XBL: Experiment-based learning

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Harker ISE Lab, room 215

Facilitator: Adebanjo Oriade

Description:
This session will explore experiment-based learning that uses Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs).

xBL is used to refer to all of the variations of traditional problem-based learning. The x is a variable placeholder that represents project-based learning, case-based learning, design-based learning, studio-based learning, client-based learning, among other formats.

Maintaining institutional momentum for teaching transformation

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 11:00-:11:30 a.m.
Location: Harker ISE Lab, room TBA

Facilitators: George Watson

Description:
Former Dean George Watson has been a leader of efforts to transform undergraduate instruction at the University of Delaware since the early 1990s. He will speak about the challenges of maintaining momentum within classes and schools that hope to replace passive listening with active learning on the part of students.

It’s not just group work any more: Intro to team-based learning

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: Harker ISE Lab, room 215

Facilitators:
Mark Serva

Description:
Team-based learning, or TBL, is a structured approach to learning that places responsibility on both individuals and teams to learn and apply course content. This session will help participants understand the methods of TBL and distinguish this popular approach from PBL.

The small teaching approach to course changes

Date: Friday, January 10, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Location: Harker ISE Lab, room 215

Facilitators:
Phil Duker, Agnes Ly

Description:
As James Lang’s book “Small Teaching” argues, we don’t need to make large, drastic revisions to produce changes in our classrooms. Sometimes learning a new pedagogical approach can feel overwhelming but small changes matter! This session will focus on small, actionable steps to incorporate elements of PBL into your classroom.

Mad minute: Best ideas, best practices, take-aways

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: Harker ISE Lab, room TBA

Facilitators:
PBL2019 facilitation team

Description:
This fun and fast-paced session is a chance for participants to share their best takeaway idea. You’ll also hear from the facilitators with their parting words of wisdom and their recommended resources for your continued exploration of problem-based learning. Be prepared to offer your own mad minute to the mix!.