A.M. Al-Refai Library Organizes Workshop with Pearson Education
GUST’s A.M. Al-Refai Library organized a workshop, in coordination with international publisher, Pearson Education, on November 21st on its campus. The workshop focused on different areas of teaching Mathematics, and was led by Eric Schulz, Pearson author, technological tools expert, and Math Instructor at Walla Walla Community College (WWCC).
The workshop mainly covered data-driven decision making, best practices & methods for teaching math, pedagogy in the classroom, and the impact of interactive material on the student’s learning process. Schulz also shared effective personal experiences of how to adapt to an individual student’s needs, and how to use modern technology in innovative ways to encourage learning.
The workshop also included discussions by Pearson representatives: Ahmad Samir, Higher Education Portfolio Manager, Zoe Botterilll, Director of Product Model Management, and Rachael Hobbs, Head of Product Marketing. Samir discussed the effectiveness of learning response tools through the usage of smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage students in interactive tasks and thinking; while Botterilll and Hobbs shared the details of a new project being developed for the Middle East dedicated to math mobile courseware.
The workshop spanned over five hours and provided staff and faculty members the chance to questions and give feedback. They learned a lot from the workshop and thoroughly enjoyed the experience with Pearson.