San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event is open to GGC faculty & staff only.
Experiential Learning Track: Meaning & Motivation
This workshop presents practical strategies for motivating students by focusing on the purpose, value, and significance of what we teach. Moving beyond distinctions between "intrinsic" and "extrinsic" motivation, this workshop shows how "meaning" - an often overlooked motivator - can inspire performance, enthusiasm, and engagement in students.
This class will be offered twice. Please register for the date that is most convenient for you:
1) Tuesday, March 21, from 10:30 - 11:45 am
2) Wednesday, April 5, from 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Dr. Kelsey Woodard - CTE Experiential Learning Specialist
Dr. Kelsey Woodard is the experiential learning specialist for the Center for Teaching Excellence. She holds a B.S. degree in business information systems from Albany State University, and a M.A. in educational technology and Ph.D. in educational leadership: higher education, both from Western Michigan University. Woodard served as the director of service-learning and civic engagement at Darton State College (DSC) prior to her current appointment. She has more than 10 years of experience working with faculty, and teaching and advising university students and adult learners serving at Western Michigan University, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan, and Kalamazoo Public Schools in Kalamazoo, MI.
Woodard's research and interests are in the areas of service-learning and reflection, and pre/in-service teacher assessment. A natural exhorter with a heart to serve, Woodard seeks to empower experiential learning communities through the cultivation of authentic relationships with campus and community stakeholders.