Celebrating Teaching Day: Keynote Presentation
Celebrating Teaching Day 2022
Keynote Presentation: Tuesday, March 15, 11:00am-12:15pm, virtual
Poster Session: Thursday, April 7, 10:30am-12:30pm, Caddell Atrium (in person)
Curious about teaching and learning innovations on campus? Looking for inspiration for your own courses and experiences with students?
Join the Center for Teaching and Learning for our annual Spring Celebrating Teaching Day, an event dedicated to celebrating and honoring the commitment of Georgia Tech faculty and instructors who create engaging, challenging, and supportive learning experiences for their students throughout the year. In 2022, Celebrating Teaching Day will feature a virtual keynote presentation and an in person poster session. Read on for details!
"Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Tips from Neuroscience to Help Students Learn" by Dr. Barbara Oakley
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Distinguished Professor of Engineering Barbara Oakley teaches Learning How to Learn (Coursera), one of the world’s largest student massive open online course, with over four million students. In this presentation, she will show you useful information about how you and those you teach can more easily master new and difficult material—whether in STEM, the humanities, or the social sciences, at undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Discover how to help your students retain information long term, even when your students have different working memory capacities or are slower learners.
- See what the patterns of expertise look like in the brain, and learn how to help students build those patterns in order to develop intuition.
- Learn why it’s perfectly normal for students to not understand something difficult the first time its encountered. You’ll see how knowledge of how the brain works can protect against feelings of frustration and failure when something seems difficult to learn
Dr. Oakley’s previous book, A Mind for Numbers, is a New York Times and international best-seller translated into over a dozen languages. Her most recent book is the critically acclaimed Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn.
Please also consider joining us for the poster session on April 7th.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
During this signature Spring event, Georgia Tech faculty showcase their teaching and learning work in a poster session which offers a glimpse into their classrooms. Attendees will explore projects created by innovative and entrepreneurial faculty across campus and have the unique opportunity to share ideas and inspiration among colleagues.
Have an educational initiative you'd like to share with your colleagues? Sign up to present a poster at this year's event!
Carol Subino Sullivan
Carol Subino Sullivan