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Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2022

Taking Applied Learning to New Places: January 12, 13

Are you already including hands-on experiences in your classes? Have you been thinking about new ways to engage students in their coursework? Buffalo State College’s Applied Learning initiative is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to dive deep into applied learning. This two-day mini-conference workshop will be held Wednesday and Thursday, January 12 and 13. The January 12 session, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will explore applied learning as high-impact practices, tenets for effective and meaningful experiences, and the various ways applied learning is happening at Buffalo State. The January 13 session, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will include breakout sessions covering specific areas such as service learning, undergraduate research, global engagement, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to work with facilitators on further activity development including structured reflection, timelines and use of online supports.

Applied learning refers to an educational approach whereby students learn by engaging in direct application of skills, theories, and models. Buffalo State is committed to providing a variety of applied learning opportunities for students, including internships, service learning, research, civic engagement, and international and domestic study away. 

The workshop will cover

  • forms of applied learning and strategies for integration;
  • orientation, preparation, and training for student participants;
  • monitoring and continuous improvement;
  • structured reflection; and
  • assessment and evaluation.                    

This unique and collaborative workshop will bring together valuable expertise and resources from across campus, including the Teaching and Learning Center, Civic and Community Engagement, and Global Engagement. Don’t miss out on this important faculty learning opportunity! Please email Ann Emo, applied learning coordinator, with questions, and register through the Workshop Registration System.

For more information about Applied Learning, please visit the website.

Submitted by: Ann R. Emo
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