Christopher J. Devers, Ph.D.
Is it important to learn facts? Is frequent testing good for learning? Should you give students copies of your presentation slides? These questions, along with others, will be addressed during this session. Overall, What Works! explores the fundamentals of learning, empirical evidence of effective teaching techniques, and which technologies appear to support learning. Additionally, we will discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning and lesson study -- methodologies used to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching.
Helping Students Grapple with Course Content and Real-World Issues: Strategies for the Creation of Problem-Based Learning Tasks
Brad Garner, Ph.D.
Quite often, there is a disconnect between course content and the ways in which that content can be applied to real world problems related to our academic disciplines. As a way of taking course content to a new level (beyond “Will this be on the test?”), consider the opportunities that can be created through problem-based learning tasks. In this hands-on session, you will create the framework for a problem-based task that can be easily integrated into courses that you are currently teaching or developing.
Technology – Are you the Teacher or Student?
Taunya Kline, Ed.D
Are you finding yourself using technology on a daily basis? Do you have some favorite apps that help you with life and professional management? Or are you sitting on the sidelines of technology? What if you could learn more about how to really use the technology you already have, plus some that you may not, to enhance your teaching and lead your students to greater success. Would you take that opportunity? Would you get on the playing field?
If so, then this is the session for you! Many of us know the basics of how to use technology (hardware and software) but do you really know how to integrate the technology in your instruction? Do you understand the evolving educational tools for teaching and learning? Whether you’re a novice or an expert, I will show you how to effectively and efficiently break those boundaries and stretch those limits for optimal success! No need to be just a player when you can be the MVP.
Pro Video for the Web Cammer
It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you. This impression has traditionally been based on your appearance, your body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed. With the new era of web-casting, new elements such as stability, framing, lighting, and background now play a larger part in that impression than ever before. With every new web view, you are evaluated and another person's impression of you is formed. These first impressions can be nearly impossible to reverse or undo, making those first encounters extremely important, for they set the tone for all the relationship that follows. If you plan to use video in your professional life, it should be as well planned as the suit you would wear to an interview. This workshop will provide some useful tips and practical hands-on experience in planning and setting up your own low-cost, yet professional look for your future web-casts.