[PAST EVENT] Order Matters: Becoming Metacognitive about Teaching Choices : A Workshop

February 1, 2019
12pm - 1:30pm
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food

Order Matters: Becoming Metacognitive about Teaching Choices
What  teaching choices are we making as instructors, and why? How do we as instructors decide how to spend in-class time with students? To what extent do our teaching plans align with what is known about how the brain learns? What tools are available to become more analytical about our teaching choices and strategize for change? In this interactive workshop, participants will explore their current approaches to planning and reflecting on teaching, as well as explore the 5E learning cycle model as an analytical tool for understanding teaching choices. Individual participants will have the opportunity to apply the 5E model and identify changes that could be easily  implemented to maximize engagement and learning.              

This workshop will be led by Kimberly Tanner, Professor of Biology and Director of the  SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory. Her visit is supported by the 100th Anniversary of Women Committee, the Arts & Sciences Dean's Office, the Biology Department, the Geology Department, and the Office of Community Engagement. 

We welcome undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff to this workshop.


Heather Macdonald, Department of Geology