Teaching Academy

Active Learning Interest Group

The Active Learning Interest Group are made up of current Teaching Academy members interested in implementing one or more of the teaching strategies introduced in the recent Active Learning Workshop presented by Dr. Diane O'Dowd. The purpose of the group is to provide feedback and encouragement to one another as we try to incorporate these new approaches into our classes.

Current Members:

The interest group is set as an open invitation to anyone that shares the same interest, not limited to Teaching Academy members.

  • Dr Julie Stanton, PhD - Chair
  • Dr. Debbie Barton, DVM, MA
  • Dr. Bonnie Campbell, DVM, PhD, DACVS
  • Dr. William B. Davis, PhD
  • Dr. Gary Haldorson, DVM, PhD
  • Dr. Steve Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVPM
  • Dr. Steve Lampa, PhD
  • Dr. Norah McCabe, PhD
  • Dr. Lynne Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVIM
  • Dr. Phil Mixter, PhD
  • Dr. Danielle Nelson, DVM, PhD, DACVP
  • Dr. Leslie Sprunger, DVM, PhD
  • Dr. Russ Tucker, DVM, DACVR

Schedule of Activities

The meetings are designed to cover two areas of interest concerning active learning in the classroom: 1) An overview of what other people have done in the past and their recommendations for trying a strategy out; and 2) a chance to share future plans and discover new active learning strategies. These discussions will allow opportunities for feedback from experienced and inexperienced group members alike.

June 1, 2012
Dr. Steve Hines and Dr. Russ Tucker

Discussion: "Garage Demos in the classroom"

Example: Steve Hines's Complement Cascade Demo (Evaluation) and Russ Tucker's Abdominal Model

Diane O'Dowd's Evaluation of Demo Questions

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm in Bustad 110J

June 27, 2012
Dr. Phil Mixter and Dr. Norah McCabe

Discussion: "Learn Before Lecture"

Examples: MBio 305 Rubric, Mbio 305 Activity, and Worksheet; PowerPoint

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm in Bustad 110J

July 17, 2012
Dr. Steve Lampa and Dr. Lynne Nelson

Discussion: "Flipping the Lecture"

Reference: Lecture Halls without Lectures - A Proposal for Medical Education. Prober CG, Heath C. New England J Med. 2012 May 3; 366(18): 1657-9.

PowerPoint: Flipping Review & Overview

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm in Bustad 110J

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