Teaching Festival Preview: Engage Your 21st Century Learner

| January 27, 2015
Teaching Festival 2014

The annual Teaching Festival is an occasion to celebrate and share effective and innovative teaching of Webster University faculty.

Are you looking for teaching technology solutions to encourage creation and engagement in your classroom? This year’s Teaching Festival, which runs Feb. 16-20, features a variety of events surrounding the theme of the “Art of Learning, Craft of Teaching.” For example, check out this workshop on Feb. 19:

Meet Them Where They Are: Engage Your 21st Century Learner
Thursday, Feb. 19: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Library Conference Room

Sign up for “Meet Them Where They Are: Engage Your 21st Century Learner,” facilitated by Webster University communications scholars who are dedicated to exploring how new communication technologies can engage students in learning. In order to achieve an active learning classroom, instructors need to rethink how they “communicate” and shift from “communicate to” towards “communicating with.”

This workshop will provide strategies and technologies for making that shift including classroom management techniques, Kahoot, Poll Everywhere, WheelDecide, Padlet and WEB 2.0 sites for creating infographics, charts and timelines. During the last 30 minutes, participants will review their course syllabi and identify where they can immediately incorporate specific techniques.

Please RSVP here. See the entire Teaching Festival lineup here.

About the Presenters

Julie Smith, adjunct professor in the School of Communications enjoys trying new things to keep her students engaged.  Julie has done media literacy, web 2.0 and engagement workshops throughout the Midwest and Europe.  Julie has no shame when it comes to engagement and will resort to cartwheels and juggling when necessary.

Paaige K. Turner is currently an associate dean and professor in the School of Communications at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. As a scholar and consultant in the field of organizational communication, she has over 20 years of training and teaching experience. Dr. Turner has received numerous awards for her teaching including the Central States New Teacher Award in 2000, and the Faculty Excellence Award (2003) and Star Award (2007) while at Saint Louis University.

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