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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Get ideas, inspiration at Teaching and Learning Fair

The Teaching and Learning Fair, on Feb. 19, promises a wealth of useful information and new ideas on developing student learning. Highlighting educators who are committed to helping students learn, the day will include presentations by BGSU community members and a keynote talk and demonstration by Dr. Kathleen Yancey, a national expert on electronic portfolios.

The fair will begin at 9 a.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Now in its fourth year, the event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Yancey, the Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and director of the graduate program in rhetoric and composition at Florida State University, is also the co-director of the Inter/National Coalition on Electronic Portfolio Research. Her keynote talk and demonstration, at 11 a.m., will be on"Learning by Design: The Role of ePortfolios in Fostering Intentional Learning." Yancey will identify basic practices students engage in when creating eportfolios and discuss how these practices foster learning; she will also discuss how eportfolios can serve as a site for integrative learning.

From 9-10:45 a.m., BGSU presenters will be on hand to share course planning and activities that promote critical thinking; learner activities that promote communication; course design that provides service opportunities; learner activities outside the classroom; advising activities that extend teaching and learning, and learning communities that enhance academic success.

To register as a presenter, visit www.bgsu.edu/ctl/page75531.html.


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Honors Program reaches out to admitted students

As part of the Honors Scholar Reception, the Honors Program hosted 82 high school seniors who have already been admitted. These students and their parents were able to attend mock Honors classes, learn more about undergraduate research opportunities and tour science labs as well as the Honors community. Registration for the event closed three weeks ago with several students on a waiting list. The Honors Program will next be hosting an open house as well as two information sessions in the Union Theater on Presidents' Day.

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February 02, 2010