Building Collaborative ClassroomsFor Teaching and Learning at LU•L. Kay Abernathy – Assoc ProfEd Leadership•Sheryl R. Abshire- Asst ProfEd Leadership•Steven Zani – CTLE Director
Goal: To create new learning spacesfor teaching and learning atundergraduate and graduate levels. Purpose: To implementfacilities, spaces, and facultydevelopment for engaging 21st centurylearners.Creating Collaborative Classrooms
Lamar University Centerfor Teaching and Learning Enhancement
Shared Voices from University Entities Center for Teachingand LearningEnhancement Academic InformationTechnology CommitteeCreating Collaborative Classrooms
Center for Teaching and LearningEnhancementCreating Collaborative Classrooms
A strong commitment to student and facultyengagement and teaching and learningexcellence. Supports faculty, administrators, graduatestudents, and staff in their academic pursuits. Provides a range of instructional services toassist all members of the LU teachingcommunity.Creating Collaborative Classrooms
Mission Statement for Center for Teaching andLearning Enhancement To promote deep understanding of the scholarshipof teaching and learning. To cultivate dialogue about teaching pedagogiesand learning theories To foster the use of research-based bestpractices, models, and approaches to universityteaching and learning.Creating Collaborative Classrooms
Academic Information TechnologyCommittee April 2012LAMAR UNIVERSITY2011-2012 UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES & COUNCILSAcademic Information Technology Committee Appointment of Subcommittee to study new learningenvironments for 21st century learners Membership & Reporting: Recommendations from theCommittee presented to Lamar Provost
Recommended Action Items Further research the Active Learning Classroomsconcept. Investigate other University and/or Department efforts. Create a subcommittee to design a local researchinitiative plan and a presentation to share withAcademic Information Technology Committee andUniversity administration.
From where they enter our halls of academia?https://vimeo.com/scil/scil-buildinghttp://vimeo.com/28448313Why Do We Need New Learning Spaces?
Concept Lab vs. Lecturehttp://scaleup.ncsu.edu/MinnVideo/MinnVideo.htmlAccording to Dr. Robin Wright, University ofMinnesota:http://scaleup.ncsu.edu/groups/adopters/wiki/817e4/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology.htmlhttp://scaleup.ncsu.edu/University Models
Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) aredesigned to foster interactive, flexible, student-centered learning experiences, and operateusing central teaching stations and student-provided laptops. ALCs feature: A 360-degree glass-surface marker board. Multiple flat-panel display projection systems. Round tables that accommodate nine students each. A centered teaching station that allows selection anddisplay of table-specific information. Transitions to online learning.Active Learning Classroom Features
http://scaleup.ncsu.edu/wiki/pages/12m1C9c6/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology.htmlCreating Collaborative Classrooms Example
Rigorous evaluations of learning have beenconducted in parallel with the curriculum developmentand classroom design efforts. Besides hundreds of hours of classroom video andaudio recordings, different schools have conductednumerous interviews and focus groups, conductedmany conceptual learning assessments (usingnationally-recognized instruments in a pretest/posttestprotocol), and collected portfolios of student work. NC State has data comparing nearly 16,000traditional and SCALE-UP students taking physics.How Do You Know it Works?
Their findings can be summarized as the following: Students ability to solve problems is improved. Their conceptual understanding is increased. Their attitudes are better. Failure rates (especially for women and minorities)are drastically reduced. “At risk" students do better in later courses.Beichner, R. J., Saul, J. M., Abbott, D. S., Morse, J. J., Deardorff, D.L., Allain, R. J., Bonham, S. W., Dancy, M. H. Risley, J.S. (2007). TheStudent-Centered Activities for Laerge Enrollment UndergraduatePrograms (SCALE-UP) Project. NC Scale-up Researchhttp://www.per-central.org/items/detail.cfm?ID=4517How Do You Know it Works?
Creating a Collaborative Classroom at Lamar University
Dr. L. Kay Abernathy - firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Sheryl Abshire - email@example.com Dr. Steven Zani – firstname.lastname@example.orgPresentation in Slideshare:http://tinyurl.com/DigitalTicketContact InformationCreating Collaborative ClassroomsDigital Ticket- May 16, 2013