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Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

The 14th Annual
Power up your Pedagogy (PUP) 

Annandale Campus & Ernst Center

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce the next PUP conference addressing the theme: 

INNOVATE 2020: Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century 

All members of the NOVA community are cordially invited to submit a presentation proposal for a 45-minute peer session, a 45-minute training, or a 90-minute workshop for the conference by Friday, October 18, 2019 for concurrent sessions taking place on January 8, 2020. ​

Based on the conference goals and as supported by Academic Affairs, session topics may address a wide range of active and high-impact practices in teaching and learning. Proposals should note methods and strategies used in the classroom and beyond, which reinforce this year's theme in the following six concentrations:​

​INNOVATING THE LECTURE, ENGAGING STUDENTS

How do you use direct instruction effectively while engaging students through technology or other dynamic practices? How have you disrupted past practices in a class, program, or discipline to make the course material relevant to a new generation of learners and to account for the future of your field? 

INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

Whether your dream team consists of colleagues in your discipline, at another campus, or in other units, we want to hear about those partnerships that impact student engagement or boost morale. Sessions in this area might discuss recent grant awards, collaborations, or opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators to come together for the purpose of a common instructional or professional goal.​

​SUPPORTING READERS, WRITERS, THINKERS, AND COMMUNICATORS IN THE DISCIPLINES​

How do you support students in demonstrating what they know in the discipline you teach? When does it make sense to factor in elements of student choice when it comes to small and higher stakes assignments and assessments? What products of learning do we ask for, and what do those products say about our values?​

SMALL CHANGES, BIG RESULTS​

What pedagogical changes have rendered the biggest results in your classes? How do you measure those results? We want to hear about your biggest risks and rewards whether they have been to your syllabus, first day or final exam practices, student conferences, office hour approaches, informal assessment tools, experiential or service learning, or other pedagogical modifications that have been meaningful to your students. ​

​WHERE HAVE WE BEEN, WHERE ARE WE GOING?​

How do you know what you know as a field expert and/ or NOVA community member? Are we building in opportunities for meaningful reflection in the classroom, our current roles, or evaluation processes? In what ways do we actively close the loop between where we start and where we end up both with students in the course of a semester but also in our professional roles from one year to the next? How do we support the professional needs of those whose roles change and those who are new-to-NOVA while also valuing the expertise for which they were hired? ​

TEACHING NON-TRADITIONAL ADULTS AND OTHER OVERLOOKED STUDENTS​

Recently, traditional students have been the subject of changes in policy and practice at NOVA. What impact do such changes have on non-traditional students juggling many responsibilities? How do we reach students who might have been overlooked or under-estimated so that they can realize their full potential at NOVA, our 4-year partner-institutions, or in the workplace? ​

Submit a Proposal


PUP 2017 Videos

To access these videos from the 2017 PUP Conference, click the button below:

http://eli.nvcc.edu/videoservices/

Select Facility and Staff Resources. Use your My NOVA log in.

All of the 2017 videos will be in the recent folder to your left as well as in the PUP folder with all past PUP videos further down the page.

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