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Best Practices Conference

Hello. 'Tis the season to start thinking about sharing with one another best practices.

For our Best Practices Conference this year, we are trying something new. In response to feedback from various quarters, we are interested that this year’s gathering be organized around innovative practices in teaching and learning. So, we are convening and Un-conference, which we are tentatively calling:

Flipping the Classroom Without Flipping Out

To get started (and to practice what we are hoping to preach), we have set up a collaborative brainstorming tool called Padlet. You can access our Padlet here:

All you have to do is to double click on the workspace and you will be able to add text or video or links to images. Please post your answers to this question: What kinds of topics should be discussed during our Un-conference?

We look forward to your responses. If you have any questions, please contact School of Education Professor Gerald Ardito at

Hosted by The Faculty Center of Innovative Teaching & Professional Development | | 212-346-1471

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Friday, February 26th 2016
1 Pace Plaza New York City 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aniello Bianco Room

Below, you will find last year's theme.  Please check back for updates as the event date approaches. 

Best Practices Conference

Shared Responsibility: Student and Faculty Engagement

Friday, February 27th, 2015






9:30 am


Arrival, Networking and Continental Breakfast                                                                         

Room 208

9:50 – 10:00


Room 208

10:00 – 11:00

Building the Ecosystem: A Case Study in Creating Sustainable Recruitment, Retention, Research and Relationships for Student Engagement and Faculty Inclusion

Room 208

11:00 – 11:10



Concurrent Sessions (choose one of the following)

11:10 – 12:10  

Student Writers Take on the World: New Self-publishing Technology Takes Students and Faculty Beyond the Classroom


Mentoring Experience: Running and Managing a Research Group

Room 320



Learning to Research by Writing Together


Let’s Get Virtually Real: Learning to Teach Through Simulation

Room 326

Why We Teach

Room 328


12:10 – 1:30

The Classroom as the Real World – Dean Neil Braun

Room 208

Concurrent Sessions (choose one of the following)

1:40 – 2:40

Utilizing Technology in the 21st Century Classroom


Conversations about Mixed Methods in a New Context: Exploring the Use of Technology in Delivering Three Types of Graduate Education Classes

Room 320



The Pace Environmental Policy Clinic: An Interdisciplinary Model for Professional Skills Training and Project Based Learning

Room 326

Combatting the Culture of Abuse: Students Teaching Students about Issues of Teen Dating Violence


 Popping Academic Culture into the Living Experience

Room 328

2:45 – 3:45

High Impact Educational Practices

Room 320

Promoting Collaborative and Active Learning with Technology

Room 326