June 15-17: STEM active learning

Engaging investigative activities focus of faculty workshop


2:59 p.m., May 3, 2011--The University of Delaware Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE) will offer a three-day STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) active learning workshop for faculty familiar with active learning and problem-based learning.

The STEM active learning workshop will be held June 15-17.

FYI Stories

Weather watch

UD officials will be monitoring weather conditions throughout the night in order to make a decision about any changes to the University's operating schedule for Thursday, March 5. The decision is expected to be announced before 5:30 a.m., March 5.

Film, video workshops

The University of Delaware Library will present a workshop on "Introduction to Film and Video Collection Resources" on March 19 and March 25.

The underlying theme of the workshop is developing engaging and creative investigative activities for use in undergraduate science, technology/engineering and mathematics labs and classrooms.

Expert practitioners will provide examples of the "PXnL" active-learning strategies -- PBL (problem-based learning), POGIL (process-oriented guided inquiry learning) and PLTL (peer-led team learning) -- as powerful frameworks for such activities.

In addition to the ITUE leaders, invited speakers include:

  • Rick Moog, Franklin and Marshall College;
  • Terry Platt, University of Rochester; and
  • Tuajuanda Jordan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm with and receive feedback from workshop leaders and other participants as they develop materials for their own use. Faculty and staff who are interested in interdisciplinary inquiry-based approaches will find this workshop of particular benefit. 

Although the workshop is open to all members of the UD faculty, it is aimed at those already familiar with the basics of active learning. Graduate students are also welcome to participate; preference will be given to students mentored by faculty members who are ITUE Fellows or are attending this session.

Faculty members from other colleges and universities are invited to attend. Visiting faculty teams are limited to five from each institution.

For details, see the event website.

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Communications and Public Affairs

UDaily is produced by
Communications and Public Affairs

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: publicaffairs@udel.edu
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
publicaffairs@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices