U-Pace Training Workshop
Call for Participation
With funding from Next Generation Learning Challenges, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP, Division 2 of APA) will sponsor a U-Pace Training Workshop October 13, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided) at the conclusion of the STP Best Practices in Teaching Psychology Conference, October 12-13, in Atlanta.
U-Pace online instruction offers you an opportunity to foster deep learning in undergraduates as indicated by extensive empirical evaluations in introduction to psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The U-Pace instructional approach uses your course management system to tailor the coaching of student learning based on students’ strengths and motivations.
U-Pace instruction is self-paced, mastery-based and provides Amplified Assistance to students (manual-assisted timely and tailored feedback on performance and constructive support and encouragement). U-Pace allows you to use information about student behavior (e.g., time elapsed since working on course material, time spent on review activities) that is usually recorded in your course management system to determine when amplified assistance (conveyed through email) should be given and the type of assistance needed. When it appears students are struggling with material or giving up, you can effectively and efficiently intervene by sending messages tailored for the student that are based on examples in the manual. For further information about the U-Pace approach, visit www.u-pace.uwm.edu. You can read about U-Pace in Educause Quarterly www.educause.edu/library/EQM1140.
To facilitate adoption of the U-Pace instructional approach, which was developed by STP members Diane Reddy and Ray Fleming, there will be no fee to participate in the U-Pace Training Workshop.
In addition, STP will provide $500 travel awards to up to 20 instructors to participate in the U-Pace Training Workshop. Preference for travel awards will be given to instructors from large, public institutions serving low income and underrepresented undergraduates. The registration fee for the STP Best Practices in Teaching Psychology Conference will also be paid for the recipients of the U-Pace Training Workshop Travel Awards.
Applications for the U-Pace Training Workshop Travel Awards must be completed and submitted electronically by July 29. Award recipients will be notified by August 9. For questions, please contact Diane Reddy (firstname.lastname@example.org).