Michelle frequently talks with faculty and administrators around the country about new approaches to teaching and learning. Her workshops include multimedia demonstrations and interactive learning activities designed to send participants home with strategies they can put in place right away, as well as new insights about how learning works. Below, you can read some of her workshop descriptions. Michelle can also custom-create development experiences to meet your campus’ unique needs.
Leveraging Psychology to Create Compelling Learning Experiences: Attention and Memory
This interactive 1/2 day workshop illustrates the most relevant findings within human cognition, challenging participants to apply these to their own teaching practices.
Leveraging Psychology to Create Compelling Learning Experiences: Higher Thought Processes
This interactive 1/2 day workshop illustrates and demonstrates principles of building thinking skills, such as critical thinking and reasoning, challenging participants to apply these concepts to their own teaching practices.
Leveraging Psychology to Create Compelling Learning Experiences: Motivation
This interactive 1/2 day workshop introduces relevant research in motivation, connecting theory to practice in environments, such as online learning, where student motivation is critical.
Designing and Redesigning for the First Year: Frameworks for Creating Compelling Courses
This interactive one-day workshop guides participants in designing and redesigning courses geared to early-career college students, using approaches that are grounded in learning sciences as well as other powerful frameworks for teaching and learning.
Promoting Persistence: Scholarship and Strategies for Engaged Faculty
This interactive 1-day workshop orients faculty to the scholarly literature in academic persistence and provides a framework for faculty to implement strategies for supporting student persistence in their own courses.
Learning Science for Academic Leaders
This intensive, interactive workshop geared for leaders and administrators is a 1-day crash course in the science of how human beings learn, with an emphasis on addressing myth and misconceptions, and a focus on applications of empirical research from cognitive and brain sciences.