Help Our Students Help Themselves, Special Event with Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Location: ITLAL Underground (LI-B69)
Please note: This session is being offered twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
Pastries served at 10:00am, Workshop 10:15AM—11:45am Pastries served at 1:30pm, Workshop 1:45PM—3:15pm
Imagine teaching your students a learning technique that, after a few minutes of practice, raises their performance by a full letter grade—for the course! Are you skeptical? Meet Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, Professor Emerita of Chemistry and recently retired Assistant Vice Chancellor of Louisiana State University. Dr. McGuire will join us for two sessions, in which she will share the results of her research in teaching and learning, as well as demonstrate the strategies that helped lower-performing chemistry students raise their test grades significantly (and beat the control group by a full letter grade) after a brief training based in principles of cognitive science.
About Dr. Saundra McGuire: Dr. McGuire has been teaching chemistry and working in the area of learning and teaching support for over 40 years, and has offered her workshops at over 150 institutions. She has received numerous career distinctions for her work in the teaching of science, including the Clark Distinguished Teaching Award for her work at Cornell University, and a national honor, the White House's Presidential Award. She is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.