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Welcome to the 2009 Teaching and Learning Conference!


Faculty, instructional staff, and graduate students:

Teaching and Learning Conference 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009
8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota


Come join us for a special one-day conference on making connections between teaching and learning, where we can celebrate and share our ideas. The Academy of Distinguished Teachers, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Information Technology, and Instructional Development Service (UMD) are sponsoring this conference for the entire University of Minnesota system to engage us in a conversation about the research and practice of teaching.

You will hear about research on teaching and learning, have an opportunity to practice applications of research to the classroom, and to view poster presentations.

John Bransford of the University of Washington will give the morning keynote address. Dr. Bransford holds the James W. Mifflin University Professor of Education and Psychology and is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center, a National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center. He served as Co-Chair of several National Academy of Science committees which wrote How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom (2005), How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School (1999, 2000), and How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice (1999). Recently, he co-edited, with Linda Darling-Hammond, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do (2005). He is on the International and United States Board of Advisors for Microsoft's Partners in Learning program and has worked with the Gates Foundation to develop technology-enhanced workshops that link learning and leadership.

For more information about the conference, please contact Jeremy Hernandez, or 612-625-5652.

At the conclusion of the conference, you are invited to attend the Distinguished Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception, at the McNamara Alumni Center. This celebration honors the 2008-2009 recipients of the University's awards for their contributions to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. The event begins at 3:45 p.m. and is sponsored by the Senate Committee on Educational Policy, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

The 2009 conference is sponsored by: