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USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
Thursday, April 9 • 10:00am - 10:45am
The Scholarship of Teaching: How the Classroom Can Be Used as an Object of Inquiry, Community and Cultural Relevance to Engage Student Learners

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Nicole McZeal Walters

What is culture as it relates to teaching and learning? How is building relationships a significant component in developing collaboration within the classroom setting? How do we engage a frontier of teaching and learning where students are encouraged to be direct catalysts and take ownership of their knowledge? What is the power in co-teaching as teachers and students work together to transform pedagogy? This interactive presentation explores the importance of fostering a classroom environment that welcomes developing a sense of community, relationship building and developing critical thinking to engage students. Intended Audience: Junior and senior level faculty, curriculum directors, trainers of trainers, teaching fellows.

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Nicole McZeal Walters

Associate Dean, Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas
I am an Associate Dean and Assistant Professor within the School of Education at a small, Catholic liberal arts university in Houston, Texas. I support and manage one of the largest graduate programs on campus, and I love it! I am also an Educational Leadership Professor interested... Read More →


Thursday April 9, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Room C

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