An effective active learning environment is paramount in preparing young minds to succeed in a complex, interconnected global society. This interactive session will illustrate why this model increases students’ participation, retention, and mastery of complex topics. The workshop will explore how research-based findings of active-learning can impact the school environment.
At the 2010 annual conference, Juan Enriquez challenged schools: “the future depends on generating brains and your kids staying smart and generating creativity and change and adapting.”  Yet, most students are being taught the same way they were decades ago. Independent schools have a unique opportunity to engage students, utilizing an active-learning pedagogy and align teaching practice to the research-based university model. Based on collaboration with leading institutions such as MIT, RPI, and N.C. State, this workshop will engage school leaders with a dynamic  model which asks students to formulate questions, discuss, debate, and brainstorm using team-based problem-solving; and ensures students derive meaning from complex ideas while creating a more inclusive community. Participants will receive a of sample curricula, research, and bibliography. Due to E.E. Ford Foundation’s Leadership Grant, Dr. Robert Beichner, a leader in the field of active learning will assist in the development of this session. 


  • Ask a question During the workshop, we encourage you to share your questions and observations in our collaborative "Question & Answers with Dr. Bob Beichner.Bob's research focuses on increasing the understanding of ...
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