Terra State hosts professional development event

Dr. Paul Cesarini, standing, leads a discussion about Active Learning Classrooms

Thanks to an Ohio Association of Community Colleges grant, Terra State Community College held a professional development event for its faculty and invited interested parties from other area colleges and universities as well.

The session was March 21 and featured Dr. Paul Cesarini from Bowling Green State University. The topic was Active Learning Classrooms, and the group met in Terra State’s own Hybrid Course Instruction Active Learning Classroom. Unlike the traditional college or high school classroom, this room features seven independent workstations for group activities and a computer-displayed presentation station. It includes audio and video playback equipment, OSX and Windows environments and lounge areas for comfortable student interaction.

Cesarini was instrumental in setting up four such classrooms at BGSU and he shared those experiences with the group. The session was aimed at generating interest in this type of instruction and providing insights into best practices for these spaces.

The OACC Student Success Center grants are meant to encourage statewide student success through professional development.

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