Education lecture looks at student learning

BOWLING GREEN, O. – “Radically Improving Student Learning” is the topic of the first free lecture of Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development 2011-12 Lecture Series.

Dr. Mike Schmoker, a former administrator, English teacher and football coach, will speak from 8:30-10 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 22), in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom. He will introduce the three most essential elements of good schooling and how to implement them immediately and successfully using a very clear, simple model.

Schmoker has written five books, most recently “Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning.”  Other books include “Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvements” and “Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning.”

He has been the keynote speaker at state, national and international events and consults for school districts and state and provincial education departments throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia.

This year’s lecture series, “Setting the Pace,” is one of the college’s “educational partnerships” programs for area educators and school administrators, as well as students studying education and human development. Four distinguished speakers will be on campus throughout the academic year to initiate positive and interactive dialogues and to discuss ideas trending in education and human development.

Other free lectures scheduled include David Kirp, “Kids First: Transforming the Lives of Children,” from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 13 in 115 Education Building; Dr. Stephen Silverman, “Research on Teaching and Learning in Physical Education,” from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom; and Dr. Marilyn Friend, “Co-Teaching and Inclusive Practices,” from 9-10 a.m. March 21 in 101 Olscamp Hall.

Following the free, public presentation by Marilyn Friend on March 21, the college is hosting a separate workshop featuring Friend from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required for this workshop. To register for Marilyn Friend’s workshop, or for more information about any of the lectures, visit www.bgsu.edu/colleges/edhd/pd.html, or email mmunger@bgsu.edu.

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(Posted September 21, 2011 )