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Engaging Students is Focus of Center for Learning Technologies Summer Institute

The Center for Learning Technologies (CLT) invites all Old Dominion University faculty members and administrators to attend the 2010 Summer Institute, to be held May 24-26 in Webb Center.

Each year, the institute offers faculty members the chance to share, reflect, analyze and learn from one another about the teaching and learning process.

This year's CLT institute, "Engaging Modern Minds," is designed to provide a forum for faculty members, administrators and students to discuss ways to foster and improve student engagement. The institute will feature discussions about teaching practices and student learning; encourage the sharing of successful practices, innovations and experiences; and promote effective and efficient forms of student learning through the sharing of pedagogical expertise and methodology.

The institute will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, with an event called "Engage Backstage." At this session, faculty members who have had particular success in student engagement will share their tools and ideas. Participants will be encouraged to mingle with ODU's Faculty Innovator Grant recipients, university award winners and others to learn more about the various ways they have been able to engage their students.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, participants will hear from a student panel about what the "next generation" finds engaging; learn more about the trends and the culture of engagement; explore the results of the National Survey of Student Engagement; join roundtable discussions within and across disciplines to share ways to engage students; and get some hands-on experience using no-tech, low-tech and high-tech approaches to engagement.

Drawings for door prizes (including a pocket-sized laser projector) will be held throughout the three-day institute. Refreshments will be provided each day, and participants are invited to both breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.

For more information and to register, visit http://clt.odu.edu or contact Susan Boze at sboze@odu.edu or 683-3172.

This article was posted on: May 4, 2010

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