Texas State University will host the Southwest Regional Learning Assistant Workshop April 4th and 5th in beautiful San Marcos Texas.
The Learning Assistant Alliance aims to transform large-enrollment courses and recruit future K-12 STEM teachers through the dissemination of the Learning Assistant model.
The Learning Assistant (LA) model was developed in STEM departments at University of Colorado-Boulder in 2003 (http://laprogram.colorado.edu/), and has since spread to many other schools and other content departments. In the LA model, undergraduate students are trained in content and pedagogy and assist in transforming large-enrollment courses into more interactive learning environments. The program has played a major role in improving instruction, in inspiring STEM majors to explore teaching as a career, and in supporting development of strong critical thinking and communication skills. While the majority of LA programs currently serve STEM departments, the model is applicable for other content areas as well, and is beginning to be used in some social science and humanities departments. We welcome faculty of all content disciplines to this workshop.
Our regional workshop is modeled after the national workshops held each year at the University of Colorado - Boulder. Because of the popularity of these workshops, this year, the Learning Assistant Alliance has organized five regional workshops. These workshops are designed for faculty, staff and administrators who are new to the idea of LAs, those who are just getting started with an LA Program, and those who are expanding or sustaining an existing LA Program.
Please choose the appropriate registration link below:
Regular registration ($25): 2014 Southwest Regional LA Workshop Registration Link
Graduate student registration ($10): 2014 Southwest Regional LA Workshop Graduate Student Registration Link
Texas State University faculty registration ($0): Texas State University faculty registration
We would like to acknowledge sponsorship from the National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Physics Teacher Education Coalition.