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Sat, May 07


Estrella Mountain Community College

Whiteboarding 101

Learn how to manage classroom discourse from nationally recognized, award-winning physics instructor Dwain Desbien. Paricipants also have the option of getting their own classroom set of whiteboards to take away!

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Whiteboarding 101
Whiteboarding 101

Time & Location

May 07, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392, USA

About the event


One of the most important factors in student learning is their  engagement in peer-to-peer discussion. Group whiteboarding encourages  students to work together to develop, present, and defend their  ideas. This workshop will feature information about how to effectively  manage whiteboarding with your students.

Workshop leader Dr. Desbien (Dwain) founded the physics program at  Estrella Mountain Community College in 2001, and developed and piloted  the use of Modeling Discourse Management  in his courses as part of his PhD work. Modeling Discourse Management  carefully fosters student-to-student discussion and the establishment of  a scientific community of learners. Dwain received the 2015 David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching from the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Attendees also have the option of obtaining their own classroom set  of whiteboards with the help of teacher experts. Materials (to be  delivered the day of the workshop) may be pre-purchased using the  options on the registration page.

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