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.
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 busting myths based on empirical research from cognitive and brain sciences.
Redesigning 101: Improving outcomes and saving costs in foundational courses
This 1-2 day intensive workshop introduces concepts in course redesign, drawing on the presenter’s experience as a Redesign Scholar for the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT). Participants will master the five forms of redesign, practice skills in analyzing redesign problems, and plan for redesigning courses at their own institutions.