Meet, Greet, Teach

Meet, Greet, Teach (MGT): icanhascheezburger canuteachenvironment?

An Informal Conversation about Interdisciplinary Teaching on Environmental Issues

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Program on the Environment Commons, Wallace Hall (ACC) 012

Free to attend.  RVSP requested by Friday, April 20, 2012.

Blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – social media is everywhere.  What do you do when your students would rather tweet than listen.  Smash it down (really?), embrace it (and if so, how?), or just live in denial?  

Everyone’s talking about social media, but actually using it in teaching is harder than it sounds.  Join three creative, edgy, digital world faculty for their experiences and opinions on going viral in the classroom.

Panelists:
Dargan Frierson, Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
Richard Karpen, Director, School of Music, Co-Director, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media
Josh Tewksburgy, Walker Endowed Professor of Natural History, Professor, Biology


About MGT: MGT is an evening series offering graduate students, postdocs, staff and faculty with an interest in engaging in artful, interactive, innovative teaching a chance to interact with colleagues from across campus who are willing to share their enthusiasm and experience.  

Each MGT focuses on a single “30,000 foot” issue: What is interdisciplinary?  The role of facts versus values.  Can personalized teaching be objective teaching?  Saving STEM.

Over a glass of wine and light appetizers, attendees have a chance to mix and mingle before settling down to a 30-minute "fast panel" of 3-5 faculty, each delivering thought - and conversation - provoking answers.  With time for both structured and social interaction, MGT presents an opportunity for everyone to have a say, make a contact, find a shared direction, and learn something new.

Wanting more follow-up?  We'll wrap up the session with time for more one-on-one interaction, giving everyone time to grab a speaker for a final comment.




Sponsored by the College of the Environment and hosted by the Program on the Environment

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