All sessions take place in Butler-Carlton Hall on the Missouri S&T campus

BY ROOM:   BY SESSION TYPE:
115   Standard Sessions (45-60 minutes)
120   Learning Stack Sessions (15-25 minutes)
121   Hands-on Workshops (1 hour 45 minutes)
124    
125    

NOTE:  Presentations will be posted here (if available) as soon as possible after the conference. Attendees will be notified via email when the majority of presentations are available.

Keynote Speaker ~


THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Vince Bertram - President and CEO of Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

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Time and Location: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Room 125

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Lightning Round

LUNCH SESSION

Presenters: EdTech Students - Missouri S&T

Time and Location: 11:30 - 12:15 p.m.; Room 124

EdTech students will demonstrate a few new apps or technologies that EdTech has discovered recently. This will be a very high-level, informal discussion of the apps with a brief Q&A period after each demonstration. The best part of this presentation? All of these programs are absolutely FREE!


Designing 4S Application Activities to Challenge and Motivate Students

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

Presenter: Dr. Keeta Holmes - Director of Learing Innovation & Design; University of Missouri-St. Louis

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 2 p.m.; Room 115

Participate in a TBL (Team-Based Learning) format to explore group application activities that encourage group collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking. We’ll begin with a TBL activity, then analyze the structure, process and essential characteristics of an effective TBL activity. Leave the workshop with an action plan on how you might convert a class session into a TBL exercise that enhances team cohesiveness, student accountability, and meaningful learning.


Using Social Media as a Tool in Assisting the Reduction of Glossaphobia in a Public Speaking Course

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Brandon Semler - Assistant Profesor of Humanities & Communication; Lincoln University

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 120

The session will present how social media may assists in reducing anxiety and enhance student connections in the speech class. Social media such as, Instagram, SnapChat, or Facebook used by a professor teaching speech may assist the enrolled speech student in comfortability and reduce anxiety and assist in the process of student learning. Connecting with the student though video, images, and posts to social media by an instructor may assist students whom have a large fear of public speaking adjust and feel more comfortable in the speech classroom.


Efficiently Creating Questions for Computer-Based Testing

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Jeff Thomas - Associate Teaching Professor of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 121

Last school year I asked my students to write exams instead of take exams. I used blind peer review of each draft and allowed student teams to make changes before I personally graded the final versions. The process turned out to be easier and better than I expected. I ended up with nearly 5,000 questions across 4 classes, and I am now editing and loading those questions into Diploma and Canvas for this year’s exams and quizzes.


Using Wikipedia to Teach Transliteracy in the Classroom

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenters:
     Dr. Kathleen Sheppard - Associate Professor of History & Political Science; Missouri S&T
     Amy Skyles - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 124

The Wikipedia Education Foundation provides a broad audience for reviewing and validating student work, adding a much larger-scale peer review process into the writing completed in class. Additionally, the writing has a lasting impact and builds a community around the topic of interest for each student.


Implementation of a Self-Guided Arduino Module in Introduction to Engineering Design

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Jillian Schmidt - Assistant Teaching Professor; Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 124

This session will describe the development and implementation of a self-guided Arduino module in a large format, multidisciplinary design course for first-year engineering students. This online module was developed in response to feedback from former course participants indicating that basic microcontroller skills would be beneficial not only for students during the course, but also in future courses and on projects of personal interest. The module format, logistics, and student feedback will be discussed during this session.


Active Learning Showcase

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters: EdTech Staff - Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 125

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Using Infographics for Presentations and Projects

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Mike Dombroski - Instructional Technology Specialist; Cottey College

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.; Room 120

This session will look at how you can use infographics in your classroom for student projects and presentations. You will see what an infographic is, what tools you can use to create one, and what kinds of assignments you can have for students.


STEM to STEAM with Design Thinking

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Laurie Myers - Lecturer of Arts, Language, & Philosophy; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.; Room 121

Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation. Participants will investigate the Design Thinking Process and uniquely address a variety of identified problems through group collaboration, creative problem-solving, and rapid prototyping. This presentation will demonstrate a new perspective to life challenges and the possibility for improvement, invention, and ideas for the future. A multidisciplinary approach will combine science, technology, engineering, art, and math with design thinking in a creative atmosphere.


Supporting Online Learning - The Concierge Approach to Connecting to Learners

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Allen White - Director of the Center for Online Teaching and Learning; Bacone College

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.; Room 124

Bacone College adopted a ‘Concierge Approach’ to support student recruiting, learning and retention. The Concierge is a ‘one stop’ support center for all learners in online or blended courses. This methodology has resulted in closer connections between the Center for Online Teaching & Learning and our clients, both learners and instructors. This process was implemented in 2014 and this talk will focus on successes and challenges in using this approach.


CERTI Mini-grants

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Abby Bigg - CERTI Coordinator; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 124

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AutoAccess, the S&T Digital Content Solution

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters:
     Dale Sanders - Senior Associate Director; University Stores     
     Mark Gallardo - Manager; The S&T Store
     
David Wilson - Course Materials Manager; The S&T Store

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.; Room 125

Review the UM System textbook affordability initiative and learn how using digital content in classroom can provide significant savings to students while providing day one access to materials.


Visual Pedagogy: Harnessing the Power of Short Videos in Your Classroom

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

Presenters: 
     Elizabeth Reardon - Professional & Continuing EducationMissouri S&T
     Dr. Dan Reardon - Associate Professor of English & Technical Communication; Missouri S&T
     Victoria Hagni - Instructional Developer; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 4:00 p.m.; Room 115

According to research conducted by Pearson-Prentice Hall, 65% of our students are visual learners (Vakos, 2017). While now-traditional visual teaching aids like PowerPoint and Prezi can be effective, instructors may also create short videos that will visually explain concepts. If one picture is worth 1000 words, then a two-minute video might accomplish what would otherwise be a 10-minute lecture. Short videos can therefore open class time for more active student learning through the visual enhancement of concepts. In this workshop, the presenters will discuss ways to create short videos to enhance or replace traditional lectures or too-often overused slide presentations, thus creating more dynamic teaching opportunities.


Challenges and Some Solutions to Foster S.T.E.M. Education in our Educational System

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. B.J. Shrestha - Associate Teaching Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.; Room 120

Despite of the recent focused attention on the need of our youth in S.T.E.M. field, we are still struggling in this endeavor. The future of our nation and the world in large, depends on the expertise of our next generation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to meet the challenges coming our way. This presentation is about the challenges we face as we canvas our young generation to get on the bus and then about some approaches to overcome these hurdles. Along this context, the presentation addresses a common problem across the board and it is generic enough to be of interest to a wider audience.


STEM for the Elementary Classroom

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Schwartze - Assistant Teaching Professor of Teacher Education and Certification; Missouri S&T

Audience: K-12 Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.; Room 121

There are a multitude of STEM resources for K – 8 teachers. I will show you some of the most effective online resources that are easily available and would be engaging for elementary students. We will also explore some of the activities from the online resources.


Sharpen STEM Skills and Increase Student Interest in STEM Careers

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters:
     Ben Gwynne - Senior School Manager; EVERFI
     Lauren Schweiss - EVERFI

Audience: K-12 Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.; Room 124

STEM careers are projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. How will you increase student interest in STEM and introduce them to career paths in that sector? Educators in attendance for this session will receive access to a FREE online resource at that aligns students’ individual interests with STEM careers (ideal for grades 6-9).


Copyright or Copy Wrong: Copyright in the Classroom

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Roger Weaver - Scholarly Communications Librarian; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.; Room 125

A discussion on how to legally share and use articles, videos, music, images in both a traditional and digital classroom. We will also have a brief overview of current copyright law and discuss how the fair use exception applies to classroom settings.


Reading, Writing, AND Arithmetic

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Barb Wilkins - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.; Room 120

One reason for students to struggle in mathematics classes is their inability to understand the words used in a mathematics textbook. Missouri S&T’s Math 1190 requires students to read the textbook while taking written notes on a guided worksheet. We will discuss the activities used, the literature review, and the responses from students with regard to required readings.


Promise and Perils of Online Proctoring

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters:
     Malcolm Hays - Instructional Technologist; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.; Room 121

Missouri S&T recently transitioned to a new online proctoring service. This transition was a bit tricky, and we learned quite a bit about just how messy the proctoring business can be. We’ll try to provide an overview of our own learning experiences in implementing online proctoring so that you can learn to avoid the perils of online proctoring and instead focus on its promise.


Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Diane Hagni - Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ); Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.; Room 125

This session will share components of an fundable educational research proposal. Those attending are invited to participate in this Q&A session if you are interested in writing a proposal or learning more about the mini-grant program.