Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Scientific Teaching In Practice: Teaching in Large Lecture Courses


Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Undergraduates

Event Time 

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

Event Topic: 

Active Learning in Large Lectures

Event Description 

Featured Guests: Sue Wick, PhD – Professor of Biology Teaching & Learning and Plant & Microbial Biology, University of Minnesota

with Jess Blum, PhD – Assistant Education Specialist, Managing Editor of CourseSource, University of Minnesota

Facilitator: Tracie Addy, PhD, MPhil – Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program Director, Associate in Faculty Teaching Initiatives, Yale University


Zoom Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/j/612615662


Teaching in large lecture courses can have distinct advantages and challenges, from navigating stadium-style seating to reaching hundreds of students. There are many effective teaching strategies instructors can employ to create a high-quality, inclusive learning environment based on fundamental principles of how students learn. During this webinar, Sue Wick will share her experience with teaching in large lecture courses with an emphasis on providing practical strategies and solutions to common challenges. Participants are encouraged to bring specific questions about their own teaching to the conversation. In addition, Sue and Jess Blum will describe the Promoting Active Learning & Mentoring (PALM) network, a grant-funded opportunity for faculty and postdoctoral fellows to receive extended one-on- one mentorship on implementing evidence-based, active learning in their classrooms.


Click here for more information about the Scientific Teaching in Practice Webinar Series.