Psychology Community Webinar: "Active Classrooms: Big and Small"

Created by Morgan Ratner Employee on Feb 9, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at n/a

Starts at 4:00 PM ยท Ends at 5:00 PM, EST (America/New_York)

Due to a family emergency, the Active Classrooms: Big and Small webinar is CANCELLED for Thursday, February 23 at 4PM Eastern. We will update you with a new date for the webinar as soon as possible. Thanks for your understanding.



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Deborah Licht and Misty Hull




Research has demonstrated and instructors know intuitively that active learning is a great tool for knowledge acquisition and retention. But many psychology instructors are reluctant to implement such activities in the classroom. In this webinar, we will explore some of the reasons instructors may shy away from active learning and discuss how to use these activities effectively with all types of classes, large and small. We will also address the strategic use of in-class activities over the semester (first-day, exam reviews, end-of-semester). Get ready to make your class more engaging!


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Deborah Licht is a professor of psychology at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has over two decades of teaching and research experience in a variety of settings, ranging from a small private university in the midwest to a large public university in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has taught introductory psychology, psychology of the workplace, abnormal psychology, the history of psychology, child development, and elementary statistics. She has experience in traditional, online, and hybrid courses, and is particularly inspired by first-generation college students who turn to community colleges to pursue their education. She received a BS in psychology from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; an MS in clinical psychology from the University of Dayton; and a PhD in psychology (experimental psychopathology) from Harvard University. She continues to be interested in research on causal beliefs and their influence on behavior, particularly in relation to how college students think about their successes and failures as they pursue their degrees.


Misty Hull is a professor of psychology at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has taught a range of psychology courses at Pikes Peak Community College, including introductory psychology, human sexuality, and social psychology in a variety of delivery formats (traditional, online, and hybrid). Her love of teaching comes through in her dedication to mentoring new and part-time faculty in the teaching of psychology. She received her BS in human development and family studies from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and an MA in professional counseling at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado. She has served in a variety of administrative roles at Pikes Peak Community College, including interim associate dean, and coordinator of the Student Crisis Counseling Office. In addition, she has helped to facilitate the state system’s approach to teaching psychology, as the state psychology discipline chair of the Colorado Community College System from 2002 to 2010. One of her many professional interests is research on the impact of student persistence in higher education.