Peer Instruction: A Research-Based Method for Improving How Students Learn
Back by popular demand, Dr. Julie Schell will join us on Thursday morning as our keynote speaker to discuss how to create powerful learning experiences for your students that can complement current strategies and lead to improved outcomes. By integrating peer instruction into your classroom, your students will have a highly interactive and engaging experience while learning technical and soft skills. This student-based education pedagogy has 20 years of research behind it and Julie will show you how to implement peer instruction into your classes. Julie is as an award-winning expert in teaching and learning with over 25 years of experience in higher and postsecondary education. Julie also teaches graduate courses on technology and innovation in higher education, college teaching and learning, design thinking in education, and design pedagogy. Her research focuses on accentuating the intersections that bring design, learning and pedagogy together.
Dr. Julie Schell is the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Technology at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Executive Director for Instructional Continuity, Innovation, and Accreditation in the College of Fine Arts. Appointed as an Assistant Professor of Practice and Associate Chair of the Department of Design and the Program in Higher Education Leadership within the College of Education, Julie completed her doctorate in higher and postsecondary education at Columbia University. She also held a four-year post-doctoral fellowship focused on the science of teaching and learning in the Mazur Group at Harvard University, where she has continued to serve as a research affiliate for the past nine years.