February 27, 2014 at 3:00 am

Spotlight on Learning: Teaching, Teams, and Technology, April 28

Faculty are invited to the Spotlight on Learning: Teaching, Teams, and Technology on Monday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Commons in Alden Library.

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The conference features faculty presentations, discussions, and demonstrations focusing on:

  • Teaching with Teams—interdisciplinary course collaborations; faculty-co-teaching; service learning collaborations
  • Teaching with Technology—innovative, pedagogically grounded uses of technology to promote student learning

Conference Schedule

10 – 10:50 a.m. Panel discussion on challenges and strategies of teaching with teams

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout sessions on teaching with teams (select one of the following):

  • Interdisciplinary course design and team teaching
  • Peer-led team learning
  • Internship collaborations

12:20 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and “TEd Talks” (featuring three short talks about Technology and Education ideas worth spreading) Lunch will be provided

1:35 – 2 p.m. Teaching with technology: Demos & discussions

2:05 – 2:30 p.m. and 2:35 – 3 p.m. Participants may choose to attend one “demo & discussion” in each of these 25-minute sessions, selecting from:

  • New features of Blackboard: Overview
  • New features of Blackboard: In-depth look at improved discussions and other features promoting student engagement
  • Interactive technologies in the classroom
  • Flipped classroom

Spotlight on Learning Planning Committee: Lori Bauer (Arts & Sciences), Dr. Laurie Hatch (co-chair; Arts & Sciences), Dr. Michael Lafreniere (Environmental Engineering Technology/Chillicothe), Dr. Lauren McMills (Chemistry/Athens), Dr. Kathleen Sullivan (Political Science/Athens), Dr. Kevin Uhalde (History/Athens), Tim Vickers (co-chair; Center for Teaching & Learning), Dr. Ping-Yuan Wang (History/Lancaster).

Conference co-sponsors are the College of Arts & Sciences, Regional Higher Education, and the Center for Teaching & Learning.

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