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Faculty Forward is expanding to do more for you! As the name suggests, we are committed to creating engaging, forward-thinking programs to support excellence in online teaching and learning.

Faculty Forward Fellowship 2020 Keynote Speakers Announced

Authors and scientists Mark A. McDaniel and Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger, III, join the Whiting School of Engineering’s EP Faculty Forward Fellowship program and the Hopkins community for a 60-minute interactive presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A session into the science of successful learning. Participants will explore data from cognitive psychology and learn how to apply techniques to their teaching to help students achieve a meaningful understanding of the material.

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The single best work I have encountered on recent findings about the human brain and how we learn.

James M. Lang, The Chronicle of Higher Education

A profoundly important book. It’s extremely rare to find a book that everyone should read, but Make it Stick deserves such praise.

Lisa Hansel, The Core Knowledge Blog

Mark McDaniel

Mark McDaniel is a Professor of Psychology, with a joint appointment in Education, at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the founding co-director of the university’s recently inaugurated Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education. He graduated with an AB in Psychology and Mathematics from Oberlin College (1974) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (1980). McDaniel is well-known for his work in the application of cognitive psychological principles to education. Over the past 30 years, he has published over 200 articles, chapters, and edited books in the area of human learning and memory, with numerous papers focused on applying cognition to education. He has published two books to facilitate the dissemination of research literature pertinent to memory and to cognitive aging.

Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger, III

Roddy Roediger is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He graduated with a BA in Psychology from Washington & Lee University (1969) and received his PhD from Yale University (1973) in cognitive psychology. Roediger’s research has centered on human learning and memory, and he has published over 300 articles and chapters on various aspects of cognitive processes involved in remembering. His recent research has primarily focused on applying principles of cognitive psychology to improve learning in educational contexts, especially how testing (or retrieval practice) improves later retention. Retrieving an event or fact or story can strengthen their representation in memory and make them more likely to be retrieved in the future. He has published three textbooks that have been through a combined total of 23 editions and he has co-edited ten other books. 

Faculty Forward Academy Workshops

The Center for Learning Design (CLD) and Center for Digital and Media Initiatives (CDMI) teams are excited to announce the Faculty Forward Academy—a new opportunity for you to engage in professional development online, year-round. 

 

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

07/09/2020, 2:00 PM
60 minute interactive presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A session into the science of successful learning
 


Blackboard Essentials

08/05/2020, 7:00 PM
This workshop provides an overview of the top tools used in Blackboard.
 

Blackboard Essentials

07/24/2020, 12:00 PM
This workshop provides an overview of the top tools used in Blackboard.
 

Using Technology to Facilitate Group Projects

08/12/2020, 7:00 PM
Instructional technology can enhance the facilitation of group assignments.
 

Using Technology to Facilitate Group Projects

07/29/2020, 12:00 PM
Instructional technology can enhance the facilitation of group assignments.
 

Designing Group Projects

07/21/2020, 12:00 PM
Group projects and other forms of collaborative assignments provide meaningful learning experiences for students and instructors.
 

Designing Group Projects

07/07/2020, 7:00 PM
Group projects and other forms of collaborative assignments provide meaningful learning experiences for students and instructors.
 

Microsoft Teams – Beyond the Basics

08/19/2020, 7:00 PM
This workshop provides a look at advanced features in Microsoft Teams that are useful for managing your course and interacting with students.

New to online teaching?

Join the Center for Educational Resources (CER) for the Online Teaching Orientation for Homewood Faculty

This workshop will prepare Johns Hopkins faculty of the Homewood Campus to teach online by comparing how this modality differs from teaching in the classroom or the remote experience many faculty had in the spring.

The workshop will showcase methods used in Homewood undergraduate courses taught online and discuss general best practices all instructors can employ.

Upcoming dates:

July 9th @ 10am | August 11th @ 2pm

Visit the CER website to register and for more workshops and information as you prepare for the fall semester.

Faculty Forward Fellowship Program

About the Fellowship Program

The Faculty Forward Fellowship Program provides intensive pedagogical approaches, such as active learning and problem-based learning, combined with the power of technology to increase student engagement and learning.

The Faculty Forward Fellowship Program is developed, implemented, and facilitated by faculty and instructional designers. The program models best practices in online, face-to-face, and blended learning modalities by offering both online and face-to-face components. The faculty fellows who complete the program will push the boundaries for what is possible in online and digital learning which is critical to the vision of the Whiting School of Engineering/Engineering for Professionals and Johns Hopkins University. The faculty who participate in the program will be better equipped with the strategies and tools needed in today’s ever-evolving higher education climate.

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