ABSTRACTS - Room 124

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

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!


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

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

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.


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.


CAFE Educational Research Mini-grants

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenters:
     Abby Bigg - Center for Educational Research & Teaching Innovation (CERTI) Coordinator; Missouri S&T
   
 Diane Hagni - Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE); Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

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

CAFE Educational Research Mini-Grants [PDF]

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.


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).


Center Advancing Faculty Excellence

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters:
   Dr. Wayne Huebner - Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ); Missouri S&T
   Dr. Larry Gragg - Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ); Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.; Room 124

This session will discuss the progress of the Center and what resources are available.