Reviving the Spark: Energizing and Motivating Students to Learn in Uncertain Times

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Rose Cavanagh, PhD

Speaker's Bio

3:30 - 5:00 pm — Online

In this interactive presentation, Sarah Rose Cavanagh will argue that if you as an educator want to capture your students’ attention, enhance their motivation, harness their working memory, bolster their long-term retention, and encourage habits related to good mental health. You should consider the emotional impact of your teaching style and course design. She will bring to bear empirical evidence from the study of education, psychology, and neuroscience. The presentation will conclude with practical examples of activities and assignments that capitalize on this research and can be implemented in your next class.


Tuesday, March 7

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Design to Inspire: A Deep Dive into Teaching Challenges

10:00 am - 12:30 pm — Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall - P071

Join us and bring a few students and/or TA's to this co-design workshop, where you will work in small groups with like-minded faculty to identify and explore some of the root causes around the common challenges you encounter in your teaching. Through a facilitated design sprint, you will gain new insights around how to start reimagining solutions to these challenges in the future. 

Note: This morning session is a stand-alone workshop. However, faculty who choose to join us for the afternoon Interactive Teaching Strategies Jam workshop will get a chance to take some of these solutions further with actionable ideas for implementation.


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Interactive Teaching Strategies Jam

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm — Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall - P071

Interested to introduce more active and student-centered learning into your courses? Join us for this teaching strategies jam session where you will work on your theme of interest to design an effective active learning experience that you can implement in your classroom to promote engagement and address some of the commonly encountered teaching challenges. Themes covered include enhancing your lectures with interactive and student-led activities, designing effective group projects and bringing real-life experience to your classroom through authentic assessments, teaching with cases and project-based learning.

Wednesday, March 8

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Faculty Panel: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Teaching and Learning

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm — Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall - P071

Moderator: Melanie Carter, Department of Rhetoric and Composition
Panelists: Adam Talib (Arab and Islamic Civilizations), Sherif Aly (Computer Science), Mario Hubert (Philosophy), Michelle Henry (Rhetoric and Composition)
Discussants: Aziza Ellozy (Associate Provost for Transformative Learning and Teaching), Matthew Hendershot (Rhetoric and Composition), Khalil El Khodary (Mechanical Engineering), Karim Haggag (Public Policy and Administration), Dina Abdelfattah (Economics)

Thursday, March 9


Active Learning Meets Productive Failure

Keynote Speaker: Manu Kapur, PhD

Speaker's Bio

12:45 pm 2:00 pm — Online

How do we come to understand something new? How do we design learning in a way that helps people understand something new? In his talk, Kapur will start by describing mechanisms for initial learning, and how we can design for them. He will illustrate it with his program of research on productive failure, and connect with literature on active learning and flipped learning.