SAN JUAN COLLEGE
Learning Symposium
Saturday, September 14, 2013

How Learning Works


8:00 - 8:45 am Check-In & Breakfast
8:45 - 8:55 am Welcome Remarks
9:00 - 10:00 am Breakout Sessions
10:15 am - 12:45 pm Keynote Speaker
Breakfast and refreshments are generously provided by the SJC Foundation

Each semester, the Learning Symposium provides faculty the opportunity to network with colleagues and attend a variety of teaching and learning breakout sessions.
Kick off the Learning Symposium by attending the breakout session of your choice, then make your way to see the key-note speaker. Learning Symposium participants will be compensated $75 and will be recognized with a certificate of completion.


Don’t Touch that Dial: Visual Rhetoric, Argumentation, Critical Thinking, and the Media

Keith Elphick & Danielle Sullivan

Room 1621

A discussion on how to apply students’ knowledge of visual rhetoric, the media, and advertising to English course assignments.. Strategies and a comprehensive discussion of the pedagogical history behind the instructional methods will be covered.

A Well Defined Framework for Effective Teaching

John Fisher & Henry Oh

Room 1614

As part of Strategic Direction 1 focused on offering quality courses, we have developed a framework for effective teaching that we can all use to improve our instruction and collaboration with colleagues. Come learn about this framework and apply it in our workshop to improve your teaching craft.

Workshopping: It’s Not Just for English Courses

Alicia Skipper & Kris Kraly

Room 1616

Do you require your students to write papers in your classes? Workshopping is a key part of the writing process and can benefit students in many ways, but its usefulness is not limited to just English courses. For any writing assignments, workshopping helps students read their own work to make sure that what they wrote is what they think they wrote. In addition, students can see and hear how other students approached an assignment and confirm whether they are on the right track or have met the requirements. We will look at different strategies for facilitating workshops in class (or online) and discuss best practices for these activities.

Classroom Incivility

Pete Kinnas

Room 1622

This is an open forum dedicated to sharing experiences, solutions and recommendations. Leave with ideas on how to avoid and deal with disruptions in the classroom.

Introducing the Canvas Learning Management System

Sam Bachert

Room 1623

Starting this fall, we as a college, will be transitioning to Canvas as our new Learning Management System (LMS). Attend this session to get a brief introduction to the system and its capabilities.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Michele DiPietro


Suns Room

How Learning Works:
7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching


A tenet of learner-centered teaching is that learning is the litmus test of any pedagogy. Therefore, one of the most important investments professors can make is to understand the learning process so that their teaching is intentionally learning-oriented. In this workshop we will synthesize 50 years of research on learning from the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, developmental, and inclusiveness perspectives into seven integrated principles. This interactive workshop will illustrate the seven principles with demonstrations, discussions, and other activities that highlight how each of the principles might enhance participants’ teaching.

 

Special thanks to the following individuals and departments whose continued support has made this event possible:

  • Dr. Toni Pendergrass and Laurie Gruel, Title III Endowment
  • Lisa Lewis, Launch Program
  • San Juan College Foundation
  • The Center for Teaching Excellence

 

If you enjoyed Dr. DiPietro’s presentation, be sure to register for this semester’s Reading Circle! Participants receive a copy of How Learning Works! Contact Karen Acree at 566-3392 or email her at acreek@sanjuancollege.edu to reserve your spot today! The first meeting is September 18 at 4:00pm.

Dr. Michele DiPietroDr. Michele DiPietroDr. Michele DiPietro
Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor of Statistics, Kennesaw State University

 

Dr. Michele DiPietro is the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Kennesaw State University. He is also the immediate Past President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the premiere faculty development association in North America. With his former Carnegie Mellon colleagues, Dr. DiPietro is a co-author of “How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.” His scholarly interests include learning sciences, academic integrity, diversity and inclusion, the Millennial generation, statistics education, the consultation process in faculty development, and teaching in times of tragedy. He has presented dozens of workshops and keynotes at numerous colleges and conferences, in the US and abroad, and some of his scholarship has been translated into foreign languages (Chinese, Italian, Korean, and Hebrew, and Japanese forthcoming). He has won the POD Innovation award for the online consultation tool “Solve a Teaching Problem.” His innovative course “The statistics of sexual orientation” has been featured on the Chronicle of Higher Education and several other magazines.


The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTX) is located in Room 1624.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday              8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Questions? Contact the CTX

Visit us online at www.sanjuancollege.edu/ctx
Email us at ctx@sanjuancollege.edu

Dr. Karen Acree, Director
505-566-3392 or acreek@sanjuancollege.edu

Pam Hyder, Administrative Assistant
505-566-3387 or hyderp@sanjuancollege.edu

 

 

 

 

 

San Juan College Center for Teaching Excellence

 

SAN JUAN COLLEGE
How Learning Works!
Dr. Michele DiPietro
Friday, September 13, 2013

How Learning Works


8:00 - 8:45 am Check-In & Breakfast
9:00 am - 12:00 pm How Learning Works with Dr. Michele DiPietro
Breakfast and refreshments are generously provided by the SJC Foundation

Dr. Michele DiPietro

9000 Rooms

How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

A tenet of learner-centered teaching is that learning is the litmus test of any pedagogy. Therefore, one of the most important investments professors can make is to understand the learning process so that their teaching is intentionally learning-oriented. In this workshop we will synthesize 50 years of research on learning from the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, developmental, and inclusiveness perspectives into seven integrated principles. This interactive workshop will illustrate the seven principles with demonstrations, discussions, and other activities that highlight how each of the principles might enhance participants’ teaching.

 

Special thanks to the following individuals and departments whose continued support has made this event possible:

  • Dr. Toni Pendergrass and Laurie Gruel, Title III Endowment
  • Lisa Lewis, Launch Program
  • San Juan College Foundation
  • The Center for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Michele DiPietroDr. Michele DiPietro
Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor of Statistics, Kennesaw 
State University

 

Dr. Michele DiPietro is the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Kennesaw State University. He is also the immediate Past President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the premiere faculty development association in North America. With his former Carnegie Mellon colleagues, Dr. DiPietro is a co-author of “How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.” His scholarly interests include learning sciences, academic integrity, diversity and inclusion, the Millennial generation, statistics education, the consultation process in faculty development, and teaching in times of tragedy. He has presented dozens of workshops and keynotes at numerous colleges and conferences, in the US and abroad, and some of his scholarship has been translated into foreign languages (Chinese, Italian, Korean, and Hebrew, and Japanese forthcoming). He has won the POD Innovation award for the online consultation tool “Solve a Teaching Problem.” His innovative course “The statistics of sexual orientation” has been featured on the Chronicle of Higher Education and several other magazines.

If you enjoyed Dr. DiPietro’s presentation, be sure to register for this semester’s Reading Circle! Participants receive a copy of How Learning Works! Contact Karen Acree at 566-3392 or email her at acreek@sanjuancollege.edu to reserve your spot today! The first meeting is September 18 at 4:00pm.

Why You Should Attend...

This interactive workshop is brought to you through the generous support of the Title III Endowment and Title III Launch Program. The workshop supports San Juan College’s (SJC) mission of providing quality education and services and strategic initiative 1.1.b: “Offer quality courses, including developmental education and gateway courses, with a range of delivery options which optimize student success.” This interactive workshop is just one of the many ways possible to impact faculty and staff who are teaching students every day.

Did you know that nearly 30% of SJC students are Native American? This workshop is especially useful for faculty and staff to help our Native American students be successful in math and science, but also applies to teaching all students in all academic disciplines. It will provide thoughts and ideas on teaching and learning that are useful and meaningful in the classroom and in student service areas.

This interactive workshop is aimed to kick off the semester and provide faculty and staff with many valuable tools for smart teaching. Faculty are expected to select 1-2 principles to incorporate into their classes and participate in a roundtable in the spring.

The more faculty and staff understand how people learn and adapt what they do based on this understanding, the better equipped they will be to serve SJC students.


The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTX) is located in Room 1624.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday              8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Questions? Contact the CTX

Visit us online at www.sanjuancollege.edu/ctx
Email us at ctx@sanjuancollege.edu

Dr. Karen Acree, Director
505-566-3392 or acreek@sanjuancollege.edu

Pam Hyder, Administrative Assistant
505-566-3387 or hyderp@sanjuancollege.edu

 

 

 

 

 

San Juan College Center for Teaching Excellence