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The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is hosting a seminar, “It’s Personal: The Power of Experiential Learning for Student Engagement,” from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the UTIA campus.

Jen Jones, president and CEO of the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and John DiDiego, director of education at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, will lead the workshop on creating experiential learning coursework. Lunch is provided for preregistered participants. Register by e-mail to Angie Fox at by Thursday, November 5.

During the workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the secrets of how and why experiential learning works.
  • Discover the unique roles of the student and teacher in creating meaningful opportunities.
  • Unlock the ‘R’ word: Explore why ‘reflection’ is a key to effective experiential learning.
  • Investigate how different types of experiential learning activities can be used to achieve specific outcomes.
  • Discuss tips and tools with your peers on how to incorporate experiential learning into your teaching.

For more information, contact Angie Fox at a