Another Successful Pacific Region Learning Summit

posted August 2, 2011

Educational Media Center engaged 28 participants in this summer's Pacific Region Learning Summit (PRLS). Participants came from across the UH system with several coming from as far away as Arizona. It was the second successful year for the endeavor.

faculty of the educational media center

The one week Summit was offered May 23-27 in partnership with Leeward Community College, De Anza Community College, Foothill Community College, and Truckee Meadows Community College.

Feedback from participants included:

Learning many new ideas for engaging students in learning. Hearing from other educators and sharing experiences with them. Learning the use of new tools for teaching. Getting to know many wonderful people. Experiencing Hawaii in a different way than a typical tourist does - both the state and the people are beautiful and awesome. Eating wonderful meals.

I valued the networking and sharing of experience among the participants. I learned a lot about what others are doing, and how they are doing it.

I met new people on different campuses and have expanded my professional network. I learned new strategies to make my courses more relative to real life experiences, more challenging, and more interesting.

The quality of the tracks at the PRLS Conference was excellent.

Leanne Chun, EMC Coordinator, stated, "As a facilitator, I saw instructors who really cared about the art of teaching invest time and effort to transform their instruction to be more student-centered, real-world, to provide a better learning environment for their students."


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