Nazareth College

2013 PKAL Upstate New York Regional Network Spring Meeting

Wake Up Your STEM Classroom! Active Learning and Hands-On Techniques

April 13, 2013
Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618


  • Keynote session by Susan Merkel, Cornell University on Active Classrooms: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning
  • Group activities to develop leadership skills and techniques
  • Workshop led by Dina Neman, Rochester Institute of Technology, on Physical Models for Active Engagement and Improved Conceptual Understanding
  • Poster session for attendees to present new pedagogical ideas
  • Brainstorm session about the future direction of PKAL-UNY. 


Click here to view the program. 


  • Session on Active Classrooms (Susan Merkel, Cornell University):Powerpoint; Handout on active learning strategies
  • Session on Physical Models (Dina Newman, Rochester Institute of Technology): PowerPoint



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