and Breakout Sessions)
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 • 9:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. • 106 O'Brian Hall, North Campus

Registration for the morning program is free.

The Center for Educational Innovation is pleased to offer the 2015 Genteels' Excellence in Teaching ConferenceThe Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Academic Excellence through Innovative Teaching. This year's event will highlight examples, research and assessment of innovative teaching practices.

Opening Remarks
Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University at Buffalo

Introduction to the SCALE-UP Project, Robert J. Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, NC State University
Robert J. Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, NC State University, is recognized worldwide for his innovations in teaching. For much of his career, he has focused his attention on redesigning introductory physics education and the creation of the SCALE-UP (Student Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies) project. His approach has led to changes in classrooms around the world, and SCALE-UP has been expanded to multiple areas, including chemistry, math, engineering, biology, business, nursing, history, languages and even literature.

SCALE-UP was developed to facilitate highly collaborative active learning with large numbers of students served by small numbers of faculty and assistants, allowing faculty to get to know their students, even in classes of 100 or more. It enables students to learn and succeed not only in acquiring content at levels much better than from traditional lectures, but also to practice important 21st century skills like problem solving, communication and teamsmanship.

Breakout Sessions
The morning program will include two separate breakout sessions with concurrent presentations on a variety of topics, including online learning, gamification and new assessment strategies.

Afternoon Post-Conference Workshops
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 • 1:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. • 106 O'Brian Hall, North Campus

Post-conference workshops registration fee
UB faculty and staff: $25
Non-UB participants: $35

This year we are also offering post-conference workshops that will give you an up-close look at strategies for active learning, flipped classrooms or case studies.

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