Becky Anderson

What Inspires You - Instructors

Blog Post created by Becky Anderson Employee on Jun 27, 2016

Last week we invited 14 instructors to our New York offices so we can learn more about how they are using our digital offerings in their classes, and so we can get feedback on some new things that we are thinking about as well. As part of this event, all the instructors had to submit a prospectus and then give a 15 minute presentation on that same topic. You can see all the presentations in the community (under content -video - search for techedweek), but what I was most impressed by was how much everyone was trying to think of new and different ways to engage their students and energize their classes. Erica Duran talked about using technology to "flip" her composition class. Nicholas Fernandez talked about how he assigns everything in LaunchPad, so students can study the content areas that interest them, while all learning the skills of psychology research. Don Ehlers talked about using the SQ3R design to redo his large intro psych class. And those are just three--but all of them are great. If you get a chance, check out one or more and let us know what you think of the presentation--and how you are changing your class. (Hopefully we'll do another TechEd Week next summer, and you can apply then to give us even more insight into the innovations that you are trying out.) Prepare to be inspired by these instructors--and we look forward to being inspired by you!