Michele Gilman, University of Baltimore School of Law: “Assessment and Engagement Through Clickers”
Michele Gilman is a Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Her talk, “Assessment and Engagement through Clickers,” was a part of 2014 Igniting Law Teaching conference and was presented with the Simulations, Feedback, & Assessments Pod. If you want to learn how to (a) energize your classroom; (b) provide students and faculty with instant assessment of student learning; (c) create a comfortable classroom atmosphere; or (d) all of the above; then this LegalED talk is for you. Professor Gilman explains the benefits, mechanics, and best practices of using clickers (also known as student response systems) as a teaching tool in doctrinal law courses.
At the University of Baltimore School of Law, Professor Gilman directs the Civil Advocacy Clinic, where she supervises students representing low-income individuals and community groups in a wide range of litigation, legislation, and law reform matters. She also teaches Evidence, Federal Administrative Law, and Poverty Law. Professor Gilman writes extensively about social welfare issues. She received her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
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