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Spring Teaching Innovation Forum

Monday, February 20, 2017
Pullman Campus, CUE 512 & 518

Please join us for the Spring Teaching Innovation forum. Choose one of two workshops before and after lunch, and join your peers for a networking lunch at noon. Faculty with extensive workshop topic expertise will lead the sessions and provide a hands-on opportunity to learn and apply new teaching strategies.

Lunch will provide an opportunity to network, reflect on the morning sessions, and hear from AOI staff about opportunities to implement technology to enhance teaching innovation. We will update you on the new Digital Classroom Building set to open Fall 2017, the Technology Test Kitchen and the upcoming One Touch Recording Studios for faculty and students.


  • Erika Offerdahl — Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
  • Bill Davis — Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Molecular Biosciences
  • Kate Hellmann — Director IALC, International Programs
  • Sola Adesope — Associate Professor, College of Education
  • NarayanKripa Sundararajan — Graduate Student & Research Assistant, AOI & College of Ed
  • Robby Cooper — Clinical Assistant Professor, Human Development

Schedule of Events

Session 1A
Backward redesign: How to engineer your class for active learning
10 a.m.–noon | CUE 512

Erika Offerdahl & Bill Davis

In this hands-on session, participants will learn about and apply evidence-based strategies to build capacity for more active learning in their own courses. Small changes in course design often facilitate significant changes in student learning and motivation, and instructor satisfaction! Participants will leave the session with tangible, actionable ideas for how to start (or continue) integrating an assortment of active learning pedagogies for invigorating undergraduate education.



Session 1B
Teaching International Students: Academic Integrity and Source Citation
10 a.m.–noon | CUE 518

Kate Hellman

Learn how to clearly communicate university expectations with regard to academic integrity. Build a frame of reference for cultural understanding of academic integrity. Develop tools to help students cite source accurately across disciplines.


Networking lunch and presentations
(lunch provided by AOI)
12–1 p.m. | CUE 518

AOI Presentations

  • Digital Classroom Building
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • One Button Recording Studios


Session 2A
How to Engage Students Using the Experiential Learning Model
1–2:30 p.m. | CUE 512

Robby Cooper

This interactive workshop will offer an explanation of the Experiential Learning Model and demonstrate examples of experiential lessons that can be used in the college classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the role of the student in a real experiential lesson and identify ways to apply the model to their own content.



Session 2B
Teaching and Learning with Concept Maps
1–2:30 p.m. | CUE 518

Sola Adesope & NarayanKripa Sundararajan

In this workshop, come experiment with and take-away examples of different formats and ways to use concept maps in your courses to improve students’ learning.


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