Colorado Learning Assistant Workshop 2013 Schedule

Workshop Agenda

Sunday, October 27
Location: Millenium Harvest Hotel
Time Session
3:00 - 3:30pm Registration
3:30pm-5:30pm Opening Workshop: LA Program Overview and Essential Features of the LA Model

In addition to engaging in video analysis of LAs working with students, this workshop will introduce the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as a framework for designing and evaluating LA-supported course transformation
5:30 - 7:00pm Dinner (on own; we will assist in pre-arranging small dinner groups based on interests/needs)
6:30 - 7:30pm  
7:00pm-8:30pm Poster session and networking

Monday, October 28
Location: CU-Boulder Campus
Time Session
9:00 - 9:50am Learning Assistant Alliance: Opportunities to share resources, collaborate, and contribute on an international scale

Tour of workshop resources
Preview of Monday Sessions
10:00 - 10:50am Concurrent sessions*
11:00 - 11:45am Panel discussion with CU-Boulder LAs
11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch with CU-Boulder LAs and faculty by discipline
1:00 - 5:00pm Concurrent sessions* and opportunities to observe LAs working in various departments on campus
5:00pm Dinner and networking (on own; we will assist in facilitating)

*Concurrent sessions include:

  • Making the Case: The role of data in supporting educational innovations
  • Videos for LA and Faculty Development
  • Starting an LA Program
  • Expanding and Sustaining an LA Program
  • Preparing and Supporting LAs: Faculty-led weekly prep sessions
  • Preparing and Supporting LAs: Pedagogy course
  • Recruiting and Supporting Faculty for LA Use
  • Curricular Resources for LA-Supported Courses
  • Using LAs to Flip your Classroom
  • Technological Resources for Running LA Programs

Tuesday, October 29
Location: Millenium Harvest Hotel
Time Session
9:00 - 10:30am Planning next steps at your institution
10:30 - 11:30am History of Rewards for Faculty Participation in LA Programs
11:30 - 11:45am Closing remarks, workshop officially ends
Afternoon, evening
Additional opportunities (on the CU-Boulder campus) to:
  • Observe LAs, meet with CU-Boulder faculty
  • Participate in the weekly Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) group meeting. (3:30 - 4:30) This date has been reserved for an LA-related session.
  • Participate in the LA pedagogy course that meets Tuesdays 5 - 7 p.m.

Poster Session

If you are interested in presenting a poster, you will have an opportunity to provide a poster title during the regular conference registration process. You will be contacted for additional information (abstract) once your poster has been accepted.

Workshop Session Registration

Once the concurrent sessions have been scheduled, you will be able to access descriptions of those sessions and pre-register to ensure your spot and to help us plan room assignments. This will be available as a separate process from general registration for the 5th National Workshop.

Partnership Travel Grants

All attendees are eligible for an NSF-funded Partnership Travel Grant of up to $300 for lodging expenses during the 5th National LA Workshop. This is estimated to cover the costs of two nights lodging at the Millennium Harvest Hotel. To receive a grant, you will need to complete a survey about your LA program and future plans before the workshop begins, as well as follow-up surveys at least nine months and 18 months after the workshop. Once you register for the conference, we will send information about how to receive the grant and how to reserve your lodging. Alternatively, you may contact us with questions at