Please join the NEIU's Student Center for Science Engagement Engaging Students with Interactive Lecture Demonstrations Presentation by David R. Sokoloff Tuesday, April 14th, 1:40-2:40pm Science Building Room S233 The results of physics education research and the availability of microcomputer-based tools have led to the development of the activity-based Physics Suite. Most of the Suite materials are designed for hands-on learning, for example studentoriented laboratory curricula like RealTime Physics. One reason for the success of these materials is that they encourage students to take an active role in their learning. This interactive session will demonstrate--through active audience participation—Suite materials designed to promote active learning in lecture—Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs). The demonstrations will be drawn from mechanics and light and optics. Results of studies on the effectiveness of this approach will be presented. David R. Sokoloff is the winner of the 2007 Robert A. Milliken award of the American Association of Physics Teachers for “notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics.” He was elected President of the American Association of Physics Teachers in 2008, is currently in his first year of the four-year leadership cycle, serving as Vice President in 2009, and is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon.