Opening General Session
Wednesday, May 10th
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Most of us are unaware of best practices in learning. That’s not surprising. We have never studied it explicitly. Instead, we use a rag bag of methods picked up at school and work, often including practices that research have shown to be ineffective.
In this talk, Dr. Oakley walks us through how to learn effectively. She draws on her extensive experience as an engineering professor and researcher as well as and her work as co-creator of Coursera–UC San Diego’s Learning How to Learn, one of the world’s most popular online courses, with over 1.6 million registered students
Closing General Session & Florida Literacy Awards Luncheon
Friday, May 12th
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Teaching English without Teaching English
Roberto Guzman is a full professor at the University of Puerto Rico,
Aguadilla Campus. He teaches undergraduate English courses in which he
stresses the development of critical thinking skills, the value of errors in
ESL acquisition and hands on language development skills. Guzman is also a
freelance writer and radio social commentator. His books include Tropical
Tales of Terror, The Devil’s Advocate Reader, Heroes and Mitos y Conflictos
en la Biblia.