GLCTL :: 2013 Keynote Presenters
Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation
Transforming Your Students into Self-Regulated Learners
Self-regulated learning is the metacognitive skill and practice of strategically planning, monitoring, and evaluating one's learning -- a key study habit that few students know about. Many studies tell us that instructors can improve their students’ exam performance, written and designed products, and problem-solving skills by incorporating into their courses even a few of the many forms of self-regulated learning activities. These modest additions also reduce the overconfidence that many students feel about their mastery of the material and their ability to apply it. After this plenary, you will be able to design and integrate proven self-regulated learning assignments and activities into your courses. You can choose from among those designed for specific times during the term and those connected to lectures, readings, problem sets, papers, projects, and exams.
Department of Finance & Law
Central Michigan University
What Country Music Taught Me About Teaching: Reflections of a Former Entertainment Attorney on Engaging Students Inside and Out of the Classroom.
As a veteran of Nashville's country music industry, one of the most important lessons I learned was the ability of a well-developed story to engage an audience and keep them intrigued long after the story ended. In this presentation I will explore how I have drawn on my experiences teaching and representing country songwriters to inform my approach to motivating student engagement. Specifically, I will focus on the development of the techniques I employ to encourage the elusive pre-class reading, classroom participation, and the synthesis of prior and newly acquired knowledge -- all done without sacrificing rigor and accountability.