Alfred University

2013 PKAL Upstate New York (UNY) Regional Network Fall Meeting

Student-Centered Learning

October 26, 2013
Alfred University
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Join the growing Upstate New York Regional Network for an engaging day on student-centered learning.

What to Expect

  • Keynote on “Flipping the Classroom: AKA Using Student-centered, Active-learning Approaches”
    Speaker/Facilitator: Michael “Bodhi” Rogers, Associate Professor of Physics, Ithaca College

  • Group discussions to share best practices and new pedagogies at area campuses

  • Interactive workshop on “Using Backwards (Reverse) Design to Effectively Incorporate Learner-centered Activities in the Classroom”
    Facilitators: Jean A. Cardinale, Professor of Biology and Joseph Petrillo, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Alfred University
    Workshop Resources (PDF)

  • Poster session for attendees to present new pedagogical ideas and best practices; click here for the call for abstracts.

  • Brainstorm session about the future direction of PKAL-UNY.

Pre-meeting Preparation

If limited time is available, at a minimum participants should read Backward design: why "backward" is best by Wiggins and McTighe, prepare a one-minute elevator speech about a STEM transformation project you are doing or would like to do, and view/read two of the videos/documents related to the morning session as outlined on the meeting preparation page. This should take no more than 1-1.5 hours. We encourage you to take a look at all of the videos and readings outlined below in order to maximize your meeting experience.

Event Sponsor

This event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Inamori School of Engineering, and the Office of the Provost.The PKAL Upstate New York Network thanks Alfred University for its generosity.


If you have inquiries regarding the network, please contact Christina Shute (