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Register now for 2018 Colloquium for Teaching and Learning Innovation

All Learners Welcome:
Making Excellence Inclusive

Friday, April 6, 2018
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Rinker Auditorium – Lynn Business Center (LBC 108)
(corner of N. Woodland Blvd and Michigan Ave [MapIt]

The 4th annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation  celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

REGISTRATION OPEN – REGISTER BY  MARCH 31, 2018Registration is free. However, participants are strongly encouraged to register to accommodate meal and seating requirements.

Join colleagues for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

Questions? Contact browncenter@stetson.edu or 386-822-7930

Register now for 2018 Colloquium for Teaching and Learning Innovation

All Learner’s Welcome:
Making Excellence Inclusive

Friday, April 6, 2018
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Rinker Auditorium – Lynn Business Center (LBC 108)
(corner of N. Woodland Blvd and Michigan Ave [MapIt]

The 4th annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation  celebrates pedagogical strategies that support all learners. Excellence can be inclusive. However, this requires the academy to do the hard work of turning a critical eye on our own practices to recognize the assumptions we make and begin to decode our disciplinary strategies for the increasingly diverse talented class of learners (and educators) arriving at college each year.

REGISTRATION OPEN – REGISTER BY  MARCH 31, 2018Registration is free. However, participants are strongly encouraged to register to accommodate meal and seating requirements.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Submit your proposal by February 20th, 2018
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Join colleagues for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

Questions? Contact browncenter@stetson.edu or 386-822-7930

2018 Institute on Project-Based Learning – Application Deadline February 13, 2018

Institute on Project-Based Learning

June 20–23, 2018
Worcester, Massachusetts

Applications due by February 13, 2018

In partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), WPI will host and run its fourth annual Institute on Project-Based Learning—a 2.5-day intensive program where teams from colleges and universities will gain knowledge about project-based learning and make tangible progress to integrate those learnings into their own curricula:

  • Interactive workshops
  • Single, dedicated coach for each team
  • Consultations with Institute faculty
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Curricular development tailored to the goals of participating institutions

Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
When: June 20–23, 2018
Application Deadline: February 13, 2018

 

Impact of the Institute:

“The Institute on Project-Based Learning was highly productive and generated good discussion and ideas for our college. I developed a specific, concrete plan for two of my own courses.”—Ryan Keen, Middlesex Community College

Hear from past participants on the impact of the Institute in advancing project-based learning initiatives on their campuses.

Learn more and apply

Stetson Students Tour DeLand Utility, Learn about Safe Drinking Water | Stetson Today

Stetson students listen as city Lab Tech II, Larissa McCoy, explains the testing requirements for the municipal water supply on Thursday, April 13.

Stetson University students toured the city of DeLand’s water facilities on Thursday, April 13, and learned about the extensive testing and monitoring to ensure safe drinking water for the campus and rest of the city.

The students from a Foundation of Environmental Health Sciences class visited the Utilities Department and learned how the city uses deep wells to pump water from the Floridan Aquifer, treats and filters it, and then monitors it continuously as it’s piped throughout the city.

“Five million gallons of water a day — every day,” said John Stanberry, DeLand Water Production superintendent. “We take a lot of pride in keeping our community in water. … Nobody ever realizes what goes into it, day in and day out. We basically run 24/7.”

The tour came after a class project on water quality testing by Nicole Porther, Ph.D., a visiting assistant professor of public health. Porther said her students used test strips for their project, and not sophisticated instruments like what they saw in the city’s testing lab on Thursday.

Follow-up tests by the city of DeLand and an independent laboratory found the water is safe for drinking at Stetson, and meets all state and federal requirements.

“We really are subject to a lot of environmental regulation,” explained Keith Riger, director of DeLand’s Public Services.

Larissa McCoy, city Lab Tech II, went through the lengthy list of required tests and showed students a large binder filled with some of the regulations on tests, duplicate tests and the proper calibration of the city’s lab equipment.

Nicole Porther, Ph.D., talks to students in her class, including Catie Hessler (in green shirt), during a tour of the DeLand Utilities Department. Keith Riger, director of DeLand’s Public Services, listens in the back.

“It gets complicated,” she added.

The students and professor Porther said the tour was informative. “It was nice to see how much they value quality control, which I knew, and that is very important,” Porther said.

Stetson senior Anna Miner said, as a public health major, she was very interested in a discussion about adding fluoride to municipal water supplies, which has been shown to reduce tooth decay in children.

“They did it specifically to help children’s teeth and I think that’s a really nice touch,” said Miner, who will attend graduate school at Tulane University in the fall. “It shows it’s not just science. It’s actually caring about the community.”

Posted on April 14, 2017 at Stetson Today

Last chance to register for the 2017 Colloquium!

Join us on April 7th for the 3rd Annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation!  Where else can you explore project-based learning, contemplative practices and engage with potential community partners?

Registration Deadline: March 31
Onsite registration available.

Download the Schedule-at-a-Glance

KEYNOTE

Project-based learning is an effective strategy for engaging students in authentic learning experiences that can develop a wide range of transferable skills and abilities.  Using Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s curriculum as a case study, I will describe how project-based learning can be used in and out of the major and across all four years of an undergraduate curriculum.   We will explore examples of projects on campus, in the local community, and around the globe.  I will present results from a study looking at the long-term impacts of project work on alumni, and will share some lessons learned from four decades of project-based education at WPI. 

Dr. Richard F. Vaz serves as the inaugural Director of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Center for Project-Based Learning. The Center provides support to colleges and universities looking to implement or enhance project-based learning. In his prior role as dean of interdisciplinary and global studies, he had oversight of WPI’s interdisciplinary degree requirement, the Interactive Qualifying Project.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • The Courage to Teach: Using a Faculty Learning Community to  Reframe the Role of the Professor
  • Inspire Change – Intervene!
  • Program Design for Outside Classroom Experiences
  • Diversifying Student Leadership
  • Project based learning using Raspberry Pi
  • Simulations, Technology and Flipped Classes: How Best to Engage?
  • Minding the Gap: Engaging Conversations and Difficult Dialogues
  • Transgressive Transformations : Explorations of Activist Education
  • How to Be a Productive Writer During the Semester
  • Integrating the best of both worlds: Problem based learning in a learner centered course
  • Global Collaboratory
  • How Much is Grade Inflation and How Much is More Effective Education?
  • Being present: contemplative practices to increase student learning and to keep you sane

Register now for the 2017 Colloquium for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Innovative Approaches to
Tackling Complex Challenges

April 7-8, 2017

The 3rd annual Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation  addresses or responds to innovative approaches to tackling complex challenges. Join colleagues from across the nation for a celebration of learning excellence.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Submit your proposal by March 20th, 2017
Call for Proposals

Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

As part of the Colloquium, the  Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is thrilled to host a two-day project-based learning track as part of the Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation. The workshop will be delivered by Dr. Rick Vaz and colleagues from the Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

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Colloquium Themes

  1. Integrative Learning and Signature Work
  2. Persistence, Retention, and Grit
  3. Teaching and Learning Innovations
  4. The Teacher-Scholar
  5. The Brown Innovation Symposium

Call for Proposals: 2017 Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation

imageThere’s something for everyone at the annual Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation, hosted by Stetson University. The 2017 Colloquium offers two tracks for participants to engage:

  • April 7: presenters or participant
  • April 7-8: two-day embedded Project-Based Learning track

Join colleagues from across the nation for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.

Innovative Approaches to Tackling Complex Challenges

April 7-8, 2017
Stetson University, Deland, FL
Rinker Auditorium – Lynn Business Center (LBC)
(corner of N. Woodland Blvd and Michigan Ave [MapIt])

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Universities and colleges are rich in human and intellectual capital. Yet, all too often, these resources stay bound in the academy and are not accessible to our communities. How do we create learning environments in which students, staff, faculty, and others collaborate to tackle complex societal challenges?

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Project-based learning is an effective strategy for engaging students in authentic learning experiences that can develop a wide range of transferable skills and abilities.  Using Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s curriculum as a case study, I will describe how project-based learning can be used in and out of the major and across all four years of an undergraduate curriculum.   We will explore examples of projects on campus, in the local community, and around the globe.  I will present results from a study looking at the long-term impacts of project work on alumni, and will share some lessons learned from four decades of project-based education at WPI. 

Dr. Richard F. Vaz serves as the inaugural Director of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Center for Project-Based Learning. The Center provides support to colleges and universities looking to implement or enhance project-based learning. In his prior role as dean of interdisciplinary and global studies, he had oversight of WPI’s interdisciplinary degree requirement, the Interactive Qualifying Project.

Dr. Vaz received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from WPI, and has been a member of the WPI Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty since 1984. He has also held systems and design engineering positions with Raytheon, GenRad, and the MITRE Corporation.

Presentation Track: Call for Proposals

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence invites proposals to the Colloquium that offer or address innovative approaches to tackling complex challenges. Presentations will take place on April 7, 2017.
Proposal submission deadline: March 20, 2017
Submission details 

Project-Based Learning Track: Call for Applications

The  Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is thrilled to host a two-day project-based learning track as part of the Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation. The institute will be delivered by Dr. Rick Vaz and colleagues from the Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Widely recognized as a high-impact educational practice, project-based learning (PBL) is increasingly being used to enhance student learning and skill development.  Participants will explore ways to use PBL engage students with real-world, complex challenges.
Apply 

Registration

All participants must register.
Online registration opens: March 7, 2017
Deadline for online registration: March 31, 2017
Onsite registration available
 

Travel and Accommodations

Stetson University’s DeLand campus is located approximately half-way between Daytona Beach and Orlando, just off of I-4 in the Sunshine State of Florida.
Details

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Questions? Contact browncenter@stetson.edu or (386) 822-7931.

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Project-based Learning Workshop, April 7-8

Innovative Approaches to
Tackling Complex Challenges

a two-day project-based learning workshop
April 7-8 on the Stetson University Campus
in DeLand, FL

Register now at eventbrite.com.

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is thrilled to host a two-day project-based learning workshop delivered by Dr. Rick Vaz and colleagues from the Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Widely recognized as a high-impact educational practice, project-based learning (PBL) is increasingly being used to enhance student learning and skill development.  Participants will explore ways to use PBL engage students with real-world, complex challenges.

Call for applications will be posted shortly.  Registration is $275/person or $1,000/team (4 or more) – includes breakfast, lunch and workshop materials.

Register now at eventbrite.com.

vaz-photoDr. Richard F. Vaz serves as the inaugural Director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, which provides support to colleges and universities looking to implement or enhance project-based learning. In his prior role as dean of interdisciplinary and global studies he had oversight of WPI’s interdisciplinary degree requirement, the Interactive Qualifying Project.

Dr. Vaz received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from WPI, and has been a member of the WPI Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty since 1984.  He has also held systems and design engineering positions with Raytheon, GenRad, and the MITRE Corporation.

Project-based Learning Workshop, April 7-8

Innovative Approaches to
Tackling Complex Challenges

a two-day project-based learning workshop
April 7-8 on the Stetson University Campus
in DeLand, FL

Register now at eventbrite.com.

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is thrilled to host a 2-day project-based learning workshop delivered by Dr. Rick Vaz and colleagues from the Center for Problem-based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Widely recognized as a high-impact educational practice, project-based learning (PBL) is increasingly being used to enhance student learning and skill development.  Participants will explore ways to use PBL engage students with real-world, complex challenges.

Call for applications will be posted shortly.  Registration is $275/person or $1,000/team (4 or more) – includes breakfast and lunch.

Register now at eventbrite.com.

vaz-photoDr. Richard F. Vaz serves as the inaugural Director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, which provides support to colleges and universities looking to implement or enhance project-based learning. In his prior role as dean of interdisciplinary and global studies he had oversight of WPI’s interdisciplinary degree requirement, the Interactive Qualifying Project.

Dr. Vaz received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from WPI, and has been a member of the WPI Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty since 1984.  He has also held systems and design engineering positions with Raytheon, GenRad, and the MITRE Corporation.

Save-the-Date: Project-based Learning Workshop, April 7-8

Innovative Approaches to Tackling Complex Challenges

a two-day project-based learning workshop
April 7-8 on the Stetson University Campus
in DeLand, FL

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is thrilled to host a 2-day project-based learning workshop delivered by Dr. Rick Vaz and colleagues from the Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Widely recognized as a high-impact educational practice, project-based learning (PBL) is increasingly being used to enhance student learning and skill development.  Participants will explore ways to use PBL engage students with real-world, complex challenges.

Call for applications will be posted shortly.  Registration is $295/person or $1,000/team (4 or more) – includes breakfast and lunch.

vaz-photoDr. Richard F. Vaz serves as the inaugural Director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, which provides support to colleges and universities looking to implement or enhance project-based learning. In his prior role as dean of interdisciplinary and global studies he had oversight of WPI’s interdisciplinary degree requirement, the Interactive Qualifying Project.

Dr. Vaz received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from WPI, and has been a member of the WPI Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty since 1984.  He has also held systems and design engineering positions with Raytheon, GenRad, and the MITRE Corporation.