Innovative Teaching at Penn State (ITAP) Brown Bag Lunch Series: From Novice to Expert: How Learning Assistants Can Help YOU Bridge the Knowledge Gap
Presented by Lisa Lenze (Director, Academic Affairs, Research Associate of Information Sciences and Technology) and Jennelle Malcos (Associate Teaching Professor, Biology, Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Science Education)
Thursday, 11/29/2018, 12:05 - 1:20 p.m.
Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library and via Zoom

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. 

The College of Information Sciences Technology and Eberly College of Science incorporate peer-to-peer instruction to improve student engagement and opportunities for active learning in courses.  Each academic year, over 800 undergraduate learning assistant (LA) work in introductory and advanced courses through these two programs.  LAs are trained in evidence-based instructional practices based on what cognitive science says about how students learn.  During this workshop, we will share with you the structure of our programs with an emphasis on what LAs know and how you can maximize their training to improve   student learning, thereby bridging the knowledge gap between you and your students. 

For those unable to attend in person, the talk will be available via zoom  at: