When and Where
The Active Learning Institute typically takes place in June.
Open to all Columbia faculty interested in increasing active learning and preparing to flip their courses.
- A supportive interdisciplinary environment with a high facilitator to participant ratio.
- Opportunities to experience and reflect on active learning techniques and best practices.
- Personalized consideration of instructor’s pedagogy, disciplinary context, and course logistics.
- Experimentation with educational technology tools to help facilitate active learning inside and outside the classroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can graduate students attend?
The Institute is open to Columbia faculty. However, faculty members are encouraged to invite the designated graduate teaching assistant(s) for the course they will be developing to attend the Institute with them.
“I found it really helpful to look back at how I draft my course learning objectives, and how I can better align them with my pedagogies and assessment practices. I highly recommend educators to push the pause button and participate in future runs of the Active Learning Institute. It will help you become a better educator.”Lenin Grajo