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  • MON
    1
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Do I Assign Students to Groups?

    Monday Feb 1
    (All Day)

    Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Penn State-Berks

    Despite the widespread acceptance and demonstrated success of group learning, many teachers do not know how to create small groups effectively. Learn key factors involved in successfully facilitating group learning and teach you the benefits of group work.

    This session can be accessed after 10:00 AM online at:http://9nl.pw/MUMentors and will be available on demand for a week. 

    Please contact Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence (oliver.dreon@millersville.edu) for the pass code to access the session.

  • TUE
    2
    Title IX Brown Bag Discussion

    Tuesday Feb 2
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Robert G.M. Wood, Title IX Coordinator, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

    In this session, recent reporting mandates will be discussed and recent legal developments will be presented.  Campus security and reporting authority will also be addressed.  Be sure to attend this important session with Millersville’s Title IX coordinator.

  • MON
    8
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Do I Get Students to Come to Class Prepared?

    Monday Feb 8
    (All Day)

    J. Robert Gillette, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky

    Unprepared students might seem to be a standard ingredient of higher education, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This program shows you what you can do to create the kind of courses that naturally encourage student preparation and eliminate some of the common frustrations of higher education.

    This session can be accessed after 10:00 AM online at:http://9nl.pw/MUMentors and will be available on demand for a week. 

    Please contact Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence (oliver.dreon@millersville.edu) for the pass code to access the session.

  • TUE
    9
    Faculty Convocation

    Tuesday Feb 9
    11 am - 1 pm

    Lehr Dining Room, Gordinier Hall

  • MON
    15
    Monday Morning Mentor: What Key Concepts Improve Student Learning and Memory?

    Monday Feb 15
    (All Day)

    Kristin Roush, Ph.D.  Central New Mexico Community College

    This program presents five different memory-boosting strategies to incorporate into your teaching. Learn how to use cueing, the testing effect, semantic encoding, peer teaching, and the spacing effect to help your students learn more course content, move to higher levels of learning, and recall information more easily on exams.

    This session can be accessed after 10:00 AM online at:http://9nl.pw/MUMentors and will be available on demand for a week. 

    Please contact Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence (oliver.dreon@millersville.edu) for the pass code to access the session.

  • TUE
    16
    Exploring Opportunities with Virtual Reality

    Tuesday Feb 16
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Moderators: Josh Fleming, Instructional Technologist & Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence

    Virtual reality as a medium has exploded across the digital landscape recently.  But did you know the Lancaster is home to one of the international leaders in virtual reality?  In this session, we meet the founders of Greenfish Labs and discuss collaborative opportunities for education and research.

  • MON
    22
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Do I Create Engaging Threaded Discussion Questions?

    Monday Feb 22
    10 am - 11 am

    John Orlando, Ph.D. Associate Director of Training, Northcentral University

    Despite the widespread acceptance and demonstrated success of group learning, many teachers do not know how to create small groups effectively. Learn key factors involved in successfully facilitating group learning and teach you the benefits of group work.

    This session can be accessed after 10:00 AM online at:http://9nl.pw/MUMentors and will be available on demand for a week. 

    Please contact Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence (oliver.dreon@millersville.edu) for the pass code to access the session.

  • TUE
    23
    Increasing Student Engagement with Plickers

    Tuesday Feb 23
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 502

    Mr. Joshua Fleming, Instructional Technologist

    Formative assessment and active learning are more than buzz words. Attendees of this session will learn how to leverage no-cost classroom response technology to create a more engaging and successful classroom experience.

  • THU
    25
    CAE Special Event: Meet & Greet

    Thursday Feb 25
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Marie Norman - Co-Author of the book How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

    Dr. Norman will be the keynote speaker for the Lancaster Learns conference and will be arriving to Millersville early to informally meet with faculty.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Dr. Norman.

  • FRI
    26
    Lancaster Learns

    Friday Feb 26
    9 am - 4 pm

    HACC Lancaster

    This day-long conference was borne from a county-wide partnership involving all of the institutions of higher education in Lancaster.  Marie Norman, the co-author of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching is the keynote speaker.  Choose from over 21 peer-reviewed sessions focused on teaching and learning. 

    To register, visit:  www.lancasterlearns.com

  • MON
    29
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Effectively Use Class Preparation Assignments?

    Monday Feb 29
    (All Day)

    J. Robert Gillette, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky

    Class preparation assignments, or CPAs, enable you to use your class time more effectively and move students toward higher levels of learning. This program prepares you to create class preparation assignments that will transform the classroom experience for you and your students.

    This session can be accessed after 10:00 AM online at:http://9nl.pw/MUMentors and will be available on demand for a week. 

    Please contact Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence (oliver.dreon@millersville.edu) for the pass code to access the session.

 
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