Speakers and Titles for Faculty Conference Keynote and Other Presentations

July 22, 2014
Writer: Brian Baker

The Faculty Conference will be held on Tuesday, September 9th, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the Hinckley Building. The theme of this year's conference is "Facilitating Deep Learning in a Student-Centered Classroom: What Works?" To register for the Conference, click here. For more detailed information about the Conference, click here

Below is a list of this year's speakers:

Brian Memmott - Art: Curiosity and Creativitry in Learning

Walter Gong Keynote Address

The relationship between creativity and curiosity
is symbiotic.One simply cannot thrive without
the other. Although the value of creativity is
receiving greater acknowledgment in education,
curiosity is often overlooked, little understood,
and seldom encouraged. To help students
develop their creative abilities, educators must
first foster their students' curiosity. As those
students shift from an extrinsically motivated
approach toward education to an intrinsic
approach - something curiosity produces - 
creativity will develop more quickly and

The following faculty will be giving 20 minute presentations at the Faculty Conference:

David Collins - Chemistry: iPads in the Classroom
Lary Duque - Teacher Education: Misadventures in Engaging Students in the Process of Learning
Richard Grimmett - Computer Science and Electrical Engineering: Learning on the Edge of Chaos
Mark Orchard - Communication: The Reflective Journal - A Tool For Deeper Learning in a Discussion Based Classroom
David R. Peck David Peck - Religion: World Cup Teaching
Anne Papworth - English: "The Not-So-Easy-A": Using Initiative Projects to Engage Student Learning
Marcia McManus - Teacher Education: Engage the Frontal Lobe!
Ed Kumferman - Languages and Internation Studies: 20+ Years of Teaching in 20 Minutes
Ben Woodruff - Mathematics: Inquiry Based Learning - Engaging Students through Inquiry
Forest Gahn - Geology:  Deep Learning Begins with the Faculty