2020 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium
The Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning welcome the Columbia community to Low Library for the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 2-6 pm to celebrate the ways that faculty and graduate students are transforming their courses and pedagogies.
Note: This event is for faculty, staff, students, and other current members of the Columbia University community. (Must have a valid UNI.)
This year’s keynote speaker is Michelle D. Miller, Professor of Psychological Sciences and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow at NAU, and author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (Harvard University Press, 2014). She works with faculty at NAU and other institutions to improve their teaching practices and course designs, with an emphasis on evidence-based practices and innovative use of educational technology.
Dr. Miller’s keynote, “Learning at the Intersection of Cognition, Motivation, and Technology: Fulfilling the Promise of Teaching with Technology” will explore how we can leverage cognitive and motivational research to create technology-enhanced learning activities that make the most of how the mind works.
1:45-2:00 PM | Check-in and Refreshments | Faculty Room
2:00-2:30 PM | Opening Remarks & Announcement of 2020-21 Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars | Faculty Room
Ira Katznelson, Interim Provost of Columbia University
Provost’s Senior Faculty Teaching Scholars work to create a vision and plan for supporting, changing and innovating the culture of teaching and learning within their own department or school, and across campus. Deans nominate senior faculty who are both outstanding teachers and well-respected researchers in their disciplines.
2:30-3:45 PM | Keynote Speaker, Michelle D. Miller | Faculty Room
Keynote: Learning at the Intersection of Cognition, Motivation, and Technology: Fulfilling the Promise of Teaching with Technology
Description: One of the great promises of educational technology is that it offers new ways to leverage research findings from cognitive, brain, and learning sciences. Attention, memory, and thinking skills all play pivotal roles in learning, and the research literature offers a rich set of ideas for how to take advantage of these mechanisms in teaching with technology. But, there is a complication: These cognitively-optimized approaches often require more effort from students, not less, and students lacking self-regulation skills will miss out on the benefits technology can bring. In this talk, Dr. Michelle Miller will discuss strategies for bringing cognitive and motivational research together in technology-enhanced learning activities that make the most of what we know about how the mind works.
4:00-5:00 PM | Faculty and Graduate Student Panel | Faculty Room
More information to come.
5:00-6:00 PM | Reception and Poster Exhibition | Rotunda
Join us for refreshments and conversation! Faculty, graduate students, postdocs and staff will present posters to share their teaching and/or curricular innovations. This interactive showcase will feature collaborative learning activities, flipped/blended classrooms, new models of student assessment, and teaching with technology, and will highlight projects by faculty recipients of the Provost’s funding opportunities.
Learn more and apply for a poster presentation.