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Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), in partnership with the Office of Academic and Student Support Services and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is proud to announce the 12th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Annandale Campus. Agenda at a Glance [PDF]

This year's theme is: Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Our Students

PUP is YOUR conference presented by YOUR colleagues. PUP is FREE to all NOVA faculty and staff. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference.

There will be a college-wide social right after the last PUP session from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live Jazz music, baked goods made by faculty, hot apple cider and more fun!

Join Us and Register for PUP

* New for PUP 2017: Ignite session, massage session and evening social. 

PUP Keynote Speaker: Mariale M. Hardiman, Ed.D.

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Mariale M. Hardiman, Ed.D.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Education Interim
Dean; Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor of Education
Co-Founder and Director of the Neuro-Education Initiative

Mariale M. Hardiman, Ed.D. is Interim Dean and Vice Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Professor of Education, and Co-Founder and Director of Johns Hopkins' Neuro-Education Initiative (NEI). The NEI has been recognized as an innovative cross-disciplinary program that brings to educators relevant research from the learning sciences through the Mind, Brain, and Teaching master's and doctoral courses and professional development programs. Her research and publications focus on enhancing educational practices through techniques that foster innovation and creative problem-solving. Current research includes a randomized control trial investigating the effects of arts integration on long-term retention of content and student engagement. She is also investigating how knowledge of the learning sciences influences teaching practices and teacher efficacy beliefs.

Before joining Johns Hopkins in 2006, Hardiman served in the Baltimore City Public Schools for more than 30 years. As the principal of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, she led the school to its designation as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. With the use of the Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model that Hardiman developed, the school was recognized nationally for innovative arts programming.

Hardiman presents nationally and internationally on topics related to the intersection of research in the learning sciences with effective teaching strategies, including meaningful integration of the arts. Hardiman has significant clinical experience in educational leadership development and education for children with disabilities.

Hardiman earned undergraduate and Master of Education degrees from Loyola University Maryland, and a Doctorate of Education from Johns Hopkins University.