Teaching and Learning Conference

Addressing current teaching and learning topics for instructors.

Teaching and Learning Conference

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Virtual and In-person

The conference theme for 2024 is High-Leverage Practices. High-leverage practices are research-based and foster student engagement and learning; they are broadly applicable and usable across disciplines.

Join hundreds of instructors who attend this conference each year to pick up quick teaching ideas and tips. 

This annual conference is FREE and open to ANY faculty, instructor, staff, or graduate student interested in attending. Individuals from other colleges and universities are encouraged to attend, network, and present at this conference. We also welcome K-12 educators!


Keynote Speakers

Rethinking Accountability: Three Practices for Shared Responsibility in Teaching and Learning

Alison Cook-Sather, Ph.D.
Bryn Mawr College

Redefine accountability and learn three practices that enact this new definition, thereby supporting shared responsibility between faculty and students in teaching and learning.

Dr. Alison Cook-Sather is the Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education at Bryn Mawr College and director of the Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. She has developed internationally recognized programs that position students and teachers as pedagogical partners, published over 100 articles and book chapters and nine books, spoken or consulted on pedagogical partnership work in 13 countries, and served as a visiting scholar at a number of institutions, including University of Cambridge in England. Dr. Cook-Sather is founding editor of Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education, founding co-editor of International Journal for Students as Partners, reviewer for over 45 journals and book publishers, and the recipient of a number of awards, including the Alumni Excellence in Education Award from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Learn more about Alison's work >>

Leveraging Spacing and Retrieval Practice to Improve Student Learning

Megan Sumeracki, Ph.D
Rhode Island College

Leveraging decades of cognitive research, Dr. Megan Sumeracki will describe two evidence-based learning strategies, spacing and retrieval practice. For each strategy, she will provide an overview, evidence supporting their effectiveness, and applications for a variety of instructional settings.

Dr. Megan Sumeracki (formerly Smith) earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Purdue University and is now an associate professor at Rhode Island College. Dr. Sumeracki's research focuses on the ways established learning strategies from cognitive psychology can be leveraged to improve meaningful learning, and the best ways to promote evidence-based strategy use among students and educators. Sumeracki has delivered talks and workshops both in the U.S. and abroad at scientific conferences and with educators in primary and secondary schools, institutions of higher education, medical schools and teaching hospitals, and the U.S. State Department, and co-founded The Learning Scientists.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

8 - 8:30 a.m. - Check-in  |  Light Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Welcome Message

9 a.m. -  Opening Keynote  

10 a.m. - Break

10:10 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions I  |  Session Choices >>

10:40 a.m. - Break 

10:50 a.m. - Concurrent Session II  |  Session Choices >>

11:20 a.m. - Break 

11:30 a.m. - Concurrent Session III  |  Session Choices >>

12 p.m. - Lunch  |  Inspiring Colleague Award 

12:30 p.m. -Closing Keynote Speaker



This event is FREE and open to all faculty, instructors, staff, and graduate students. Individuals may opt for a combination of virtual and in-person attendance for the various sessions. Individuals not affiliated with NDSU who choose to attend the in-person lunch session will pay a nominal fee for their meal.

Get Your Registration In By:

  • Tuesday, May 7 - In-Person Attendance
  • Sunday, May 19 - Virtual Attendance (We cannot guarantee you will receive breakout session links after this date.)

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If you register and you find that you are no longer able to attend call 701-231-7015 or email ndsu.otl@ndsu.edu to let us know.

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