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Workshops & Learning Series

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More Than Video: Flipped Classroom with Innovative Pedagogies - September 16, 2016
Presented by Dr. Julie Schell

Dr. Julie Schell 
Director of OnRamps and Strategic Initiatives
Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Texas Austin

Julie Schell is an educational designer dedicated to the uptake and scaling of innovations that improve teaching and learning. She is an international expert in Peer Instruction , Flipped Learning, and innovative pedagogy. In 2014, she was recognized by Teachers College, Columbia University as an Early Riser in Higher Education for her contributions to the field.

Dr. Schell currently serves as the Director of OnRamps and Strategic Initiatives at The University of Texas at Austin's (UT-Austin) Office of Strategy and Policy where she designs and leads signature, dual enrollment innovations that expand academic opportunities for students throughout Texas. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT-Austin's top ranked College of Education, where she teaches a new graduate course, Technology and Innovation in Higher Education. With UT, she currently holds a dual appointment as an associate in the Mazur Group at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where she generates and tests ideas for scaling innovative teaching methods. She completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship under Eric Mazur at Harvard University. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education, has written and presented widely on Peer Instruction, and has held positions at the nation’s top research universities including Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Harvard and most recently The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Schell's passion is educational innovation. She is a recipient of a Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology award in 2013. Dr. Schell received her doctorate in Higher and Post-secondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University where she studied with Professor Anna Neumann and completed her award-winning dissertation, Venturing Toward Better Teaching: STEM Professors' Efforts to Improve their Introductory Undergraduate Pedagogy at Major Research Universities. In 2003, she was selected as a Point Scholar, a coveted higher education fellowship from the Point Foundation. She also holds an M.S. in Counseling and Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in instructional technology, from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Dr. Schell is a recognized authority on innovative educational design, flipped classrooms and Peer Instruction, a widely adopted teaching method developed by Professor Eric Mazur, at Harvard University. She is the Co-Founder of the Peer Instruction Network, a global social network connecting innovative educators, everywhere. She is founder and author of the popular blog, Turn to Your Neighbor, where she writes about ideas for improving teaching and learning, incorporating the voices of innovative K-12 teachers and college professors. She is a Founding Partner of Uncover Learning, LLC a training company she created with Eric Mazur and Angelica Natera to bring Peer Instruction to teachers across the globe. Julie serves on the Board of Directors of the Flipped Learning Network.

An internationally accomplished speaker, Dr. Schell connects with audiences across the globe in her effort to scale widespread pedagogical change. She is a faculty consultant for the Initiative for the Development of Academic Innovation (LASPAU, IDIA), affiliated with Harvard University. For IDIA, Dr. Schell has played a lead role in education innovation projects in Aruba, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil. She has also worked on site in those countries and in Canada, Denmark, Germany, and throughout the United States. She has also worked on educational innovation projects for universities in South Africa, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.

Prior to attending this event watch The Truth About Flipped Classrooms with Dr. Julie Schell.

How to Help People Learn - September 16, 2016

Presented by Dr. Julie Schell

Visit the More than Video archive to read a complete profile of Dr. Schell. 

Collaborative Learning for the 21st Century: A Master Class - September 16, 2016

Presented by Dr. Julie Schell

Visit the More than Video archive to read a complete profile of Dr. Schell.

Showcase in Teaching and Learning - April 28, 2016

Showcase of Teaching and Learning

The TLC showcase is for the UTHSC faculty member teaching in class, hybrid, or online. This event includes two keynote speakers as well as concurrent sessions packed with useful instructional ideas. Karen Adsit, Assistant Provost for Student Learning, Outcomes, Accreditation and Assessment at UT Chattanooga, will talk about online learning. Dee Fink, International speaker and consultant will talk about high impact teaching practices. UTHSC colleagues will share their teaching practices and continue the conversation during an affinity group break out. 

Key Note Speakers

Concurrent Sessions

UT Symposium - September 13 -14, 2018



UT System Symposium : Recognition and Reflection in Quality Course Design – September 13th -14th, 2018

Visit the UT Symposium webpage to learn more. 

Last Published: Feb 1, 2019