2013 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Application Form
Teaching in Harmony with the Brain:
Applying Learning Science in Today’s Classroom and Beyond
2013 Celebration of Teaching and Learning
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning &
The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
Thursday, February 7, 2013
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Ambulatory Building, Auditorium
“Taking a Learning-Centered Approach to Teaching in the Health Sciences”
Thursday, February 7, 2013
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Shumaker Research Building, Rm 139
“Becoming a More Learner-Centered Teacher”
|Celebration of Teaching and Learning
Friday, February 8, 2013
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“Teaching in Harmony with the Brain: Applying Learning Science in Today’s Classroom and Beyond”
About Celebration: Celebration is a one-day professional development opportunity that is held annually in early February at Shelby Campus. Sponsored by the Delphi Center, the conference is designed to foster teaching excellence at UofL by providing educators from across the university with evidence-based teaching strategies for improving student learning. Throughout the day choose from among ten, one-hour concurrent sessions led by faculty and visit our hands-on Learning Science Café. Highlights include featured sessions led by University of Louisville's Dr. Keith Lyle and Elon University's Dr. Steve Friedland. New this year, we have invited Ben Motz, Director of Pedagogy at Indiana University, to offer a closing plenary session.
About Dr. Doyle: Dr. Terry Doyle is an author, educational consultant, and professor of reading at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. His latest book, Learner Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice, presents the research-based case that Learner Centered Teaching (LCT) offers the best means to optimize student learning in college. The book provides the underlying rationale for this approach as well as examples and ideas for putting these concepts into practice.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Application
This year's conference explores the application of findings from learning science research to teaching. We will consider questions such as:
- How do findings from learning science research inform effective practices in college teaching?
- What are evidence-based teaching practices that have been demonstrated to enhance student learning?
- What have members of our university community who have conducted research about the science of learning discovered?
- How can these findings be translated to help us improve the teaching practices, strategies, and approaches we use every day?
To attend, Graduate Teaching Assistants must complete THREE steps:
- Complete the form on this page by Friday, January 18, 2013
- Have your graduate program director or chair send an e-mail to the Program Manager of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Dr. Michelle Rodems (firstname.lastname@example.org), indicating approval of the student’s participation in the Celebration by Friday, January 18, 2013.
- Once you have been notified regarding your acceptance, confirm your plans to attend by Monday, January 28, 2013.
For more information about Celebration 2013 or any of the professional development resources that the Delphi Center offers, visit our website at: http://louisville.edu/delphi/programs/celebration.
Participant confirmation due
Final waitlist notification
| Friday, November 30, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
January 21-23, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Participation in the Celebration of Teaching and Learning will be limited and competitive, with priority given to both disciplinary diversity of participants and to the overall quality and thoughtfulness of the application essay. Twenty-five GTAs will be invited to attend the Thursday pre-workshops and twenty-five GTAs will be invited to participate in the full-day Celebration on Friday. GTAs who are accepted will be notified by January 21-23, 2013, and must confirm attendance by Monday, January 28, 2013.
We expect a large number of applications, and therefore we will create a waiting list for those applicants who are not selected to attend. Any GTA who does not confirm attendance will be removed from the accepted list and replaced with a GTA on the waiting list. We hope to provide Celebration slots to those GTAs who demonstrate a commitment to attendance and engagement in the topic.