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April 10: Integrative learning, transfer focus of talk

PULLMAN, Wash. – Teaching so students learn to apply acquired knowledge and skills to new situations will be discussed by visiting professor Rebecca Nowacek in a free, public presentation 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, in CUE 518 at Washington State University. Light refreshments will be served. » More …

Smith teaching/learning grant applications due March 30

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University faculty with innovative ideas to impact teaching and “demonstrably enhance” undergraduate learning can apply through March 30 for a $7,000 Smith Teaching and Learning Grant. » More …

Faculty get grants to improve undergrad teaching, learning

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Seven grants of $7,000 recently were awarded to faculty for 2016-17 to develop innovative strategies that demonstrably enhance student learning, with preference given to projects that impact large numbers of students. » More …

Oct. 27, 28: Active-learning workshops to assist faculty

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

pogil-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Teaching Academy will host guest-expert lectures on Oct. 27 and workshops Oct. 28 to give faculty hands-on experience with an educational approach that has been proven to help students learn better. » More …

April 25: Interactive teaching the focus of free presentations

MOSCOW, Idaho – Faculty, staff and students are invited to a free symposium about improving student engagement and success via active learning at 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, April 25. Three Washington State University professors will make presentations at the gathering, which will be at the University of Idaho Commons. Breakfast and lunch are included. » More …

March 24-25: Workshops, talk to improve teaching, learning

Eric-MazurPULLMAN, Wash. – A Harvard physicist who has achieved success as a pioneer of interactive learning will conduct three workshops for faculty March 24-25 and present a talk at noon Friday, March 25, in Abelson 201 at Washington State University. » More …

March 29 faculty-led workshop: Helping first-gen students

By Richard Miller, Academic Outreach & Innovation

first-generationPULLMAN, Wash. – Two of every five students at Washington State University are the first in their families to attend college. Half of those first-generation students are ethnic minorities. » More …

March 8 workshop offers tips on flipping the classroom

By Richard Miller, Academic Outreach and Innovation

PULLMAN, Wash. – In fall 2013, math instructor Paul Krouss watched Kristin Lesseig at work during a peer observation program. Lesseig, an assistant professor of math education, was teaching Mathematics for College and Secondary Teachers using a flipped classroom model. » More …