Thinking about Thinking: Strategies to Develop College-Level Learners

Where: Synchronous virtual workshop

When: Sept 15th, 1-2:30 pm- *Follow up Workshops will be in Winter and Spring*

Who: Faculty and Staff, all disciplines

Workshop Goals

  • The presenters will share metacognitive techniques with faculty, using active learning techniques.
  • This workshop will introduce active learning strategies that will support the academic success of all students, including underrepresented and nontraditional students.
  • Participants will be able to define metacognition and develop an action plan to apply metacognitive exercises in their classrooms.

Workshop Description

Have you ever really thought about... thinking? In this virtual workshop, the presenters will use active learning techniques to present concrete tactics and strategies to help guide students of any discipline to develop into college-level learners. You will leave with a better understanding of the concept of metacognition, and some concrete active learning techniques that can be easily implemented in the online environment!

We envision this workshop as a springboard for building a community of faculty that would like to continue to learn about applying active learning techniques in the classroom and about how students think. Who knows, you might even discover something new about the way YOU learn!

Workshop Conveners

  • Michelle Harris (Geology), Teri Adams (Math), Karen Goodwin (Chemistry)

If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact

This workshop is part of the Supporting and Advancing Geoscience in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents project and is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE 1525593, 1524605, 1524623, and 1524800.

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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