We, at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, have identified some of the best presentations from the Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference (that wasn’t hard; they were all good). We are offering these presentations throughout the Spring Semester on a campus near you!
We’re calling this inaugural event PUP on PARADE! PUP on Parade is made possible by the graciousness of those who presented at the PUP Conference in January.
Registration and a catalogue of all of the presentations is available at: http://goo.gl/I7EAbB
Here’s what’s happening this week (February 23rd through February 27th )
Josh Pachter: Enter the Matrix: A DIY Tool to Promote Student Thought, Writing and Engagement In this session, Loudoun Campus CST instructor Josh Pachter will demonstrate how to create a matrix for any course and how to integrate it easily into your curriculum. The matrix project can be used as a homework assignment early in the semester to present students with a vivid overview of a course’s content, to provoke in-depth thinking about the subjects a course will explore, and to serve as a prompt for reflective writing. In the classroom, the matrix can be used to actively engage even the shyest students in thoughtful small-group or full-class discussion.
This is on Monday, February 23rd from 12:30 to 2:00 at the Loudoun Campus, LW 213
Deanna DeGidio: Integrating Ethics into the Curriculum: Is It Our Job to Focus on Character as Well as Content? Thomas Lickona, a psychologist and moral educator, said that schools have two jobs: “To help young people become smart and to help them become good.” Both tasks are undertaken by elementary and high schools but, traditionally, helping students to become “good” doesn’t make its way back into the curriculum until graduate school, with the teaching of professional ethics. This session reviews research in the social sciences and includes a conversation on how educators at NOVA can best meet the changing needs of students and society
This is on Thursday, February 26th from 11:00 to 12:30 on the Annandale Campus, CN 213