Evidence-Based Teaching group to meet at 11 a.m. on Feb. 6

  • Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Education

The Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) group will meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in SMHS room W202.

The meeting topic for this session is "Active Learning Applied: Simple Strategies for Complex Content." The session will be led by Richard Van Eck & Adrienne Salentiny, Education Resources, and Devon Olson, Library Resources.

Do any of these teaching problems sound familiar to you?

  • Students can memorize facts but can’t see the big picture.
  • I don’t know how to get students to master concepts and apply them.
  • What I’m teaching is often too complex for my students, but they have to master it.
  • Students seem to “get” what I’m teaching, but then fail parts of some tests.
  • My students always want to know the “right” answer, but sometimes it’s not that simple!

These and many other problems can be addressed through evidence-based teaching strategies like Active Learning, which has been shown to be effective. For many, however, active learning is synonymous with flipping the classroom. While a flipped classroom can be effective, there are dozens of much simpler active learning strategies for solving individual teaching problems.

In this interactive session, we’ll show you techniques that anyone can use without overhauling the entire course! Whether you’ve experienced the problems above or have your own concerns to share during the session, join your colleagues to hopefully leave with at least one potential solution!

The Evidence-Based Teaching group meets monthly at the same time. This group will host topics as determined by its members. It is free and open to anyone—no RSVP needed! If you are interested in anything related to Evidence-Based Teaching (assessment, online learning, precepting, active learning, simulation, ADA compliance, or any topic you see fit), join us and let us know what you’d like to see at future meetings. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Adrienne Salentiny at 701.777.4272 or adrienne.salentiny@med.und.edu.