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Education conference to examine how students learn

President's Teaching Scholars Program sets March 5 event

How students learn and what that means for faculty members will be the topic of the upcoming President's Teaching Scholars Program (PTSP) conference on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Several educators from throughout the university system will present sessions March 5 to advance the discussion of the way students learn in the classroom and how professors can capitalize on those methods.

Mary Ann Shea, PTSP director, and CU President Bruce D. Benson will open the one-day conference with a welcome.

Registration for the event, scheduled from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is free and includes all sessions, refreshments and lunch, at the medical campus, Research 2 Building, P15-2100, Trivisible Room.

Space is limited to 110 attendees. Online registration must be completed by Feb. 25.

Examples of the sessions include "Doubling the learning value of your course with an end-of-semester working retreat," "Teaching back: When 'true speaking' in the classroom is seen as threat" and "How our students learn: Why not ask them?"

Established in 1989 as a presidential initiative, PTSP endorses excellence in teaching by honoring faculty throughout the university who excel in teaching, scholarship and research.

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