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Active Learning


Learn about Active Learning and its researcher-proven effectiveness. This workshop will introduce you to six popular active learning strategies that you can implement right now in your own course. And as work to convert your quarter courses into semester courses, think about how active learning can be incorporated into your sessions.



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