Dr. Ken Bain is a renowned historian, educator, researcher, and leader whose scholarship and practice have shaped the field of education. Currently president of the Best Teachers Institute, Dr. Bain’s previous posts include Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia, faculty posts at Vanderbilt University, New York University, University of Texas, Pan American, and founding director of four major teaching and learning centers: the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, and the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair University.
Internationally recognized for his insights into teaching and learning and for a fifteen-year study of what the best educators do, he has been invited in recent years to present workshops or lectures at over three hundred and fifty universities and events--in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. His now classic book What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004) won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society, and has been one of the top selling books on higher education. It has been translated into twelve languages and was the subject of an award-winning television documentary series in 2007.
Sometimes we wonder why more students don't understand fundamental concepts in our courses. We ask ourselves why they can't seem to think about implications and applications of what they are supposedly learning. The research in recent years suggests that many students don't "get" the key ideas because that isn't their primary intention. They are often focused primarily on simply surviving the academic experience or making the highest grades and neither of those intentions concentrates on understanding, let alone on thinking about implications and applications. This keynote will explore some powerful research on student learning and how we can use that research to change nearly everything that happens in student learning. The successes and failures that students will experience come from a variety of social and personal forces.
In this highly interactive session, we will explore the factors over which teachers have some control to facilitate deep learning. The concept of deep learning will be explored and strategies to change the mindset of students for improved engagement will be presented.
Dr. Rossi shares the results of ‘flipping’ two chemistry classes at Rowan University. The techniques and technology utilized will be shared, as well as the division of classroom topics and time. Data comparing student performance in the flipped classroom to traditional formats will be presented along with student survey results.
A step-by-step approach for designing group-based activities and content lectures applicable to any discipline in a flipped classroom model.
Combining service-learning, community outreach, and rigorous academic practice into a single project—First Book is an opportunity for learning to move beyond the classroom.
This presentation will address the shifting trends in how students and faculty communicate. The discussion will include faculty digital literacy and trends in instructional technology.
Come discover theory and research related to lecturing and active learning so you can answer the question –“when is the flipped approach a good idea?”
This presentation provides an overview of New Jersey City University’s Technology Innovation Lab; a place where new and emerging educational technologies are tested and evaluated. The Technology Innovation Lab is a catalyst and incubator for new ideas and promising technology in education. Come learn about the experiences with technologies such as 3D printing, humanoid robotics, and the Oculus Rift.
This session will present the findings of a mixed methods study that evaluated the impact of an ‘Engineering Learning Community’ on course success rates, student retention, graduation rates, student engagement and motivation, and a sense of community. The study was conducted based upon students enrolled in an engineering program at a community college.
Most college administrators, faculty and staff recognize the benefits of having an active student newspaper on their campus, but many feel anxiety about actually interacting with reporters. This session provides five specific tools for reducing anxiety and building confidence to talk to reporters. Common legal concerns and questions will be addressed.
Pedagogical Strategies for Engaging Students will offer teaching strategies designed to engage students in learning, promote reflection thus fostering self-regulated learning and enhance analytical thinking.
In this hands-on session, participants will discover history activities and lessons that prompt students to consider past events in the absence of slavery and genocide. Students create a past civilization with individuals and groups who did not participate in enslavement. This engaging project prompts students to evaluate various perspectives, particularly overlooked ones, conduct upper-level research, and collaborate in creative ways.
Learn how Piazza, a free, online wiki-style message board can enhance student engagement in traditional, hybrid, or online STEM classes.
Student engagement can be difficult to achieve in an online classroom. Come learn about how the ABC model –Acknowledge, Build, and Conclude –can help facilitate better student engagement and communication within online courses.
Faculty often balk at the idea of online lab science coursed thinking the lab experience can’t be replicated online. See how Mercer County Community College, we e-Science Labs, created a unique solution to this conundrum.
Gaming in higher education is becoming a very popular tool to engage students, but how can instructors identify and implement instructionally sound and effective games? In this hands-on presentation, participants will be introduced to games that are suitable for academic use, as well as strategies to evaluate games in the future.
This workshop will guide and challenge instructors to create activities that encourage students to develop metacognitive abilities in their writing. Ways to utilize interdisciplinary strategies will be presented to demonstrate how collaborative efforts can enhance students’ academic and personal development.
Join Ocean County College’s e-Learning staff and inaugural cohort of interns to learn about the near and long-term benefits of implementing internships in e-Learning environments. Participants will learn how to structure and maximize symbiotic benefits in an internship program at their institution.