Join us for snacks, teaching, & tech discussion. If you’re interested in hearing how your colleagues are integrating some kind of innovation into their courses, take a break at our Innovation Pit Stop to refuel your inspiration, and invigorate your courses. We’ll have a presenter at each session who will discuss teaching strategies or technologies they use to increase student engagement and promote active learning.

Upcoming IPSs

  • Increasing Student Engagement in Large Lecture Classes | Join the discussion!Sam Flaxman
    • Tuesday, March 14th, 2017; 3:30-4:30 pm; MACKY 230
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      • Dr. Sam Flaxman, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will present and facilitate the discussion about engaging students in large lecture classes. Come explore questions like: How can we write clicker questions to get students thinking more deeply? What best practices can we use when implementing clickers to encourage student’s active learning? How can universal design create engagement?

We invite people from around the college to present how they are integrating innovative teaching strategies or technologies into their courses to increase student engagement and promote active learning. We hope you’ll join our informal conversations, refuel your inspiration, and invigorate your courses.


Past IPSs

  • Capturing Student Engagement with Professional Skills Practice | Join the discussion!Tom LaRocca
    • Tuesday, February 14th, 2017; 3:30-4:30 pm; MACKY 230
      • Dr. Tom LaRocca, Instructor in Integrative Physiology, will present on engaging students around developing professional skills and lead a discussion that explores the following questions: How might you organize the logistics of your course to imbed practice of professional skills? What are other examples of how students are engaged in professional practice in your classes, beyond writing? (Case studies, research, UROP etc.)Does it make a difference if there is a “real” outcome? Do you get a certain % high quality enough - tangible real-life outcome?

  • Critical Literacy for Curating Texts Online | Join the discussion!Silvia Noguerón-Liu
    • Wednesday, January 18th, 2017; 3:30-4:30 pm; MACKY 230
      • Dr. Silvia Nogueron-Liu, Assistant Professor of Literacy in the Department of Education, will present on developing students’ digital literacy skills and lead a discussion that explores the following questions: How can we support students in selecting and evaluating texts critically? How can they apply and extend these strategies to online resources? Examples from reading instruction courses in education will be shared. What kind of resources and rubrics can guide this process?

30 pm, in TLC 215. Title How do I get my students to read? Enhancing students' online reading with Hypothesis.

  • Friday, September 9, 2016; 1:30-2:30 pm
    • Alaina Beaver, Office of Information Technology, and Dr. Jennifer Stempien, Department of Geological Sciences will facilitate the discussion about Accessible Authoring: True Tales and Tips on Workflow
    • Now that the CU-Boulder Accessibility Policy is nearing its one-year anniversary on campus, more and more of us will continue to engage in accessible authoring of our materials: Word docs, PowerPoints, Desire2Learn content, etc. But what does your workflow look like once you head down the accessibility path? Come hear from a faculty member and a staff member who have been creating accessible content for different campus audiences and hear their processes and learn some quick tips.
  • Friday, October 14, 2016; 1:30-2:30 pm; TLC 215
    • Tara Gilboa, Office of Information Technology will facilitate a discussion about Innovation Pit Stop for 10/14: Enhancing Students’ Online Reading with
    • "I finally found a way to get students to read and engage with other about their reading before class." ~ Dr. Andrew Martin, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Friday, November 11, 2016; 1:30-2:30 pm - TBA