Innovative Teaching at Penn State (ITAP) Brown Bag Lunch Series: Eberly College of Science Learning Assistant Program
Presented by Jennelle Malcos
Thursday, 11/29/2018, 12:05 - 1:20 p.m.
Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library

This series of talks will highlight interesting teaching innovations at Penn State. The goals is to help further build a community of instructors who are interested in improving learning by their students. All are welcome and feel free to bring your lunch.

Eberly College of Science Learning Assistant Program will be presented by Jennelle Malcos on Thursday, November 29,  from 12:05 to 1:20 p.m.  Location will be annouced at a later date.

The Eberly College of Science Learning Assistant (LA) Program strives to incorporate peer-to-peer instruction in science and math courses to improve student engagement and the opportunities for active learning. Over 700 undergraduate learning assistant positions are filled each academic year in a range of introductory and advanced courses. LAs are trained in a seven-week course focused on findings from cognitive science and evidence-based instructional practices. Used in about 40 courses, learning assistants also receive professional development opportunities by working with faculty members on a weekly basis as part of instructional teams.