Catalyzing Interactive Teaching Using Learning Catalytics
Half-day event on student engagement techniques, formative assessment design and tool
When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Time: 11:00a.m.- 2:00p.m.
Where: 145 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, Sackler Room 114
Bring: Laptop, tablet or smartphone (extras will be on hand)
Learning Catalytics is a BYOD (bring your own device) student engagement, assessment, and classroom response system widely adopted across Tufts University.
Join us for this engaging workshop featuring guest speaker Brian Lukoff, co-founder of Learning Catalytics (LC) and Harvard University educator. Includes opportunities for hands-on experience for all levels.
Guest Presenter, Brian Lukoff
Brian Lukoff is an entrepreneur, educator, technology designer, and engineer with a passion for assessment and innovation. In 2013, Pearson acquired Learning Catalytics, a company that he founded with Eric Mazur and Gary King that produced a cloud-based educational assessment and engagement platform; Learning Catalytics grew out of research work he pursued as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology and Education at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He has taught mathematics at Harvard University and Boston University and statistics at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he was a software engineer at adap.tv, a video advertising startup in Silicon Valley. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford University School of Education, with a focus on the intersection of education measurement and technology; his dissertation received the Brenda H. Loyd Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education. He also holds an M.S. in statistics from Stanford University and a B.A. in mathematics from Cornell University.
Schedule (Details here)
11:00-11:45 Hands-on Workshops (Getting Started or Pedagogical Techniques)
11:45-12:00 Break & Grab Lunch
12:00-12:30 Learning Groups
12:30-1:50 Catalyzing Interactive Teaching: Pedagogy behind Learning Catalytics & Best Practices