Summer Book Club
The CVM Teaching Academy summer book club will continue this year. For
the past two years we have had a successful program which has provided a
great opportunity for Teaching Academy members to get together and
discuss educational topics in a comfortable setting.
In 2013 it has been decided that the activity this summer will be
to read and revisit the book "How Learning Works" by Ambrose, et al.
There was strong consensus that this book is a great read. It has short,
practical chapters that lend themselves to productive discussion. If
you’re like many of us, reading “How Learning Works” in book club will
result in your rethinking some of what you currently think about
teaching and learning. Those of us who’ve read the book before will
still benefit from reading it again, and we’ll be in a good place to
help lead the discussion. We can also share some of the new things we’ve
tried since reading it in 2011.
The Book Club format:
The "club" will meet weekly to discuss ONE chapter
and possibilities of classroom activities.
The format will allow participants to attend as time
As in the past two years, the guiding principle will
continue to be "no guilt/no
pressure.” Basically, you are invited to
participate whenever you can.
The only expectation will be when it’s your week to help
facilitate the discussion.
There will be four parallel gatherings:
- Two groups will meet on campus
during the day in the Bustad Coffee
One group will meet outdoors on
Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
Banyans on the Ridge
Anyone can attend either gathering.
- Tuesdays - 8 AM
- Thursdays - 2 PM
The 2013 Summer Book Club selected read
How learning works: seven
research-based principles for smart
teaching by Susan A. Ambrose,
et al. A full electronic copy of the
book can be found
To see the 2012 Journal club
activity, please visit this
site (Internal website).
May 9, 2013
Lunch Organizational Meeting in
ABDF 2018/2020 at 11:00 am to
May 28 & 30
28th - DAY: Bill Davis
30th - DAY: Steve Lampa
Introduction and Chapter 1:
How Does Students' Prior Knowledge Affect Their
June 4 & 6
4th - DAY: Steve Lampa
6th - DAY: Jim Peters
Chapter 2: How Does the Way Students Organize
Knowledge Affect Their Learning?
June 11 & 13
11th - DAY: Patrick Wilson
13th - DAY: Steve Lampa
Chapter 3: What Factors Motivate Students to
June 18 & 20
18th - DAY: Becky Dueben
20th - DAY: Norah McCabe
Chapter 4: How Do Students Develop Mastery?
June 25 & 27
25th - DAY: Karalyn Arnow
27th - DAY: Elizabeth Carney
Chapter 5: What Kind of Practice
and Feedback Enhance Learning?
July 9 & 11
9th - DAY: Steve Lampa
11th - DAY: Briana Morrison
Chapter 6: Why Do Student Development and Course
Climate Matter for Student Learning?
July 16 & 18
16th - DAY: TBA
18th - DAY: Bonnie Campbell
Chapter 7: How do Students
Become Self-Directed Learners?
July 30 & Aug 1
30th - DAY: TBA
1st - DAY: Nicki Wise
Conclusion: Applying the Seven Principles to
Aug 6 & 8
6th - DAY: Pamela Lee
8th - DAY: TBA
Reflection and Idea Exchange, Part 1
Aug 13 & 15
13th - DAY: Phil Mixter
15th - DAY: TBA
Reflection and Idea Exchange, Part 2