Finding your Teaching Balance: Integrating Active Learning Strategies with Dynamic Lecturing
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Todd Zakrajsek, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and former Executive Director of the Academy of Educators at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Aside from his role as conference director, Todd publishes many works in higher education as well as c-authoring books including: Teaching for Learning 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success (Claire Howell Major, Michael Harris (2016); The New Science of Learning 2nd edition (2019); and Dynamic Lecturing Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness with Christine Harrington (2017). Todd is the series editor for the Excellent Teacher Series with Stylus Publishing with more titles forthcoming. For more information click here.
International Teaching Learning Cooperative
Chapel Hill, NC
Kathryn W. Smith, MS is the Director of Learning Technologies and Assessment for ITLC. Prior to this, she was the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Foundation Phase at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She received her Master of Instructional Technology from North Carolina A&T State University and wrote her thesis on Team-Based Learning in Medical Education. Her undergraduate degree is in
Elementary Education from Elon University. Prior to entering higher education, Ms. Smith taught at a Title I ElementarySchool in rural North Carolina. She helped to develop the county’s eCoach program which helped train other educators on how to effectively utilize various instructional technologies. She went on to become the countywide eCoach facilitator. Upon entering higher education, she has continued to help faculty members develop skills in incorporating educational technologies effectively in the large and small group classrooms. She has presented at many conferences, including the AMA ChangeMedEd Conference, about how to effectively use technology in the Medical Education classroom.