Best Practices in Learner-Centered Teaching: Active Learning Techniques for Use in Your Classroom

Hosted by Active Learning Leaders (ALL) and sponsored by Palomar College and the North County Higher Education Alliance (NCHEA)

This special 1-day conference (see attached flyer) will be held on:
Saturday February 22, 2014
8:15 am to 4:30 pm
Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA  92069

Why Attend this Conference?
By attending this conference, you will:

  • Be immersed in an engaging teaching and learning environment through learner-centered teaching
  • Become acquainted with the expertise of NCHEA faculty members who will be showcasing some of the best practices in learner-centered techniques for a variety of disciplines
  • Participate in active learning techniques that you will be able to use, modify, or adapt for use in your own subject matter

Network with a learning community of faculty across the region who are involved in learner-centered teaching

Conference Highlights
To kick off the day, our special opening keynote speaker will be Dave Burgess, author of the book Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator. Then, participants will have a selection of breakout sessions where active learning techniques will be demonstrated by involving the participants in the learning process. A closing session will feature case studies on the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching and includes a raffle of great prizes. The conference begins at 8:15-9:00 am with registration/checkin/continental breakfast and ends at 4:00-4:30 pm with the closing session and raffle.

For only $30 each participant receives:

  • Fabulous keynote and closing sessions
  • Choice of attending four of 20 different learner-centered breakout sessions
  • Participation in active learning techniques that will inform and inspire
  • The conference booklet that includes summaries of breakout sessions and other resources
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks
  • Entry into the raffle with great prizes

Registration is now open:

I hope you’ll join us at this exciting conference! If you have questions, please contact Al Trujillo at