Engaged Teaching & Learning Workshop

Thursday, October 18, 2018  |  12:00 pm – 4:30 pm  |  Cost: $25 
Located in O’Quinn Hall, University of Houston Alumni Center

Produced by the Advancing Community Engagement and Service (ACES) Institute at the University of Houston and BEA’s Service Learning & Community Engagement Division

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Program Description: High-impact teaching and learning experiences are gaining attention in secondary and post-secondary institutions as means to help students meet the educational and career demands of today’s world. These approaches include experiential, service and project-based learning and many more exciting engaged-learning approaches. This workshop will help you gain insight and ideas on how to design, implement, and evaluate some or all of these approaches in your courses and teaching.  Click here to view speaker bios.

About ACES: The Advancing Community Engagement and Service Institute at the University of Houston strives to enhance real-world learning experiences for students while addressing community needs. The ACES Institute provides support and resources to faculty and staff to promote well-designed service learning opportunities to help students become the change agents of tomorrow. In addition, the Institute will conduct regular research and evaluation as part of its commitment to implementing evidence-based programs that will fulfill the educational and health needs of the community. Learn more about ACES.


12:00 pm — Learn at Lunch – Intro & overview

Welcome, Goals & Agenda

12:05 – 12:20 pm — Keynote speaker: Jon Schwartz, ACES Institute

12:30 pm – Design

Adam Kuban, Ball State University Kuban, along with Candace Egan (Fresno State) and Sarah Fard (ACES Institute), is the co-coordinator of this Engaged Teaching & Learning Workshop. He will offer an inquiry-based model for designing engaged projects and share evaluation strategies and sample rubrics. Kuban is the current Vice Chair of the BEA Service Learning & Community Engagement Division, and Egan is the current Chair.

    • My model
    • Activity: Use the model
    • Share out

1:25 pm — Break

1:30 pm – Implementation

Candace Egan, Fresno State University

    • Running courses
    • Resources
      • Funding ideas
      • Other resources
      • Resource list – group creation

2:00 pm – Evaluate

Adam Kuban, Ball State University

    • Existing rubrics
    • Scholarly and Development opportunities

2:30 – 3:15 pm — Birds of a feather discussion tables with refreshments

Candace Egan, Fresno State University

Table topics w/ moderators

  • Course design and Syllabi
  • Rubrics and grading
  • Managing classes
  • Working with community partners
  • Pedagogy to Scholarship

3:15 – 4:00 pm — ACES Institute Presentations

Presentation by ACES representatives:

  • Dr. Toya ConstonService Learning on a Shoestring Budget Dr. Conston will describe the service-learning component that was offered in Educational Psychology for the 2017-2018 academic year. This session will highlight issues of relationship building in the community and student involvement. Attendees will learn principals of successful partnerships within the community and student engagement with service learning.
  • Dr. Cristian MorosanSupervising Service Learning Activities and Projects Dr. Morosan will present the opportunities and challenges of designing service-learning courses in partnership with business organizations. Such courses aim at enhancing students’ problem-solving skills, in addition to creating and maintaining of a platform designed to facilitate the collaboration between students and industry professionals. The presentation will include a discussion of the ways to create the academic-industry synergies that are necessary to develop and sustain such courses.
  • Dr. Jerrod Henderson; STEM Engagement through Mentoring Dr. Henderson will describe the St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy, STEM Engagement through Mentoring intervention that he co-founded. This session will highlight issues of diversity awareness. Attendees will learn principals of successful partnerships with diverse teams, families and partners.

4:00 – 4:30 pm — Discussion / Q & A


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