Reflections of Student Learning
Think Aloud Protocol for Closing the Achievement Gap (Click Here)

Event sponsored by the Institute for Innovation in Research and Learning

UWSA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Closing the Achievement Gap Grant

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Session I: 2:00 –  4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Session II: 4:15 – 5:45 pm Working Group Session

Place: 259 Cartwright Center
Facilitators:  Jennifer Kosiak, Bob Hoar, and Becky LeDocq

We invite you to join us for a collegial discussion to share and reflect upon ways to improve student learning, especially for students of color, students with disabilities, or students who may need prerequisite knowledge. Invited panelists will examine student learning through multiple lenses in order to connect lesson study and the use of innovative technology (e.g., podcasts, digital learning modules) with diversity issues.  Working in groups, you will build upon these lenses to explore ways to implement critical interventions in order to scaffold student understanding for your own courses.

All are encouraged to attend one session or both sessions!!

Please register in advance and indicate which session(s) you will be attending. RSVP:  kosiak.jenn@uwlax.edu

Session I: Multiple Lenses on Student Achievement

In this 2 ½ hour session, we will examine key learning interventions (use of lesson study teams, use of innovative technology, understanding of learning differences) that have been shown to increase student learning outcomes in college-level courses. A panel of experts will discuss how faculty and staff can implement these interventions to scaffold student understanding in order for all students become proficient in course objectives. Panelist include:

  • Maggie McHugh, Student Support Services
  • Xiong Vang, School of Education
  • Jim Jorstad, Director of Educational Technologies
  • Bill Cerbin, Provost Office and Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning

Session II: Multiple Lenses on Student Achievement

In this 1 ½ hour session, you will have the opportunity to focus on one of the two lenses on student achievement to design learning activities for your own courses. Break out sessions include:

  • Technology: Making accessible digital materials such as podcats
  • Informed Practice: Using lesson study to investigate teaching and learning