Niagara University International Conference on Teaching and Learning
January 10-11, 2017
From small businesses to hospitals and international corporations, employers seek college graduates who can work together to solve real-world problems. Our goal as educators is to help students achieve success in higher education that will transition into success in their chosen careers. To accomplish this we need to rethink tools and develop ways to jump-start the learning process and engage students while guiding them through more effective ways to connect course content to real world issues.
This year’s theme “Cooperative and Collaborative Learning” explores pathways to deep thinking skills and expanding students’ abilities to solve problems. The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Neil Davidson, will provide attendees with helpful and practical tips to “break the cycle of teaching the way you were taught,” and offer guidance on how to implement cooperative and collaborative learning techniques in the classroom. Sessions will include theoretical comparisons of approaches to help faculty decide whether to use cooperative or collaborative learning and ways to establish support systems for implementing these techniques.
Registration begins on November 1, 2016. For full conference details and how to register, please see our e-brochure at http://www.niagara.edu/assets/2017-cctl-conference-brochure.pdf. Then join us in January and become part of this timely and engaging conversation!
If you would like additional information, please visit our website http://www.niagara.edu/conference-information/or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at http://apps.niagara.edu/conferences/cctl.php.
This conference is sponsored by the Niagara University Committee on College Teaching and Learning and the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship, Teaching and Learning (CASTL), on the web at www.niagara.edu/cctl and www.niagara.edu/is.