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Metropolitan State University 2015 Spring Faculty Conference

Saturday, March 28

Conference Theme: Inspiring Active Learning

The days of students sitting passively (should) have gone the way of the chalkboard. Do you emphasize active learning in your classroom? Are students engaged in meaningful, active ways? Is your class focused on your learners and not on you?

We invite you to propose a session at the March 2015 Spring Faculty Conference, an opportunity to share your active teaching and learning experiences with colleagues.

Proposals may address any part of active learning, whether theory or practice. Examples include:

  • Community engagement
  • Structured discussion models
  • Role play or case study enactment
  • Classroom response systems (clickers)
  • Flipped classrooms
  • And other creative, interactive approaches to teaching and learning

We invite a broad array of proposals from individuals, teams, or panels of colleagues.

Each session is scheduled for 75 minutes. Preference will be given to unique approaches to active learning and sessions which address more than one discipline. We’ll practice what we preach as sessions should find attendees active and engaged.
Proposals must be directly connected with the conference theme to be considered.

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 14, 2014

Proposal Form

Presentation title:

Format (workshop, panel, small group discussion, etc.):

Two to three sentence description of your session (abstract) for the program (this should not exceed 75 words in total):

Description - a one-page description of what you plan to do, including what you expect participants to learn and how you will incorporate active learning strategies in your session:

Presenter(s) (for each, list name, department, and email address):


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