Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Webinar on Teaching Excellence

The Teaching, Learning, and Communication Section (TLC) in conjunction with the Agribusiness Economics and Management Section (AEM) and the Extension Section will be hosting a teaching excellence webinar on January 7, 2014 at Noon CT. 

The objective of the webinar is to increase the quality of teaching in agricultural and applied economics profession. The webinar will focus on the various teaching methods and tools as they apply to undergraduates, graduate students, and extension audiences. This session will highlight how agricultural and applied economists can use the methods to improve their effectiveness with college students and/or extension audiences. The session will start with a presentation by Margot Rudstrom about how to be an effective teacher when working with extension audiences and the methods she uses to accomplish this task. Kerry Litzenberg and Michael Wetzstein will share their experiences and tips on how they have become awarding winning teaching professors in the classroom at the undergraduate and graduate levels, respectively. The sections will conclude the webinar with a question and answer period that will focus on "best practices" for becoming an effective instructor.

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