The Fisher Family, Robert and Marie Secor, and the John Moore Teaching Mentorship in English Present Christina Katopodis.
We know from the learning sciences that active learning is the best way to learn. Empowering students to be active learners can introduce uncertainty in a classroom that looks and sounds different from a more traditional one. In this workshop, we brainstorm our priorities so we can be sturdy leaders throughout the learning process. Participants come away with a student self-evaluation structure that works in any classroom.
Christina Katopodis, Ph.D., is a senior postdoctoral research associate at the City University of New York’s Humanities Alliance, pursuing research on the indispensable role of a humanities education in a just society. She is the former associate director of Transformative Learning in the Humanities and founder of Engaged & Ready, a project that empowers faculty with antiracist active learning tools to democratize their classrooms. She is the winner of the 2019 Diana Colbert Innovative Teaching Prize and the 2018 Dewey Digital Teaching Award. She has authored or co-authored articles published in Chronicle of Higher Ed, English Language Notes, ESQ, Hybrid Pedagogy, Inside Higher Ed, ISLE, MLA’s Profession, Times Higher Ed, and Zeal: A Journal for the Liberal Arts. With Cathy N. Davidson, Katopodis is author of The New College Classroom (Harvard University Press 2022), winner of the AAC&U 2023 Frederic W. Ness Book Award.