Summer Institute 2009

Schedule: M, W, F 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Time Session Description Room
Monday, 18 May 2009
9:30 Welcome,
Overview

Opening remarks, introduction of keynote speaker
Valorie McAlpin

CHHS 155
9:45-
10:45
Keynote
Address

Managing the Large Class (open to all campus faculty)

Frank Heppner
Large class management is almost like running a business. Who do we need to talk to? What information do we need? How do we organize and prepare? Wise decisions will result in saving time and energy throughout the semester.

CHHS 155
10:45-
11:00
Break    
11:00-
12:00
Keynote Address II

Presenting the Large Class (open to all campus faculty)

Frank Heppner
Large class teaching is a specialized form of stage acting, and the teacher, in this role, needs to know something about lines, character, stagecraft, theater, and audience. This session will feature of number of useful demos.

CHHS 155
12:00-
1:00
Lunch
Break
   
1:05- 1:55 Concurrent Sessions

Effects of Frequent Group Quizzing on Student Learning in Large-Enrollment Classrooms

Mark Hens, UNCG
While lecture is one of the most common teaching methods in large enrollment classes, studies show that attention quickly wanes in lectures. A group-based method of classroom testing was used in several large enrollment biology classes. The quiz scores, exam scores, and overall course grades indicate that this approach enhanced student learning, despite the substantially reduced amount of time spent by the instructor lecturing to the class.

CHHS 109

Testing and Grading for Big Classes

Frank Heppner
Testing a grading take up more time than any other routine activity in a large class and produces more stress and headaches, too. Learn some very practical and timely tips on making this aspect flow much more smoothly for your classes.

CHHS 155
1:55-
2:10
Break    
2:10-
3:00
Concurrent Sessions

Effects of Frequent Group Quizzing on Student Learning in Large-Enrollment Classrooms

Mark Hens, UNCG
CHHS 109

Testing and Grading for Big Classes

Frank Heppner

CHHS 155
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Time Session Description Room
9:30-
10:45
Practices
Session from CTL

Best Practices for Engaging Students and Managing Large Classes With Moodle
Melanie Smith
Discover creative ways to actively engage and manage students in the Moodle course environment using forums, choices, and much more!

CHHS 370

10:45-

11:00

Break    
11:00-
12:15
Demo/Best Practices
Session from CTL

Instructional Technology Toolkit: Using Multimedia, Clickers, and More to Engage Students
Sam Eneman
An overview of some of the interesting campus technologies and Web 2.0 tools you can use to facilitate learning in large classes.

CHHS 370
Time Session Description Room
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
9:30 Welcome,
Overview

Overview of Day (reminders/logistics)
John Smail

CHHS 155
9:45-
10:45
Session

Say What?: Teaching the Large Lecture

Oscar Lansen
Creating an integrative curriculum.

CHHS 155
10:45-
11:00
Break    
11:00-
12:00
Session

Mixing It Up! (Blending Teaching Techniques Within a Single Class Session)

Topher Gee
Teaching ideas are fine to talk about, but what about implementation? Mixing It Up! invites you to experience a real-world example that reveals challenges and rewards inherent to putting theory into practice.

CHHS 155
12:00-
1:00
Lunch
Break
   
1:15-
1:45
Focused topic

Harnessing the Power of the Smart Podium

Mike Moore
The smart podium has a versatile collection of tools with many features that go easily unnoticed. Learn how to unlock the potential and increase classroom effectiveness in the smart classroom.

CHHS 155
1:45-
2:00
Break    
2:00-
3:00
Session

Active Learning in Large Classes

Mary McKenzie
This session will show the active learning techniques and technologies that can be used easily and effectively in large classes.

CHHS 155
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Time Session Description Room
9:30-
10:45
Practices
Session from CTL

Best Practices for Engaging Students and Managing Large Classes With Moodle
Melanie Smith
Discover creative ways to actively engage and manage students in the Moodle course environment using forums, choices, and much more!

CHHS 370
10:45-
11:00
Break    
11:00-
12:15
Demo/Best
Practices
Session from CTL

Instructional Technology Toolkit: Using Multimedia, Clickers, and More to Engage Students
Sam Eneman
An overview of some of the interesting campus technologies and Web 2.0 tools you can use to facilitate learning in large classes.

CHHS 370
Time Session Description Room
Friday, 22 May 2009
9:30 Welcome,
Overview

Overview of Day (reminder/logistics)
Valorie McAlpin

CHHS 155
9:45-
10:45
Session

Advanced Freshmanese

Oscar Lansen
Experiential, visual, and differentiated learning.

CHHS 155
10:45-
11:00
Break    
11:00-
12:00
Session

Let's Hear From Our Students

Panelists: Megan Richardson, Garvey Jackson, Shirley Gomes, Phillip Southern, and Guary Connelly
Moderator: Cynthia Hancock

A panel of our students will answer questions from faculty about the student experience in the large classroom and what faculty could do to make it better.

CHHS 155
12:00-
1:00
Lunch
Break
Free Box Lunch provided by New York Times during Optional Session regarding NYT Large Classroom  
1:15- 2:45 Panel

Ask the experts—Teaching award winners share tricks of the trade

Panelists: Charlie Burnap, Tink Moore, Gary Kohut
Moderator: Valorie McAlpin

Join this panel of teaching award finalists in an open forum on what works and what doesn’t in large classes.

CHHS 155
2:45-
3:00
 
Closing Remarks, Evaluations

CTL Resources

Garvey Pyke

CHHS 155

Program Committee