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Learning from Your Colleagues: Teaching Strategies You Can Use

7th Annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence at Cornell
Monday, January 23, 2017 | 423 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall

Please “save the date” for a series of seminars facilitated by Cornell faculty that focus on empowering students with communication, innovative strategies for student engagement, using active learning in larger classes, and effectively using case studies in the classroom.









All sessions will be held in the ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall, Room 423.

Time/Location Seminars Speaker

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

Tools to Empower Students’ Meaningful Classroom Communication

Discuss tools and techniques adapted from theatre to help your students speak clearly and persuasively in the classroom using critical, confident, and empathetic communication strategies.

Rebekah Maggor

Assistant Professor, Performing and Media Arts

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

Creative Ideas to Engage Your Students

Experiment with new ways to liven up your class, engage all of your students, and facilitate better learning.

Ileen Devault

Labor History

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

Small Changes to Improve your Classes

Come and discuss small things that you can try or have tried in your teaching that produce results. Lunch Provided.

Faculty facilitators

Cornellia Ye Awards will also be presented

1:30 p.m. -
2:30 p.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

Active Learning in Large Classes

Discover how active learning has been successfully incorporated in large lecture classes to improve student engagement and learning. Discuss how these methods can be adapted in your courses.

Tomás Arias

Professor, Physics
Co-Presenting with:

Ron Harris-Warrick

Professor, Neurobiology &

2:45 p.m. -
3:45 p.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

Teaching with Case Studies

Case studies enable students to apply learning to real world situations. Consider how to use case studies and how you can effectively facilitate discussions that lead to better learning.

Chekitan Dev

Associate Professor,
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