Empowering Teachers, Empowering Learners: ACTIVE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY

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The University of Toledo - Student Union

2801 W. Bancroft St.

Toledo, OH 43606

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Empowering Teachers, Empowering Learners:

Join us for this free conference exploring active learning and the integration of technology into the classroom. Speakers include representatives from Apple Inc., the Education Advisory Board, the University, local school systems, and more.

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Main Campus of The University of Toledo, Student Union - (Room 2582)

Contact: Barbara Kopp Miller | 419.530.2326 | Barbara.KoppMiller@utoledo.edu

Parking Information: Parking is available in Area 13 and the West Ramp Parking Garage

The University of Toledo, Main Campus (Includes Parking and Conference Locations)
Student Union, 2nd Floor
The University of Toledo Health Science Campus

This is a free event. Seating is limited.

4.5 contact hours will be provided for this event.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Registration - Near entryway of Student Union Room 2582 (See map - Student Union, 2nd Floor)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Keynote Speaker: Best Practices in Active Learning

A review of the current research on active learning will be presented. Best practices on the creation and delivery of active learning will be shared with the participants

Matt Pellish | Senior Director of Strategic Research and Education and a national meeting speaker with the Education Advisory Board | In his current position, Matt is responsible for the creation and delivery of strategic and custom research on such industry-spanning topics as higher education business models, online education, strategic enrollment management, and much more.

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Breakout Sessions (pick one)

Session 1: Student Learning Evolves with Active Engagement

Faculty from various disciplines will showcase different teaching methodologies they use in their classroom to actively engage students. Learn how these faculty members have successfully integrated technology into their classrooms.

Angela Paprocki | Assistant Provost, Instructional Strategies | Over 20 years experience in Higher Education | In her current position, Angela is merging her academic and student affairs experience together to enhance teaching and learning at The University of Toledo where she is committed to providing high quality, professional development opportunities to faculty.

Session 2: Using Online Tools for Student Collaboration

Being engaged in course content is vital to students achievement, as they are more motivated to learn and have higher success rates. Explore an array of technology tools that students find fascinating and, therefore, are key in making course content engaging.

Claire Stuve
, MA | Educational Technologist, The University of Toledo | Bachelor’s degree in physics | A master’s in instructional technology | Doctoral candidate in the Educational Media program at UT |Claire is involved in the training and implementation of innovative educational technology for online and blended courses.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Breakout Sessions (pick one)

Session 3: Flipped Mastery Classrooms

Enhancing student achievement by promoting active learning in a flipped mastery classroom utilizing technology. Active learning and technology combine to give students a deeper understanding of content while promoting long-term retention.

Caine Kolinski
| Bachelor’s in Secondary Education, The University of Toledo | Master’s in Ecology and Curriculum | Caine has 16 years of experience in education, including 14 years of teaching.

Session 4: The Power of Video

Learn about video creation and how it can impact student learning. General discussion on the topic of video usage with blended and flipped classrooms, various software, and hands-on video creation.

Vince Rocha | Director of The University Teacher Center for the University of Toledo
Mike Martinez
| Director of Educational Technology for Toledo Public Schools

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Mobile Pedagogy

Mobile pedagogy generally refers to the deconstruction of the information scarcity model. In the past, high quality content was difficult to come by. Now, high quality content abounds. Mobile pedagogy refers specifically to the idea that authentic learning needs leverage that rich content to create learning and assessment models that hold students accountable for genuine problem solving over content knowledge.

Jon Landis, Ph.D. | US Development Executive with Apple Inc. | Ph.D. in Sociology | Master’s degree in Education Leadership | B.S. in Chemistry | Jon is a former professor in the College of Education from Millersville University where he was the graduate coordinator of the Leadership Program and the Coordinator of the CyberSafe Institute.

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Breakout Sessions (pick one)

Session 5: Engaging Students through Innovation

The iPad Program at American Language Institute. This talk will show engaging examples of multi-touch textbooks created by faculty for students. Leave with an understanding of how a low-cost implementation of a student-friendly solution can help transform faculty, students, and the classroom.

Alex Wrege
| Director of the intensive English program in the Center for International Studies and Programs, the American Language Institute | Originally from Germany | Second-language educator
Matthew Krull
| Faculty at the American Language Institute, and Intensive English Program at The University of Toledo | Matthew is currently researching the use of mobile-assisted language learning to enhance second-language pedagogy.

Session 6: High Quality Assessments

Using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) to Create Performance Tasks. Apply a visual model of the DOK to develop engaging and rigorous tasks that enhance student learning.

Dawn Henry
| Director of Teaching and Learning for Oregon City Schools | Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University | Master of Education from The University of Toledo | Dawn has spent 17 years teaching students with disabilities.

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Break

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Breakout Sessions (pick one)

Session 7: College Credit Plus/Concurrent Enrollment

Information will be presented on Ohio’s new College Credit Plus program developed to create a collaborative culture between K-12 and higher education, offering students high school and college credit simultaneously.

Barbara Kopp Miller, Ph.D.|
Associate Provost for Online Education |Barbara has over 20 years of teaching experience in online education. She currently oversees Learning Ventures which is the division responsible for focusing and advancing the capacity of online and blended learning courses and programs at The University of Toledo.
John Adams |
Dual Credit and Early Outreach Programs| John works collaboratively with K-12 schools to give college-bound high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously.

Session 8: Making the Link

The development and use of learning objectives is a central element in the construction of a well-targeted and meaningful class. This session will discuss the nature of the connection between objectives and assessments, how to select appropriate assessment vehicles for various types of objectives, and how to ensure we are evaluating what we hope to be evaluating.

Gregory E. Stone, Ph.D.
| Interim Chair of Educational Foundations and Leadership and Professor of Research Management | Gregory has over 30 years experience in the development, evaluation, and conduct of high –and low– stakes assessment across education, healthcare, and business sectors.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Tour of the UT-Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC), Health Science Campus (Bus leaves at 2:30 p.m.)

The UT-IISC was developed to positively impact patient safety and improve the quality of care by training health care professionals using simulation models, simulated clinical settings, and 3D Virtual Immersive Environments.

Built on a tri-center concept, the UT-IISC is a highly sophisticated simulation center that incorporates a virtual immersive reality center, an advanced clinical skills center, and a progressive anatomy and surgical skills center.

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2801 W. Bancroft St.

Toledo, OH 43606

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