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On August 20th, we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning at Grand Valley.

This year, we offered a refreshed conference format that was designed to offer you the chance to connect with colleagues, share approaches, celebrate accomplishments, and find ways to stretch your thinking and innovate.

The conference theme this year was chosen not only to reflect the grounding of GVSU in a liberal education tradition, but also to highlight three specific areas in which we can connect with and engage our students in learning. The three thematic threads embody the ways our ideals come to life.

  • Inclusive Excellence: connecting with all students: Inclusive teaching practices, considering the prior learning and experiences of our students
  • Inspiring Learning Environments: connecting through novel classroom approaches: Active learning, applying best practices and innovative pedagogies
  • Immersion in New Contexts: connecting outside the classroom: Preparing students to engage with other cultures, collaborating with community partners

Click here for a PDF of the conference program.



Upcoming Events

Dialogue for Reciprocity

Dialogue for Reciprocity

September 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Discover quick and effective pedagogical techniques, in- and out-of-class activities, and larger-scale projects for preparing students to engage tension and explore the creative possibilities...

Start With Why

Start With Why

October 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Explore questions and processes for the investigation and initiation stages of a partnership to ensure meaningful benefit for each participant.  

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