2016 Academic Counselors Conference
Every year, we invite a group of counselors to visit our campuses for two days, spending time with our students, faculty, admission staff and with each other. Through these visits, counselors gain a clear idea of the very distinct personality of each member college and see how our consortium serves each college community and forms a larger shared community. This collaboration is designed to enhance educational experiences while retaining the best of the memberâ€™s individual traditions.
Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 19-20, 2016
Location: Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University
Travel Grant Application
Hotel and Travel Information
2015 Teaching Effectiveness Conference
Topic: "Effective Teaching: Engaging a Variety of Learners"
Speaker: Dr. Michele DiPietro, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences at Kennesaw State University
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: Thatcher Hall, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
Today's college classroom has students with varying backgrounds, demographics, motivations, levels of preparedness and other differences. How does a teacher engage this range of learners effectively? In a full-day workshop, Dr. Michele DiPietro will share insights on how to enage the great range of students through an understanding of seven Principles of Learning, as described in his book How Learning Works. His highly interactive workshop will use a combination of lecture segments combined with several activities from the learning sciences, replicating key psychology experiments and findings. These activities can include short memorization exercises, reacting to case studies and poems, logic problems, a critical thinking game, a brief dyadic skill-teaching segment, and general discussion.
- Review the event Schedule.
- Dr. DiPiero's PowerPoint can be found here.
- A worksheet pertaining to this workhop can be found here.
- Coming soon - Video footage of the event presentations.
Dr. DiPietro's book "How Learning Works" - the content of which is central to his workshops - can be read online here, or can be ordered in hardcopy through your campus/local bookstore or online.
2014 Book Publishing Workshop
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May, 22, 23 & 24, 2014
Conference will be held at Clarkson University:
Bertrand H. Snell Hall,
Potsdam, NY 13699
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