Call for Presenters: Best Teaching Practices Workshop

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Forrest C. Helvie / Plymouth State University Medieval & Renaissance Forum
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"Travel, Contact, Exchange" Call for Papers and Submissions
34th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 19-20, 2013
"Travel, Contact, Exchange"
Keynote speaker: David Simon, Art History, Colby College

Best teaching practices are those approaches teachers apply in the classroom that have proven to be highly effective in helping students connect to the course content, develop meaningful connections to the material, and demonstrate a high level of competency in that given knowledge or skill area. This workshop aims to provide audience members with a variety of tried and true best teaching practices applicable to either the secondary or the post-secondary level.

In place of "papers" to present, we are looking to solicit 3 mini-teaching demonstrations where presenters would provide a 10-15 minute mini-lesson demonstrating a best practice that audience members and other participants could take back to use in their own classrooms. We encourage proposals that make use of medieval and/or Renaissance texts as subject matter in illustrating the best teaching practice for your lesson. Additionally, these lesson plans may be considered for publication in the 2013 Forum journal or The Once and Future Classroom.

Please submit your abstract detailing your proposed best teaching practice and an overview of your lesson to Forrest Helvie ( by February 1, 2013. Acceptance to present at this panel will not exclude panelists from presenting a paper in a second session at the conference; however, please mention if you have submitted a proposal for another paper to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts.

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