Pre-Conference Short Courses require pre-registration.
All short courses will take place in La Ventana.

Active Learning in the IR classroom with the Statecraft IR Simulation

Fri, February 7, 9:00 to 10:00 AM
Presenter: Stephanie A. Hallock, Harford Community College

Workshop Goals: Demonstrate how an interactive, digital IR Simulation facilitates achievement of course learning outcomes and assessment of course content. Discuss how the simulation shapes the classroom environment to foster student engagement and success. Experience the Statecraft IR Simulation from your students’ perspective. Share experiences, ideas and tips for implementing the IR Simulation in your course.

Deliberative Skill: Model Appellate Court Oral Arguments and Judicial Education

Fri, February 7, 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Presenter: Nattawan Junboonta, Rutgers University

Workshop Goals: This workshop presentation will provide an opportunity for participants to model court proceedings of an appellate court. Through this workshop participants will: 1) Learn about the Justice For All: Courts and the Community Civic Education Initiative and the different civic education programs available at the courthouse; 2) Learn how to use various court cases, U.S. Amendments, and legal questions to engage students in the process of deliberation and information elaboration; 3) Participate in mock appellate court activity and be assigned into one of the three teams: position A team, position B team and position Neutral team (judges); 4) Perform basic research on a legal topic; and 5) Engage in political dialogues and deliberations through modeling the proceedings of an appellate court oral argument.

NASPAA Simulation Workshop

Fri, February 7, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Presenters: Supriya Golas, NASPAA; Dana Michael Harsell, University of North Dakota; Ruth Ellen Wasem, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Workshop Goals: NASPAA launched a Simulation Network at its Annual Fall Conference in October to promote greater collaboration among universities and institutions committed to simulation-based classroom learning around the globe. The Network is part of a broader initiative to promote innovative policy analysis and decision making in the public sector through technology and data. During this workshop, NASPAA staff and faculty will offer guidance and conduct demos on how to best utilize simulations in the classroom particularly highlighting simulations from NASPAA’s Annual Simulation Competition and how faculty have used the simulation in their classroom.