Conference examining how students learn

President's Teaching Scholars to look at 'Critical, Creative, Interactive Learning'
By Staff

The University of Colorado President's Teaching Scholars Program's (PTSP) third annual Conference on Teaching and Learning is set for March 4 on the Anschutz Medical Campus. How students learn and what that means for faculty members will be the topic of the event, planned for all CU faculty.

Educators from throughout the university system will present sessions to advance the discussion of the way students learn in the classroom and how professors may capitalize on those methods.

Examples of sessions include "On Incivility and Digital Distraction: Collaborative Social Contracts for Building a Better Classroom Community," "Student Learning, Neurons and Surprise Reward" and "How to Do the Impossible: Teaching and Learning in a Lecture."

Mary Ann Shea, PTSP director, and Provost Roderick Nairn, University of Colorado Denver, will open the one-dayconference with a welcome.

Established in 1989 as a presidential initiative, PTSP endorses excellence in teaching by honoring faculty throughout the university who excel in teaching, scholarship and research.

Registration for the event, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and includes all sessions, refreshments and lunch, at the medical campus, Research 2 Building, P15-2100, Trivisible Room.

Space is limited to 110 attendees. Online registration must be completed by Feb. 25. For the conference program and registration please visit: