This quarter WDE will host a series of Community Building Activities which will allow our students, faculty and alumni to interact in a variety of venues. These will include a book discussion forum, research presentations and mix and mingles. We hope that you will take this opportunity to engage in scholarly conversation and interact with your peers outside of the classroom!
Book Discussion and Review
Our book for the quarter is How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett and Marie K. Norman.
We have ordered copies of this book which will be available on a first come first serve basis to WDE graduate students.
We will meet twice during the quarter to discuss the book. To participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday March 28, 2012. The discussion schedule will be determined once the group is formed. In your email, please also include if you would prefer a hard copy or kindle version of the book.
Everyone is welcome to participate!!! If you would like to receive credit to participate in the book discussions it is recommended that you sign up for EDU PAES 914.03 (Course # 27997).
WDE Research Presentations and Discussion
There will be at least two presentations by current WDE faculty and/or doctoral students regarding their current research. We will be announcing the presenters, topics and dates shortly.
Last quarter several great presentations were given by our newest WDE graduates including Dr. Shu-Chen Chiang (WI 2012 graduate), Dr. Mercedes Sanchez, Dr. Brian Wang and Dr. Charles Saunders (AU 2011 graduates). You can view copies of their presentations on the WDE website.
To participate, or if you have any questions/suggestions please contact Sunny Munn at email@example.com.