The 22nd Annual UW-Stevens Point Teaching Conference themed
“Teaching for 21st Century Citizenship,” will feature sessions highlighting strategies and resources for teaching students how to participate and grow in a rapidly changing and fraught world.
The confluence of heightened political tension across the globe, the unprecedented pace of climate change, rapid technological evolution, the ever-expanding availability of information (with attendant interest in things like “big data” and “fake news,”), the disruptive ethos that propels much entrepreneurial thinking, the reshaping of higher education (especially at our own institution), and the recent estimation that 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet, means that we must empower our students how to learn, adapt, and contribute in a changing world.
Keynote speakers for the event are Dôna Warren and John Blakeman. They will present and share in conversation on "The Marketplace of Ideas In and Out of the Classroom."
Categories of Civil Discourse, Active and Experiential Learning, and Technology are the focus of the conference sessions that will be offered. Lunch will be provided.
Parking Options for UW-Marathon County and UW-Marshfield/Wood County Attendees
Free parking is available in the unmetered sections of Lot R for vehicles with a red state license plate. Free parking is also available on some streets near campus (Briggs Street is a good example, see campus map link on the right). Attendees can plug meters in Lot R at $.75 per hour, or using the
Passport app via smart phone.