Dec 15

Overcoming Challenges in Active Learning Environments

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  • Add to Calendar 2022-12-15 10:30:00 2022-12-15 12:00:00 Overcoming Challenges in Active Learning Environments Image Overcoming Challenges in Active Learning Environments: Despite active learning being recognized as a superior method of instruction in the classroom, most college instructors around the world still choose traditional teaching methods. This talk will focus on best practices in active teaching strategies and how students’ perceptions of their own learning are often misleading. It will also discuss the importance of diversity in team-based learning as well as some of the challenges associated with assessment in these environments.Kelly Miller is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University. She completed her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard in 2015. Prior to that, she received a Master's in Physics from the University of Vermont and completed her undergraduate education at McGill University. Before graduate school, Kelly taught middle and high school science at various schools in Toronto, Rosseau, Montreal, and Vermont. She spent a year sailing around the world while teaching physics for Class Afloat, an experiential education program for high school students onboard a tall ship. While teaching high school physics, Kelly developed a passion for teaching and scholarship in education. Her Ph.D. focussed on the use of technology and interactive teaching strategies in undergraduate physics classrooms. At Harvard, Kelly teaches interactive, project-based courses in both physics and engineering. She is also a co-founder of Perusall, a collaborative reading platform to help get students prepared for class. Zoom Barnard College barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com America/New_York public
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Overcoming Challenges in Active Learning Environments: Despite active learning being recognized as a superior method of instruction in the classroom, most college instructors around the world still choose traditional teaching methods. This talk will focus on best practices in active teaching strategies and how students’ perceptions of their own learning are often misleading. It will also discuss the importance of diversity in team-based learning as well as some of the challenges associated with assessment in these environments.

Kelly Miller is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University. She completed her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard in 2015. Prior to that, she received a Master's in Physics from the University of Vermont and completed her undergraduate education at McGill University.

Before graduate school, Kelly taught middle and high school science at various schools in Toronto, Rosseau, Montreal, and Vermont. She spent a year sailing around the world while teaching physics for Class Afloat, an experiential education program for high school students onboard a tall ship.

While teaching high school physics, Kelly developed a passion for teaching and scholarship in education. Her Ph.D. focussed on the use of technology and interactive teaching strategies in undergraduate physics classrooms. At Harvard, Kelly teaches interactive, project-based courses in both physics and engineering. She is also a co-founder of Perusall, a collaborative reading platform to help get students prepared for class.