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Bring Your Best Idea: Tapping Into Students’ Passion √ §

A lively discussion on how to engage our students!



Date & Time

April 24, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Most faculty have heard about it or talked about it. Many have practiced it and some have even researched it. What is it? It is the concept that deliberately making or allowing connections between coursework and students’ personal interests has positive downstream effects on students’ learning. Whether students feel engaged by pure interest, a sense of belonging, or through practical application, we want to hear your best strategies and experiences with getting your students ‘ready to learn’ by acknowledging their passions.

For Bring Your Best Idea sessions, we (locally) crowdsource answers to questions such as these. Please bring your best ideas to this lively, collaborative, and fast-paced sharing session. Anyone who has an idea to share with the whole group will have two minutes to describe it. No slides please, though a link to a handout is welcome. After 20-30 minutes of sharing ideas, we’ll shift to Q&A and discussion. Whether or not you bring an idea to share, you’ll leave this session with new food for thought and several new ideas you might try in your own course.

Please click “Going Virtually” below to reserve your seat for this session, and we will send you a Google calendar invitation with a WebEx link one hour before the session. If you register less than an hour before the session, you will receive the WebEx link when you register. Please email fdc@umbc.edu if you have any questions. If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.

√ Counts toward the ALIT Certificate
§ Counts toward the INNOVATE Certificate

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