SIGCSE 2007 Workshop #15
Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) in Computer Science

Susan Horwitz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Steve Huss-Lederman (Beloit College)

Friday, March 9, 7:00pm - 10:00pm


  1. Overview (7:00 - 7:20)
    What is PLTL, and why is it worthwhile. Results to-date: drop rates, grades, and student perceptions of the value of the program.
    Overview slides

  2. Sample PLTL Session (7:20 - 8:15)
    Team Leaders from Beloit and Wisconsin lead participants in small groups through a typical PLTL session.
    Activities used

  3. The Student Perspective (8:15 - 8:30)
    Undergraduates from Beloit, Duke, Georgia-Tech and Wisconsin talk about their experiences as student participants and as Team Leaders.
    Student Perspective slides

  4. Break (8:30 - 8:50)

  5. How to Start a PLTL Program (8:50 - 9:55)
    Typical timeline and activities for starting a program. Resources that we will provide via a new web site. Team-leader training.
    Starting a PLTL Program slides
    Images from group exercise and the cards for participant interaction
  6. Evaluation of the Workshop (9:55 - 10:00)

Pictures from the workshop