We often showcase student success at performances and exhibitions, but we rarely do we get the chance to witness or know more about the teaching strategies that encourage our students to learn. This event is an opportunity for you to explore evidence-based teaching strategies and to discuss what inspires faculty to promote a learning-centered environment for our students. You will learn about how NWC faculty transform learning, spark curiosity, drive innovation, and prepare students to thrive in their chosen careers.
A more detailed program is posted below and will be available in print as you arrive. Finger food and adult beverages will be provided by the NWC Foundation and the Office of Academic Affairs - thank you!!
Car Talk: Science Roadshow and Ski Team Travel Provide a Comfortable Seat for Transformational Learning
Rachel Watson received her M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming in 2001, following a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Denver. Rachel serves as a Senior Academic Professional Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming. She is the Director of the Science Initiative Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP) and the Queer Studies Minor Program. She is also the volunteer co-coach of the UW Men’s and Women’s Nordic Ski Team.
4:45 pm Gallery walk - first round of faculty presenters
Bart Haskell (Business): Mock Investment Portfolio
Connie Moore (Spanish): Se Habla Español en Mi Clase
Greg Smith (Anthropology): Students Interpret a 3.7 Million Year Old Footprint Trail by Creating Their Own
Jen Litterer-Trevino (Photography): Principles of Scheimpflug with 4x5 View Camera
Kerrie Spinney (Mathematics): Outside the Comfort Zone: Active Learning & Immediate Feedback in a Math Co-Requisite Classroom
Matthew Osborne (Biology): Journey into the Unknown: Flipping an Anatomy and Physiology classroom
5:15 pm Gallery walk - second round of faculty presenters
Lorilyn Beck (First Year Seminar): Building Community in the Classroom
Michael Cuddy (Chemistry): Learning Through Inquiry in a Physical Science Course for Elementary Educators
Michael Gundlach (Mathematics): Open Educational Resources in the Math Department
Monia Haselhorst (Biology): Experiential Learning in a Freshman Biology Course
Rachel Hanan (English): Digital Media in the Humanities
Tim Glatzer (Mathematics): Statistics out of the Classroom
Karen Bowen (Nursing): Mock Mass Casualty: Human Simulation and Experiential Learning
6:00 pm The event ends