ABSTRACTS - Room 121

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


Efficiently Creating Questions for Computer-Based Testing


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.

STEM to STEAM with Design Thinking


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.

STEM for the Elementary Classroom


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.

Promise and Perils of Online Proctoring


     Malcolm Hays - Instructional Technologist; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

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

Promise and Perils of Online Proctoring [PDF]

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.