Members of the Notre Dame community attended the 2011 National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms and found it to be a tremendous event. The principles discussed and demonstrated at this forum have inspired many of the changes we’ve made recently to the B011 classroom in DeBartolo, as well as the changes that are currently in progress in the Coleman-Morse 107 computer lab.
Today an early announcment for the 2013 event was released: “The second National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms with take place on August 2-4, 2013 at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Held in the Science Teaching and Student Services Building—the largest SCALE-UP installation in the world—the Forum builds on the success of the 2011 inaugural event with an expanded set of demonstrations, posters, presentations, and panel discussions.”
Here’s a link to the 2011 website.
If any faculty are interested active learning principles, especially as they are applied in SCALE-UP or TEAL classrooms, please consider attending this conference in August of 2013. Those of us in the Learning Spaces group here at Notre Dame would love to hear from you as well. Call Brian Burchett at 1.6503, or email firstname.lastname@example.org