ESP Biography



KATIE CHENG, ESP Teacher




Major: Education and Technology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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S6649: Learning how to learn: Concrete learning strategies pulled from research on learning and cognition in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
You've been in school most of your life...but has anyone taught you the most effective strategies for how to learn? Come to this interactive workshop, and learn how to learn! We'll pull from research in education, psychology, cognitive science, and behavioral economics, and teach you strategies for all aspects of learning: staying motivated, memorizing information, understanding tough concepts, staying focused, managing your time and resources, and more! These skills take time and practice, so come check out this intro to learning how to learn, and get ready to implement some of these ideas in your own lives!


S6555: Learning across the lifespan: How human cognition develops in context in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
Is a chimp smarter than a 3 year old? What does cognitive neuroscience tell us about how to teach and learn math? Can I improve my memory? When will I hit cognitive decline? This class hits some of the highlights of what is currently known about developmental psychology and learning. We'll discuss how we can apply this knowledge to improving education. After this course, you'll have a better picture of how human cognition grows and changes across the lifespan, in response to contextual factors in individuals' local and global environment.


L5532: Finding Passion in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
How do we find passion? We all know what sorts of things we like and dislike. But how do we turn these likes and dislikes into a meaningful, actionable future? In this workshop, we'll start by talking about our hobbies and the things we enjoy, and try to gain some insight into what motivates us. Next, we'll think about how we might connect these motivations to a purpose: How might we take the things we enjoy and apply them to a meaningful pursuit? We don't expect that everyone in this workshop will discover their true passions right away! Our goal in this class session is to get the wheels turning, and to help you think through these important questions on your own. Remember, choosing something to be passionate about is not a life-long commitment, it's a decision that you will revisit time and time again.


L4547: Finding Passion in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07 - 08, 2015)
How do we find passion? We all know what sorts of things we like and dislike. But how do we turn these likes and dislikes into a meaningful, actionable future? In this workshop, we'll start by talking about our hobbies and the things we enjoy, and try to gain some insight into what motivates us. Next, we'll think about how we might connect these motivations to a purpose: How might we take the things we enjoy and apply them to a meaningful pursuit? We don't expect that everyone in this workshop will discover their true passions right away! Our goal in this class session is to get the wheels turning, and to help you think through these important questions on your own. Remember, choosing something to be passionate about is not a life-long commitment, it's a decision that you will revisit time and time again.