Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Student Center Ballroom
Celebrating Teaching Day is an annual event hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning that honors and celebrates the dedication of Georgia Tech faculty and instructors who create engaging, challenging and supportive learning experiences for their students throughout the year.
Who Belongs Here?
Keynote Address by Dr. Alegra Eroy-Reveles
Many students find that they must leave behind pieces of who they are if they want to become a successful “student-scholar" in higher education. Such feelings of non-belonging may cause students to drop out--or shift from the interests that brought them to college to areas of study that appear more accepting of their identities and values.
Professor Alegra Eroy-Reveles, Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Santa Cruz, will describe her educational journey from the farming town of Watsonville, California to the marble hallways of New England, the concrete jungle of San Francisco, and back to her birthplace. As she weaves in her own stories of persistence, Dr. Eroy-Reveles will highlight what we as faculty can do to validate and affirm our students in the learning environments we create.
Dr. Alegra Eroy-Reveles is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she focuses her energy on the teaching and learning experience in General Chemistry. The main focus of her work in science education, in collaboration with Social Psychologists, is developing and testing curricular interventions that increase the performance and retention of historically underrepresented students in STEM courses and majors. She is particularly interested in helping students connect STEM course content to their personal lives, building community in the STEM classroom, and affirming students’ altruistic values to help others. She was compelled to transition from research in synthetic inorganic chemistry and chemical biology, her doctoral and postdoctoral work respectively, to research in chemical education in order to expand the number and diversity of students pursuing careers in science. Her multicultural background(Chicana/Puerto Rican/Filipina) helps her work at the interface of science and education. A 2017 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Alumna,
In addition, faculty will share their education initiatives and research at our poster fair, followed by a luncheon and program to honor Thank a Teacher recipients, Class of 1940 Award winners, 2018-19 CTL Teaching Fellows, and more.
Register to join us for the whole event, or as your calendar allows.
- 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Poster Session, Student Center Ballroom
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Luncheon and Faculty Honors Program, Student Center Ballroom
- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Keynote address by Dr. Alegra Eroy-Reveles "Who Belongs Here?" Student Center Ballroom
Want more opportunities to connect with colleagues about teaching? Join us in the afternoon for a workshop with
Dr. Alegra Eroy-Reveles!
Rediscovering Purpose in Teaching and Learning: Spa Day for the Teaching Mind
2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Student Center 321
Why are we here in the academy? What’s your own personal purpose for being here? Let’s explore how we reveal our authentic selves in the classroom--and how we validate and affirm our students in their own quest for knowledge and wisdom. In addition, we’ll explore strategies for sustaining both ourselves and our community of teachers and learners.
Please Register for Celebrating Teaching Day http://ctl.gatech.edu/content/celebrating-teaching-day-2019
Questions? Please contact Carol Subino Sullivan via firstname.lastname@example.org