The Misericordia University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning recently hosted its summer institute, "Teaching for Different Learning Styles,'' for faculty members featuring keynote speaker Aaron Sams of Sams Learning Designs.
The three-day workshop featured facilitators Victoria Mondelli, executive director of the Office for Teaching Excellence & Engaged Learning at Mercy College, and Sams, the co-creator of the "flipped classroom.'' Mondelli presented recommendations for evidence-based teaching and learning practices. Sams made the presentation, "Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day: The Flipped Classroom,'' which addressed implementing the model that provides teachers with more hands-on activities, compels students to take responsibility for their own learning, and enables students to master rigorous course concepts.
During his career, Sams has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching while teaching chemistry in Woodland Park, Colo., and serving as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee. He has also co-authored seven books on the Flipped Classroom concept. An internationally recognized education keynote speaker, he has trained thousands of teachers, administrators, and professors to integrate new technology with sound pedagogy.
The Misericordia University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is an organization, facility, and community for supporting excellence in teaching across disciplines and across the academic campus community. It organizes workshops on topics ranging from teaching strategies to new academic technologies, and also offers opportunities for faculty to research their teaching strategies and share ideas that grow out of the meetings.
The Misericordia University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning hosted its summer institute, 'Teaching for Different Learning Styles.' Guest speakers and presenters included, from left, Morgan Sadowski, instructional designer Misericordia University; Colleen Duffy, Ph.D., adjunct faculty, Graduate Teacher Education, Misericordia University; Dr. Victoria Mondelli, executive director, Office for Teaching Excellence & Engaged Learning, Mercy College; Aaron Sams, keynote speaker; Stephen L. Broskoske, Ed.D., associate professor of teacher education, Misericordia University, and Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D., director, Center for Excellence in Teaching Learning.