The E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching has been combined with the LEAP INdiana Conference. This event will bring the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and innovative pedagogies to encourage student learning. The symposium offers an opportunity to discuss current trends and issues in teaching and seeks to foster collaboration across disciplinary and institutional lines.

Keynote Speaker: Gardner Campbell
The Network is the Deliverable: Shifting the Metaphor in Professional Development

The metaphor of “content delivery” so pervades discussions of learning today that we hardly notice it. We create websites full of resources but empty of the conversation that brings meaning to those resources through context and personal connection—and then we wonder why these mounds of content aren’t empowering the positive change we seek in our lives as learners and professionals. What if we change that metaphor and treat the network as the goal? What are the opportunities that might emerge? What are the barriers we must overcome to create and sustain those networks? Through conceptual frameworks and case studies, this talk aims to encourage you to think again about networks, and to risk openly networked conversations as an essential medium for deeper and more powerful professional development.

Plenary Speaker: Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick
Active Learning Pedagogies in Active Learning Spaces: Theory and Practice in Feminist Classrooms

Active learning spaces, with their configurable space options and built-in pedagogical tools, enable opportunities for learning, collaboration, and community building when working in concert with active learning pedagogies. This talk considers active learning spaces within the context of the IU Mosaic Initiative and provides examples that illustrate how theory can be parlayed into practice. Specifically, the ways in which active learning pedagogy is theorized in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and feminist studies will be highlighted, and examples of what the theory translated into practice can look like will be presented. While the presentation will focus on teaching within the classroom, ideas and illustrations related to teaching and community and student engagement outside the classroom will factor into the overall discussion of active learning pedagogy, with special attention paid to feminist teaching practices and the related aspects of fostering community building, analyzing power dynamics, and shoring up empowerment for students and their communities.

The symposium will also feature concurrent presentations, an electronic portfolio showcase, poster session, and a reception.

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