Active Learning Classrooms Program

Welcome to the 2019 International Forum for Active Learning Classrooms! 

Wednesday, August 7

Time Activity Location
11:00 a.m.−3:00 p.m. Registration 3rd floor, Helping U desk, Robert H. Bruininks Hall
12:45−1:15 a.m.

Tour
Noah Holm and Katie McDonald, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Robert H. Bruininks Hall 330
1:30–2:45 p.m. Preconference Workshops  
 

Effective practices for determining the depth of student understanding in small groups during an ALC class session
Christina Petersen, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

BH 312
 

Using FLEXspace 2.0 to ideate, collaborate, and create campus learning environments
Lisa Stephens, University at Buffalo: The State University of New York; Rebecca Frazee, San Diego State University                                

BH 330
2:45–3:00 Break 3rd Floor Hallway, Robert H. Bruininks Hall
3:00–4:15 p.m.

Design symposium for dream classrooms: Rethinking the conversation on space
Tracey Birdwell, Indiana University

BH312
 

Learner behaviors and motivation drive success in Active Learning Classrooms
Gary Smith & Aurora Pun, University of New Mexico

BH330
5:00–6:00 p.m. Reception The Graduate Minneapolis, Mezzanine Level, Meridian Foyer
6:00 p.m. Dinner The Graduate Minneapolis, Mezzanine Level, Meridian Ballroom
6:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Lori Carrell, Chancellor, University of Minnesota Rochester

 

 

Thursday, August 8

Time Activity Location
7:00 a.m. Breakfast

The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Meridian Foyer

7:30−9:30  Registration The Graduate Minneapolis, Mezzanine Level, Meridian Foyer
8:30–9:30 

Keynote Address: Intentional Tech: Teaching principles for technology in the Active Learning Classroom
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University

When faculty walk into an active learning classroom, they’re likely to encounter digital and analog technologies both familiar and strange. For instructors interested in supporting student learning, determining what’s possible and what’s useful in an active learning classroom can be challenging. In this talk, we’ll explore a few research-based teaching principles for guiding the use of technology in an active learning classroom, so that we can be intentional and effective as we take advantage of the affordances of new learning spaces.

The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Meridian Ballroom
10:00–10:45  Paper Sessions and Roundtable Robert H. Bruininks Hall
Paper

Is your campus ready to support active learning? Using the Learning Space Rating System to create campus-wide assessment of learning spaces
Adam Finkelstein & Erin McDonagh, McGill University

BH 312
Paper

Teacher design in flexible learning spaces
Marie Leijon, Malmo University, Sweden; Elisabet Malvedo, Naval Warfare Center; Åse Tieva, Umea University, Sweden

BH 432
Paper Does an active learning classroom improve the effectiveness of active learning strategies?
Elizabeth Lugosi, University of Arizona
BH 330
Paper Who’s driving this thing? Preparing for success: Team teaching in ALCs
Kelsey Metzger & Daniel Marell, University of Minnesota Rochester
BH 420B
Roundtable Assessing student learning in courses based in the ALC
Erin Malone, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BH 131B
11:00–11:45 Paper, Demonstration, and Roundtable Sessions  
Paper Inclusive excellence and Active Learning Classrooms
Stafford Cox, Ali Rezaei, Francine Vasilomanolakis, & Dennis LuPresto, California State University Long Beach   
BH 312
Paper Contextual influences on student perceptions of social environment in Active Learning Classrooms
Bernie Dodge, Katie Hughes, & James Frazee, San Diego State University
BH 432
Paper Getting ready for the grand opening: Supporting faculty through active learning transformations
Jennifer Ogg Anderson, University of Louisville
BH 330
Demonstration Use Intention/Reflection to engage the active learner
Kerry Fierke & Gardner Lepp, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BH 131B
Roundtable The digital challenges and opportunities in an online ALC context
Niklas Brinkfeldt, Dalarna University; Åse Tieva, Umeå University
BH 420B
Noon–12:45 p.m. Lunch Pickup in Robert H. Bruininks Hall 114
12:45–1:30 p.m.

Poster Session

What achievement gap? Interconnectedness levels the playing field in ALCs
Carolyn J. Hushman, Aurora Pun, & Sushilla Knottenbelt, University of New Mexico

An investigation of English language teaching methodology for reading comprehension in the Chinese college context
Xi Chen, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Building flexible learning spaces utilizing faculty & student driven design
G. Alex Ambrose, University of Notre Dame

How the design of a large Active Learning Classroom impacts teaching and learning
Peter Newbury, Tamara Freeman, Janine Hirtz, John Hopkinson, Sajni Lacey, & W. Stephen McNeil, University of British Columbia - Okanagan

The Mosaic Blog: A platform and resource for Active Learning Classrooms
Kelly Scholl, Indiana University

Exploring the instructional orientations of graduate teaching assistants
Ting Huang, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Lessons learned from opening a new classroom building
Wiebke Kuhn, Auburn University

Improving intra-professional collaboration
Jeff Stefani, Karin Quick, & Cyndee Stull, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Project-based assessment of critical thinking in a dental microbiology and immunology course
Kristin Shingler & Paul Jardine, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Designing and implementing active learning labs that emphasize practical aspects of anatomy and kinesiology for occupational therapy students
Meena Iyer, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Improving student interaction through active classroom strategies:  Using multimedia & peer review
Leann Shore, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

A simple technique to illustrate immunoglobulin gene rearrangement in the Active Learning Classroom
Michelle Henry-Stanley & Donna Spannaus-Martin, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Personal experience from redesign of an electro engineering course for active student participation
Jennifer Leijon, Uppsala University, Sweden

Robert H. Bruininks Hall 312
1:45–2:30 

Plenary Address: Putting the pieces together to create a Mosaic
Stacy Morrone, Indiana University

This session will describe Indiana University’s journey in creating the Mosaic active learning initiative and the various pieces that make up the initiative. Research findings on what worked and what didn’t work in Mosaic active learning classrooms will also be shared. The session will conclude with a discussion of how classroom master plans can support active learning.

 

Robert H. Bruininks Hall 230
2:45–3:30 

Paper, Demonstration, and Roundtable Sessions

 

Robert H. Bruininks Hall
Paper

How much does space matter? Using active learning pedagogy in traditional and Active Learning Classrooms.
Justin Bruner, Michigan State University; R. H. Affloo 1, C. E. Nellenbach 1, J. Hagaman 1, A. Bowers 1. J.  Riley 1, A. Brudzinski 1, J, Amting 1, A. M. Dietsch 2, & M. E. Lehman 1
1 Central Michigan University  2 University of Nebraska Lincoln

BH 330
Paper

Development matters: How participating in an FLC can foster faculty efficacy of teaching in active learning spaces
Jason FitzSimmons, Emily Bonem, & Dave Nelson, Purdue University

BH 432
Paper Model building and simulations in ALCs: Powerful tools for student learning
Uma Swamy & Sonia Underwood, Florida International University
BH 412
Roundtable Actively sneaking up on faculty who don’t think they need or have time for faculty development
Samantha Shields, Sunay Palsole, & Karan Watson, Texas A&M University
BH 131B
Presentation Finding a best practice for selecting ALC instructors 
Kaela Martin & Dina Battaglia, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
BH 312
3:30–3:45 Break 3rd Floor Hallway, Robert H. Bruininks Hall
3:45–4:30 Paper, Demonstration, and Roundtable Sessions  
Paper A comprehensive support initiative to prepare Health Science faculty for teaching in ALCs
Christina Petersen, Christine Mueller, & Janelle Nivens, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BH 330
Paper The Active Learning Initiative: Supporting teaching in the ALC and beyond
Luciano da Rosa dos Santos & John Cheeseman, Mount Royal University
BH 432
Demonstration Using secular meditative practices as a starting point for in-class discussion
Jake Wright, University of Minnesota Rochester
BH 420B
Roundtable

Faculty development: Critical skills for teaching in a team-based learning classroom
Carla Stellrecht & Teresa Horton, University of Michigan

BH 131B
Roundtable Exploring and overcoming instructor barriers to adopting active learning techniques

Julian Allen, Georgia State University

BH 412

Friday, August 9

Time Activity Location
7:00 a.m. Breakfast The Graduate Minneapolis, Meridian Ballroom
8:15–9:00 a.m. Paper, Demonstration, and Roundtable Sessions Robert H. Bruininks Hall
Roundtable Designing the next ALC
Noah Holm, Katie McDonald, and Meghann Coyle, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BH 312
Paper Inclusion, diversity, equity, and academic development towards active learning
Wiebke Kuhn, Taffye Benson Clayton, & David Crisostomo, Auburn University 
BH 330
Paper

Faculty community: How supporting a sustainable community of practice can better foster a campus culture of active learning
Jason FitzSimmons, Amy Haston, Rachel Fundator, Elizabeth Hudson, Karen Neubauer, & Rachel  Clark, Purdue University

BH 432
Roundtable Determining suitable wireless technology for ALCs
Dina M. Battaglia & Kaela Martin, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
BH 131B
Demonstration Overcome barriers to active learning: Improve your lecture in 5 minutes or less
Gardner Lepp, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BH 420B
9:15–10:00 Paper, Demonstration, and Roundtable Sessions  
Paper

Designing new active learning space in the Libraries to facilitate improved student learning outcomes: Preliminary assessment and results
Lindsay Matts-Benson & Mariya Gyendina, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

BH 312
Paper Connecting the dots: Solidifying an active learning vision for your institution
Amber Sherman & Katelyn Venia, The Ohio State University
BH 330
Paper Faculty considerations for and attitudes towards teaching in Active Learning Classrooms: An exploratory investigation
Sha Yang, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BH 412
Demonstration Introducing FLEXspace 2.0
Lisa Stephens, University at Buffalo: The State University of New York
BH 432
Roundtable Teaching large collaborative learning classes
Dana B. Narter, University of Arizona
BH 131B
10:00–10:15 Break 3rd Floor Hallway, Robert H. Bruininks Hall
10:15 –11:00  Paper and Roundtable Sessions  
Paper Exploring collaborative learning classrooms: An analysis of pedagogical approaches in active learning spaces
Sarah Grace, University of Arizona
BH 312
Paper The Active Learning Institute and preparing faculty for teaching success
Andrea Aebersold, University of California Irvine
BH 330
Roundtable Technology vs ease of use—I’ll take both Nora MacLaren, UiT The Arctic University of Norway BH 420B
Roundtable Making student peer reviews more productive and less painful
Erin Malone, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BH 131B
11:15–noon Paper and Demonstration Sessions  
Paper Role of learning assistants in creating a successful active learning experience in a general  chemistry classroom.
Uma Swamy & Sarah Eddy, Florida International University
BH 312
Paper Promoting healthier lifestyles through active learning community classrooms
Theodore Tong & Howard Eng, University of Arizona
BH 330
Demonstration RISE: Four practical strategies from the science of learning
Michelle Rossi & Kem Saichaie, University of California Davis   
BH 420B
Demonstration Introducing the Active Learning Classroom through a problem-based learning activity
Luciano da Rosa dos Santos & John Cheeseman, Mount Royal University
BH 131B
12:10–12:40 p.m.

Closing Presentation: If you build it, they will come--and will they learn?
Sue Wick, University of Minnesota

Robert H. Bruininks Hall 312