Mark your calendar for the 12th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference on January 3, 2017, on the Annandale Campus. This year’s theme is “Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Our Students.”
NOVA faculty and staff are cordially invited to submit a presentation proposal. Conference session strands include:
Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking is the ability for students to engage in higher-order thinking skills to analyze, synthesize, evaluate and apply their learning to their lives. Proposals in this strand should address active learning strategies to promote critical thinking.
Collaborative Approaches to Learning
Collaborative learning combines two key goals: learning to work and solve problems in the company of others, and sharpening one’s own understanding by listening seriously to the insights of others, especially those with different backgrounds and life experiences.
How do our teaching and learning strategies affect our students’ body and brain? We encourage presenters to share the ways in which an awareness of the body and the physical space of the classroom can influence teaching and learning.
Innovations in Instructional Technology
Technology is an essential part of teaching and learning and keeping up with the many emerging technologies can be a challenge. Proposals in this strand should speak to the use of instructional tech tools to enhance engagement in the classroom environment.
Teaching and Learning Through Community Engagement
Community engagement pedagogies, often called “service learning,” are ones that combine learning goals and community service in ways that can enhance both student growth and the common good. Proposals in this strand should speak to opportunities and experiences for students and the community.
Distance Learning/Blended Learning
Online and blended learning environments provide challenges and unique opportunities to create active and lasting student learning. Proposals for this strand should address tools and strategies for increasing retention and completion in an online or hybrid classroom environment.
Creating Coherent Pathways
NOVA is fundamentally rethinking and restructuring how students connect to, enroll in, progress through and successfully complete their goals, with a focus on the partnerships and pathways that support strong transitions throughout students’ educational journey. Proposals in this strand should focus on opportunities for partnerships and pathways.
Integrating Student Support and Instruction
Building linkages between student support and instruction to address learner needs at all stages of the educational experience; includes delivering “front door” services, completing meaningful education plans, continuous and providing ongoing support. Proposals in this strand should address linkages between student support, advising and instruction.
Career Readiness: Making a Connection with Academics and Workforce
College and career readiness has become key priorities for the PK–20 education and workforce communities. Proposals in this strand should speak to teaching and learning strategies that address career readiness and preparation for the workforce environment.
Equity in Learning and Teaching
At a time of impending demographic shifts, educators are becoming aware of the need to address the systemic practices and barriers that contribute to inequitable educational outcomes of our diverse student populations. Proposals in this strand should demonstrate how teaching applications can transform the teaching and learning process.
Go online to submit your proposal application. The proposal submission deadline is November 2.