Monday, August 8, 2016: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Floridian Blrm F, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
Kim Bjorgo-Thorne, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Teresa Mourad, Ecological Society of America; and
Carolyn L. Thomas, Ferrum College
This session provides faculty an opportunity to learn about favorite classroom activities from colleagues and to learn about what they are doing to engage their undergraduate students using student-active methods. Instructors at all levels of experience are encouraged to participate. This session will break into small groups so that participants can discuss teaching challenges and strategies.
- Learn about what colleagues are doing to engage their undergraduate students using active learning methods.
- Improve classroom activities via the exchange of constructive feedback.
- Foster a network of support in advancing ecology education.
- Encourage digital publishing of teaching resources through ESA’s EcoEd Digital Library and Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE).
- Promote the recommendations of the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education Call to Action.
Participants include instructors and educators at all levels of teaching.