Concept Mapping -- a Connect with Colleagues discussion given by Linda Irwin-DeVitis 3/18

The Center for Learning and Teaching
invites you to
Each semester,
a Connect with Colleagues workshop
offers faculty members a chance to consider
one specific issue related to teaching and learning.
This semester’s topic is

Concept Mapping for Measuring and Promoting
Conceptual Understanding
led by
Linda Irwin-DeVitis
Darden College of Education

Monday, March 18  12:30-1:30pm
Learning Commons Conference Room
Perry Library


Presented by the Center for Learning and Teaching

For more information:

Questions?  e-mail or phone 683-4252

* CLT will provide light refreshments

 On Monday, March 18, Linda Irwin-DeVitis will lead this Connect with Colleagues workshop entitled “Concept Mapping for Measuring and Promoting Conceptual Understanding” from 12:30-1:30 in the Learning Commons Conference Room at Perry Library.

This workshop will cover some of the basics about graphic organizers and the learning theory related to their use.  Dr. DeVitis will demonstrate how to use graphic organizers to assess prior knowledge, to document learning, to address misconceptions, and to track students’ understanding of concepts and their relationships.

Linda Irwin-DeVitis, Dean of the College of Education, has co-authored a book on this topic: “50 Graphic Organizers for Reading, Writing, and More.”  

Irwin-DeVitis began her career teaching in middle and high schools in rural school districts in Florida and Louisiana, and then moved on to hold faculty positions at SUNY Binghamton and Oneonta and at the University of Tennessee.  She was associate dean for programs at the University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development.  Directly prior to joining us at ODU, she was dean of the Lounsbury School of Education at Georgia College and State University.

You are cordially invited to Connect with Colleagues on the topic of concept-mapping.

Posted By: Alison Schoew
Date: Tue Mar 05 13:00:45 EST 2013