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Creating Collaborative Classrooms L. Kay Abernathy – Assoc Prof Ed Leadership Sheryl R. Abshire- Asst Prof Ed Leadership Melissa Hudler – QEP Director Steven Zani – CTLE Director
Creating Collaborative Classrooms Goal: To create new learning spaces for teaching and learning at undergraduate and graduate levels. Purpose: To implement facilities, spaces, and faculty development for engaging 21st century learners.
Lamar University Centerfor Teaching and Learning Enhancement
Creating Collaborative ClassroomsShared Voices from Three University Entities Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement ACES Academic information Technology Committee
Creating Collaborative Classrooms Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement
Creating Collaborative Classrooms A strong commitment to student and faculty engagement and teaching and learning excellence. Supports faculty, administrators, graduate students, and staff in their academic pursuits. Provides a range of instructional services to assist all members of the LU teaching community.
Creating Collaborative Classrooms Mission Statement for Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement To promote deep understanding of the scholarship of teaching and learning. To cultivate dialogue about teaching pedagogies and learning theories To foster the use of research-based best practices, models, and approaches to university teaching and learning.
Quality Enhancement Plan: The ACES Project The Lamar University Quality Enhancement Plan, Active & Collaborative Engagement for Students (ACES), focuses on improving student learning in core and developmental courses by promoting active and collaborative learning.
Creating Collaborative Classrooms ACES Project Focused on the core courses. Focused on enhancing faculty understanding of the importance of active and collaborative learning for student engagement. Focused on enhancing faculty skill at utilizing innovative educational pedagogies.
Creating Collaborative Classrooms ACES Project Faculty are chosen through a competitiveprocess to serve as ACES Fellows and arecommitted to implementing active andcollaborative teaching methods in theircourses.
Academic Information Technology Committee April 2012 LAMAR UNIVERSITY2011-2012 UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES & COUNCILS Academic Information Technology Committee Appointment of Subcommittee to study new learning environments for 21st century learners Membership & Reporting: Recommendations from the Committee presented to Lamar Provost
Recommended Action Items Further research the Active Learning Classrooms concept. Investigate other University and/or Department efforts. Create a subcommittee to design a local research initiative plan and a presentation to share with Academic Information Technology Committee and University administration.
Why Do We Need New Learning Spaces? From where they enter our halls of academia? https://vimeo.com/scil/scil-building http://vimeo.com/28448313
University ModelsConcept Lab vs. Lecture http://scaleup.ncsu.edu/MinnVideo/MinnVideo.html According to Dr. Robin Wright, University of Minnesota: http://scaleup.ncsu.edu/groups/adopters/wiki/817e4/ Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology.html http://scaleup.ncsu.edu/
Active Learning Classroom Features Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are designed to foster interactive, flexible, student- centered learning experiences, and operate using 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 and display of table-specific information. Transitions to online learning.
How Do You Know it Works? Rigorous evaluations of learning have been conducted in parallel with the curriculum development and classroom design efforts. Besides hundreds of hours of classroom video and audio recordings, different schools have conducted numerous interviews and focus groups, conducted many conceptual learning assessments (using nationally-recognized instruments in a pretest/posttest protocol), and collected portfolios of student work. NC State has data comparing nearly 16,000 traditional 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). The Student-Centered Activities for Laerge Enrollment Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) Project. NC Scale-up Research http://www.per-central.org/items/detail.cfm?ID=4517
Creating a Collaborative Classroom at Lamar University
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Creating a Collaborative Classroom at Lamar University
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