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Teaching Large Classes Forum 2011

Teaching Large Classes Forum - Tentative Schedule

September 9, 2011
Bricker Academic (BA) 201

Educators at Laurier who participate in the Teaching Large Classes Forum will have the opportunity to meet with others who teach large classes, and learn some techniques and methodologies used in order to successfully engage a large class. We will address important issues such as using physical space and voice care as well as hear from an experienced panel of faculty speaking about their best practices in large classes.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

*Come with questions and tips in mind*

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Breaking the Ice

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Can Students really Multitask? What the research tells us...

  • Eileen Wood, Psychology
    * 2011 WLU Teaching Award of Excellence Recipient *
11:30 - 12:10 a.m.
Engaging Students - A sneak peak into classrooms

  • Application of Clickers
    Bob Sharpe, Geography and Environmental Studies

  • Setting Expectations ++
    Leanne Hagarty, Business and Economics

  • Active Involvement in Learning
    Eileen Wood, Psychology
12:10 - 12:35 a.m. Light Lunch

12:35 - 1:30 p.m

Teaching Large Classes Panel

    This is an informal session, you direct this part of the day! Your questions from registration in addition to questions you developed throughout the day will be the driving force of panel discussion. Bring your questions and concerns to faculty with experience teaching large classes.

    • Jayne Kalmar, Kinesiology & Physical Education
    • Michael Cinelli, Kinesiology & Physical Education
    • Lawrence Murphy, Psychology
    • Eileen Wood, Psychology
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Optional Session - Media Technology in the Classroom

    A look at microphones, classroom consoles and other resources available in classrooms for your teaching.
    2:30 p.m.
    Forum Ends
    *Leave with resources, tips, answers and ideas*