Millennial Learning: Teaching in the 21st Century
April 15, 2009
15, 1:30-4:30 p.m. open to registered conference participants only.
Registration is limited to 50 participants.
a Learner-Centered Teacher Today!
Blumberg, author of Developing Learner-Centered
Teaching: A Practical Guide for Faculty (Wiley & Sons,
2009), foreword by Maryellen Weimer
How can I help
my students get the most out of my course? How can I support them?
Challenge them? Is my course learner-centered? How can I make efficient
yet effective instructional adjustment? Weimer’s (2002) book
Learner-Centered Teaching describes five instructional
dimensions that instructors often need to adjustto become truly
learner-centered. This pre-conference session builds on Maryellen
Weimer’s work (2002) by using a comprehensive, concrete, and
practice-based system that faculty can use to incrementally implement
learner-centered teaching in their courses. We will apply this approach
to our own teaching and begin to outline purposive instructional
changes. We will determine the learner-centered status of our courses
using reflection questions and self-assessment rubrics, and each
participant will select a few instructional components to change.
Also, we will address tactical considerations required to implement
these changes. Each of us will leave the session with individualized
plans that we can readily use to make our courses more learner-centered.
Fee: $ 95.00 (includes session fee, a copy of Developing
Learner-Centered Teaching: A Practical Guide for Faculty, and