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Tuesday, July 23 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Learning Catalytics: Socrates Meets Facebook and High Academic Standards

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Most — if not all — of the important skills in our lives are acquired outside the traditional classroom. Peer construction is a research-based pedagogy that introduces rigorous problem solving while providing teachers with invaluable real time data. The process has been shown to dramatically improve conceptual understanding and personalize instruction, even in large classes. While successfully implementing Peer Instruction doesn’t require any technology, using the right technology can improve student engagement, and dramatically increase learning.

In this workshop you will learn how to use Learning Catalytics — a web-based technology — to empower your students to develop critical thinking skills across the curriculum. You will get hands-on experience designing effective questions — not just multiple-choice but also open-ended questions where students produce textual, numerical, or graphical responses. You will also see how to use Learning Catalytics to manage the discussions students have during class and promote engagement and conceptual understanding. Applies across upper elementary, secondary, and higher ed and across all subjects.

 


Speakers
avatar for Brian Lukoff

Brian Lukoff

Co-founder and CEO, Learning Catalytics
Brian Lukoff, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology and Education at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where his research focuses on using technology to develop innovative ways of improving student engagement and learning in the classroom.  He is also co-founder and CEO of Learning Catalytics, a company that develops a cloud-based technology for facilitating and managing an interactive classroom... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Eric Mazur

Dr. Eric Mazur

Area Dean of Applied Physics, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University
After obtaining a Ph.D. degree in experimental physics at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1981, Dr. Mazur came to Harvard University in 1982. In 1984 he joined the faculty and obtained tenure six years later. Dr. Mazur has made important contributions to spectroscopy, light scattering, the interaction of ultrashort laser pulses with materials, and nanophotonics. | In addition to his work in optical physics, Dr. Mazur is interested... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2013 8:00am - 12:00pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)

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