“Next Generation” Learning Breakfast Conversation – Deep Learning with Instructional Simulations

What?    Pastries, Coffee & Tea, and Collegial Conversation
Where?  Design Space @ the Digital Learning Commons, 420 Calle Principal / 001 McGowan
When?   9:00-10:30am, Friday, February 21, 2014
Who? MIIS Faculty, interested staff and students
Seating is Limited! Please RSVP online by Wednesday, February 19, 2014. No technical skills or hardware required!

The Digital Learning Commons is pleased to invite MIIS faculty as well as interested staff and students to the next breakfast conversation on effective and emerging ‘next generation’ teaching and learning practices, part of the DLC’s “Next Generation Learning Project”:

Inspired by some of the experiments we see taking place around the globe, and on our own campus, the “Next Generation Learning Project” promotes discussions, activities, and design challenges that help the MIIS community explore the thinking behind educational innovations. From MOOCs, “flipped” classrooms, and various permutations of “online learning,” to more subtle shifts in the way learners and teachers interact, the Next Generation Learning Project seeks to explore how teaching and learning are evolving, in our individual lives, on our campuses, and in the communities with which we intersect through our many immersive learning opportunities.

The topic of focus for this breakfast conversation will be the use of instructional simulations or “sims” to engage students and their potential for enhancing learning experiences that activate deep knowledge formation and critical reflection.

Invited faculty panelists for this session:

Dr. Catherine M. Ashcraft
Visiting Assistant Professor
Middlebury College
Dr. Kent Glenzer
Associate Professor
Monterey Institute, Development Policy & Practice
Dr. Michael McGinnis
Associate Professor
Monterey Institute, International Environmental Policy
Dr. Bill Potter
Professor of Nonproliferation Studies
Founding Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Participants will have opportunities to hear about effective practices from our guest faculty, discuss and reflect upon pedagogical opportunities (and challenges) presented by the use of simulations, and take away some new ideas for future course development.