Active and Team-Based Learning Strategies for your Classroom

In this 2-day workshop led by Dr. David Matthes from the University of Minnesota, you will experience and develop active learning and team-based strategies that you can apply immediately to your Fall semester course. The workshop is open to all full-time and part-time faculty.

Date/Time

The workshop runs from 9:00 to 12:30 on Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26, with essential working sessions each afternoon from 1:30-4:30.

Location

Terrence Murphy Hall (TMH) room 357 on the Minneapolis campus.


Cost


Register for the workshop.

During the morning sessions, you will engage in hands-on exercises to develop relevant active learning experiences and acquire the basic principles of team-based teaching including:

  • Pre-class surveys and team assignment strategies
  • Team quizzes using the IF-AT form
  • Creating powerful in-class activities through backward design and application of team-based learning principles
  • Post-exam analysis (exam wrappers) and integrated assessment.

You will also experience how these strategies can be applied in a variety of classroom settings, including the new active learning classrooms on UST’s Minneapolis campus.

The afternoon sessions give you an opportunity to revise your course syllabus and develop at least one new active learning exercise tailored specifically to your course. Dr. Matthes will provide one-to-one feedback on your syllabus and assignment ideas during the afternoons.

The workshop runs from 9:00 to 12:30 on Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26, with essential working sessions each afternoon (1:30 to 4:00) where Dr. Matthes will work with participants as they develop course materials and syllabus for their courses. 

Dr. David Matthes, University of Minnesota

Dr. David Matthes has been practicing and guiding faculty in the development of team-based learning for seven years. He brings a wealth of ideas and specific teaching practices for you to adapt to your own course and enjoys working with colleagues to design highly effective courses.