Welcome to my classroom – 2015

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Call for “Welcome to my Classroom” proposals for STLHE 2015

By now you should have received the STLHE 2015 call for proposals for the Vancouver conference – Achieving Harmony: Tuning into Practice. The 3M Council Executive would like to remind you that the “Welcome to my Classroom” sessions are a permanent part of the annual conference program because of the success of presentations by 3M Fellows at STLHE Montréal, Cape Breton, and Kingston. The 2015 Conference organizers and the “3M Welcome to my Classroom” working group have reserved three sessions in this year’s program and we invite you to submit a proposal.

Lisa_Angele_Welcome“Welcome to my classroom” is scheduled as an interactive session in the conference program and showcases the teaching of 3M National Teaching Fellows. Presenters give a sample interactive class suitable for first-year students or a general audience. The 50 minute sessions would generally consist of two components: a presentation of a teaching moment, innovation or style, and a discussion of the pedagogy behind the presentation. The second part is intended as a forum for the audience to ask questions and relate the enacted elements to their own teaching experiences. We will select three proposals in an attempt to create a balance of styles and subjects.

When you submit your proposal:

  • Please consider the conference theme in your proposal;
  • Follow and respect the submission dates and guidelines as outlined on the conference web site in the call for proposals; and
  • Start the title of your proposal with “Welcome to my classroom” followed by the remainder of your title. This will allow the program organizers to correctly identify the submissions for this part of the program.

The conference program committee will ensure that submissions meet the program requirements and will forward them to the 3M working group. That group then will select three for the program. Those not chosen for the special session will have the Welcome to my Classroom prefix of the title removed and will be considered with the other submissions to the conference.

Past “Welcome to my classroom” sessions are available on the 3M Council website.

Esther E. Enns,
Chair, Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows