Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

We don't get to see each other in the classroom, but that's where some of our greatest intellectual energy comes to life. 

The Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR), aims to highlight work that has accomplished a variety of goals in improving pedagogy.  Popular topics presented in the past revolved around student engagement strategies, large enrollment courses, and classroom and curriculum assessment. The event also facilitates further networking with colleagues, and more broadly disseminates the outcomes of individual faculty efforts. 

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Educational Technology Services (ETS), the event was held on Wednesday, May 2nd, 10am-2pm , in the Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

Schedule for the day

10-11am Lightning Panel

Haitham Mohamed (Near Eastern Studies) - Creating Environment for L.C.T.L. Classes
Sara Emery (Biology)- Bio1b Flipped Fridays: Integrating Active Learning into a Large Course
Amelia Barili Spanish/Portuguese)- Teaching 21st Century Competencies Through Authentic Assessment Pedagogy
Jessica Walker (American Studies) - Race and The Digital Food Life
Jules Winters (Biology) - Points ≠ Participation: Can We Compel Students to Voluntarily Respond to Digital 'Clicker' Questions in Class?
Lloyd Goldwasser (Education)- A Taxonomy of Group Work
Moderated by Jenn Stringer, Chief Academic Technology Officer & Asst. Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning

11am-12pm Lightning Panel

Vesna Rodic (French) A Strategy for Student Engagement: 24 hours of French
Crystal Chang Cohen (Political Science/Global Studies) - Approaches to Using Technology to Improve Student Engagement
Robin Ball (MCB) - Getting More Clicks Out of Clickers
*Dan Feldman (MCB) - Structured Discussion of Scientific Research Papers
*Ani Adhikari (Statistics) - Towards Understanding
Moderated by Serena Chen

12-1pm Lunch Panel: 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient Spotlight

Panel featuring-
*John DeNero (EECS)
*Mary Kelsey (Sociology)
*Rudy Mendoza-Denton (Psychology)
*Panos Patatoukas (Business)
Moderated by *Oliver O'Reilly

1-2pm Keynote Panel: Where All Students Learn- Improving Equitable Outcomes

Panel featuring-
Brandi Wilkins Catanese (TDPS)
*Eugene Chiang (Astronomy and Earth & Planetary Science)
*Lisa Pruitt (Mechanical Engineering)
Moderated by *Angy Stacy

* Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient


2018 Quick Look

9:30 am       Coffee
10:00 am     Faculty Lightning Talks Round #1
11:00 am     Faculty Lightning Talks Round #2
12:00 pm     Lunch Panel: 2018 DTA Recipients
1:00 pm       Keynote Panel

Format for STIR

Several waves of lightning talks will be grouped on panels throughout the day. These lightning talks will be roughly five minutes in order to accommodate as many faculty sharing pedagogical practices as possible.  Each grouping will have the opportunity for informal discussion amongst presenters and colleagues.

Review a Collection of Videos from 2017 STIR

Georgina Kleege | Inclusion and Participation | Berkeley STIR 2017