Adams Center Learning Feast and Festival

RecipeCardEach new semester brings a chance to try new approaches in your courses: we get the opportunity to rethink how we present material, connect with students and content, or assess learning. Join us for our Spring Semester kickoff on Friday, January 15 for a Learning Feast, a mini-conference with food, great ideas, and a chance to share with your colleagues new strategies you are using in your classes.  

The Learning Feast will run from 11:30-3:00 with different options during each time slot.  This come-and-go event will provide food, four sessions worth of teaching ideas you can integrate into your courses this semester, and a flash drive “cookbook” of learning recipes and ideas.

 

11:20-12:10 Session 1

Learning Strategies Roundtable — Laura Carroll, Jennifer Shewmaker, David Christianson, Berlin Fang (Classroom)

Join us for quick overviews of four different strategies you can integrate into your classrooms — from enabling students to combat bias to using Canvas for active learning. There will be four stations on different topics, with the opportunity to rotate among the stations for 10 minutes each. Participants can attend each station or choose to focus on those of particular interest. 

Adobe Apps and Creative Cloud — Marisa Beard and Lyndell Lee (Woods)

Curious about how to use our new Adobe access? Join us!

 

12:15-12:55 Session 2

Speed Geeking —  David Christianson (Classroom)

Speed Geeking invites ACU faculty to share an example, activity, or idea that might enhance teaching. Each presenter (first come, first serve!) will have 7 minutes to present their ideas or experiences, after which listeners will rotate to the next idea. Topic ideas might include storytelling, gamification, problem-based learning, reflective writing, flipping the classroom, writing strategies, student engagement techniques, and other things we haven’t dreamed of (but you have).

One-on-One Consultations — Laura, Berlin, Jennifer (Conference Room)

Want the chance to brainstorm one-on-one about ideas for your courses? Come ask questions about writing, active learning, Canvas, or anything else you’d like to brainstorm about for your courses.

Understanding your IDEA feedback — Marisa and Lyndell (Woods)

Learn how to interpret your student feedback and use it to shape your approaches to teaching.

Stage 1 — Kyle Dickson (Bamboo Room)

Our main production studio upstairs in the Learning Studio is now available to trained faculty and students. Stage 1 makes high quality video possible in 3 creative zones. Allow yourself to be inspired and challenged to upgrade your video projects using the same tools industry pros use.

 

1:15-1:55 Session 3

Speed Geeking Round 2–  David Christianson (Classroom)

Speed Geeking invites ACU faculty to share an example, activity, or idea that might enhance teaching. Each presenter (first come, first serve!) will have 7 minutes to present their ideas or experiences, after which listeners will rotate to the next idea. Topic ideas might include storytelling, gamification, problem-based learning, reflective writing, flipping the classroom, writing strategies, student engagement techniques, and other things we haven’t dreamed of (but you have).

One-on-One Consultations — Laura, Berlin, Jennifer (Conference Room)

Want the chance to brainstorm one-on-one about ideas for your courses? Come ask questions about writing, active learning, Canvas, or anything else you’d like to brainstorm about for your courses.

Adobe Apps and Creative Cloud — Marisa and Lyndell (Woods)

Curious about how to use our new Adobe access? Join us.

Stage 1 — Kyle (Bamboo Room)

Our main production studio upstairs in the Learning Studio is now available to trained faculty and students. Stage 1 makes high quality video possible in 3 creative zones. Allow yourself to be inspired and challenged to upgrade your video projects using the same tools industry pros use.

 

2:00-2:45 Session 4

Recipe and Action Planning — Berlin (Classroom)

In the last part of the learning feast, you’ll get the chance to reflect on how you might use the strategies you’ve been thinking about.  We will ask you to finalize and present your learning “recipes”, which will include name of the learning solution you are cooking up, time to prepare it, servings (large classes or small classes) , ingredients, and steps to follow. No cooking skill is needed, but some action planning is expected!

Understanding your IDEA feedback — Marisa and Lyndell (Woods)

Learn how to interpret your student feedback and use it to shape your approaches to teaching.

Stage 1 — Kyle Dickson (Bamboo Room)

Our main production studio upstairs in the Learning Studio is now available to trained faculty and students. Stage 1 makes high quality video possible in 3 creative zones. Allow yourself to be inspired and challenged to upgrade your video projects using the same tools industry pros use.

 

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