Teaching the Teachers Conference | May 30-31, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA
Description: The 2024 Teaching the Teachers conference will focus on evidence-based instructional strategies and instructional design. Taught by law librarians for law librarians, this program will be a hands-on learning opportunity where we will leverage our collective teaching experience to enhance our work in the legal research classroom and revise/prepare materials for our teaching with guidance from experts. Every program will have an interactive component.
Basic Conference Schedule: Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st. Cost: $150

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Thursday, May 30th
7:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Rebecca Mattson, Penn State Law
Amanda Runyon, Penn Carey Law School, University of Pennsylvania

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Trauma Informed Legal Education: Pulling Practical Suggestions for Classroom Adaptations out of the Hard Science of Trauma

Brian Flaherty, Boston University School of Law

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Formative Assessment Hacks to Save Your Sanity

Kerry Lohmeier, The University of Akron Law School
Suzanne Darais, University of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM


12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM

Discussion Dens

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Best Practices for Discussion Boards

Julie Tedjeske Crane, Penn State Dickinson Law

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM


2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Pattern Recognition: Teaching the Hierarchy of Sources of International Law by Comparison with the Hierarchy of Sources of American Law

Amelia Landenberger, The University of Akron School of Law

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Experience Active Learning!

Savanna Nolan, University of Georgia School of Law

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Optional Dine-Arounds

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday, May 31st
7:30 AM


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Lightening the (Cognitive) Load: Strategies to Combat Stereotype Threat and Imposter Syndrome in Law School Learning

Alyson Drake, University of Houston Law Center
Shamika Dalton, University of Colorado Law School

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Shaping Future Lawyers: Integrating Gen AI in the Research & Writing Process to Teach Law Practice Technology

Will Monroe, Louisiana State University Law Center
Aimee Pittman, Louisiana State University Law Center

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

12:45 PM

Cool Tools

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

A More Inclusive Classroom: Considerations for the Legal Research Professor Teaching Neurodivergent Students

Mari Cheney, Perkins Coie, LLP
Annalee Hickman Pierson, BYU Law

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks

Rebecca Mattson, Penn State Law

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Optional Biddle Library & Penn Carey Law Tour

Genevieve Tung, Penn Carey Law School, University of Pennsylvania

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM