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Evidence put into Practice: How the Science of Learning can Inform Effective Instructional Strategies

Evidence Put Into Practice:  How the Science of Learning Can Inform Effective Instructional Strategies

Due to conditions stemming from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this event has been postponed.  It will either be rescheduled or offered online.  We will post updates when available.

: Union College
College Park Hall
450 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
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When: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
9:00am - 3:30pm
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizer:  Ricardo Poza of University of Massachusetts Medical School

Registration Fee:
Early-bird rate prior to March 11th - $123.25 (15% discount)
Rate March 11th and after - $145

Non Member:
Early-bird rate prior to March 11th- $246.50 (15% discount)
Rate March 11th and after - $290

The registration fee includes am break and lunch.

Event Overview
Are you an instructional designer, learning engineer, faculty, librarian, or training specialist? If so, you’ll want to join us for a day filled with workshops on the science of learning and how this can be leveraged to produce effective instruction. 

Is learning so complex that it cannot be engineered? Or can we create learning experiences that maximize opportunities for effective learning? Over the years, researchers have compiled a large body of research on how individuals process information, create knowledge structures and develop mastery while remaining engaged and motivated. In addition, there is also ample research on effective ways of imparting instruction (science of instruction).

Using evidence-based principles to inform how we teach and how it is received at the learner’s end, impacts the effectiveness of your instruction. We need to get our students’ attention, help them organize and retrieve knowledge, facilitate the achievement of mastery, all the while helping them remain engaged and motivated to learn more. 

Come join your colleagues in learning more about this research and get a  broad understanding of the current science of learning, as well as with practical instructional strategies informed by the science of instruction.

Session Outcomes:
 - Discuss the current science of learning literature related to learner’s attention, memory, thinking, and motivation
 - Apply science of learning principles to develop meaningful and effective instruction
 - Modify current lesson plans to operationalize principles of science of learning and instruction

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