2015 – 16 Lunch and Learn Series

2015 – 16 Lunch and Learn Series

The Lunch and Learn program is a series of presentations and lectures put on by the Center for Teaching & Learning.  Over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year there were nine different  presentation given. Below are links to the recordings of each session.

Using a Personalized Active Learning Model (PALM) to Promote Student-Centered Learning at DSU

Dr. Bruce Harris introduced the Personalized Active Learning Model (PALM) in August, 2015 at the Student Success Summit. This is a teaching and learning model that was developed by the New Faculty Training and Orientation Steering Committee, the Promoting Student Success Summit Steering Committee, and the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) during the summer to promote more learning-centered teaching on the DSU campus.
PALM is a working model–it is a draft. We would like faculty input and feedback to improve the model so faculty members will have ownership of it. PALM is not an all-in-one (comprehensive) model that is intended to represent all teaching and learning situations or to replace what faculty may be currently using. It is not required to use this model. It is a resource that can be used to assist and help faculty members. It is intended to be used at the lesson, module, or daily class period level—it is not a macro level teaching and learning model for an entire course.

September 10 & 11, 2015
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Motivating Students to Succeed

How do you motivate your students to succeed? What are some things you can do as a teacher to improve student motivation to learn? We’ll discuss these issues and more at this Lunch and Learn session.

September 24 & 25, 2015


Practical Tools for Flipping Your Class

Have you ever tried to flip your class or wanted to learn more about it? In this session, we’ll introduce some free or low-cost tools and other resources that can help you flip your class.

October 8 & 9, 2015
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What Makes Learning Stick?

How can you make sure the things things that you are teaching your students have a lasting impact beyond the final exam? In this Lunch & Learn session, we will explore some of the research of cognitive scientists on what makes learning “stick” and some practical tips you can use with your students to promote learning beyond what is needed to pass the final exam.

October 22 & 23, 2015


Faculty Sharing: Applying the PALM Model at DSU

The first Lunch & Learn session of the semester expands upon the Personalized Active Learning Model (PALM) that was introduced at the August 2015 Promoting Student Success Summit. This session is designed for faculty to share their experiences in applying the PALM model to teaching at DSU.

November 12 & 13, 2015
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Effective Lectures

An interesting and controversial opinion article was published recently in the New York Times entitled “Lecture me. Really.” Does the lecture still have a place in effective teaching at DSU? Certainly! Lecturing can be an effective and efficient teaching method to achieve a particular learning objective, just as other teaching strategies (e.g., collaborative group activities, role playing, problem-based learning, etc.) can be used to effectively and efficiently achieve specific learning outcomes. Come and learn and discuss how lectures can be used effectively and how to make your lectures better.

Jan. 28 & 29, 2016
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Promoting & Managing Collaborative Group Projects

How can you effectively use student groups and collaborative group projects in your courses? What research has been done and what are best practices that can help you to use group projects in your instruction? Come and discuss and learn from your peers about what works to effectively use and manage collaborative group projects.

Feb. 11 & 12, 2016
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Keeping Current

The session will focus on ways to use alert features to keep up with your journal literature.

Feb. 25 & 26, 2016
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Teaching in a Technology-Enhanced Classroom (Teacher Education Department)

How do you make effective use of the technology in a “Smart” classroom? Come and get some ideas about how you can be more effective as a teacher in using various technologies available in the classroom.

Mar. 18, 2016
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Cranium Cafe (Nursing Department)

This application allows faculty and staff a new and efficient way to provide virtual student services to their students. You can initiate instant online face-to-face communication with a student from a Canvas course or directly from any webpage with the Cafe API integration. Students now have a way to meet with faculty, staff, and other students in a safe and comfortable environment that is FERPA approved.

Apr. 18, 2016