Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning focuses on reclaiming cognitive resources

Fall forum 2015
Attendees of the Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning participate in discussions after the keynote address. This year's event is set for Friday, Nov. 1, and will focus on reclaiming cognitive resources lost to marginalization. (Image courtesy of Erin Sella)
On Friday, Nov. 1, DePaul’s Teaching Commons will host its annual Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

This year’s forum will provide educators with tools to help students reclaim cognitive resources lost to varying forms of discrimination and setbacks, such as racism and poverty. Utilizing intervention techniques for the classroom, attendees will learn to equip themselves with new tools and methods. 

The keynote speaker, Cia Verschedlen, is no stranger to this topic. With more than 20 years teaching subjects focused on social welfare and policy, Verschedlen will share from her book, “Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization.”

“The fall forum is a great opportunity for faculty and staff to come together and learn practical methods they can implement immediately to improve student learning and persistence,” says Erin Sella, program manager for faculty development and an organizer of the forum. “This year’s event is sure to be dynamic and engaging for those in attendance.”

Fall Forum on Teaching & Learning 
Friday, Nov. 1
9:30 a.m. doors open
10 a.m. keynote
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 A/B

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