How Can I Incorporate a Group Poster Session into my Class?
Learn how to successfully implement group poster sessions into your classroom. Get the tools and information you need to incorporate this impactful learning tool into your classroom.
Poster sessions are a common teaching tool for professional meetings and conference presentations.
They can also be an extremely effective group assignment in the classroom environment.
Students learn how to research, create, and explain their poster for a transformative learning experience.
But if you’ve never assigned a group poster session before, you are likely wondering where to start.
In How Can I Incorporate a Group Poster Session Into My Class?, you learn how to prepare, assign, and grade a group poster session in your class.
You will be able to guide and direct your students to “learn how to learn” through the process of creating and presenting their group poster.
Presenter Virginia Anderson, Ed.D., gives you all the tools and information you need to incorporate this impactful learning tool into your classroom.
You will learn how to:
- Plan and assign a group poster session, regardless of what discipline you teach
- Examine and adapt your teaching strategies to support the group poster session assignment
- Effectively grade a group poster and evaluate the collaboration of the group involvement
- Engage students in a “real” poster session in which they present their posters to you and their peers
At the conclusion, you’ll be able to:
- Recognize the significant impact of a “doing while learning” academic experience and identify a group poster session as a transformative learning experience.
- Take the provided strategies, planning forms, dos and don’ts, and evaluative forms and/or examples to “tweak” the assignment for your own classroom.
- Actively encourage and prepare undergraduate students to participate as presenters and/or engaged learners in local, state, regional or national poster sessions.
Helpful across disciplines
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Virginia Johnson Anderson, Ed.D., Professor of Biological Sciences from Towson University (TU), is a nationally known classroom grading and assessment activist and author. Anderson is the co-author of Effective Grading 2nd Ed.: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College (Walvoord and Anderson, Jossey-Bass 1998 and 2010).
She is a veteran member/presenter for the Maryland Writing Project, directed two major ($400,000) urban science education NSF initiatives in Baltimore City Schools, taught the TU’s science “writing intensive” course for science majors for the last 15 years, and is currently an evaluator on both state and national grants.
She has presented workshops for faculty in all disciplines at over 250 community colleges, colleges, and universities across the country and abroad.
She brings a national perspective to a local concern-designing and grading significant discipline-based assignments.
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