Faculty Development Event

“Getting Students Excited About Learning:

  Brain-Based Learning in the Classroom”

Thursday, September 18, 2014  •  2:30 p.m.

101 White Hall, Gandhi Auditorium

Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D. will present "Getting Students Excited About Learning: Brain-Based Learning in the Classroom." Most faculty members understand that lecturing is not as effective as active/engaged learning. However, many clinician educators continue to struggle with how best to proceed from delivering lectures to creating truly innovative and engaging learning environments.

In this session, active and engaged learning will be used to demonstrate how effective evidence-based teaching practices can be aligned with effective evidence-based learning strategies to create situations where students enthusiastically participate, are interested in the material to be learned, and effectively contribute to their own learning. Participants will learn, through participation, how to incorporate these practices into their own teaching.

Hors d’oeuvres & Presentation of Annual Faculty Awards: 5:00 p.m.


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5:00 p.m.:  Hors d’oeuvres & Presentation of Annual Faculty Awards

Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D.Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D.

Todd Zakrajsek is the Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Todd is the immediate past Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his work at UNC, he was the Inaugural Director of the Faculty Center for Innovative Teaching at Central Michigan University and the founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern Oregon University, where he also taught in the psychology department as a tenured associate professor. Todd currently directs four National Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning. Todd also sits on two educationally related boards: ERI for Lenovo Computer and TEI for Microsoft.

Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He has published and presented widely on the topic of student learning, including workshops and conference keynote addresses in 42 states and 6 countries.


Faculty Awards

Faculty Awards provide a unique opportunity for us to celebrate those who exhibit a strong commitment to teaching while serving as a role model to medical students, residents and colleagues. The annual Faculty Awards highlight the importance of teaching and mentoring within the medical school as well as recognizing those who have excelled in this responsibility.


Wright State University
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Gandhi Auditorium
101 White Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, Ohio

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Phone: 937.775.2675

E-Mail: BSOM_FacDev@wright.edu

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