SCALE-UP Classroom Ribbon-cutting
Friday, November 16, 2012 3 PM - 4 PM
The public is invited to the SCALE-UP classroom ribbon-cutting from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the basement (lower level) of O’Kelly Hall. A visitor parking lot is located a block south of O'Kelly Hall, right across the street from the UND Steam Plant.
The SCALE UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs) classroom at O’Kelly Hall is an innovative, state-of-the-art teaching space, or “learning environment.” This new classroom, outfitted with computers, multiple video screens, etc., is intended to help change the way UND instructors teach large lecture-style classes, such as biology 101 and 102. SCALE-UP stands for Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs. The public is welcome to attend this special ribbon-cutting event.
UND’s new SCALE-UP classroom is being used by several biology faculty members this semester. They are the pathfinders for this new system. They will help faculty in other departments, such as physics & astrophysics, adapt to the SCALE-UP instructional model.
Instead of teaching through lecture, this approach encourages students to learn the information on their own and bring what they’ve learned to the classroom for hands-on activities and discussion with fellow students. Instead of sitting in rows of seats, students sit at round tables -- nine to a table -- the tables each have microphones and three computers, three students to a computer. The classroom also is equipped with several large flat-screen displays.
A decade of research, starting at North Carolina State University, where SCALE-UP was developed, indicates significant improvements in learning. Today, more than 150 colleges across the United States and around the world have adopted the SCALE-UP model.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking Services, Twamley Hall Rm 204 (M, W-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Tu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).
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- World Kindness Week (All Day)
- Wake Up & Cycle (6:30 AM)
- BYOT- "Bring Your Own Technology" (9 AM)
- "Todd Hebert: A Survey" Exhibition (9 AM)
- Job Search/Networking Techniques (10 AM)
- Country specific Study Abroad Info sessions: Korea, Kenya, & Czech Republic (11 AM)
- Noon Harvest Luncheon (11:30 AM)
- International Education Week (12 PM)
- ZUMBA (12 PM)
- Job Search/Networking Techniques (12 PM)
- Doctoral examination set for Peng Pei (12 PM)
- Foundations of BIMD Seminar Series concludes Nov. 16 (1 PM)
- Nov. 16 seminar will discuss inflammatory pathways in aging (2 PM)
- Doctoral examination set for Chunguang Yan (2 PM)
- Retirement reception to honor Vern Kary Nov. 16 (2 PM)
- Yoga Renewal (3 PM)
- (editor's pick)Physics and Astrophysics Colloquium (4 PM)
- UNDER THE BAOBAB (5:30 PM)
- (editor's pick)UND SPORTS TV (6 PM)
- (editor's pick)International Fair (6 PM)
- International Fair (6 PM)
- Movie: Bride and Prejudice (6:30 PM)
- Urinetown: The Musical (7:30 PM)
- UND Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth (7:35 PM)