Please join Dylan Barth from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in a discussion of James Paul Gee’s What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy. In his book, Gee analyzes how video games effectively engage players, and from these engagement strategies, he develops 36 Learning Principles that can be applied to teaching and learning. When we meet, we will discuss the broader implications of his book as well as how we might apply his learning principles into our own pedagogical designs.
We will meet twice over the summer to discuss the book.
- Wednesday, June 12 3:00-4:30pm (read Chapters 1-4)
- Wednesday, June 26, 3:00-4:30pm (read Chapters 5-8)
By registering for the June 12 date, you are automatically registered for the June 26 date.
Books will be provided by CETL at no charge and will be available in Engelmann B50 in mid-May.
If you have any questions, please contact Dylan Barth.
Please join Molly Ubbesen (English) and Aura Hirschman (Accessibility Resource Center) in a discussion of Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education by Thomas J. Tobin and Kirsten T. Behling. Although it is often associated with students with disabilities, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be profitably broadened toward a larger ease-of-use and general diversity framework. The text, Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone, is aimed at strengthening the engagement, interaction, and performance of all college students. It includes resources for readers who want to become UDL experts and advocates: real-world case studies, active-learning techniques, UDL coaching skills, micro- and macro-level UDL-adoption guidance, and use-them-now resources.
We will facilitate a review of this three-part text over three “lunch and learn sessions” on the following dates in Engelmann B73:
- Monday, June 24, 1-2pm (Part 1)
- Monday, July 22, 1-2pm (Part 2)
- Monday, August 5, 1-2pm (Part 3)
By registering for the June 24 date, you are automatically registered for the July 22 and August 5 dates. Books will be provided by CETL at no charge and will be available in Engelmann B50 in early June.
Molly Ubbesen is a dissertator in rhetoric and composition with a graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her dissertation, she connects disability studies with writing program administration and composition pedagogy to create a culture of access for more effective teaching and learning. Her experiences mentoring new teachers as the English 101 Coordinator, teaching college and high school English courses, tutoring at the UWM Writing Center, and facilitating the accessibility working group inform her dissertation.
Aura Hirschman is currently a Counselor in the Accessibility Resource Center, working to provide access for students with disabilities. She also serves as Co-chair of the UWM Chancellors ADA & Accessibility Advisory Committee (ADAAAC) and on the Assistive Technology and Accessible Design (ATAD) Certificate Program Advisory Board. Aura has a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, a Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology and Accessible Design, and Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification. She has presented at numerous professional conferences about Universal Design in Education, also developing multiple UD resources.