Faculty and Staff Explore Innovative, Collaborative Learning at Camp EdVenture

Staff from the Center for Teaching and Learning and Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning facilitated sessions.

Staff from the Center for Teaching and Learning and Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning facilitated the sessions at Camp EdVenture.

The second annual Camp EdVenture on Aug. 3 brought together 32 faculty and staff members on East Falls Campus for an interactive day of exploring the essentials of course design, active learning and assessment ideas.

Staff from the Center for Teaching and Learning and Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning facilitated sessions on backward course design, active learning strategies, assessment tools and technology to improve teaching and learning.

“This was a great opportunity for faculty to learn about the essentials of mindful teaching strategies that embody Nexus Learning and the technologies to support them,” said Jeff Ashley, director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning. “In addition, they had time to socialize and exchange best practices they have used in the classroom, lab, studio and clinical settings. Camp EdVenture enables faculty members to optimize innovative, collaborative learning to meet our students’ learning goals.”

In addition to Ashley, the expert facilitators for Camp EdVenture included: Anne Bower, Nexus Learning advocate; Jessica Diebold, curriculum and instructional design specialist; Edward Everett, senior educational technologies specialist; Julie Phillips, assistant director of the Center for Teaching and Learning; and Mary Ann Wagner-Graham, assistant professor of anatomy and physiology.

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