Teaching and Learning Summit


March 28 and 29, 2018
Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Free and open to the campus community!

Schedule coming soon!

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire

Author of "Teach Students How to Learn"

March 28, Noon - 2:15 p.m.

Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union

For over a decade, Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire has been acclaimed for her presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning because the tools and strategies have enabled faculty to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success. 

Her book, "Teach Students How to Learn", encapsulates the model and ideas she has developed throughout the past 15 years. Her ideas are being adopted by an increasing number of faculty with considerable effect.




Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key!

2 hours and 15 minutes keynote presentation

21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels.  Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning.  This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles.  We will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that significantly improve learning while transforming student attitudes about the meaning of learning. 

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Increasing Student Motivation: Strategies that Work

90-minute presentation

Motivating today’s students to actively engage in learning activities proves challenging for most faculty.   Very often millennial students do not respond as did students in the past to extrinsic motivators such as bonus quizzes and extra credit assignments.   However, as James Raffini presents in 150 Ways to Increase Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom, when the psychoacademic needs of students are met in creative ways, student motivation soars.  This presentation will engage faculty in a discussion of addressing student needs for autonomy, competence, relatedness, self-esteem, and enjoyment in order to significantly increase student motivation.
Space is limited to the first 80 Registrants.

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