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2019 Pre-Conference Workshop #1: Maryellen Weimer, PhD

February 20, 2019
9:00 AM PST - 12:00 PM PST

Fantasyland Hotel and Conference Centre in West Edmonton Mall
17700 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4
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Workshop #1 - 1/2 Day Wednesday February 20, 2019 0900-1200

Maryellen Weimer, PhD

Reflection For Growth

Teaching is a demanding profession that requires ongoing attention to a host of details—PowerPoint slides to assemble, content to update, exam questions to develop, care plans to grade, feedback to offer in class, on student work, during office hours and in clinicals.  There’s little time for reflection--time to ask, not what am I doing tomorrow or next time I teach that class, but time to ask why.  Why am I doing it this way?  What’s the educational rationale that justifies this approach?  This is critical reflection, not a fault-finding critique that erodes confidence, but a mindful analysis that refreshes, re-energizes and keeps teaching alive and well.  During this interaction session we’ll explore why and how reflection contributes to instructional growth.


Maryellen Weimer, PhD

Professor Emerita, Penn State Berks

Maryellen Weimer is a professor emerita of teaching and learning at Penn State Berks and won Penn State's Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching in 2005. Weimer has consulted with more than 600 colleges and universities on instructional issues and regularly keynotes national meetings and regional conferences.

Weimer has edited The Teaching Professor newsletter since 1987 and writes the Teaching Professor Blog each week on Faculty Focus. A distinguished scholar and author, Dr. Weimer’s books include Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Professional Literature that Makes a Difference (Jossey-Bass, 2006), and Improving Your Classroom Teaching (Sage Publications, 1993). Her Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, 2nd ed. (Jossey-Bass, 2013) remains one of the most influential books for educators looking to adopt a learner-centered approach in their classrooms. 

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$50.00 Member Rate: Workshop 1 Wed Feb 20 1/2 Day 0900-1200p - Dr. Maryellen Weimer, "Reflection For Growth."

$50.00 Non-Member Rate: Workshop 1 Wed Feb 20 1/2 Day 0900-1200 - Dr. Maryellen Weimer, "Reflection For Growth."