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Teaching Matters Celebrates 17th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2019

 Teaching Matters is celebrating its 17th annual interdisciplinary conference at Gordon State College on March 7 and 8.

This year’s theme is “First Things First:  Preparing Students for Success”  and the keynote speaker is Jeffery Galle, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in the University System of Georgia.

 “We are so pleased to offer teaching professionals from across the state and region the opportunity to convene and share ideas and best practices,” said Dr. Anna Higgins-Harrell, Teaching Matters conference coordinator. “The conference is actually one example of the ways in which Gordon State College is at the forefront of a nationwide pedagogical revolution, with faculty involved in such national and regional efforts as Gateways to Completion and Momentum Year.”  

Twenty five institutions from Georgia and beyond will be represented, with presentations, panel discussions, round tables, and posters focusing on innovative and creative pedagogical strategies that lead to student success. Individual topics vary from engagement methods such as gamification and virtual book-making to High Impact Practices such as Study Abroad and Undergraduate Research.

 Gordon State will be represented by 80 faculty and student presenters.

 “This year’s Teaching Matters theme of ‘Preparing Students for Success’ echoes what Gordon State College strives to do every day,” said GSC President Kirk A. Nooks. “It is inspiring to have more than 100 educators and student presenters sharing thoughts and ideas that can be taken back to a classroom and used to better prepare students for success.”