ABSTRACTS - Room 101

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

Teaching Digital Literacy and STEM through Blended Learning

STANDARD SESSION (45-60 minutes)

Presenter: Ben Gwynne - Senior School Manager; EverFi

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Audience: K-12

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, BCH 101

Session attendees will learn about and gain access to web-based resources that are available at no cost:

  • Ignition - Digital Literacy & Responsibility: (grades 6-9) a learning course designed to educate students on the risks and rewards that technology can bring to their lives. This course touches on areas such as cyber-bullying, using the internet/technology responsibly and STEM careers.
  • Hockey Scholar: (grades 5-7) this course brings science, math & engineering concepts to life using the exciting, fast-paced game of hockey. Through immersive hockey simulations, each module enables students to explore real-life applications of fundamental STEM concepts.
Quick Start Guide and Course Facts [ Word ]
NHL & NHLPA Future Goals - Hockey Scholar Program [ PDF ]
Major League Baseball - Summer Learning Loss [ PDF ]
Ignition - Digital Literacy & Responsibility [ PDF ]
FutureSmart - Building Financial Capability [ PDF ]

 


Keeping Connected with Online Students via Canvas

STANDARD SESSION (45-60 minutes)

Presenter: Kellie Grasman - Lecturer of Engineering Managment & Systems Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: online instruction; virtual classroom; Canvas; VoiceThread; Piazza; Adobe Connect; Poll Everywhere; digital textbook; large-enrollment course; buffet model; social presence

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 16, BCH 101

This virtual session will highlight one instructor’s approach to ensuring strong social presence in a high-enrollment, math-based, hybrid/online course. In spite of large class size and vast geographic distance, thoughtful implementation of Canvas features and LTI tools enables a robust online learning environment. This session will let you see what it’s like to be a student in an interactive virtual classroom session—join in and learn how to use the power of Canvas to make online work. We will explore course design ideas and tools to make online feel friendly!


Embedding Experiential Learning with Interactive Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)

STANDARD SESSION (45-60 minutes)

Presenters:
     Dr. Barbara Martin - Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
     Dr. Susanne James - Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

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Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 16, BCH Room 101

Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) are rapidly demonstrating utility for expanding experiential learning. VLEs offer safe, flexible, and appropriate training conditions to practice pedagogical skills. During this session we will share our experience using and conducting research on the implementation of best instructional strategies in VLEs. If time permits, we will also give short demonstration of the Virtual Learning Environment simulated classroom.

Embedding Experiential Learning with Interactive Virtual Learning Environments [ PowerPoint ]
Virtual Professional Practice Lab (Flyer) [ PDF ]

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

Active Learning Video Showcase Showdown

Presenter / Facilitator: Victoria Hagni - Instructional Developer; Missouri S&T

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Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, BCH 101

EdTech hosted a contest challenging instructors to develop a short video highlighting their active learning efforts in the classroom. This session showcases the best entries.