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Great Ideas for Teaching and Learning Symposium May 8

The Great Ideas for Teaching and Learning Symposium will be held on May 8, 2023 with the theme “Learning By Doing.” Sessions will highlight ways in which Boise State educators are bringing experiential learning opportunities into their classrooms to provide students with rich, realistic and hands-on learning.

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The day will start with an opening plenary facilitated by Jay Roberts, provost and dean of the faculty at Warren Wilson College and a fellow with the American Council on Education. Roberts will talk about the benefits of experiential learning and how classes can be enriched from the incorporation of active, integrated, project-based and community-based modes of learning. The first 100 people to register will receive a copy of his book “Experiential Education in the College Context: What it is, How it Works, and Why it Matters.”

Following the talk, educators from around campus will share how they have integrated experiential learning into their classes, and campus partners will share resources for supporting instructors in integrating these practices into their teaching (for information on how to contribute to this session, please see the call for lightning talks). The end of the day will include time for participants to consider how to apply what they have learned, and hear from students who have been impacted by learning by doing at Boise State.

This year’s Great Ideas will be held in person, with ways provided for participants to engage remotely as well.