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21st Annual Teaching Effectiveness Symposium

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Hughes-Trigg Lower Level
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Fired Up About Teaching

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch



Registration & Continental Breakfast


Welcome & Opening Remarks --Provost Paul Ludden
CTE & Coming Events -- Beth Thornburg, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
(H-T Theater)


Plenary Session
The Outlook of an Effective Teacher: Beyond Knowledge and Skills in Today's Classrooms
David Chard, Dean, Simmons School of Education & Human Development

9:20 - 9:30


9:30 - 10:30

Breakout Session 1
see session options below

10:30-11:00 Resource Area - Learn about SMU services for you and your students. H-T pre-function area
11:00 - 11:50 Breakout Session 2
see session options below
11:50 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 12:50 Breakout Session 3
see session options below
12:50 - 1:00 Break

Luncheon & Speaker
The Rewards of Taking Teaching Seriously
 Robert Howell
Professor of Philosophy; Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
(Hughes-Trigg Ballroom)

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome and will be accommodated for lunch, space permitting.

Breakout sessions are clustered in three tracks: New Faculty Teaching Excellence (NFTE), All Faculty, and Technology. You may register for one topic at each session time.  breakout sessions

Those who have registered for Enlivening the Lecture Class should prepare for its "flipped" format this way: go to the Blackboard course, "CTE-PRG: CTE - Programs" and, no later than Thursday, August 22nd at 7 a.m., watch the video and take the 10-minute quiz.