Using Learning Assistants at Your University
Interested in transforming your course, to make it more interactive? Looking to increase the pool of talented mathematics and science students who go into teaching? The Colorado Learning Assistant Model can help. Learning Assistants (LAs) are talented undergraduate students who are hired to help transform large-enrollment courses, to make them more collaborative, student-centered, and interactive. Meanwhile, these LAs make up the pool from which K-12 teachers are recruited.
The LA model has demonstrated effectiveness in improving undergraduate education, in facilitating multi-disciplinary collaboration among faculty, and in recruiting talented mathematics and science majors into teaching careers. In this workshop, we will introduce two and four-year college faculty to the Learning Assistant Model, and will discuss issues involved in implementation in a variety of college and university contexts.
In addition to engaging in hands-on analysis of data, participants will evaluate several different approaches to implementing and funding an LA program. Materials to assist faculty in developing and initiating such a program will be provided.
Registration for this workshop is required (there is no fee). You may register for this workshop as an optional event when you complete your meeting registration, here. If you have already registered for the meeting, you can return at any time to that registration page to sign up for this workshop.