UF Teaching Conference to Focus on Student Empowerment
Elizabeth Green, author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone),” will be the keynote speaker for the University of Findlay Center for Teaching Excellence’s 2017 Excel@Teaching Conference, to be held Saturday, March 25.
The focus for this year’s conference is “Empowering Student Learners.” It will feature sessions on topics ranging from capturing engagement through collaboration to teaching primary source gathering.
The attendance cost for faculty and staff is $25, and $20 for students. After March 20, pricing will increase to $30 for faculty and staff, and $25 for students. Along with access to the entire panel of Saturday sessions, registration also includes entry to Friday’s “Building a Better Teacher Workshop” on March 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Almost all activities will take place at Winebrenner Theological Seminary on UF’s campus. There is plenty of free parking adjacent to the seminary.
Green is co-founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat. She previously co-founded GothamSchools, now Chalkbeat New York. She has also written about education issues for the New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and several other publications. “Building a Better Teacher” was published in 2014. In 2009-2010 she was a Spencer Fellow in education journalism at Columbia University, and in 2011 she was an Abe Journalism Fellow studying education in Japan.
Overseeing conference planning are Christine Denecker, Ph.D., CTE director, and Sarah Fedirka, Ph.D., conference committee chair.
This event will represent the Center for Teaching Excellence’s third annual conference.
To register and for more conference information, visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/academic/center-teaching-excellence/teaching-symposium/