August 19, 2020

Simple Techniques to Encourage Long-term Retrieval

Room: ESLC 046


Amid massive changes in teaching, one thing that remains constant is that we want students to really learn, not simply memorize to pass a test and then forget everything. We want our students to be successful in their studying rather than wasting time rereading highlighted text with glazed over eyes. Despite these ambitions, teachers often use ineffective techniques and students lack the metacognitive strategies needed to enable learning. The presenters of this session will highlight evidence-based techniques found in the book "Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning" by Peter C. Brown. They will also share personal experiences from their courses with what has worked, what hasn't, and how they will incorporate the lessons learned. These evidence-based techniques can help transform your teaching to allow your students to go from short-term memorization to long-term mastery of concepts. Simple teaching strategies will be practiced during the session that you can implement into your courses immediately.

*Participants will learn to recognize productive and counterproductive teaching and learning strategies.
*Participants will learn to utilize at least two cognitive based learning strategies during the presentation.
*Participants will learn to identify at least one teaching strategy that they can implement in a Fall 2022 course they teach.

Lisa GabbertStacy Bevan

Professional Practice Associate Professor

Stacy Bevan, MS, RD is a professional practice associate professor for the Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences Department at Utah State University (USU). As part of the dietetics faculty, she teaches courses on Food Literacy and Maternal and Child Nutrition, Stacy is passionate about teaching and learning and anything related to food and nutrition. She has been awarded the Young Dietitian of the Year award by the Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and as well as teaching awards by her department and by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. She enjoys incorporating evidence-based teaching techniques into her courses and is interested in the impacts on student learning and satisfaction. She hopes to help her students develop healthy relationships with food to enable them to positively influence their families, communities, and future clients. Stacy enjoys spending time with her husband and three young kids.

Maryann Schneider

Lisa Gabbert

Professional Practice Instructor

Maryann Schneider has worked as a Registered Dietitian since graduating from Utah State University in 2009. She worked at the Ogden Utah WIC clinic counseling thousands of clients on healthy eating specific to pregnancy, lactation, and child nutrition needs. She also worked in the Child Nutrition Programs as part of the team overseeing the operation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program in Utah. In 2019 she was able to come back to Utah State University to pursue her passion of teaching. She obtained her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in December 2021 from USU. Maryann has loved working in the nutrition field and hopes to inspire future nutrition professionals to achieve their goals.